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Mathematical models use to predict severity of the COVID-19 in India carried elements of bias, assumptions: IJMR
Estimates of modelling studies are "only as good as" the validity of the epidemiological or statistical model used and accuracy of assumptions made for modelling.
The new research paper implied that coronavirus could enter the human brain through the nose and reach the olfactory bulb of the brain.
Flushing the toilet can fling a cloud of Coronavirus aerosols up to 91 centimetres into the air, infecting another user
Growing evidence shows that coronavirus can be passed not only through respiratory droplets but also through virus-laden faeces.
Japanese researchers find presence of COVID-19 in sewage plants, proves to be an early warning signal for transmission
Public health experts say such sampling of sewage could be used to estimate the number of infected people in a region without testing every individual.
The WHO lists 11 experimental coronavirus vaccines is currently being tested on humans, according to a table posted on its website.
FDA rescinds approval for use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients, says risks outweighs the benefits
In a separate announcement, the FDA has warned doctors against prescribing the HCQ in combination with remdesivir, the other drug shown to help COVID-19 patients.
Health ministry recommends tocilizumab, HCQ, plasma therapy for patients in the moderate stage of COVID-19
HCQ has demonstrated in-vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2 and shown to be clinically beneficial in several small single-centre studies with significant limitations.
ICMR denies claims that it published a study saying India's coronavirus cases could peak by mid-November
The news reports attributing this study to ICMR are misleading. This refers to a non peer reviewed modelling, not carried out by ICMR and does not reflect the official position of ICMR, said the agency
WHO takes back statement saying asymptomatic patients spreading COVID-19 is rare, says they can cause 40 percent of transmissions
Maria van Kerkhove said, “Some estimates of around 40 percent of transmission may be due to asymptomatic (cases), but those are from models."
The antiviral drug, Remdesivir is the first drug shown to be effective against COVID-19 in human trials.
Ridiculous: Beijing dismisses Harvard study that suggests COVID-19 was already spreading in China, in August
The research uses satellite images of hospital parking lots in Wuhan and data for symptom-related queries on search engines for things like “cough” and “diarrhoea”.
China defends its Coronavirus efforts in an 84 page report, says they 'wasted no time' in sharing information
National Health Commission Chairman Ma Xiaowei said they "made an important contribution to the prevention and control of the epidemic around the world.”
Authors retract Lancet study that claimed higher death risk for COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine
An influential medical journal article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients was retracted on Thursday, adding to controversy around a drug championed by US President Donald Trump.
WHO will resume its trial of hydroxychloroquine after studies claiming increased death rates are called into question
WHO’s chief scientist said “We owe it to patients to have a definitive answer on whether or not a drug works."
Doctors will test ibuprofen to see if it reduces respiratory failure in patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms
The trial, known as "LIBERATE", will be a randomised study, with the recruitment of up to 230 patients expected over the coming months.
Relying on Herd immunity to fight Coronavirus is 'too large a risk', timely interventions can mitigate the spread: CSIR
Three different approaches are being taken for vaccine - One is an immune-boosting, another is a monoclonal antibody and the third is a convalescent plasma therapy.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Two studies that showed Hydroxychloroquine's negative effects on COVID-19 patients are being called into question
The study conducted on around 10,000 people tie the malaria drugs to a higher risk of death in hospitalized patients with the virus.
Animal testing: Scientists test several candidates on ferrets, monkeys in hopes of making a safe COVID-19 vaccine
Ferrets develop a fever and they also cough and sneeze, infecting each other much as people do.
Lancet journal says it's concerned about the validity of widely cited hydroxychloroquine study touted as a COVID-19 cure
The Lancet issued a correction regarding the location of some patients following criticism of its methodology but said the conclusions didn't change.
Masks and social distancing help control Coronavirus but hand washing and other measures still need to be followed
Researchers found single-layer cloth masks are less effective than surgical masks, while tight-fitting N95 masks provide the best protection.