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2020-06-28 Science
Pictured: How Covid-19 causes infected human cells to sprout tentacles loaded with viral venom to help it spread around the body in a process scientists call 'so sinister'
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Posted by Skidmark 2020-06-28 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6475 views ]  Top

#1 A marvel of bio-engineering R&D ?
Posted by Besoeker 2020-06-28 08:10||   2020-06-28 08:10|| Front Page Top

#2 Viruses have venom? Can we milk them and develop an anti-venom cure?
Posted by Bobby 2020-06-28 08:14||   2020-06-28 08:14|| Front Page Top

#3 Viruses have venom? Can we milk them and develop an anti-venom cure?

The Wuhan virus makes the cell produce "venom" which is a potential target for research in therapeutics:

"SARS-CoV-2 produces at least three virulence factors that promote shedding of new virions from host cells and inhibit immune response.[102] Whether they include downregulation of ACE2, as seen in similar coronaviruses, remains under investigation (as of May 2020).[78]"
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2020-06-28 09:59||   2020-06-28 09:59|| Front Page Top

#4 John Carpenter anticipated this in 1982.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2020-06-28 13:27||   2020-06-28 13:27|| Front Page Top

#5 A mutated strain of coronavirus that has decimated the US, UK and Italy is nearly 10 times more infectious than the original virus that emerged from China, a study suggests.

The potent version of SARS-CoV-2 - called D614G - has four to five times more 'spikes' that protrude from the viral surface allow it to latch onto human cells.

Not only does this trait make it more infectious, but it also makes the virus more stable and resilient.


That was exactly my suspicion. So, China had a multiple release and they managed to eradicate the second, more virulent one. Without warning the world that it had spread to Italy and Spain.
Posted by KBK 2020-06-28 20:19||   2020-06-28 20:19|| Front Page Top

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