Llama could save the world from coronavirus. What scientists have discovered
Belgian Llama’s immune system could be the key to treatment for the new coronavirus. Belgian researchers have found that her body can produce antibodies that could stop COVID-19. Scientists have already continued research into the fight against SARS and MERS, when US scientists discovered that the animal has developed immunity to both types of coronavirus.
He is four years old, lives on a farm in Belgium, has brown chocolate fur and could be the key to an effective drug for Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus. Researchers have recently discovered that antibodies in her blood can stop the virus. Other tests are now being done to see if they can be used in the future to help people with coronavirus.
Belgian Llama already contributed to research in the fight against coronavirus in 2016. At that time, scientists at the University of Ghent, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin, USA) and the National Institutes of Health in America examined two previous forms of the agent. pathogen - SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV. They found that llama’s blood developed antibodies in a type of immunization therapy that successfully fought both forms.
The human body can produce only one type of antibody, while the blades produce two types. These antibodies are similar, but one of the types of antibodies produced by the slides are several times smaller.
"Llama’s antibodies are easy to handle," said Dr. Xavier Saelens, a molecular virology specialist at the University of Ghent.
Drugs hidden in disinfectant bottles. Drug traffickers have adapted to the pandemic
Drug traffickers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic and are hiding drugs among protective equipment delivered to various countries around the world. Some managed to hide the narcotics even in hand sanitizer bottles, believing that this way they would not be discovered by investigators.
Every day, organized crime officers discover drug traffickers, dismantle networks and confiscate drugs. Investigators and smugglers appear to be in competition. Some are looking for new ways to hide the goods and others have to find them.
The worst thing is that criminals are trying to take advantage of the pandemic and hide drugs in humanitarian transport.
Earlier this month, Australian border guards found several kilograms of methamphetamine in shipments of disinfectants and masks sent from Canada to Australia, CNN reports.
"We know that criminals will push any limit to bring drugs into the country, so it is no wonder they are trying to use indispensable items during the pandemic, such as masks and hand sanitizer to hide them," said ABF chief John Fleming .
The drugs were found while officers were inspecting shipments at the Sydney Gateway Facility.
When officers opened several boxes to check them, they found among the packages of masks and two bottles of hand sanitizer wrapped in air bubble foil. Everything seemed in order, however, something made the law enforcement officers think and they analyzed the containers more carefully. They found that they had fake bottoms. Inside the secret compartment was a crystal-like substance, which was later tested positive for methamphetamine, officials said. In total, almost two kilograms of illicit substance were found.
Donald Trump horrified the Americans again! How he relaxed on a sad day for the United States
Donald Trump once again provoked the indignation of the American public opinion - even on the day when the officials from Washington announced a devastating balance of the coronavirus epidemic, the president of the United States preferred to play golf!
Trump has chosen to relax on Memorial Day, a day to pay tribute to the American military who gave their lives for their country.
But instead of a visit to the Pentagon or Arlington Cemetery where many war heroes are buried, Trump went to his golf club, which he had not visited for more than two months.
And at the White House, the death toll from coronavirus was close to 100,000, a figure that puts the United States at the top of both casualties and infections, over 1.6 million people.
Asked about the fact that instead of mourning he plays golf, President Trump said he hopes to resume golf tournaments as soon as possible.
"We want life back to normal as soon as possible. I can't wait to see golfers again and enjoy the same experience as mine," Trump said.
What people are doing during quarantine? A collection of funny answers for Jimmy Fallon question.😂
When staying in quarantine, people start creating funny things. Some people invent funny games, other creative occupations. While spending the whole day at home, let’s see how others are spending their time, maybe we find something good for us.
A person in lockdown starts seeing his house as a big and luxurious castle, or a battlefield, even that floor is lava. Jimmy Fallon was wandering where the human creation can get, and started a challenge with the hashtag #ImSoBored.
The comedian asked people to tell him funny things they have done to pass the time in quarantine. Yes, boredom is the path to creationism, new ideas and funny actions.
