Sars-CoV-2 filmed attacking the brain of a bat
Sars-Cov-2 has been filmed attacking cells in a bat’s brain. A single image was recorded every 10 mins over 48 hrs, then stitched together. The coronavirus are red spots circulating among the bat’s brain cells, the mass of gray blobs. After they are infected, the bat’s cells fuse with neighbouring cells, then the entire mass bursts and the cells die.
Remember this video the next time someone tells you how “mild” the coronavirus is:
Video by Sophie-Marie Aicher Dr. Delphine Planas, Institut Pasteur, Department of Virology, Paris, France, The video was awarded an honourable mention in the Nikon 2021 Small World in Motion Competition
** This post was originally published on January 5, 2022 **