When We were a kid, I heard "You can get the Nobel Prize if you can make a silver bullet for cold!" ,right?
For a while, I decided to post a blog centering around the new coronavirus (COVID-19), so I was investigating various things today, as I was searching, I found these nostalgic words!
It has been said for a little bit long time,
New coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to mutate like influenza, but...
It seems that they have already been (!) Mutated into 3 types.
It's really scary ...
On April 8, 2020, a group of Western researchers led by Dr. Peter Forster of Cambridge University in the United Kingdom published a paper in the American journal PNAS.
The contents are summarized below.
①New coronaviruses (COVID-19) are already roughly divided into 3 types
(A type,B type,C type).
②The new coronavirus is definitely from China,
The first human type,type A, does not fit the local Asian host,
In Wuhan, China, it mutated to type B and explosively spread the infection.
（*Due to complicated circumstances such as immune environment, it seems that it depends on the race of the host）
③type A has good compatibility with Western hosts,
An American with a history of staying in Wuhan brought it home and spread it.
④In addition, when type B moves to Europe, it mutates to type C adapted to European hosts, and it is violent.
*type A and type C move back and forth, and there are many C types in
It was that.
It's hard to understand, but it's important so I tried to summarize it as easily as possible.
Is it difficult to make a vaccine if it mutates so quickly?
So, I investigated about "coronavirus" the next, and as you all know, coronavirus was Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) that was epidemic overseas several years ago,
is well known.
However,Apparently a "normal cold" is one of the coronavirus.
(*This time 2020 is the new coronavirus）
You will get a cold medicine to cure an ordinary cold.
Actually, it seems that the antibiotics and antipyretics only ease the symptoms, but in fact they do not affect the virus itself.
The current cure for the cold is only to cure the symptoms while reducing the symptoms, and there are many cold viruses, and there are no silver bullets because they mutate.
I think we sometimes hear pneumonia from there, the cause is unknown.
"You can get the Nobel Prize if you can make a silver bullet for cold!"
Considering this, it seems that even if it's for 2020 model,
there are expectations that there is a specific drug candidate Avigan etc.
I think that it's realistic to be able to make a vaccination every year like flu, and to relieve symptoms even if you get it, such as an antipyretic agent for a cold and antibiotics to relieve symptoms.
I hope the vaccine will be in sight by summer! (Coveted)
I'd like to make a blog a topic with hope, but if we don't know it properly we're scared of dark clouds, so I made an article.
Looking at the global figures, I think Tokyo, and also Japan, is still doing its best.
It is sometimes said that "the number of tests is small" is bashing, but it is also a proof that there are almost no people who die unfortunately here and there, like NY and Italy, when medical treatment collapses.
It's painful, anxious, and cramped, but let's all survive!