NEW YORK – From a purple dot in Wuhan, China, lines start to emerge, reaching the UK, Thailand, and Australia.
New colors appear, representing genetic changes that occur in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as it moves, infects large groups of people, and mutates. Soon, color-coded lines stretch across the globe, illustrating clusters of genetically similar SARS-CoV-2 viruses from individuals in different parts of the world.
Lines connect China to the US and Canada, Australia to Japan, the US and Canada, Europe and the US. A multicolored web forms across the globe.