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Drug Ivermectin inhibits the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

April 5, 2020

Monash scientists have shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world can kill the virus within 48 hours. This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Scientists from the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) showed that a single dose of the drug, Ivermectin, could stop the […]

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COVID-19 patients can be infectious even after their symptomatic recovery

March 30, 2020

In a new study, researchers found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared. The research letter was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Time Kinetics of Viral Clearance and Resolution of […]

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Scientists have identified at least eight strains of coronavirus spread across the globe.

March 29, 2020

Scientists have identified at least eight strains of coronavirus as the bug wreaks havoc spreading across the globe. More than 2,000 genetic sequences of the virus have been submitted from labs to the open database NextStain, which shows it mutating on maps in realtime, according to the site. Think of the open-source project Nextstrain.org as an outbreak museum. Labs […]

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COVID-19: learning from experience

March 28, 2020

COVID-19: learning from experience The Lancet Published:March 28, 2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30686-3 Over the past 2 weeks, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has marched relentlessly westward. On March 13, WHO said that Europe was now the centre of the pandemic. A few days later, deaths in Italy surpassed those in China. Iran and Spain had also […]

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Baby Named Corona After Novel Virus

March 23, 2020

The girl’s uncle, Nitesh Tripathi, decided to name the baby after the deadly virus because it has unified the world on one issue “Symbol Of Unity” . A newborn girl in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, has been named Corona, after the Coronavirus pandemic that has affected millions worldwide. She was born on Sunday. The baby, born […]

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Age, Sex, Existing Conditions of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

March 15, 2020

There are two sources that provide age, sex, and comorbidity statistics: The Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission published on Feb. 28 by WHO, [2] which is based on 55,924 laboratory confirmed cases. The report notes that “The Joint Mission acknowledges the known challenges and biases of reporting crude CFR early in an epidemic” (see also our discussion on: How to calculate […]

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