Surprise | Corona is not a respiratory disease

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Although more than a year has passed since its appearance, scientists have not yet discovered all the details about the deadly Corona virus that appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan and killed more than 3 million people around the world.

This leads scientists to conduct more research to know the nature of the virus, its severity, and its ability to mutate into more virulent mutations.

In this context, a new American study revealed a shocking fact about the nature of Covid-19 caused by the Corona virus.

The study, which researchers of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California shared with scientists at the University of California, showed that the Corona virus is not a respiratory disease like what is rumored, but it is a vascular disease, according to the newspaper “Asharq Al-Awsat”.

This reveals the reason behind many people with corona having blood clots in different parts of the body, and some have strokes.

In the research paper published on April 30, the scientists said that corona contains the “spike” protein, which plays a role in attacking the vascular system at the cellular level.

It is indicated that this new discovery may help scientists find more effective treatments for the virus.

The researchers participating in the American study created a pseudovirus surrounded by coronary protrusions of spike protein, and they were tested on an animal model, and through the experiment it was found that the spike protein caused the disease and led to inflammation of the endothelial cells lining the walls of the pulmonary artery.





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