Coronavirus research continues while 23 million French are again locked up for at least 4 weeks … At the moment, no action has slowed the progression of contamination or overcome this SARS-CoV-2 that is poisoning our lives!
MIT researchers just published a study in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. This study shows that ultrasonic vibration can kill the coronavirus. A bit like an operetta singer who can break a crystal glass with his voice! Explanations.
To arrive at these conclusions, the researchers created computer models of the putative structure of the coronavirus. Then they exposed them to different frequencies of ultrasound. After the ultrasound “session” parts of the virus broke open. And that at different frequencies.
Of course, the research needs to continue, it’s just a study at the moment, but the researchers say they are confident on this new path. However, there remains an issue to work on: what sound frequencies could the virus fight without harming the human body?
No treatment at the moment!
Today no scientist knows how to overcome this deadly, mutated virus … Only barrier gestures seem to prevent it from spreading, provided, of course, they are used.
Ultrasound are sound waves with frequencies that are higher than what humans can hear. These ultrasound devices are used in medical imaging. But they can also be used for therapeutic purposes, for example to destroy a kidney stone. Since the known drugs do not appear to be effective in the fight against the coronavirus, the researchers are investigating other ways, in particular ultrasound.
The amplitude of the vibrations could destroy some parts of the virus. Photo credit: Shutterstock / Orpheus FX
“We have proven that when excited by ultrasound, the shell and tips of the coronavirus will vibrate and the amplitude of this vibration will be very large, creating strains that can break up parts of the virus and visibly damage the virus. the outer shell and possibly invisible damage to the RNA inside, ”explains Tomasz Wierzbicki from MIT. “The hope is that our article will initiate an interdisciplinary discussion,” explains the applied mechanics professor on the MIT News website.
Of course, immunity to the vaccine remains the best alternative for now, but it’s only temporary. If, as we hear, this virus becomes “seasonal,” a scientific and medical response must be found to fight! Wouldn’t we really like to believe it?