We’re just ahead of Christmas and then we’re finally going to wave goodbye to the terrible 2020 – this is a year in which people all over the world feel like time was stolen from our lives since the whole coronavirus disaster struck the planet.
We’re living in a pseudo-reality these days, and all that people crave for is health and normality, or at least a life as close to normal as possible. Let’s hope that 2021 will bring this to us.
The good news is that there are lots of viable treatments that can help patients cope with the symptoms of Covid-19 and there are also some vaccines on the way which could probably help stop the pandemic as well.
Wuhan virologist drops massive announcement
It’s been just revealed that bats in the frontier regions of south and south-west China are harbouring other coronaviruses that already have the ability to cross over to humans, according to an important Chinese expert.
The Guardian notes that Dr Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Institute of Virology said these viruses, including close relatives of Sars-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, were likely to be circulating in nature beyond China.
“We should not only search for them in China but also in South Asian countries,” said Shi, aka “Bat Woman” because her research group studies bat coronaviruses.
It’s been also revealed that her comments have been made during a webinar that’s organized by the French medical and veterinary academies.
This woman is also known for the fact that her lab has been accused of being the source of the accidental viral leak earlier this year.
There is not enough strong evidence to support the claim, but experts are still working on finding more clues. Shi has denied all the allegations, as expected.
Coronavirus in the news
The virologist did not say that China should be eliminated from the investigation, but she did say that the inquires should go beyond China.
In other coronavirus related news, there are suggestions that one potential treatment for the virus could be found right across the street, at the local pharmacy – this is the common sleep aid melatonin.
Also, this discovery could lead to a lower death rate among patients with Covid-19.
And last, but definitely not least, make sure to read the latest on a drug that can STOP the spread of coronavirus in just 24 hours!