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Thailand researchers believe horseshoe bats maybe the link to Coronavirus spread, collect samples for testing
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Thailand researchers believe horseshoe bats maybe the link to Coronavirus spread, collect samples for testing

They plan to collect 300 bats from a cave in the Chanthaburi province and will release them after the tests are completed.

Lilly's COVID-19 drug, specifically designed to treat the virus, could be authorized for use by September
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Lilly's COVID-19 drug, specifically designed to treat the virus, could be authorized for use by September

A monoclonal antibody drug developed against COVID-19 is likely to be more effective than repurposed medicines currently being tested against the virus.

Study finds that ventilators could be safely shared by two COVID-19 patients for up to two days
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Study finds that ventilators could be safely shared by two COVID-19 patients for up to two days

During acute shortages, ventilator sharing is a reasonable stopgap to support patients for short periods in centres with appropriate expertise.

Certain underlying conditions in patients could indicate when a person is more severely affected with COVID-19
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Certain underlying conditions in patients could indicate when a person is more severely affected with COVID-19

South Korean doctors wrote that diabetes, high body temperature, low oxygen saturation and pre-existing cardiac injury were the prognostic factors for severe COVID-19.

PPE's are effective in preventing Coronavirus infection in healthcare workers that are working in hospitals
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PPE's are effective in preventing Coronavirus infection in healthcare workers that are working in hospitals

Healthcare professionals working away from home had limited social interactions after work, which probably contributed to the absence of infection.

WHO takes back statement saying asymptomatic patients spreading COVID-19 is rare, says they can cause 40 percent of transmissions
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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."

Coronavirus Outbreak: What is antibody therapy, how does it work, who is developing them?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What is antibody therapy, how does it work, who is developing them?

Vaccines generate an immune response that can prevent someone from getting ill, whereas antibody-derived products are designed to treat disease.

Gilead's Remdesivir prevented lung disease in macaque monkeys infected with coronavirus: Study
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Gilead's Remdesivir prevented lung disease in macaque monkeys infected with coronavirus: Study

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
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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”.

Delhi’s COVID-19 infections will climb to more than half a million by July end, state doesn't have the hospital capacity to handle the outbreak
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Delhi’s COVID-19 infections will climb to more than half a million by July end, state doesn't have the hospital capacity to handle the outbreak

Despite a lockdown since March, the disease is spreading in India, at one of the world’s fastest rates as it re-opens a battered economy.

China defends its Coronavirus efforts in an 84 page report, says they 'wasted no time' in sharing information
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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.”

Vaccine for all: UK Lab aims to sidestep expensive drug industry to sell its potential COVID-19 vaccine at a cheaper rate
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Vaccine for all: UK Lab aims to sidestep expensive drug industry to sell its potential COVID-19 vaccine at a cheaper rate

The vaccine’s lower cost could appeal to large donor organizations that supply low-income countries and provide a cheaper alternative in affluent countries.

The jury is still out on Hydroxychloroquine after the global debacle have left scientists uncertain of its usage
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The jury is still out on Hydroxychloroquine after the global debacle have left scientists uncertain of its usage

The WHO paused its trials when The Lancet study showed the drug was tied to an increased risk of death in hospitalized patients.

Authors retract Lancet study that claimed higher death risk for COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.