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Is the Corona Virus Invincible? The reported Corona cases rise and rise Worldwide

In Germany, the cases double every few days There is no room for the many Covid 19 deaths in the Italian city of Bergamo more Military vices bring the coffins to other cities Is the Corona Virus Invincible? No, but we need patience: now! "The hope is actually big" That is the positive message that should be at the beginning of the video here

That's what biochemist Klaus Cichutek says and he's also president of the Paul Ehrlich Institute And that is responsible for the approval of vaccines in Germany Because while we're all doing #socialdistancing and #flattenthecurve and #wirbleibenzuhause, something happens in the laboratories of this world And actually you could make a vaccine overnight: Take a few viruses, kill them so that they can no longer reproduce, aluminum hydroxide or add phosphate as a danger signal for the immune system and zack, done: vaccine! What I cannot say at all: does it work at all? And is it safe for humans or do unusual reactions suddenly occur? Therefore there are several phases in the development of vaccines: First, the virus must be analyzed and broken down into its individual parts, so to speak Thanks to modern processes, this works much faster than before

At that time, the pathogen first had to be isolated, then manufactured in large quantities and eventually be killed or weakened Today there is an abbreviation: Researchers can directly use the data on the genetic sequence get started, the Chinese scientists have already provided in January After that, it must first be tested on animals Usually mice, then monkeys When the vaccine is ready and people can be given, a group gets it Vaccine and another group a placebo

So something that has no active ingredient Like globules And then it looks how many in the two groups have become infected with the new one Corona virus And if it looks good, the vaccine can finally be approved What I have just listed so quickly is taking time

On average two years Because it is a very complicated procedure until you have a vaccine that is sufficient Protection shows Our immune system has to be reprogrammed, so to speak It has to learn to recognize individual pathogens and to specifically combat them There are many viruses where exactly this has been trying for a long time to get: HIV for example or hepatitis C

Research has been going on there for 40 years And now you have a lot of vaccines that unfortunately don't work in humans Says Prof Dr Hendrik Streeck, Head of Virology at the University Hospital Bonn

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), scientists are currently researching in more than 40 projects on a possible vaccine for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 On the one hand, this leads to problems because there are reports that it is not currently there are enough test monkeys to test the vaccine because so many laboratories worldwide Have need And there are currently no genetically modified mice that you would actually need that is, it has not yet been possible to infect mice with SARS-Cov-2 But on the other hand, it is also good that there are so many projects because there are there are many different approaches to a vaccine For example mRNA vaccines

These are not the pathogens in dead or weakened form, but become part of the corona gene code copies the part that makes a protein that enables the virus to human Dock cells This artificial messenger RNA that is injected is the main component of the vaccine and when it is injected, the body produces this protein itself and then the right antibodies One company that is researching a vaccine is, for example, the Tübingen company CureVac You may have heard that before because there were reports: US President Trump would want to secure the exclusive rights to the vaccine developed there It is also good that more than 40 projects are researching a vaccine is because: If one of the developed means fails in the last phase, there is maybe two others that work

And that's why Klaus Cichutek from the Paul Ehrlich Institute comes to his assessment: The hope is actually great that it will be possible to produce a vaccine He is also the one who says: We could accelerate the entire development process Some animal experiments can be made up for, with tests on humans you can do humans earlier take them out of risk groups After all, the most banal question is: Which risk is greater? Which danger is greater? Having the corona virus or a vaccine that may not be as well tolerated by everyone is or do not have a vaccine? And then Klaus Cichutek says: At the moment the risk is greater not to have a vaccine How do you see that – should we shorten this procedure to get a vaccine faster to have? Let me know in the comments

Until we have the vaccine, it will most likely be until 2021 Even before that, medication could be available Here, too, you will probably hear more often that agents are being tested Remdesivir is one, chloroquine is another For you briefly to classify: Chloroquine is a remedy for malaria, one with side effects

Researchers have found that this also helps with the old SARS corona virus If you say now: Huh? Old SARS corona virus? Are there several? Yes Possoch clarifies for you in this video! All in all, whether this chloroquine is now also used in the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus helps, must also be tested first There is also a clinical study, but it has been criticized because that has not been carried out under the conditions that it takes to be flawless afterwards to be able to say: It was because of the medication that the sick got well again Virologist Christian Drosten explained this in detail in his podcast

Link to it in the video description And for you as a short message: This malaria drug is in the fight against the new coronavirus no hope And even new medications have a hard time More than 90 percent fail in the crucial clinical phase Because what was theoretically convincing, looked good in model tests, in cell culture of the virus worked, worked on the animal, then leads to side effects in humans and complications so that in the end the harm is greater than the benefit

So we have to be patient and #socialdistancing to flatten the curve And there was an interesting question at the last Possoch: “Why isn't it? possible to protect or isolate only the risk groups? " This is a concept that was discussed in the Netherlands: controlled herd immunity Only the people who belong to the risk group stay in, everyone else makes relative as much as before and thus become infected relatively quickly, but build immunity of the population Face facts: It can work We just don't know that

We don't know which is the best way to fight a pandemic Unfortunately, we have to test this in the live test Virologist Hendrik Streeck also says What is a bit critical of this approach to controlled herd immunity: where do you pull it Limit to the risk groups? If we look at the criteria of the Robert Koch Institute, then these are: And that's more than just the pensioners Plus: there are also the difficult courses of Covid-19 among young people

In fact, there aren't that many But they do exist: the 30-year-old athletes who need ventilation And take this risk: Quasi actively and consciously make people sick with the knowledge it will most likely be mild, but it can also be difficult at times This is a risk that nobody should take lightly Which also answers the question of how useful it is to get infected at corona parties and get it over with

What we should not forget either: the number of cases in Germany will increase again At the time of the ban on contacts, the exit restrictions, the school closings, it’s not about exterminate the virus It's about giving our hospitals, our health system enough time, to be better prepared for this new rise in the curve What we do now, we can only see how much in two or three weeks that actually brought And as soon as public life, social life is started up again, rise also the numbers of the Corona Falls again

You shouldn't have any illusions: if I sit out for two weeks, it is it around It may well be in waves, two weeks of social shutdown, then again start up, then shutdown again, then start up again As long as 60 to 70 percent of the population are immune and / or there is a vaccine The experts are actually quite hopeful And you? You can subscribe to the BR24 channel here if you don't want to miss any of these videos

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