Evolutionary Studies Combined with Species Distribution Models are Useful to Understand COVID-19 Spread and Aid Vaccine Design

Prakash Chandra Arya and Priyanka Bajaj*

Different opinions on the use of Species Distribution Models (SDMs) to understand COVID-19 spread resulted in an ongoing debate in the scientific community. We agree SDMs alone cannot suffice the purpose of understanding COVID-19 spread. However, evolutionary studies combined with SDMs can overcome these limitations and, mutational insights gained can aid design of an ideal vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

Published Date: 2020-12-09; Received Date: 2020-11-18