The fewer the spike proteins on a coronavirus, the more efficiently the virus can bind with a cell, Chinese researchers have found. Photo: Zhejiang University school of medicine

Coronavirus: ‘silent spreaders’, dummy particles and why some coronavirus carriers are asymptomatic

  • Chinese researchers say unknown particles released by the pathogen could be causing some people to test positive
  • Fewer spike proteins on virus also allows for better binding with human cells, study finds
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The fewer the spike proteins on a coronavirus, the more efficiently the virus can bind with a cell, Chinese researchers have found. Photo: Zhejiang University school of medicine
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