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Thailand Coronavirus News is a section dedicated to the new coronavirus that is causing an epidemic in China and fast spreading globally. The strain of coronavirus called Covid-19 or also commonly called the Wuhan coronavirus is genetically more potent and faster spreading than the SARS coronavirus. Currently teams are working to develop a new vaccine for this new coronavirus while other teams are...
Source: COVID-19-Heart-Issues  Feb 18, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19-Heart-Issues: A new study by researchers from the University College London, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Barts Heart Centre and the National Heart and Lung Institute-UK has found that more than 50% of patients who have been hospitalized with severe COVID-19 and who show raised levels of a protein called troponin have damage to t...
Source: COVID-19-Related Disseminated Leukoencephalopathy,   Feb 18, 2021  2 years ago
A new study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania involving brain MRIs of COVID-19 patients showed an alarmingly fact that many exhibited a condition known as Leukoencephalopathy.   Leukoencephalopathy refers to disorders of brain white matter. Neurologists have long appreciated the importance of white matter in the normal function of the central nervous system (CNS), and ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Reassortant Strains  Feb 17, 2021  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Reassortant Strains:  Since late 2020, Thailand Medical News has been predicting the emergence of reassortant strains during this COVID-19 pandemic in which the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus might combine with other coronaviruses or even other viruses to produce a totally new strain with unique characteristics.   Such a reassortant strain has finally emerged in Los Angeles although...
Source: COVID-19 Disease  Feb 17, 2021  2 years ago
A new French study by researchers from the Foundation Adolphe de Rothschild Hospital in Paris have found that COVID-19 causes a potentially dangerous eye condition in a segment of patients that are severely infected in which the formation of nodules are observed in the macular regions of the eyes.   The study findings report 9 patients (1/9 [11%] woman and 8/9 [89%] men, mean age 56 ±...
Source: B.1.526 Variant  Feb 16, 2021  2 years ago
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology while using a newly developed software tool by the institute called the Variant Database (VDB) to monitor the rapid changing landscape of spike mutations, chanced upon an emerging lineage of viral isolates in the New York region that shares mutations with previously reported variants. The most common sets of spike mutations in this new vari...
Source: B.1.525 Variant  Feb 16, 2021  2 years ago
While the United Kingdom is celebrating its milestone of hitting more than 15 million vaccinations, a new concerning SARS-CoV-2 variant has made its debut in the country with more than 32 cases so far identified and more worrisome is the fact that there could be thousands more as the new variant also yields a S gene dropout in PCR tests, making it more difficult to be picked up by current testing ...
Source: A.23.1 Variant  Feb 16, 2021  2 years ago
Researchers from Uganda and the United Kingdom have identified a new SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern deemed as being more lethal that is currently circulating in Uganda.   The study team comprising of researchers from the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit-Uganda, the Central Public Health Laboratories of the Republic of Uganda, the  Institute for Evolutionary Biology, University ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Feb 15, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)-Germany, Heidelberg University-Germany,  Fundación Instituto Leloir-Argentina, University College Dublin-Ireland, Merck KGaA-Germany and Universidad Nacional de San Martín-Argentina has identified sequences in human proteins that might be used by SARS-CoV-2 to infect cel...
Source: Ebola/SARS-CoV-2 Reassortant Strain   Feb 15, 2021  2 years ago
The health minister in Guinea has just declared an Ebola outbreak a few hours ago and said that the country is entering an 'epidemic situation' as seven Ebola cases have been confirmed including three deaths while the country is still in the midst of a COVID-19 crisis. Certain experts are predicting the high possibility of a reassortant strain emerging from the region. Such a recombin...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants-Q677H And Q677P  Feb 15, 2021  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Variants : A team of researchers from University of Bern-Switzerland, University of New Mexico-USA, Microbial Genome Sequencing Center-Pittsburg, Louisiana State University, Icahn Mt Sinai School of Medicine, Louisiana Department of Health, New Mexico Department of Health, Wyoming Public Health Laboratory and the University of Pittsburgh have discovered new variants emerging in the Unit...
Source: COVID Brain Fog  Feb 15, 2021  2 years ago
COVID Brain Fog: According to a new study by researchers from John Hopkins University, the typical ‘COVID brain fog; symptom experienced by many infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could be due to the occlusion of brain capillaries by large megakaryocyte cells.   According to the study abstract, “Evidence suggests brain involvement in the COVID-19 disease. Manifestations in a...
