Wait…Are There Two Different Strains Of The Wuhan Virus? Things Just Got Way Crazier
It appears that there could be two different strains of the Wuhan-based coronavirus, COVID-19 after a patient in Iceland has tested positive for the virus as well as a second mutation.
At the same time.
Natural News reports:
THE FIRST RECORDED DUAL INFECTION CASE OF ITS KIND, THE INFECTED INDIVIDUAL WAS CONFIRMED TO HAVE NOT JUST THE FIRST CIRCULATING STRAIN OF THE WUHAN CORONAVIRUS BUT ALSO A SECOND, WHICH THE RÚV NEWS OUTLET IN ICELAND SAYS COULD BE MORE MALICIOUS OR INFECTIOUS BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE INFECTED BY THIS DUAL-STRAIN PATIENT ONLY CONTRACTED THE SECOND MUTATED STRAIN.
WHAT THIS SUGGESTS IS THAT THE SECOND MUTATED STRAIN COULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO BECOME MORE INFECTIOUS OVER TIME WITH EACH NEW INFECTION, THOUGH THIS HASN’T BEEN OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED.
KÁRI STEFÁNSSON, DECODE CEO, RECENTLY SPOKE TO RÚV ABOUT THE CASE, EXPLAINING THAT THE STRAIN SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE DUALLY-INFECTED PATIENT HASN’T YET BEEN SEEN OUTSIDE OF ICELAND. THIS IS BASED ON A STRAIN-MATCHING ANALYSIS CONDUCTED USING INTERNATIONAL DATABASES.
STEFÁNSSON’S COMPANY HAS ALREADY ANALYZED SOME 40 DIFFERENT GENETIC SEQUENCES OF WUHAN CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STRAINS IDENTIFIED IN ICELAND, AND THE SHEER DIVERSITY OF WHAT’S BEEN IDENTIFIED POINTS TO THE NOVEL VIRUS HAVING BEEN BROUGHT IN FROM MANY MORE PLACES THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT.
It is believed that the Wuhan virus was brought into Iceland from Italy, Australia, and Great Britain, particularly by Icelanders who may have attended a football match in the UK.
There could be as many as 3,500 infections in the nation, Kári warns.
He estimates that while only seven cases of the virus have been identified, about one percent, or approximately 3,500 of Iceland’s total population, could have the virus, even if many are asymptomatic.
According to earlier screenings, only about 0.5 percent, or roughly 1,750 Icelanders, have the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
Kári, however, believes that the true figure could be twice this, considering the lengthy incubation period of the virus and its ability to spread during this time.
Iceland currently the most impressive testing capabilities to detect the COVID-19 virus of anywhere in the world.
Testing capacity is lower than expected, however, due to high demands from European Union nations for medical supplies such as swabs.
Natural News adds:
TO DATE, THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 10,000 SAMPLES COLLECTED FROM POTENTIALLY INFECTED INDIVIDUALS, AND ICELANDIC SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO USE THIS FOR ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS PURPOSES. BECAUSE OF THIS, ICELAND IS SAID TO BE A WORLD LEADER IN RESEARCH INVOLVING THE GENETIC MAKE-UP OF THE VIRUS.
ICELAND’S WUHAN CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TRACKING MECHANISMS ARE SO EXTREME THAT OFFICIALS ARE NOW ABLE TO RUN DOWN LEADS AND PROFILE SUSPECTS IN THE SAME WAY THAT POLICE DETECTIVES CHASE DOWN CRIMINALS.
“EVERY SECOND SOMEBODY IS GETTING INFECTED, SO OBVIOUSLY WE WANT AS FEW PEOPLE INFECTED AS WE POSSIBLY CAN,” STATED GESTUR PALMASON, A 40-YEAR-OLD “CONTACT TRACER” WHO WORKS AT ICELAND’S NATIONAL CRISIS COORDINATION CENTER, WHICH IS LEADING THE WAY IN ICELAND’S FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).
“AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN, WE HAVE TO REACH EVERYONE THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO’S POSITIVE, AND TRY TO STOP THEM BEFORE THEY GET IN CONTACT WITH MORE PEOPLE.”
PALMASON AND HIS TEAM SAY THEY’RE ABLE TO IDENTIFY AND LOCATE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO KNOWN CARRIERS OF THE WUHAN CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), OFTEN IN JUST A FEW MINUTES AFTER THESE CARRIERS RECEIVE A DIAGNOSIS.