Two days after the German biotech company Biontech, and its US partner, Pfizer, reported the good news of the cooperation in the development of a new coronavirus vaccine, the Russian vaccine research and development agency has now announced that its vaccine is more than 90% safe.
Coronavirus continues to be the main topic of discussions on the news and social media. Currently, there are over 5 million cases and over 330,000 deaths around the globe. Meanwhile, scientists have developed a tissue that denies the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus the ability to enter cells. This effect is caused by a weak electric field generated by the material in the presence of moisture. Now the researchers are going to get approval from regulatory authorities and start producing masks. The development is expected to be commercially produced by Vomaris Inc.
New research by Indonesian scientists claims there are 30 different mutations of the disease strain Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Currently, there are over 3.7 million infected and over 258,000 deaths around the world. There is a race around the globe to create a vaccine against COVID-19. The US just announced human trials of the new vaccine. However, a trial stage does not mean the vaccine is effective yet.
Coronavirus is still a main topic on the news and social media around the world. Currently there are over 3.1 million of the infected and over 217,000 deaths around the globe. As a result of the latest COVID-19 pandemic scientists decided to use new virus classifications. The new system will have better spread and will essentially allow them to track the mutations of the viruses. This will allow more precise research.
In January 2017, Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking to a large group at Georgetown University, said that the Trump administration would be faced with a “surprise outbreak” of a coronavirus. How would he know that such an event would unfold almost three years in advance? Was the infection of the population intentional? And if so, why? After all, it’s not as if pandemics happen on a timescale, nor have they been known to happen frequently to the point that they can be that closely predicted.
Coronavirus continues to be a global pandemic. Many nations imposed quarantines and are dealing with a shortage of medical supplies. As of April 7th, the death toll around the world is over 79,000. One of the hardest hit and less prepared is Italy. The Italian media admited recently that their coverage of doom and gloom may have contributed to mass hysteria and fear in the nation.
Last month, South Korea published a report focused on 195 cases of reinfection of presumed recovered patients with COVID-19. In some cases the virus appeared within few days of the clear tests. This may mean that some of the patients’ immune systems for some reason did not develop a natural defense against the virus, as happens in people who have had compromised immune system, such as individuals who are on immunosuppressant therapy or were undergoing chemotherapy.
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The World Health Organization on Coronaviruses:
“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.”
The new virus has been found by French and Brazilian scientists as a collaborative project. The abstract has been published in the Biorxiv (pronounced “bio-archive”), a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. The new virus is called Yaravirus. It is named after a character from the Brazilian mythology.
The outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus is spreading to more Chinese cities, with 139 new cases confirmed this weekend. The virus, which causes pneumonia, has infected more than 200, health officials said on Monday. Authorities in Wuhan, China’s central metropolis where the disease was first identified in December, confirmed the new cases, including a third death.