Those with weakened immunity, such as diabetes and cancer patients, and those taking steroids for a long period of time are more vulnerable to the infection, a health expert said
Researchers noted that the D614G mutation in the coronavirus spike protein likely emerged in early 2020, and is now the most prevalent and dominant form of the virus in many countries around the world
Some experts are asking for the male reproductive system to be considered a vulnerable route and high-risk organ of COVID-19 infection by the WHO.
Post COVID-19 care: Risk of readmission and death highest in first ten days after hospital discharge, says study
Observing that there was limited data on the initial outcomes after hospitalisation, researchers set out to measure the rate of readmission, reasons for readmission and rate of death after hospital discharge among the patients with COVID-19
New antiviral oral drug molnupiravir completely suppresses coronavirus transmission within 24 hours in ferrets, claims study
Researchers claim that MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or molnupiravir is the first orally available drug to quickly block SARS-CoV-2 and has the potential of being ground-breaking
The SARS-CoV-2 spike protein was found in neuron cells, suggesting that neurons associated with smell may be infected.
In order to reduce the premature deaths and other irreversible health issues caused due to COVID-19, nineteen scientists from around the world have proposed a new three-phase plan called the Fair Priority Model for the distribution of the vaccine
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 reinfection in Hong Kong, EU, India don't change vaccine agenda, experts say
The intensity and duration of the immune response against SARS-CoV-2 is a crucial in determining how long vaccines will be effective for, and how frequently a booster is needed.
COVID-19 spread may hasten during winter, suggest Indian scientists, as study shows high caseload in colder regions
Biochemists Dr Chandi Mandal and Dr Mahaveer Singh Panwar concluded that cold environment may be an additional risk factor for SARS-CoV-2 infection
US study claims low dose radiation therapy could help treat pneumonia in COVID-19 patients; results under peer review
Preliminary results of a US study showed that within 24 hours of receiving low-dose radiation therapy, four COVID-19 patients with pneumonia showed rapid improvement in their breathing
COVID-19 treatment: Study suggests cellular nanosponges could restrict SARS-CoV-2 virus multiplication; animal trials underway
Studies conducted by researchers at UC San Diego showed that cellular nanosponges could reduce the ability of SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 disease to infect host cells
American study, involving 7.5 lakh COVID-19 patients, finds individuals with blood group 'O' less likely to contract coronavirus
A study of 7.5 lakh coronavirus patients found that individuals with 'O' blood type were around 9-18% less likely to test positive for COVID-19 than individuals with other blood types
Various studies have shown that people presenting with mild symptoms of COVID-19 may also suffer from irreversible damage to the vital organs of the body.
With this study, the doctors concluded that elderly people with long-standing diabetes are at a higher risk of dying due to COVID-19.
The researchers found that the risk of transmission was more prominent within the household and that too before the symptoms of COVID-19 were noted.
Scientists have so far reported 6,822 mutations of SARS-CoV-2 virus globally, out of which 300 have shown to repeat themselves in different patients.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Bill Gates lauds Narendra Modi government for taking 'proactive measures' in tackling pandemic
Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has commended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and his government's 'proactive measures' such as lockdown and expansion of focused testing in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in India.
'No compensation': Japanese PM Shinzo Abe criticised for 'insensitive, aristocratic' stay home message
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s “stay home” message has fueled anger and accusations that he was insensitive to people who cannot rest at home because the government’s social distancing measures are voluntary and don’t come with compensation.
WHO chief defends coronavirus response after Donald Trump's criticism, says 'politicising' virus will lead to many more body bags
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for unity and a halt to “politicisation” of the global health crisis, specifically urging China and the United States to show “honest leadership”.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Ajinkya Rahane donates Rs 10 lakh to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund for fight against COVID-19
Rahane has donated Rs 10 lakh to the Maharastra Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.