10% of the chosen people “escape the diagnosis”! Expert exposure: born with anti-new crown gene | International | Sanli News Network SETN.COM

Reported by the International Center / Lin Yunxuan

▲ 10% of Britons have never been infected with new coronary pneumonia, and the reasons why they can escape the virus are also exposed. (Schematic/Pixabay)

The new crown pneumonia epidemic has been raging since more than two years ago, and many countries have adopted coexistence policies. Taiwan is also moving towards this goal. Due to the rapid and strong spread of the Omicron virus, 9 out of 10 people in the UK were diagnosed during the pandemic, but research points out that about 10% of Britons have never been infected with new coronary pneumonia so far, and the reason they have been able to escape is also exposure!

according to”Washington post》、《Huffington PostThe Omicron virus, which swept the world by the end of 2021, also caused a pandemic in the UK. According to the Office for National Statistics, 9 out of 10 people are diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia, but 10% of them are Britons. Completely unaffected by the new coronavirus, scientists have conducted research on this group, and more and more evidence shows that these “chosen people” are inherently resistant to the new coronavirus.

“We’re looking for rare genetic variants” that can have a big impact on an individual, says Andras Spaan, a clinical microbiologist at Rockefeller University in New York. The study will find 700 participants, and scientists are still screening more than 5,000 people who think they may be immune to the new coronavirus. The screening criteria include laboratory confirmation that they have never been infected with new coronary pneumonia in the past, close contact with the virus without wearing protective equipment such as masks, and not being vaccinated when exposed to the virus.

▲ Experts speculate that this small group of people has a rare “gene mutation” that can resist the virus. (Schematic/Pixabay)

Volunteer Bevin Strickland, a 49-year-old nurse from North Carolina, has been volunteering at a Queens hospital since April 2020, dealing with a large number of patients and for With good communication, she can’t take care of whether she will be infected and often work without a mask. She had to be screened weekly for work but never tested positive, and she had no evidence of past infection when she was tested for antibodies again after volunteering. Even her parents and twin sister have not been infected. Even though one of her sons was diagnosed, she and another son who lived together were not infected, leading her to suspect that she was naturally immune.

The exact reason why these “chosen people” are not infected is not known, but Jennifer Nuzzo, a professor of epidemiology at Brown University’s School of Public Schools, speculates that it may be because these people have fewer receptors in their nose, throat and lungs. , the virus is difficult to combine with the body. It is also possible that they have been exposed to similar viruses in the past. Of course, a small number of people have a rare “gene mutation” and are born with special immunity against new coronary pneumonia.

If scientists can figure out exactly why these people are not infected, government public health measures and Covid-19 treatments could improve, and even protect ordinary people from future Covid-19 strains.

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