A mathematician at the University of “Bath” in Britain, Kate Yates, said that all the viruses that cause the Corona epidemic, can be easily accommodated inside a single Coca-Cola or Pepsi can.
And according to “Reuters” agency reported, Kate reached this conclusion based on rates of coronavirus infection worldwide, in addition to what is known as estimates of “viral load”, that is, the amount of virus in the blood.
And Kate indicated that there are about 2 quintillion (the quintillion is the number one followed by 18 zeros), of the virus particles in the world.
And the scientist explained that even taking into account the prominent spiny proteins of the Corona virus, and the fact that the globular particles will leave gaps when stacked together, the total is still less than one can of cola with a size of 330 ml.
Kate said in a statement that “it is amazing to believe that all the problems, turmoil, hardships and loss of life that resulted from the virus in the last year may constitute only a very small amount that can be put in a soda can.”
It is worth noting that the latest statistics by “Reuters”, on Thursday, showed that more than 107.39 million people were infected with the emerging corona virus worldwide, while the total number of deaths resulting from the virus reached two million 353 thousand and 649.