James Thomas Fallon is an American comedian, actor, television host, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and before that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The Tonight Show is the third longest running show on NBC,and due to coronavirus it got a quarantine rendition. Since Fallon’s show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and other late-night shows that spread good mood and fun have suspended production due to the pandemic, the Fallon found a good solution. Jimmy created the "At Home Edition” episode which are coming out live from Fallon’s home.
Elderly women with respiratory problems is getting her groceries from her neighbor’s dog.🌞
Old people are the one that pass through the coronavirus pandemic very hard. This is the moment when a lot of people unite and help each other, at the same time respecting the social
-distancing. Neighbors started helping each other and finding solutions to do this for the old generation, that now can’t get out of their house.
Sunny is a golden retriever, that helps the neighbor, Renee, to get her groceries. Renee is strictly respecting the social-distrancing, and spent her time at home, being in serious isolation, so she even can’t get out to the store. She is an old women, who has serious respiratory problems and can be easily infected.
Recently, Sunny, the dog, got famous for delivering goods to the neighbor, offering a helping paw to Renee. Sunny’s owner, Eveleth, is knowing very well her neighbor, Renee, they are living near each other for nearly a decade, so of course knowing of Renee health problems.
It is known that COVID-19 is dangerous to people who have underlying conditions, which means some health problems, especially respiratory problems. So, to protect herself, Renee decided to strictly self-isolate. That was the moment when Eveleth decided to make Sunny her neighbor’s delivery dog.
The delivery is done very simple: “She got the list, she gave it to Sunny, Sunny brought it to me. I went to the store, got her groceries, and he delivered them all to her,” mentioned Eveleth.
Sunny’s assistance is not harmful for Renee, that makes it even better than a person’s help, according to the World Health Organization, dogs can’t get or pass COVID-19 to humans. “There is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19,” the organization said in its statement.
The last weeks there is a message seen and heard everywhere “Stay Home”. Social-distancing is important today, people need to keep the distance, so to stay safe. Doctors and health officials are the one who recommends social-distancing, but some brands came around and started promoting this within twisting up their logos.
Five huge brands, well known all around the world, found an ingenious way to stay in line with health officials and recommend social-distancing. We live in a modern world, where people are looking for trends and famous brands. This step was done to encourage people to keep safe themselves.
McDonald’s separated in their logo the iconic gold arches.Editor-in-chief of Ad Age, Brian Braiker, says it’s time for brands to provide a “real, meaningful service”. So McDonald’s did this, they twisted up their logo in some locations, so to stand with health officials and highlight the importance of social-distancing.
Audi set their four rings apart, as a sign of social-distancing. On Audi official page there is an important message “Stay at home, keep your distance, stay healthy, support each other – we are in this together. As a global company and a global community, our highest priority is to identify any opportunities to #FlattenTheCurve. Stay safe.”
Volkswagen also came up in solidarity with other brands by distancing the V and W in the logo. In their official video, they encourage people by mentioning that together we can pass everything, even if we are in such situation. We can stay safe by keeping the distance and understanding the consequences.
Both Audi and Volkswagen, that share the same ownership, shared videos of their tweaked up logos on their social media. Both companies are encouraging people to stay home and keep social-distancing.
Coca Cola came up with billboards that have an important message for people. “Staying apart is the best way to stay united.”. This is the motto of the brand during quarantine and the continuous spread of coronavirus.Coca Cola is the brand that always is aligned with not only the latest events but pioneering marketing trends as well. The message appears even on billboard in the deserted Times Square in NYC.
Chiquita is sending the message by removing their fruit lady from the logo on Instagram saying she’s home. Chiquita is a famous brand that is providing basically the whole world with bananas. They removed the famous lady from the logo, so recommending social-distancing, and encourage people to stay at home.“I’m already home. Please do the same and protect yourself. #stayhome” is written on Chiquita Instagram page.