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It's interesting to read following extract from a theoretical research paper titled "WHICH DIRECTION SHOULD COVID19 RESEARCH TAKE FOR FINDING EFFECTIVE DRUG AND VACCINE AGAINST CORONA-19 VIRUS?" by Dr Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee, published on Apr 29, 2020 on my.yoga-vidya.org -
"Researchers and scientists all over world are trying hard to find different medications to help save COVID19 patients' lives.
1. Corona-19 virus is single stranded RNA material that replicates itself and creates its own copies by using the protein of the host-cell.
2. Increased number/copies of Corona-19 virus, so to say in non-technical simple language, appear to be a swelling outside or inside a given entity. For example, the increased number of copies of Corona-19 virus in inner linings of blood vessels appear as a swelling. This swelling decreases the area through which blood flows. In other words, blood vessel constricts, leaving lesser opening for blood to flow. Blood vessel can be compared with a water pipe. If mud particles continue depositing on inner surface of water pipe, flow/quantity of water starts decreasing due to decreased/lessened area available for flowing at any point along water pipe. Thus, we can say the water pipe has become swelled/constricted or inflamed.
3. The inflammation is caused by Corona-19 virus at spots under its attack/invasion in human body.
4. This inflammation is caused in many parts/areas such as blood vessels, nerves, lungs, skin, etc, by Corona-19 virus.
5. The inflammation caused by Corona-19 virus results into blockage of blood vessels, nerves, eyes, skin and other entities.
6. The increased inflammation means increased amount of infectious protein, ie, increased number of copies of Corona-19 virus..."
It's self-evident from this extract: Corona-19 virus infects eye by inflamming it, i.e., by creating its own copies. In other words, it means the Corona-19 virus latches onto ACE2 receptors present in eye since it's only after having latched onto ACE2 RECEPTORS that the Corona-19 virus is able to multiply or create its multiple copies.
This theory of 'human eye' being susceptible to Corona-19 virus, prpounded by Dr. Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee has been confirmed by American and Chinese researchers. To quote from an article published on 11th of May, 2020 on OrthoSpineNews.com says,
"Researchers widely believe that COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus pandemic, is transmitted person-to-person, largely via respiratory droplets from coughs, sneezes and talking. A new study suggests it can also be transmitted through the eyes from the ACE-2 protein.
The study, which has not been peer-reviewed and is posted on the bioxriv repository, notes that oculuar cells, including conjunctiva, “are susceptible to infection by SARS-CoV-2.”
“…[T]hese results indicate that ocular surface cells including conjunctiva are susceptible to infection by SARS-CoV-2, and could therefore serve as a portal of entry as well as a reservoir for person-to-person transmission of this virus,” the researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Yat-Sen University in China wrote in the study. “This highlights the importance of safety practices including face masks and ocular contact precautions in preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease.”
Dr. Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee
(The writer is a Scientific Healer, yoga-Practitioner, Scientist, citizen-Economist, Researcher and well known for informative analytical pieces on Healing, Spirituality, Yoga, Fitness, Health, Medicine, Ayurveda, Science, Economics, and Politics)