Russia: Scientists 'take first microscope images' of new coronavirus

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Russian Federal Service on Surveillance for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being (Rospotrebnadzor) said on Thursday that scientists at the Vector Institute in Novosibirsk have taken the first microscope images of the new coronavirus. Rospotrebnadzor said in a statement that the photos were taken using negative contrast method on a transmission electron microscope JEM-1400. They also stated that the size of the particle was 100-120 nanometres. In addition, according to the Russian Health Ministry, the first complete genome of the virus was deciphered from a sample taken from an infected patient by specialists of the Russian Influenza Research Institute. "This coronavirus is new to us, so it is critical to be able to determine the path of its spread and entry into the territory of our country, its changes. This information will help in the development of vaccines and antiviral drugs for its treatment," the institute’s director Dmitri Lioznov stated. The institute said that the genetic data was sent to an international database used by the World Health Organisation as well as leading research groups to monitor the evolution of COVID-19 disease. According to Rospotrebnadzor, so far there have been 199 confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia. Earlier today Moscow's coronavirus response headquarters confirmed that a 79-year-old woman with pre-existing health conditions had died of the virus, becoming Russia's first COVID-19 fatality.


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The only durable thing that China ever made

Author — Nicewolf

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The corona virus should have a stamp on it saying, “MADE IN CHINA”

Author — Bxrry GMD

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Guys, come on, it's made in China, it's gonna break soon, be patient.
Oh, wait.

Author — Albert Vandame

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I think i can see the made in China stamp on bottom of the virus

Author — John Jalas

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virus : dont stare at mee like that
me: hold my beer

Author — spacedisk disk

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Hi there little fellas can you stop killing us😂

Author — prince of animation hossain

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China please stop eating everything that moves

Author — MAHMMOUD DYAB

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And this little thing can destroy human race.

Author — Ikinararangal ko ako'y Iglesia ni Cristo

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So if I get ccp virus then it means a part of me has been either Italy, uk, and china etc. All without leaving my house.

Author — Bryan Max

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looks like one of those those Stickey balls with suction cups on them you throw at windows.

Author — Georgie Ippolito

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Some one made this various to kill all of us

Author — Superman

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I've always wanted to get a toothpick and stab a virus that is seen under a microscope.

Author — Lonnie

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The virus was not made in China, it appeared in China

Author — Fénix

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I’m pretty sure every scientist that is working on this virus has done this already 😂😂

Author — Kevin365

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This is NOT the first pic. This is the first pic Ruptly claimed to be first...

Author — Boingfish1

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That can be any of dozens of coronaviruses where was it isolated and by whom? Micrographs must be from a purified isolated virus which has been documented to be new in a technical reviewed journal. Where is it?

Author — Devon Phoenix

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Smallest destruction weapon ever made.

Author — Mercedes Benz

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Only the Russian who have a ball to film it... Plus, it was "MADE IN CHINA"

Author — loner wolf

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First China have discoverd it first not them they are just obsessed with becoming the first in any thing

Author — ريماز محمد

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If it was made in china, it will break in 6 months like everything else from china.

Author — RAY RAY