Source: COVID-19 Third And Fourth Waves  Feb 14, 2021  2 years ago
For those still living in “Lalaland’ and thinking that with the advent of the COVID-19 vaccines, things would go back to normal soon, air travel would would resume, the tourism industry will start to return back to normal and that border closures and lock downs will cease to exists, there is a huge rude shock awaiting them: the COVID-19 pandemic is going to last for a few years, at lea...
Source: Long COVID  Feb 13, 2021  2 years ago
Long COVID: German researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in a new study have found that almost 50% of ‘recovered’ COVID-19 patients exhibit moderate to severe chronic fatigue syndrome six months or more.   The study done at the Charité Fatigue Center with clinical immunologists and rheumatologist, neurologists and cardiologists at the Charit&ea...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variant N679S   Feb 12, 2021  2 years ago
A new SARS-CoV-2 Variant N679S has been found in a new born child exhibiting seizures in the United States and according to physicians and medical researchers from the Children’s National Hospital-Center for Genetic Medicine Research, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, alarmi...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Feb 12, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A news research led by scientist from University of California-San Diego along with researchers from Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, Rutgers State University-New Jersey and University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to infect the brain pericytes and could also serve as reservoirs of the virus that contributes to viral persistence...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 11, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 News:  Contrary to past claims by so called ‘experts’, and also ‘findings’ from ‘half-baked’studies, a new study by researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that past exposure to seasonal coronaviruses (CoVs), which cause the common cold, does not result in the production of antibodies that ...
Source: COVID Drugs  Feb 11, 2021  2 years ago
COVID Drugs: A new randomized clinical trial conducted by researchers from Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford-UK and also involving medical scientists from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)-UK,  Eynsham Medical Group-UK, White Horse Medical Practice-UK, Imperial College-UK, University of Nottingham-UK and STAT...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 10, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new research by scientists from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Centre,  Chulalongkorn University-Thailand, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital-Thailand, Duke-NUS Medical School-Singapore, Yangzhou University-China,  Kasetsart University-Thailand, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory and the Biological Threat Reduction Program, Defens...
Source: Neurocovid  Feb 10, 2021  2 years ago
Neurocovid: A new study by researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has found that the common symptoms of “brain fog” and confusion as a result of COVID-19 infection and even in those ‘recovered’ irrespective if they were asymptomatic, mild, moderate or hospitalized severe cases, are caused by inflammatory molecules in the cerebral spinal fluid. The study te...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 09, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have in a new study confirmed that the new U.K. SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 is more deadly contradicting earlier claims that it was only more infectious but may not cause more severe illness.   The B.1.1 7 variant also known as VOC 202012/01 was first detected in the United Kingdom in September 2020 and has ...
Source: Coronavirus News  Feb 09, 2021  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: Researchers from the School of Medicine at Washington University have in a new study identified SARS-CoV-2 mutations that escape monoclonal antibodies and polyclonal immune sera.   The neutralizing antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein are a goal of COVID-19 vaccines and have received emergency use authorization as therapeutics.   However, viral escape m...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Feb 08, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: More emerging study data is indicating that disruptions in the healthy functioning of the gut microbiome could also be a contributing factor to disease severity in COVID-19 patients.   Typically the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract contains over 1,000 symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms, which are known to play a key role in health via host metabolism, physiology, nu...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Feb 08, 2021  2 years ago
U.S. Medical News: Good news for Americans in that COVID-19 infection rates, death rates and also hospitalization rates have gone down over the last 7 days. However disturbing news is emerging that more than 501 deaths have been officially reported in America as a result of the COVID-19 vaccines and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Many such deaths are deliberately not being registered by hosp...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 08, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new variant called B.1.258 that is fast spreading across certain parts or Europe has been discovered in Czech Republic and Slovakia carrying the ∆H69/∆V70 deletion, the N439K  and numerous other mutations. https://virological.org/t/b-1-258-a-sars-cov-2-variant-with-h69-v70-in-the-spike-protein-circulating-in-the-czech-republic-and-slovakia/613 Credit: Istock/vchal &nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Feb 08, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by Swedish researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Uppsala University, Sahlgrenska University, Karolinska Institutet, Lund University, and Halland Hospital-Sweden shows that sudden cardiac arrest is more often fatal in people with COVID-19.   The medical scientists initiated the research to study the characteristics and outcome among cardiac arrest case...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Feb 07, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Last Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new revisions to its emergency use authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 convalescent plasma on the basis of the latest clinical trial study findings. https://www.fda.gov/media/141477/download?source=email   The new revision stipulates that only high-titer COVID-19 convalescent plasma can be used and only in hospita...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 07, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Despite claims that the initial Mink Cluster 5 Variants that were found in Denmark and also in the Netherlands had only infected a few people and that authorities including WHO had things in control since November, it has been emerging over the weeks that this is far from the truth. From the initial 11 humans who were infected with the variants in Denmark, it is becoming more appare...
