Two thousand and twenty (2020) will forever be remembered as the year of Coronavirus. It is impossible to forget the suffering and the impact that this virus has led on the life of every citizen and family of the world.
Seeing the consequences that this pandemic brought and considering that our Vison sees Knowledge as one of our fundamental features, we decided to partner up with Hospital San Raffaele of Milan, to help those who are more in need.
So we crated an Element of our Collection that could represent a tribute to all of the MEDICAL STAFF throughout the world that risked their life by helping those who have contracted SARS-CoV-2, and at the same time create a way to donate money to charity…
All proceeds due to the sale of the Hoodie –𝐕𝐈𝐑𝐔𝐒– will be donated to the hospital in order to give them the possibility to buy extra medicine and medical equipment for their patients.
Il SARS-CoV-2 colloquially known as Covid 19, is the acronym of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2.
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is a viral strain belonging to the subgenus Sarbecovirus, of the subfamily of coronaviruses (Orthocoronavirinae), responsible for diseases ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, but only six (229E, NL63, OC43, HKU1, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV) were previously known for their ability to infect humans; therefore SARS-CoV-2 is the seventh.
It is believed to have zoonotic origins and has close genetic similarity to bat coronaviruses, suggesting it emerged from a bat-borne virus.
The SARS-CoV-2 genome has 89% nucleotides identical to those of SARS-like-CoVZXC21 (common in bats) and 82% identical to those of SARS-CoV; however, only 40% of the amino acids coincide with those of the SARS-related coronaviruses.
Like other coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 features four structural proteins, known as: S (spike), E (envelope), M (membrane) and N (nucleocapsid) protein; protein N contains the RNA genome while proteins S, E and M together create the viral capsid. However, Covid-19 shows some mutations.
In its Spike protein, particularly compact crests are formed on the surface, capable of creating bonds with the human receptor four times stronger than those of other viruses, making it very lethal and easier to contract.