Why llamas could be our secret weapon against coronavirus

The solution to the coronavirus may have been staring us in the face this whole time, lazily chewing on a carrot. ____________________________________________________ More on coronavirus: ____________________________________________________ International researchers owe their findings to a llama named Winter, a four-year-old resident of Belgium. Her antibodies had already proven themselves able to fight Sars and Mers, leading researchers to speculate that they could work against the virus behind Covid-19 – and indeed, in cell cultures at least, they were effective against it. “If it works, llama Winter deserves a statue,” Dr Xavier Saelens, a Ghent University virologist and study author, told the New York Times. Llama antibodies have been a fixture in the fight against disease for years, with researchers investigating their potency against HIV and other viruses. The misuse of hydroxychloroquine can cause serious side effects and illness and even lead to death. It is also beneficial for your general health to maintain a balanced diet, stay well hydrated, exercise regularly and sleep well. The virus that cause COVID-19 spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. To protect yourself, make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose. If you have cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early – but call your health facility by telephone first. Frequent or excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of health problems. These substances can be poisonous if ingested and cause irritation and damage to your skin and eyes. Methanol, ethanol, and bleach are sometimes used in cleaning products to kill the virus on surfaces – however you should never drink them. Make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 1 metre from others and frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose. Bydoing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose. Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus. There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus. There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing nose with saline can help people recover more quickly from the common cold. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus. “When you’re around a llama, you become very calm and at peace,” one Berkeley senior said at a campus event last year. At that event, I joined the ranks of the converted, having had the good fortune to receive a “llama greeting”, which involves warm llama breath hitting one’s face. “Llamas just have that ability – it’s programmed right into us.” Their hair can be used to make clothing, their manure benefits crops, and as Winter’s antibodies reaffirm, “even their blood can help us”. And they are known as pack animals, askill currently serving them well in Wales, where these hairy essential workers are delivering groceries. His goal is to spread the word about their gifts: “Llamas are the real unicorns.”  Organisations that are helping out during the pandemic (Photos) The lockdown and social distancing measures introduced in March 2020 in the wake of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak have caused significant economic problems for individuals and organisations around the U.K. and across multiple industries. Amid a constant need for more personal protective equipment (PPE) for the pressured NHS, national shortages ofhandsanitiser, and growing socio-economic issues for vulnerable groups around the country, organisations have adapted and innovated in recent weeks to attempt to mitigate thecontinuingeffectsof the pandemic. Click through for a look at how various businesses, social enterprises and community groups around the country are helping out during the crisis.  (Above) Airbus employees pictured at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC Cymru) in Broughton, north Wales on April 30.     Manager of the Social Bite cafe Rory Bancroft (C) distributes the free lunches to homeless and needy people from their cafe on Rose Street in Edinburgh, Scotland on April 22.   Deborah Philbrow, founder of Hursley Workroom near Winchester, England, arranges completed scrubs in her company workshop on April 21.     Volunteers from the Edible London food project help to prepare food parcels at Alexandra Palace in London, England on April 21. The landmark building has been turned into a food distribution centre to help those in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The company have changed production to make gowns for the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The company have adapted their production to develop and produce the sanitiser to donate to various charities across the UK, as well as the NHS. Caldwell has discussed collecting antibodies with his vet, but it is not an easy process, he says, especially for an older person: some llamas are less than eager to become blood donors, and they can be “ruffians” when the situation calls for it. The creatures’ enclosure was a picture of peace, where Quinoa, Joolz, McSlick and friends sat munching and gazing out at the world, blissfully unaware of the global pandemic, or perhaps simply confident that better times lie ahead.