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I hope you’ve understood exactly how these viruses have come about over time and they’re not a unique creation that has come about recently. My main intention with this post is that we understand how the virus has evolved over time and has only recently shown to affect humans. While we do have a few vaccines that have been used in animal infections, in humans, this would take a little more time and the estimates vary by region. Let’s hope that we’re able to protect our population sooner than later but in the meantime, stay home and stay safe 🙂
 
References:
 
Fehr, A. R., & Perlman, S. (2015). Coronaviruses: an overview of their replication and pathogenesis. In Coronaviruses (pp. 1-23). Humana Press, New York, NY.
 
Woo, P. C., Lau, S. K., Lam, C. S., Lau, C. C., Tsang, A. K., Lau, J. H., Bai, R., Teng, J. L., Tsang, C. C., Wang, M., Zheng, B. J., Chan, K. H., & Yuen, K. Y. (2012). Discovery of seven novel Mammalian and avian coronaviruses in the genus deltacoronavirus supports bat coronaviruses as the gene source of alphacoronavirus and betacoronavirus and avian coronaviruses as the gene source of gammacoronavirus and deltacoronavirus. Journal of virology86(7), 3995–4008. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.06540-11
 
Snibbe, K. (2020, April 10). Coronavirus: Here’s how small the enemy is and how it attacks. Retrieved from https://www.ocregister.com/2020/04/10/coronavirus-heres-how-small-the-enemy-is-and-how-it-attacks/
 
 

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