People have been caught on camera resorting to desperate measures in an attempt to protect themselves from coronavirus.
Plenty of travelers are seen using everything from large plastic bags to plastic bottles to entirely cover their heads amid fears that they could contract the deadly coronavirus.
While the controversial methods may protect them against the virus, experts have quickly warned against such practice due to high risks of suffocation.
“Wearing containers on your head to prevent a coronavirus infection [is not advised],” the CDC warned.
In one photo shared by a traveler, a woman is seen walking around the airport with her head wrapped in a tiny plastic bag.
In another photo, an entire family, including young children, are seen wearing large plastic bags all over their bodies.
Meanwhile, scientists in Australia have managed to grow the deadly novel coronavirus in a laboratory in hopes of studying the virus and expedite the development of the vaccine.
The breakthrough in medical science occurred at Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne where the scientists found a way to grow the dangerous virus in a high-security lab.
According to the reports, the experts had been working nonstop after successfully obtaining a sample of an infected person until they managed to grow it.
As the scientists have confirmed, growing the virus in the lab represents a major step forward in developing the vaccine and suppressing the outbreak.
Now, the contained virus will be forwarded to the World Health Organization who will distribute it to several labs across the globe in hopes that a vaccine for the novel coronavirus will be developed in less than two months.
While the Australian lab isn’t the first to manage to grow the virus, the Chinese lab that first succeeded in the task failed to provide other laboratories around the world with physical samples so that they could also start working on vaccine development.
As experts have explained, having the virus in a controlled physical form allows scientists to perform tests and see firsthand how the virus behaves and reacts in different conditions.
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