Plasma therapy: Identifying multiple antibodies that neutralise COVID-19 can lead to better treatment
Convalescent patients’ plasma, that contains antibodies produced by the immune response, has led to clinical improvement in patients
The preliminary findings, in the first eight people, must be repeated in thousands of people, to find out if the vaccine works in the real world.
‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: A personal recount of a New York teen who battled the new COVID-19 syndrome
The CDC is calling the new symptom - Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children - and it appears weeks after a child is infected.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Should we be optimistic for an effective vaccine to be developed for COVID-19?
Vaccines gives our body a harmless flavour of the virus, alerting the immune response to generate antibodies to fight the infection.
Coronavirus Outbreak: An inexplicable link between people with Vitamin D deficiency getting infected with COVID-19
Vitamin D supplements over a long period of time can cause calcium build-up and can weaken the bones, damage kidneys and the heart.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Not just while coughing or sneezing, microdroplets released while we talk can also spread the virus
While conversing, people can release thousands of microdroplets that can stay in the air for an average of eight to 14 minutes.
Disappearance of the first SARS virus: Why do we need a vaccine for COVID-19 but didn't for the other?
SARS-CoV-1 was more aggressive and lethal but SARS-CoV-2 spreads faster and sometimes with hidden symptoms.
COVID toes could be an epiphenomenon that is a symptom that may accompany a disease without being causally related.
Smokers or people with COPD have an higher death rate and risk of sever complications from Coronavirus
This study found that critically ill COVID-19 patients with COPD had a 63 percent risk of severe disease and a 60 percent risk of mortality.
Extreme vigilance is needed to ensure a second wave of COVID-19 infections don't spread as countries ease lockdowns
WHO chief said lifting restrictions were “complex and difficult” and the “slow, steady lifting of lockdowns” is key to protecting lives and livelihoods.
Glenmark begins Phase 3 trials of antiviral drug Favipiravir to check efficacy on COVID-19 patients in India
Clinical trials are estimated to be completed by July-August and over 10 government and private hospitals are enrolled for the study.
The reproduction rate of a virus is a measure of its transmission or the number of new infections generated by each case.
An end can occur not because a disease is defeated but because people grow tired of the panic and learn to live with it.
We should not be surprised if the virus is found in the semen since this has happened with other viruses like Ebola and Zika.
ACE2 is found in the heart, kidneys and it is thought to play a role in how the infection progresses into the lungs.
Worldwide the novel coronavirus has infected more than 3.6 million people and killed over a quarter-million,
Cultural factors, like the social distancing that is built into certain societies like Thailand and India, may give some countries more protection.
As of May 2020, there are 182 treatments and 99 different vaccines being developed globally.
Sanofi will enroll thousands of subjects to participate in its Coronavirus vaccine trials in order to get data sooner
Late-stage trials with thousands of subjects comparing the vaccine to placebo are expected to take place by year-end or early 2021.
Putting an entire country under lockdown makes surveillance and management of the virus less efficient as the resources and manpower are stretched thin.