Scientists around the world are now trying to find the antidote. Russia, China and laboratories in Europe are constantly testing to find the drug that will kill the virus.
Governments are preparing
More and more governments around the world are preparing and announcing emergency measures to be ready to manage the scenario in which the current coronavirus epidemic has become a pandemic.
Although the World Health Organization is distancing itself from declaring a pandemic for coronavirus, it is characteristic that the number of cases recorded worldwide is more than that recorded in China.
Many scientists believe that the window of opportunity for controlling the virus has now closed, and that States should henceforth put their weight on the proper preparation of their health systems to manage the outbreaks.
In this context, Australia has announced emergency measures, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying there is every indication that the world will be confronted with a pandemic, with Taiwan raising its backlash against the coronavirus, while in the US, the president Trump has appointed Vice President Mike Pence to handle this health crisis.
It is noteworthy that the US and South Korea have announced that they are suspending their joint military exercises due to the coronavirus while the IMF and World Bank spring meetings are in the air.
Scientists find that Covid-19 has a mutation of HIV type AIDS
While most scientists insist the new coronavirus did not come from humans, new research by scientists in China and Europe reveals that the disease exhibits an “HIV-type mutation” that allows it to bind to human cells up to 1,000 times stronger than the Sars virus, according to SCMP, according to Chinese media, but also according to theGuardian
It is recalled that at the end of January 2020, a team of scientists from India wrote in a scientific paper arguing that the coronavirus may have been genetically modified to incorporate parts of the HIV genome.
This unusual similarity of the nCoV protein as well as the HIV-1 gp120 and Gag are unlikely to be random in nature which means it is unlikely to occur naturally.
New research from a team from Nankai University believes that COV-19 does indeed exhibit an “HIV-type mutation” that allows it to enter the human body quickly by binding to an ACE2 receptor.
Highly contagious viruses, including HIV and Ebola, target an enzyme called furin, which acts as a protein activator in the human body.
When looking at the genome sequence of the new coronavirus, Professor Ruan Jishou and his team at Nankai University in Tianjin, found a portion of mutated genes that did not exist in Sars but were similar to those found in HIV and Ebola.
Coronavirus may indeed contain a specific HIV-like trait that makes it highly infectious, the result of a rather curious “mutation”.
”Headache” in Europe from the rapid spread of the virus
The epidemic of the new coronavirus is spreading with geometrical progress in European countries, with more and more new cases being added. The situation is still more critical in Italy, with the government ready to approve new financial measures.
More specifically, according to Italian media, cases in Italy amount to 474 and tomorrow the cabinet of Giuseppe Conte’s government is to adopt new financial measures in support of businessmen and all business affected by the virus.
First confirmed case in Vienna
Vienna has the first confirmed infection with the new coronavirus, as announced shortly before noon by the office of City Councilor Peter Hacker, responsible for Health in the City and Vienna State.
Without giving further details, which are expected to be given at a press conference later, the announcement states that this is an elderly man hospitalized at one of the municipal hospitals in the Austrian capital.
Switzerland: Three new confirmed cases
At the same time, the number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Switzerland has increased to 4, the country’s health authorities announced today.
In the Geneva canton of western Switzerland, a man has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, and it has also been confirmed that a couple in the southeastern canton of Grayson have also been infected, they said in a statement.
Two new cases in the UK
Two new cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, bringing their total number to 15, England’s Archbishop Chris Whittier announced today.
“Patients have been infected with the virus in Italy and Tenerife and have been transferred to specialist NHS (National Health Service) treatment centers at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital in London,” it said in a statement.
Ten new cases in Germany
Ten new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have been confirmed by authorities over the last 24 hours in Germany, with suspected cases being investigated in Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia.