There had been the depiction of the covid19 virus by a barbed fearful looking creature in 3D by most people even as the sciences are still trying hard to make headway in unveiling the mystery behind this virus.
However, a more in-depth study of the virus under electronic microscope rather shows that, the virus is “a fringe of a large, round bulbous surface projections which are rounded or petal shaped, creating an image reminiscent of the solar corona or halo”
That was what a 1968 report in the journal, Nature had to describe it.
A virologist of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Dr. Mohammed Mutocheluh also described the deadly virus thus, “the spikes sit on a lipid layer called envelope protein. Underneath the envelope protein is another structure called the N protein that gives it a spherical shape.”
Albeit, the corona virus might be a spherical shape with spikes, but a closer study shows that, it doesn’t really look like the pictures we continually see on the internet.
Below are two pictures showing how we assumed the corona virus looked and how exactly it appears: