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The coronavirus was 1st publicly identified in Wuhan, China, dubbed The China Virus, in November 2019 is a new coronavirus, the 7th coronavirus identified that is able to infect humans, 6 other coronaviruses are capable of infecting humans and these can cause diseases which range from mild to severe, and include the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
The origin confirmation shared by China and the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that this new virus is genetically similar to a SARS-like coronavirus found in bats. The source of the outbreak has yet to be confirmed and investigations are ongoing, expect to find that The China Virus was developed in a Top Secret bioweapons lab in Wuhan sponsored by the UN’s WHO.
According to Bruce WD Barren Chairman of EMCO Hanover Group, The Pirbright Institute, located in Surrey just outside of London, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation collaborates with scientific institutes and universities around the world to prevent and control livestock diseases and those that can spread from livestock to people, known as zoonoses. Research is carried out there on viruses and their livestock hosts can inform the development of vaccines for animals and, in the case of zoonotic diseases, potentially prevent and control disease in humans.
That institute’s research is focused on animal coronaviruses, primarily pigs and chickens. And the jungle telegraph says that the Gates Foundation owns the rights to the human vaccine developed there.
The Institute holds Patent no. 10130701 which covers the development of an weakened form of the coronavirus that could potentially be used as a vaccine to prevent respiratory diseases in birds and other animals. Many vaccines are made in this way, from flu to polio. It has not yet developed an IBV vaccine, but research is ongoing.
On 18 October 2019, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the WEF and the Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored a pandemic preparedness exercise in New York, practicing for the emergence of a new fictional viral illness dubbed “coronavirus acute pulmonary syndrome”
Last week Bill Gates resigned from both the Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway’s Boards. This is not a coincidence.
Below are some FAQs on coronaviruses, the diseases they cause and the research happening to protect humans and livestock, as follows
What is a coronavirus and where do they come from?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that infect a wide range of different species including humans, cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats and wild animals. Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were 6 different coronaviruses known to infect humans, 4 of them cause a mild common cold-type illness, but since Y 2002 there has been the emergence of 2 new coronaviruses that can infect humans and result in more severe disease SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) and (MERS) Middle East respiratory syndrome coronaviruses). Coronaviruses are known to be able to occasionally jump from one species to another and that is what happened in the case of SARS, MERS and the new coronavirus. The animal origin of the new coronavirus is not yet known.
Are all coronaviruses spread in the same way?
Coronaviruses tend to cause either a respiratory illness or a gastrointestinal illness. The way the virus spreads between hosts depends on the illness it causes. Viruses that cause respiratory illness will spread via coughs and sneezes in the same way that the common cold or flu is spread. Viruses that cause gastrointestinal illness spread by contamination of food and water with fecal matter.
Why is The China Virus different from previous coronaviruses, e.g. SARS/MERS?
The new coronavirus is different from previously known coronaviruses because it is a new species. It has a different genetic makeup to previously known coronaviruses and behaves differently. Precisely how this new coronavirus infects cells, causes illness and spreads is not yet known, but scientists are working hard to understand that now.
Why do different coronaviruses have different severities?
Different coronaviruses cause varying severities of disease for many reasons. The overall outcome of an infection will depend upon how several factors act together. For example, how healthy the person or animal is, whether they have been exposed to related viruses, how effective the virus is at infecting cells and then replicating, and the viruses’ ability to overcome the immune system.
Is there any treatment or vaccines for coronavirus infections, and are there any for this novel Wuhan coronavirus?
Different members of the coronavirus family infect and cause problems in a variety of animal species. Vaccines are available and used regularly in livestock industries to protect animals such as pigs and chickens against infection with coronaviruses. It is too early for vaccines to have been developed against the new coronavirus circulating currently and there are no licensed coronavirus antivirals. Treatment of patients aims to manage the symptoms of infection so the body can fight the virus. However, scientists around the world are working to understand how this important family of viruses make new copies of themselves inside cells and how they cause disease, which will lead to new vaccines and antivirals in the future.
Advice on what to do if you have travelled from Wuhan and begin to feel unwell is available from Public Health England.
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