New Covid-like virus, Khosta-2, has been discovered in Russian bat may infect humans and it dodges vaccines, study finds

New Covid-like virus, Khosta-2, has been discovered in Russian bat may infect humans and it dodges vaccines, study finds.

It looks like we have another round of virus coming. Monkey Pox is no longer the latest virus on the medical scene.

This is beginning to sound like a Dr. Seuss diagnosis. First it was the bats, then the rats, and then the cats. I guess it will all end up being all three in a hat. [It wasn’t written to be funny]

Recently a new Covid-like virus: Khosta-2, discovered in Russian bat may infect humans and evade vaccines, study finds.

A virus recently discovered in a Russian bat is similar to the one causing the Covid-19 pandemic and may also infect humans, a new study finds.

Researchers, including those from Washington State University in the US, found that the spike proteins from the bat virus – named Khosta-2 – can infect human cells, and that it is resistant to both the antibodies and serum from individuals vaccinated for Sars-CoV-2.

They say both Khosta-2 and the Covid virus belong to the same sub-category of coronaviruses known as sarbecoviruses.

“Our research further demonstrates that sarbecoviruses circulating in wildlife outside of Asia – even in places like western Russia where the Khosta-2 virus was found – also pose a threat to global health and ongoing vaccine campaigns against Sars-CoV-2,” scientists wrote in the study, published in the journal PLOS Pathogens on Thursday.

Researchers call for the development of universal vaccines to protect against sarbecoviruses in general, instead of just against known variants of the Sars-CoV-2 virus.

“Unfortunately, many of our current vaccines are designed to specific viruses we know infect human cells or those that seem to pose the biggest risk to infect us. But that is a list that’s everchanging. We need to broaden the design of these vaccines to protect against all sarbecoviruses,” study co-author Michael Letko said in a statement.

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A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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6 Responses to New Covid-like virus, Khosta-2, has been discovered in Russian bat may infect humans and it dodges vaccines, study finds

  1. Hadley says:

    This is exactly why I still wears a mask. This thing, virus, shifts too much to be comfortable without protection.

    On Mon, Sep 26, 2022, 10:53 AM The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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  2. kindfeelings says:

    I saw an article that said a universal vaccine to work on all variants may be ready by 2024.

    Liked by 1 person

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