New virus panic before coronavirus ends: Khosta-2 Statement from US Scientists
The world, which has been fighting the coronavirus since 2019, was shocked by the news of a new virus from Russia. US scientists investigating the new virus called Khosta-2 made remarkable statements.
The Coronavirus, which entered our lives in the last months of 2019, has cost millions of lives around the world.
While many countries decided to relax after the more contagious but less lethal Omicron variant, the news of the new virus from Russia brought the epidemic to the agenda once again.
According to the news in the British Daily Mail newspaper, a new virus called Khosta-2 was detected in bats in Russia's Sochi National Park.
US virologists conducting experiments on Khosta-2 warned that this pathogen is 'totally resistant' to vaccines used during the pandemic.
Laboratory studies revealed that Khosta-2 appeared 'resistant' to both doses of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
Scientists discovered that Khosta-2 can easily bind to human cells, just like the coronavirus.
The team concluded that by using a spike protein on the surface of the virus, it could bind to an entry enzyme called ACE-2, which is found outside of human cells.
The results of the research are published in PLoS Pathogens. The team noted that their findings pose a threat to global health and "highlight the urgent need" to develop universal coronavirus vaccines.