The coronavirus is spreading all over the world, and you can check its evolution in real-time, including the number of infections and the number of recovered people by regions on this website.
Experts are struggling all over the world to find a treatment and, more importantly, a vaccine.
A more aggressive strain of the virus lurks in China
It’s been just revealed that scientists at Peking University’s School of Life Sciences and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai have just reported that a more aggressive strain has infected roughly 70 percent of those tested.
On the other hand, a less aggressive strain has been linked to the remaining 30 percent, according to the latest data coming from Reuters.
It’s been also revealed that experts warned that the data in the study is limited at the moment.
Experts named the more aggressive strain the L Type and the less aggressive one the S Type.
The L Type of the coronavirus has been seen more often in Wuhan, China which is also the epicenter of the outbreak as you know by now. The frequency of this type has been decreasing since January which is a good thing.
Experts said that the results of the development of new variations are likely due to “mutations and natural selection besides recombination.”
“These findings strongly support an urgent need for further immediate, comprehensive studies that combine genomic data, epidemiological data, and chart records of the clinical symptoms of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),” according to the study.
Protecting ourselves and others
Anyway, we have to remember that fear and panic are our worst enemies in such a case and we have to maintain our head out of the clouds and our feet on the ground.
We reported not too long ago that the Guardian offered a few steps which we can follow in order to protect ourselves and the ones around us.