• Sean P. Mullen

    Sean P. Mullen is a College of Arts & Sciences associate professor of evolutionary biology and director of the tropical ecology program. He can be reached at smullen@bu.edu. Profile

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There are 2 comments on POV: There’s Another Reason to Flatten the Coronavirus Curve, and It’s One You Haven’t Heard Yet

  1. Thank you, Professor Mullen! That’s what I thought.
    I am terrified about the human-animal transmission (it’s already happened, in both directions), is any research devoted to controlling that?

  2. Is there any chance of this working in the other direction, though? Is there any way that “flattening the curve” will only prolong the amount of time that the virus is out there and thereby give it more time to mutate?

    (apologies for what must sound like a really obtuse question; I’m obviously not a specialist in any of this, but just trying to understand how this all fits together)

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