Supercomputer Analysis of COVID -19 Reveals Startling New Theory and How to Fight the Infection
With all the innumerous theories, assumptions and discoveries of the coronavirus, one study analysis was not revealed until now. The Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee crunched data from over 40,000 genes and 17,000 genetic samples in early summer to provide an extensive analysis of COVID-19 that completely surprised researchers with incredible new insight on the virus. The analysis has taken scientists a step closer towards understanding the deadly virus that is responsible for over 893,000 fatalities till date. Some of the findings are quite spectacular and prove that present methods of treatment based on current understanding of COVID-19 aren’t entirely correct. Reading this, you’re going to be amazed at what the Summit found out.
1SUMMIT is the second-fastest supercomputer in the world
The Summit supercomputer is incidentally the second-fastest supercomputer in the world. Yet the analysis on the coronavirus from the thousands of samples took it more than one week to compute 2.5 billion genetic combinations. When researchers analyzed the results, lead researcher of the project Dr Daniel Jacobson described it as a “Eureka moment” because the supercomputer has revealed a brand-new theory of the coronavirus like never before. It provided clear and dramatic insight how the virus affects and impacts the human body through the bradykinin hypothesis which explains why COVID-19 is causing such bizarre symptoms. The results were published in the scientific journal Elife in early July.
2The analysis focused on a condition called a bradykinin storm
The main subject of the results produced by the supercomputer’s analysis centered around a natural compound called bradykinin, which regulates blood pressure. The analysis says it could explain several factors of COVID-19 and its many symptoms. These findings also threw light upon why the disease caused by the coronavirus was causing problems like vascular issues, strokes, inflammation in the toes, feet and skin. It also outlined potential new treatments and therapies that could treat the worst symptoms of COVID0-19 which is an extremely valuable weapon to combat the virus.
3Scientists are in a race against time trying to figure out the virus
Although the coronavirus itself is not new and just a broad term describing a group of viruses, the latest mutation of SARS-CoV-2 is new. This factor is creating several problems for doctors and scientists worldwide trying to figure out the virus and how best to treat COVID-19. What’s making the pandemic seem so deadly is the fact that the world is still in the learning stage when it concerns the virus that causes a mild infection in some and serious complications in others.
4Doctors are finding out more symptoms of the virus
Gradually doctors are discovering even worse issues concerning the virus-like clots in the lung, brain damage, heart damage, kidney injury, circulatory problems, skin conditions, and even hormonal problems in some cases. Healthcare workers were even shocked to find that administering oxygen and intubating critical patients (the usual process for respiratory failure) was not achieving the usual results which suggested something more sinister was at play.