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Coronavirus cure: Scientists make 'impressive' breakthroughs in decoding the coronavirus

Coronavirus cure: Scientists make 'impressive' breakthroughs in decoding the coronavirus 1

The novel coronavirus sweeping through China belongs to a family of viruses responsible for past deadly outbreaks.

Between 2002 and 2003, a coronavirus strain was responsible for killing at last 774 people with severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS-CoV.

At the time, it took researchers months to properly identify and attack the virus.

This time around, Dr Pyrć argued scientists have been much quicker to analyse and breakdown the threat.

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He said laboratories worldwide are already working on synthesising a cure, adding: “We are also working on it a the Małopolskie Biotechnology Centre.”

In a best-case scenario, the virus could be stopped dead in its tracks by preexisting medication and vaccines.

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