Source: Coronavirus News  Feb 06, 2021  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center-California and the University of California, Los Angeles have in a new study confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to infect and damage the pancreas directly, challenging the initial hypothesis that organ damages including the pancreas were only due to effects of cytokine storms alone and not direct viral invasion.  ...
Source: Coronavirus News  Feb 05, 2021  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: A new study by researchers from University of Bielefeld-Germany, the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf-Germany and also Harvard Medical School-USA has confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can invade and damage the liver. The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...
Source: India COVID-19  Feb 05, 2021  2 years ago
India COVID-19: Researchers from Duke University-North Carolina and the University of Chicago and the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy-Mumbai in a new study found that COVID-19 cases in the southern state of Karnataka, India, are nearly 95 times greater than reported.   The study findings along with many other previous studies involving seroprevalence indicate the rate of COVID-19 ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 05, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City warns that young COVID-19 survivors despite having antibodies can still easily get reinfected.   The study findings found that seropositive young adults had about one-fifth the risk of subsequent infection compared with seronegative individuals.   The resear...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Evolution  Feb 04, 2021  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Evolution: Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in a new study found that in a recurring pattern of evolution, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus evades immune responses by selectively deleting small bits of its genetic sequence.   According to the study abstract, “Zoonotic pandemics, like that caused by SARS-CoV-2, can follow the spillover of animal vir...
Source: COVID-19 Antivirals  Feb 04, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antivirals: Japanese researchers from National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo and the Tokyo University of Science have in a new study found that oxidized cholesterol derivatives or oxysterol exhibits potent antiviral activity against the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus.   Developments of effective antiviral drugs targeting SARS-CoV-2 are urgently needed to combat the COVID-19 disea...
Source: COVID-19 Mutations  Feb 03, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Mutations: Authorities from Public Health England have reported alarming discovery this week: The B.1.1.7 variant that has brought that country to its knees appears to be further mutating to gain a mutation that could help it elude vaccines. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/957504/Variant_of_ Concern_VOC_202012_01_Technical_Br...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Feb 03, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: A new study by researchers from National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine has found that zinc supplementation enhances the efficacy of certain repurposed drugs such as triclabendazole and emetine. The SARS-CoV-2 has caused vast number of infections and fatalities worldwide with almost 104 million infections and more than 2.25 milli...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 02, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Globally a new phenomenon is being witnessed in which those that never had a history of diabetes before but upon being infected with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are experiencing a sudden elevation of blood sugar levels and in some cases are ending up with full blown diabetes weeks after so called ‘COVID-19 recovery.’ https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-covi...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Feb 02, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: A new study by researchers from the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor-USA has discovered that a sub-group of COVID-19 patients exhibit high bleeding risk contradicting an initial advocated protocol of administering high dose anticoagulants throughout the duration of their disease course.   From the study abstract, “Typically pat...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs  Feb 01, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Herbs: Scientists from King Fahd Medical Research Center at King Abdulaziz University in a new study have demonstrated the antiviral effects of two medicinal herbs: Hypericum perforatum also called St. John's Wort and Echinacea or Purple Cone Flower against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the pathogen that causes COVID-19.the study showed that each herb as well as the two combined, e...
Source: Vaccine News  Feb 01, 2021  2 years ago
Vaccine News: We at Thailand medical News are typically skeptical about all the various COVID-19 vaccines being promoted currently due to the fact that many were developed in such a rush, bypassing standard testing and procedures, lack of transparency  coupled with the fact that the past track record of coronavirus vaccines have not been very successful, often causing more problems for the te...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Feb 01, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new study by researchers from University of Montreal-Canada,New York University-USA, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-Spain, Universidade de São Paulo-Brazil, Mayo Clinic-USA, San Francisco General Hospital-USA,  Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute-USA And Université Laval-Canada has found that the existing anti-inflammatory oral drug drug-Colchicine could be rep...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jan 31, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from Emerging Pathogens Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and University of California-San Francisco’s Quantitative Bioscience Institute (QBI) have in a new study found a exsiting cancer drug called Aplidin effective against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus including the newly emergent B.1.1.7 variant.   The cancer drug Aplidin is mad...
Source: COVID-19 Antivirals  Jan 31, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antivirals: A new international research involving scientist from Universidad Católica de Valencia-Spain, Kyoto University-Japan, University of Vienna-Austria, Pingla Thana Mahavidyalaya-India, Indian Statistical Institute-India, University of South Florida-USA, University of Otago-New Zealand, University of Padova-Italy, Yarmouk University-Jordan, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical...
