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The coronavirus mutates & spreads: what does that mean?

The emergence of a 70 per cent more infectious, aggressive mutated form of the coronavirus is now crossing international borders. But what does that mean?
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

We’ve entered a tough period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the one hand, the Pfizer vaccine has already been approved and started being rolled out in Canada and the Moderna vaccine could soon follow within the next few weeks.

On the other hand, we are deep into a second wave of the virus, with many experts suggesting things could get worse before they get better.

Perhaps most concerningly, the emergence of a 70 per cent more infectious, aggressive mutated form of the coronavirus is now crossing international borders.

But what does that mean?

In a new episode of Straight Talk!, the ISSA webcast hosted by ISSA editorial director Jeff Cross that spotlights cleaning industry issues, Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), explains below what we need to know right now.

Listen to Dr. Macgregor-Skinner’s thoughts below or here.

The Straight Talk! program features an open forum for providing a wide variety of topics to all ISSA members and the global cleaning industry.

Established in 2020, the webcast series boasts more than 100 episodes spotlighting the facility, contract cleaning, specialty cleaning and restoration, residential cleaning, distribution, and manufacturing segments of the global cleaning industry.

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