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Twitter Burst into Hilarious Memes after Scientists Revive a 48,000-year-old Virus

The found virus, dubbed Pandoravirus Yedoma, has been regarded as the oldest virus

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Sadaf Hasan
Sadaf Hasan
Aspiring reporter covering trending topics

INDIA: The zombie virus has purportedly been revived in Russia from a frozen lake, prompting a trend on Twitter with the hashtag #zombievirus.

When everyone believed that things had improved with the drop in Coronavirus cases, scientists discovered a new virus that will give you new nightmares.

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Notably, researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research have discovered a 48,000-year-old zombie virus (nicknamed the “Zombie Virus”) in the permafrost of the Siberian region of Russia.

However, this virus, dubbed Pandoravirus Yedoma, has been regarded as the oldest one to be found. A recent post claims that by reviving the “zombie virus,” scientists have stoked worries about yet another pandemic.

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Internet users are rushing to Twitter to voice their opinions on the subject. Some are describing the new finding as a significant threat to all humans on Twitter.

While some noted that the episode likely began the post-apocalyptic scenario depicted in Hollywood films, others were convinced that Doomsday was upon us.

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Moreover, some online users are unsure as to whether this is causing concern. Numerous others also pointed to an episode of the well-known animated series “The Simpsons,” which depicted a situation of similar nature a few years ago.

Since scientists have revived a new virus, there is now a risk of a virus breakout, even though we recently escaped a global epidemic called “Covid 19.”

Keeping the worries aside, we will look up some hilarious memes shared by a few Netizens regarding the newly revived “Zombie Virus.”

Scientists have long predicted the thawing of permafrost brought on by global warming to accelerate climate change by releasing methane and other previously contained greenhouse gases.

Due to concerns that climate change could cause the permafrost to thaw and the virus to be released, researchers chose to retract the old samples.

The oldest virus was Pandoravirus yedoma, 48,500 years old—a record for a frozen virus resuming its infectious state after being frozen.

This surpasses the previous record set by the same researchers in 2013, who discovered a 30,000-year-old virus in Siberia.

As per Science Alert, the new strain is one of 13 viruses with unique genomes that were described in the study.

While the Pandoravirus was found in the bottom of a lake in Yukechi Alas, Russia, Yakutia, other viruses have been found in various places, including Siberian wolf guts and mammoth fur.

Also Read: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: An Accident Or A Deliberate Disaster?


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