Navigator Consulting has just published its September 2020 update on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please view the article introduction here, and access it through the Navigator Consulting website.
The second wave of coronavirus infections is now fully pronounced in certain countries. This has been accompanied by a range of measures, with different countries implementing different measures based on their own national policy and their appreciation of the severity and risks involved. As predicted in our Second Wave article of August 3rd it appears increasingly likely that enhanced restrictive measures will be necessary, including additional public support for families and enterprises.
Part 1: About the Coronavirus
According to scientific research by the University of Bologna, 6 strains of the Coronavirus COV-2 have been identified. The original one is the L strain that appeared in Wuhan in December 2019. The first mutation was the S strain, followed by V and G. Strain G mutated into strains GR and GH in February 2020. This is based on a study of 48,635 coronavirus genomes from laboratories all over the world. The research is published in Frontiers of Microbiology. The good news is that with only 6 mutations to date, there is hope that a vaccine could be effective.