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The mutating virus and its message to mankind

Every successful variant had to be better than the one before; the same law that drives virus mutation applies to human progress

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 02, 2022, with the headline The mutating virus and its message to mankind. Subscribe