COVID-19 News: Japanese Study Also Validates Viral Persistence After Discovering High Titers Of Infectious SARS-CoV-2 In Corpses Of Patients With COVID-19!
: The COVID-19 pandemic one of the worst managed health catastrophes in the history of mankind and mostly because of the early medial responses and medical procedures initiated by two of the most unethical and filthy countries in the world ie China and the United States along with the WHO lead by a black Ethiopian! Sadly, the approach to treating and managing the COVID-19 disease including the diagnostics adopted and the manner by which recovery is defined is not only misleading but the many so-called antivirals approved by both countries along with the so called ‘prophylactic shots’ are literally useless in terms of helping with complete viral clearance and also in preventing viral persistence!
The good news is that hundreds of millions ignorant individuals are walking around the earth oblivious of the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is still in their bodies, gradually causing damage that will ultimately lead to serious health complications! In some cases, some of these individuals can also act as human vectors in terms of helping to spread the variants in them or even worse, the new variants that can emerge for their bodies!
A new autopsy study by Japanese researchers from Chiba University-Japan and The University of Tokyo-Japan involving the deceased bodies of 11 COVID-19 patients revealed that 55% had high titers of infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus in their various tissues!
The prolonged presence of infectious SARS-CoV-2 in deceased patients with COVID-19 has been reported. However, infectious virus titers have not been determined. Such information is important for public health, death investigation, and handling corpses. The aim of this study was to assess the level of SARS-CoV-2 infectivity in the corpses of patients with COVID-19.
The study team collected 11 nasopharyngeal swabs and 19 lung tissue specimens from 11 autopsy cases with COVID-19 in 2021.
The researchers then investigated the viral genomic copy number by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and infectious titers by cell culture and virus isolation.
The study findings showed that infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus was present in six of 11 (55%) cases, four of 11 (36%) nasopharyngeal swabs, and nine of 19 (47%) lung specimens.
The virus titers ranged from 6.00E + 01 plaque-forming units/ml to 2.09E + 06 plaque-forming units/g. In all cases in which an infectious virus was found, the time from death to discovery was within 1 day and the longest postmortem interval was 13 days.
The study findings showed that the corpses of patients with COVID-19 may have high titers of infectious virus after a long postmortem interval (up to 13 days). Therefore, appropriate infection control measures must be taken when handling corpses.
The team surmised that patients who died shortly after being infected and whose bodies were discovered within a day of death or placed in cold storage for long periods of time had a high probability of viral persistence.
Most importantly, the study findings also validated previous studies that demonstrated viral persistence.
The study findings were published in the peer reviewed International Journal Of Infectious Diseases.
Thailand Medical News’ previous COVID-19 News
coverages had already warned and highlighted about SARS-CoV-2 viral persistence.
The study findings also lead the Japanese health authorities to issue new revised guidelines with regards to handling of COVID-19 corpses.
Strangely, the revision stated that infected corpses no longer needed to be handled differently provided anti-infection measures such as wiping the body and stuffing the nose are taken.
Embalming, however, appeared to circumvent the risk, with antigen tests on nasopharynx samples from nine infected bodies that had been treated with a formaldehyde solution all returning negative for COVID-19. The bodies were autopsied between August 2021 and March 2022.
The study team added that embalming, which offers a way for families to properly grieve as funeral rites can be held as usual without fear of infection, "is effective and should be utilized in addition to basic infection control measures."
Thailand Medical News would also like to add that to date, the global medical community has not done anything to deal with the issue of SARS-CoV-2 viral persistence including improving diagnostics, developing treatment protocols that effectively eradicates viral persistence etc.
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