Limiting testing and isolation to Covid-19 patients with symptoms won't curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the analysis says.
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 fall in daily cases has come amid allegations of "many state governments controlling COVID-19 testing to show reduced numbers of cases"
Reopening Mumbai local trains tougher than resuming public transport elsewhere, says state disaster management secy
In an interview with Firstpost, Kishor Raje Nimbalkar talks about how the Maharashtra government is planning to allow the general public to board Mumbai locals while preventing COVID-19 transmission
Newborns of COVID-19-positive mothers at low risk of infection if strict hygiene measures taken, finds study
Taking strict precautions against COVID-19 transmission protects not only newborns but also the hospital staff who serve multiple patients
Calcium-rich salt solution FEND can reduce aerosols released by COVID-19 patients by upto 98%, shows study
It was further found that while masks were able to reduce the large particles FEND, made by Boston-based technology startup Sensory Cloud, was more effective in reducing the smaller particles
Uncertainty over long-term immune response has implications for efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine, say experts
In an editorial in the ICMR's, Indian Journal of Medical Research, experts also said that continued use of masks and other measures may be advocated if evidence shows a possible role of asymptomatic persons in COVID-19 transmission
Experts traditionally consider the contagion zone in an airplane to extend two rows in front and behind the infected person.
The findings have implications in many countries including India, where new reported cases are fluctuating, but overall, still on the rise.
The doodle reinforces that wearing masks can save lives, in the midst of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the globe.
An airborne virus can be carried through aerosols in its viable form. In the case of many other infectious viruses, this has been a yes or no scenario.
Not only is fever screening unreliable, infrared thermometry puts the device's operator at risk. It also gives people who pass the test a false sense of security.
Research shows aerosols from toilets can be source of SARS-CoV-2 spread; close lid before flushing to prevent COVID-19 transmission
Some studies have shown that toilets and wastewater systems can also be one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19 in a community where the source of infection is unknown
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) used laser light-scattering technology to investigate evidence of speech-generated droplets.
It is important to note that these are new findings; it was previously believed that the virus cannot cross the placenta and infect the baby.
A statement released by two top ENTs in the UK suggests that a loss of sense of smell, or anosmia, is one of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus.