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Mathematical models use to predict severity of the COVID-19 in India carried elements of bias, assumptions: IJMR
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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.

COVID-19 may infect the respiratory centre of the brains, nervous system says CSIR researchers
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COVID-19 may infect the respiratory centre of the brains, nervous system says CSIR researchers

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
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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
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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.

German biotech company CureVac to launch human trials for an experimental Coronavirus vaccine
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German biotech company CureVac to launch human trials for an experimental Coronavirus vaccine

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
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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
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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
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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
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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."

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
India

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.”

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."

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.

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.

Masks and social distancing help control Coronavirus but hand washing and other measures still need to be followed
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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.

Patients treated with Donald Trump touted drug combo — hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin — three times more likely to die
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Patients treated with Donald Trump touted drug combo — hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin — three times more likely to die

Trump, promoted hydroxychloroquine and called the combination potentially “one of the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine” in a tweet.

Former or current Cancer patients infected with Coronavirus have higher death rates finds new study
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Former or current Cancer patients infected with Coronavirus have higher death rates finds new study

Cancer treatments can affect the lungs or immune system years later and impact the odds of surviving coronavirus.

Warning against the second wave of Coronavirus, Europe's CDC director says 'it’s not the time now to completely relax'
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Warning against the second wave of Coronavirus, Europe's CDC director says 'it’s not the time now to completely relax'

We are still in the throes of a pandemic and we do not know for how long the virus plans on sticking around.