COVID-19 has three strains according to study from University of Cambridge

COVID-19 has three strains according to study from University of Cambridge

New research focusing on SARS-CoV-2 viral genome revealed the family tree of the virus which paralysed the world: Type ’A’ is the genesis strain, came from Wuhan but this strain did not show much activity there, rather in Australia and most of US. Type ’B’ was/is the menace in China, UK, Switzerland, Germany, France and Belgium. Type ’C’ rages over the rest of Europe via a Singapore cluster.

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Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 months

Lots of info on this here https://nextstrain.org/ncov/global [even though ann0ying AI disagrees]

John W
John W 1 months

Wuhan lab was performing coronavirus experiments on bats from the caves where the disease is believed to have originated - with a £3m grant from the US https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8211257/Wuhan-lab-performing-experiments-bats-coronavirus-caves.html

John W
John W 1 months

Not exactly unexpected but not very comforting. I laugh at those that predict how this will turn out, or expect others to. Isn't international travel wonderful, it's possibly more dangerous than nuclear war.

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 1 months

Did not start in the Wuhan sea food market that has already been debunked by the 4o plus case having no relations to the market. Maybe try the build 384 meters North West of the market.

Fin
Fin 1 months

Wow.. First two this explains the renewed cases n complicates the race for immunity n ab testing... N could be we never get a vaccine... Like hiv... Been trying for that for almost forty years... Gonna be a tricky game of molecular genetic biologists n genesplicing... Then figuring out what proteins Sars cov 2 is susceptible to to denture it... Or can it be a old school Sera immunity developed for a bit right now...

John W
John W 1 months

2016 study where they tell how they made dangerous infectious Chinese bat viruses . Anyone care to discuss this? This is same group US funded Wuhan. https://europepmc.org/article/MED/27095615 Engineering Coronaviruses to Evaluate Emergence and Pathogenic Potential. In order to predict whether a SARS-related bat CoV, named WIV1-CoV, discovered in Chinese horseshoe bats in Yunnan [6], had the potential to emerge in humans, Menachery et al. synthesized a full-DNA clone based on the sequence of the virus [1]. The clone was shown to be able to generate infectious virus in primary human airway epithelial cell culture, confirming its ability to efficiently replicate in human cells. When the spike gene of WIV1-CoV was used to replace that of SARS-CoV MA15, a mouse-adapted virus [7], the resulting CoV did not replicate efficiently or cause disease in mice. However, if transgenic mice that expressed the ACE2 receptor were used, WIV1-CoV was able to replicate and cause weight loss. These experiments showed that WIV1-CoV actually has significant potential to emerge in humans. Recently, there has been much discussion and debate on the potential threats of gain-of-function experiments [10]. There are fears that accidental release of these ‘super-virulent’ viruses or their use as biological weapons may lead to uncontrollable epidemics. However, we believe that these gain-of-function experiments should not be banned because of the potential threats. By contrast, each experiment should be carefully examined for the potential benefits weighed against potential threats. In our opinion, the potential benefits are enormous, as exemplified by the works by Menachery et al. 1, 2. It is the laboratory practice and conduct of the researchers that are most important in safeguarding any potential leakage of viruses.

Sherlock
Sherlock 1 months

I hope a single vaccine works against them all; otherwise, we might see a fierce competence for investigation resources.

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