Explore unknown pathogens, avoid disease outbreaks: Chinese researcher’s task

“The unknown viruses that we have discovered are actually just the tip of the iceberg. If we want to protect humans from viruses or avoid a second outbreak of new infectious diseases, we must go in advance to learn about these unknown viruses carried by wild animals in nature and then give early warnings,” said … Read more Explore unknown pathogens, avoid disease outbreaks: Chinese researcher’s task

Chinese virologist: 15 years of research helps trace viruses like SARS

“We actually started to study bat coronaviruses in 2004,” said Shi Zhengli, a Chinese virologist based at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “First, through these 15 years of research, we’ve figured out ways to trace viruses like SARS,” she added. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download … Read more Chinese virologist: 15 years of research helps trace viruses like SARS

Expert: difference between COVID-19 and the virus from bats

The Wuhan Institute of Virology published an article in Nature in April, claiming that they had found another novel coronavirus from bats, which is 96.2 percent similar to the COVID-19 virus. However, this is only because both of the viruses belong to the RNA viruses, which have the largest genome. But the two viruses are … Read more Expert: difference between COVID-19 and the virus from bats

U.S. deployed over 200 military biological laboratories across the world

The United States has deployed more than 200 military biological laboratories across the world. Among them, more than 30 have been exposed. The rest are hidden in unknown places. Do these laboratories develop biological and chemical weapons? Or use lethal viruses and bacteria? What’s the true purpose of these biological laboratories? Subscribe to us on … Read more U.S. deployed over 200 military biological laboratories across the world

Will Washington allow the WHO to investigate its military bio labs?

In Fort Detrick, Maryland, the U.S. Army has cutting-edge labs researching viruses. In August 2019, Ft. Detrick labs were closed and a number of pneumonia cases, or illness with similarities to pneumonia, occurred in Maryland. What happened when the labs were shut down? What does the U.S. need the labs for? Dr. Qiao tries to … Read more Will Washington allow the WHO to investigate its military bio labs?

Hong Kong Airport Trials Full-Body Sterilization Booth to Protect Staff From Covid-19

A booth designed to conduct full-body disinfection is being trialled by staff at Hong Kong International Airport as the international aviation industry looked to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. The “CLeanTech” booth delivers a 40-second disinfection and sanitisation procedure and is coated in a antimicrobial covering that can kill viruses and bacteria on clothing … Read more Hong Kong Airport Trials Full-Body Sterilization Booth to Protect Staff From Covid-19

Donald Trump says coronavirus will ‘go away without a vaccine’

Donald Trump has asserted with no evidence that the coronavirus pandemic will ‘go away without a vaccine’. Without mentioning specifics, he pointed to other viruses and flus that ‘disappeared’ before vaccines were created. ‘They’ve never shown up again. They die, too. Like everything else, they die,’ Trump said. ‘It’s going to go away. And we’re … Read more Donald Trump says coronavirus will ‘go away without a vaccine’

Columbia professor: Virus origin conspiracy driven by politics

Vincent Racaniello, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Columbia University, accepted an interview by CMG reporter Yin Yue in Washington. He explained the fundamental difference between the novel coronavirus and artificial viruses from a scientific perspective, and said that the conspiracy theory about the origin of the virus may be subject to politics and … Read more Columbia professor: Virus origin conspiracy driven by politics

Earliest coronavirus case in the U.S.?

China-U.S. relations are strained over the origin of the coronavirus. U.S. President Donald Trump referred to it as the “China virus” despite WHO guidelines against labelling viruses after geographic locations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the coronavirus originated in a research laboratory in Wuhan but later admitted to lacking evidence to back up … Read more Earliest coronavirus case in the U.S.?

Columbia University professor: Conspiracy theory of virus Origin Driven by Political Purpose

Vincent Recaniero, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Columbia University, accepted an interview by CMG reporter Yin Yue in Washington. He explained the fundamental difference between the novel coronavirus and artificial viruses from a scientific perspective, and said that the conspiracy theory about the origin of the virus may be subject to politics and … Read more Columbia University professor: Conspiracy theory of virus Origin Driven by Political Purpose

Coronavirus Came From Bats, Can Infect Cats, Ferrets, WHO Says

A World Health Organization scientist said Covid-19 comes from bats and can spread among cats, amid an international debate about the virus’s origin. The novel coronavirus comes from a group of viruses that originate or spread in bats, and it’s still unclear what animal may have transmitted the disease to humans, Peter Ben Embarek, a … Read more Coronavirus Came From Bats, Can Infect Cats, Ferrets, WHO Says

Science Behind Virus: How do viruses spread to humans?

Viruses are considered non-living entities, and they cannot reproduce by themselves. They need a host. Most are not looking to jump into humans. But why does a small fraction infect us? Most new infectious diseases enter the human population the same way as COVID-19 did: as a zoonosis, or a disease that is transmitted from … Read more Science Behind Virus: How do viruses spread to humans?

Coronavirus: Can wearing masks stop the spread of viruses? – BBC News

Masks will be compulsory on public transport in Spain from Monday as the country moves to gradually relax its tough lockdown. Other countries have brought in different rules around the wearing of face masks. They are to become compulsory on public transport in Germany, and in supermarkets and pharmacies in Austria. Residents in Lombardy in … Read more Coronavirus: Can wearing masks stop the spread of viruses? – BBC News

Q&A “Immunity passports” in the context of COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) had this Q&A, but is very clear that there is not sufficient evidence to support the idea of “immunity passports” or any form of indication that people are now immune to Covid-19 based on recovering from infection. Some governments have suggested that the detection of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2, the … Read more Q&A “Immunity passports” in the context of COVID-19

Alexander ‘No Viruses Here’ Lukashenko is back defying COVID-19

The Belarusian President and world-leading Coronavirus-denier has once more bucked convention by planting pine saplings as part of the national ‘Subbotnik’ clean-up day The clean-up day coincided with the Belarusian leader’s tradition of visiting areas affected by the Chernobyl disaster, so Lukashenko – who, despite more than 9,500 reported cases and at least 67 deaths … Read more Alexander ‘No Viruses Here’ Lukashenko is back defying COVID-19