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Factors Contributing to SARS-CoV-2 Virulence

SARS-CoV-2 is more virulent than SARS-CoV (identified in 2003), because it binds to host cells with greater affinity, and more recently (see below) uses another receptor to increase virus uptake into cells. The second binding receptor, Neuropilin-1, (NRP1) has been discovered for the SARS-CoV-2 (1). This receptor is more prevalent on more tissues than the….

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