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COVID-19 vaccines: Could a single vaccine work against SARS, MERS, other coronaviruses?
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COVID-19 vaccines: Could a single vaccine work against SARS, MERS, other coronaviruses?

Researchers are working on prototypes of a so-called 'pancoronavirus vaccines' with promising, but early, results from experiments on animals.

Prenatal exposures to COVID-19 even without maternal infection will affect future generations, claims study
Health

Prenatal exposures to COVID-19 even without maternal infection will affect future generations, claims study

The researchers point out that contracting the COVID-19 infection during pregnancy can affect fetal and postnatal development negatively, as many other viral infections have previously shown to do.

Study shows similarities in host-viral interactions in SARS, MERS and COVID-19 viruses, suggests common drug treatment
India

Study shows similarities in host-viral interactions in SARS, MERS and COVID-19 viruses, suggests common drug treatment

Since the three viruses belong to the same family, experts believe they may share some vulnerabilities which could be exploited to treat the diseases caused by these viruses

COVID-19 treatment: Fabiflu by Glenmark, HCQ, Remdesivir and other drugs that are being used to treat coronavirus patients
India

COVID-19 treatment: Fabiflu by Glenmark, HCQ, Remdesivir and other drugs that are being used to treat coronavirus patients

Favipiravir is an antiviral drug which was developed by a Japanese pharma company, Fujifilm Toyama Chemical, to treat influenza.

Antibodies acquired after coronavirus infection won't be effective for very long: Study
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Antibodies acquired after coronavirus infection won't be effective for very long: Study

The results offer a strong note of caution against the idea of 'immunity certificates' for people who have recovered from COVID-19.

What makes coronavirus an 'ace' at invading cells? Blame its club-shaped protein spike and a molecule in the human body
India

What makes coronavirus an 'ace' at invading cells? Blame its club-shaped protein spike and a molecule in the human body

In the months since the coronavirus stormed on to the world’s stage, millions have been infected and billions of other lives affected indirectly

Coronavirus Outbreak: Researchers look hopefully at Llamas' antibodies to give us a COVID-19 vaccine
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Researchers look hopefully at Llamas' antibodies to give us a COVID-19 vaccine

Llamas’ antibodies are also easily manipulated and can be fused with other antibodies, including human's, and remain stable.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Governments knew a pandemic was a threat – here's why they weren't better prepared
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Governments knew a pandemic was a threat – here's why they weren't better prepared

Every country needs to understand and learn from how others are analysing, planning and have dealt with similar emergencies in the past.

Unregulated use of plasma therapy for COVID-19 can be harmful, writes expert; can expose patients to serious transfusion-related risks
India

Unregulated use of plasma therapy for COVID-19 can be harmful, writes expert; can expose patients to serious transfusion-related risks

It is a promising solution at the present gloomy situation, but till we have reliable evidence on utility unregulated use is to be avoided

Phase 3 results on Gilead coronavirus drug encouraging; a look at other potential COVID-19 treatments under trial
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Phase 3 results on Gilead coronavirus drug encouraging; a look at other potential COVID-19 treatments under trial

California-based biotech company Gilead Sciences and the US government reported that in a major study, remdesivir shortened the time it takes for COVID-19 patients to recover by four days on average

Gilead rubbishes claim that antiviral drug, Remdesivir, failed to help Coronavirus patients in Chinese trial
World

Gilead rubbishes claim that antiviral drug, Remdesivir, failed to help Coronavirus patients in Chinese trial

Doctors suggest antiviral drugs would be most effective when administered as early as possible as it helps keep the virus from replicating in the blood.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Leaked results of a clinical trial hints Gliead's Remdesivir could be possible COVID-19 cure
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Leaked results of a clinical trial hints Gliead's Remdesivir could be possible COVID-19 cure

During the trial, 113 patients were treated with the drug, most were discharged from the hospital in under a week, and only two died.

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO is no scapegoat; Trump is justified in freezing funds for China’s geopolitical instrument that did little to contain spread of the pandemic
World

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO is no scapegoat; Trump is justified in freezing funds for China’s geopolitical instrument that did little to contain spread of the pandemic

The novel coronavirus could have been stopped in its tracks multiple times had the WHO shown a little more spine in standing up to China

Coronavirus Outbreak: WHO’s policy failures and capitulation to China fueled deadly pandemic; DG Tedros must be held accountable
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: WHO’s policy failures and capitulation to China fueled deadly pandemic; DG Tedros must be held accountable

There’s enough evidence now to conclusively argue that instead of anticipating and preempting the worst pandemic in a century, World Health Organization’s capitulation to China and series of bewildering policy failures have misled and delayed international response, thereby exacerbating fatally the pathogen’s impact.

Past and future of Coronavirus Outbreak: Inside humanity's battle to contain pathogen that has paralysed the world
India

Past and future of Coronavirus Outbreak: Inside humanity's battle to contain pathogen that has paralysed the world

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-generation event and while the response by policymakers has often been slow, physicians, scientists, and health-care workers have risen to the challenge.

Do those who get COVID-19 become immune to it after recovery?
Health

Do those who get COVID-19 become immune to it after recovery?

The evidence we have for the number of recoveries so far is encouraging - close to 110,000 have recovered and not faced complications since.

Coronavirus Outbreak FAQ: N95 masks, safe meat, how to stay informed on latest as Covid-19 pandemic spreads further
World

Coronavirus Outbreak FAQ: N95 masks, safe meat, how to stay informed on latest as Covid-19 pandemic spreads further

The Indian government has set up a 24x7 helpline for queries about the virus and its victims, with the number of cases rising quickly in many Asian countries.

What we know so far about drug therapy for novel coronavirus
Health

What we know so far about drug therapy for novel coronavirus

Here is a list of drug treatments being experimented with right now, along with their effectiveness.

Coronavirus cases spike in Asian countries, crush theory that warmer weather could stem the spread
World

Coronavirus cases spike in Asian countries, crush theory that warmer weather could stem the spread

Some symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to winter influenza which spreads in colder temperatures.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Busting 12 common misconceptions you may have about COVID-19
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Busting 12 common misconceptions you may have about COVID-19

A good way to deal with fake news is to arm yourself with the facts and educate others.