Coronavirus may have started spreading as early as OCTOBER and it is mutating – but experts can’t say if it is more or less lethal and contagious – Daily Mail

University of College London scientists sampled and sequenced the genomes of virus samples from more than 7,500 people who caught COVID-19 

Their findings suggest the pandemic began sometime between October 6 and December 11, 2019 

The virus appears to be mutating about as frequently as expected 

A March study suggested that two separate strains of coronavirus spread from China, with the more aggressive one becoming dominant in Europe and the US

Now, the University of College London researchers say that their study suggests just a single strain swiftly spread around the globe 

It has mutated, but it’s unclear if those changes have made it more or less deadly