The Coronavirus is spreading like a wildfire around the world. Over half a Million people have been infected with the Virus and more than 20’000 people have died. But now, scientists report, for a change, Good News: The corona virus would not mutate.
“that the Virus has gone through many people, there are only very few mutations,” says molecular geneticist Peter Thielen of the “Washington Post”. Together with other scientists Thielen has studied at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA), more than 1000 different samples of the Coronavirus.
vaccine as effective as the measles
the team of researchers has found out that there are only four to ten genetic differences between the strains of the Coronavirus. As a comparison, the flu virus would mutate ten Times more.
Because of the low mutation rate, a possible vaccine would be more effective, as Thielen explains: “It could be a one-time vaccine that would not have to be every year administered, such as the flu vaccine. These are great news.” Thus, a possible Corona could be a vaccine as effective as the vaccines against measles, or chicken pox. (sib)
The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.
protection against Coronavirus
recommendations of the Federal office for health, how you can protect yourself:
wash your hands
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a Hand sanitizer.
Not Sneezing into hands, sneeze
or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow.
paper handkerchiefs to dispose of, should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. the contact minimize
Avoid contact with people who have difficulty breathing or a cough.
to Avoid larger gatherings of people, such as sporting events or public transportation. To remain as home to the “most important thing of All is up to date”, so that more and more people are infected. You should go only in exceptional cases, Outside.
everything is possible, delivery at home.
Important: no welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands. And always a distance of one Meter to keep.
please Observe the local directives and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. “Who is healthy, and informed, remains in 99 percent of cases, healthy.”
info lines Coronavirus
For the population: 058 463 00 00
For travelers: 058 464 44 88
available: 24 hours a Day when should you to the doctor?
don’t Go any more in case of symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and immediately contact – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility.
The Situation will continue until Further notice. Those who feel themselves safe and healthy and, therefore, to the front of the storm, risking to prolong the condition. Therefore, peace preserved, and the thing in common to serve. (SDA)
I Have the corona virus or just the flu?
The Coronavirus spreads further – also in Switzerland. Especially in the flu season, you can assess for yourself whether one is ill with the Coronavirus, or whether you just have an ordinary flu. The differences are subtle, but they exist. VIEWS is defined.