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Muge Cevik

Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases and Medical Virology, University of St. Andrews

Expertise: Virology, Infectious diseases, Tuberculosis

New York Post article makes speculative, unsupported claim that mutation could enable the virus causing COVID-19 to evade handwashing and mask-wearing

“The preprint that the article focuses on actually says nothing about the most egregious claim made in the article: that the virus is evolving to get around hand-washing, masks, etc. This comes from a quote from someone who’s not an author on the preprint, giving an opinion about the preprint…on a topic not covered by the preprint.”