9 Things We Don’t Know About Coronavirus
The coronavirus seems to have been there for us ever since. But most of us have been aware of this since December 2019.
Many scientists around the world are working day and night, and we know nothing about the virus. Now we are part of the world looking for answers.
Some unanswered big questions remain.
1. How many people have spread
This is one of the most basic questions. But it’s also a very important question.
Thousands of Covid-19 cases are confirmed worldwide. But they are only a small part of the overall positive cases. What is even more confusing is the fact that, despite the virus in people, there are many cases where the symptoms are not visible and the figures are not.
Creating an antibody test allows researchers to see if anyone has a virus. If we can do that, we will know how far the coronavirus is reaching and how easily it spreads.
2.How fatal it really is
Until we can determine exactly how many coronary cases there are, it is impossible to say with certainty the mortality rate.
It is currently estimated that about 1 percent of those infected will die.
But if the number of patients without these symptoms is high, the mortality rate may decrease.
3. Full range of features
The main symptom of coronavirus is fever, dry cough. These are the features we need to look for outside.
Sore throat, headache, vomiting and watery diarrhea in some cases. Some say they have lost their sense of smell though.
But it is important to see if they have mild symptoms, such as nasal congestion and sneezing in some patients.
Studies show that people are more likely to get infected without knowing they are carrying the virus.
4. The role of children in the spread of the virus
Coronavirus can certainly spread to children. However, they have only slight symptoms. Compared to the rest of the age group, the number of children who die of the virus is very low.
Children usually develop the disease rapidly. Because they get along with so many people (often in playgrounds).
However, it is not yet clear how children with the virus are helping to spread it.
5. This is exactly where it came from.
Coronavirus, officially known as SARS-CoV-2, is closely related to a virus that causes infections in bats.
The virus is believed to have spread from bats to an endangered species.
That ‘missing link’ is still not a surprise. It can become the basis for more infections.
6. Does the spread of the virus in summer decrease?
Cold and fever are more common in winter than in summer. But it remains to be seen whether warm weather will prevent the virus from spreading.
Scientific advisers in the UK government have warned that it is not clear whether the coronavirus will have any effect over time. If so, the effect of the virus is expected to be much lower than colds and fever.
If coronavirus intensity declines during the summer, when the prevalence of winter sickness in hospitals is high, the number of cases is likely to increase exponentially.
7. Why some people have severe symptoms
Covid-19 infection is mild in most people. However, about 20 percent of people have the disease. Why?
Immune status in a person seems to be the cause of this problem. There may also be some genetic causes. Knowing these may lead to procedures that do not require intensive care for corona patients.
8.What is immunity, if you get it a second time
There is much speculation and little evidence of how strong the virus is to be immune.
Patients with corona have successfully fought the virus. They’re definitely going to boost their immunity. However, since this virus is only a few months old, no long-term statistics are available. There are rumors that patients may have been infected twice due to a misdiagnosis that they were free from the virus.
The question of immunity is crucial if we want to know what will happen in the long run.
9.Does the virus change?
Viruses are always mutable. But most of the changes in their genetic code make no significant difference.
Generally, we can assume that viruses become less lethal in the long run. But it cannot be guaranteed.
If the virus is altered, then the immunity does not detect it. Even a specific vaccine (as happened in the flu) does not work for it. This is worrying.