Source: Coronavirus News  Jan 30, 2021  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: A new study by researchers from the University of Belize and National Sun Yat-Sen University-Taiwan have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to resists extreme variations in temperature and compared to initial studies done in the beginning of the pandemic, the new findings show that temperature changes between the winter and summer months have a negligible effect o...
Source: Vitamins, Steroids and Retinoids For COVID-19   Jan 30, 2021  2 years ago
Vitamins, steroids and retinoids can be used as adjuvants to treat COVID-19 according to a new study by scientists from the University of Bristol.   According to the study abstract, “The study team investigated the binding of linoleate and other potential ligands to the recently discovered fatty acid binding site in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein by using docking and molecular dynamics ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Jan 29, 2021  2 years ago
A new study led by scientists  from Columbia University shows warning signs that recently emerged SARS-CoV-2 variants such as the B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and B.1.1.28 variants have become worryingly resistant to monoclonal antibody therapies, plasma from convalescent patients and sera from vaccinated individuals. This new study findings contradict earlier studies the last few days published by cer...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jan 28, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs. While America and the United Kingdom along their so called ‘experts’ and corrupted politicians are constantly denouncing generic drugs that can be repurposed to treat COVID-19, supplements and herbs that can be used as adjuvants to also treat SARS-CoV-2 infections, more countries overseas are now beginning to accept ivermectin for use as both a prophylaxis and also as a...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Contest  Jan 28, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Contest: In a spirit of getting more involvement from our readers, we are organizing a simple contest for all our readers around the world, simply read the recently published preprint study by researchers from Moderna and the US NIH and tell us the flaws and hidden facts from the study claiming that its vaccines work on the new SARS-CoV-2 variants.   The preprint study can be found...
Source: Research News  Jan 28, 2021  2 years ago
Research News: A new international study led by scientists from Francis Crick Institute involving numerous other research institutions has revealed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus  interacts with two heme metabolites, bilirubin and biliverdin, to escape the antibody-mediated host immune responses.   According to the study abstract, “The coronaviral spike is the dominant viral ant...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  Jan 27, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Innovations: A new U.S.NIH-funded study led by researchers from Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) shows the potential of a remarkably adaptable, nanoparticle-based approach to coronavirus vaccine development. A new coronavirus vaccine approach works by attaching many spike protein receptor-binding domains (RBDs) to an engineered...
Source: Vaccine News  Jan 27, 2021  2 years ago
Vaccine News: Media outlets are abuzz in the last 24 hours about a warning letter sent to the US FDA and Pfizer by a leading immunologist cum scientist in Pennslyvania, Dr  Hooman Noorchashm.   The letter warns about the immunological danger of COVID-19 Vaccination in recently convalescent and asymptomatic carriers most especially to those who are elderly, frail or have significant car...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jan 27, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from Erasmus Medical Center-Netherlands and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-USA have found that the SARS-CoV-2 rapidly adapts to Vero E6 cell culture propagation that is often used in in vitro studies, hence not proper representing the actual viral life cycle as would be in a typical human host setting and can sometimes also lead to misleading laborator...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Jan 26, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: A new meta study by researchers from  University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Policlinico University Hospital of Bari-Italy, A. Xhuvani University of Elbasan-Albania and Riuniti University Hospital of Foggia-Italy have shown that probiotics play a vital role in the immune system and helps COVID-19 patients to recover faster leading to its possible role as adjuvants in C...
Source: Vaccine News  Jan 26, 2021  2 years ago
Vaccine News: A new study by researchers from University of East Anglia, Norwich-UK led by Professor Dr Alastair Grant and Professor Dr Paul R Hunter indicates that the current COVID-19 vaccines will not be able to attain herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim thousands of lives each day and cause severe disruptions to ordinary lif...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Jan 25, 2021  2 years ago
U.S. Medical News: The United States, the country with the most so called ‘experts’ who spend half of their time on twitter (No one really know if they truly work or really have jobs or are just some unknown individual in real life that do not really matter in the course of things!), ‘fact checkers’ (mostly garbage with no medical trainings) and tech giants that are control...
Source: COVID-19 Questions  Jan 25, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Questions: Am interesting query that is currently on the minds of many with brains and intelligence (Less than 5 per cent of the global population and less than 0.01 of Thailand’s population) is whether or not individuals receiving an mRNA-based vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 will experience changes in their DNA in cells “infected” by the encapsulated mRNA.   Already ...

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