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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: ADE and Delta Variant  Aug 13, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by French researchers from Aix-Marseille Université has alarmingly found that ADE or antibody dependent enhancement is indeed occurring in infections with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant.   The study findings were peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Infections. https://www.journalofinfection.com/article/S0163-4453(21)00392-3/fulltext   ADE or antibody dependent...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 13, 2021  1 year ago
Despite so many small randomized clinical trials and observational studies that showed Ivermectin could be used to treat COVID-19 during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians, researchers and individuals should stop attempting to treat COVID-19 with Ivermectin as the drug as no efficacy against most of the new variants that are currently dominating various countries. Thailand Medi...
Source: SARS-Co-2 Iota Variant  Aug 13, 2021  1 year ago
Iota Variant: Alarmingly, a new study by researchers from Columbia University and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has found that the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.526 variant increased the risk of mortality for older adults who contracted the virus.   The study also determined the transmission rate, immune escape ability, and infection fatality rate of the B.1.526 variant.   ...
Source: Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 Infections  Aug 12, 2021  1 year ago
The study findings from a new research by medical scientists from Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital-Boston and Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Boston have alarmingly revealed that patients with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs) despite receiving full doses of the various COVID-19 vaccines are still prone to breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections. Alarmingly ...
Source:Long COVID Updates  Aug 12, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19-Brain Fog: A new study by researchers from the University of Oxford has found that many non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients will exhibit brain fog for weeks or months after SARS-CoV-2 infection.   The study team intended to explore the lived experience of ‘brain fog’ ie the wide variety of neurocognitive symptoms that can follow COVID-19 infection.   Out of a study g...
Source: COVID-19 And Alcohol  Aug 11, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington that involved over 1,267 students over the aged of 18 in Southern Indiana showed that high alcohol-consumption increases the risk of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection that causes the COVID-19 disease. The primary aim of the study was to estimate the associations between high-risk alcohol consumption and (1) SARS...
Source: COVID-19-Immunology  Aug 11, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19-Immunology: American researchers from Dartmouth College-Hanover, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine-Baltimore and the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,NIH-Bethesda have in a study found that spike-specific FcγR-binding antibodies and IgM are crucial for effective neutralization and effector function of polyclonal responses to SARS-CoV-2. Although antibo...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Aug 11, 2021  1 year ago
Thailand Medical news is issuing this warning that local Thais should not attempt to self-prescribe any drugs that are being currently being studied for drug repurposing to treat COVID-19. Also all Thais should never take any herbs, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicines), supplements and even over the counter drugs (OTCs) such as NSAIDs without consulting a local Thai doctor first.   Also alway...
Source:   Aug 11, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Hospital-New York has found that the protein hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF1α), plays a critical cardioprotective role in COVID-19 patients. The study findings establishes a direct link of cardiac cellular responses to hypoxic stress with matching functional and histological data, serving ...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Aug 10, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: Researchers and physicians from the University of California-San Diego Health (A trauma hospital) report the clinical manifestation of a young and previously healthy COVID-19 patient developing CNS Lymphocytic Vasculitis.   Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis typically means that blood vessel walls in the brain and spine are inflamed (swollen).    T...
Source: COVID Nails  Aug 10, 2021  1 year ago
COVID Nails: Numerous studies are indicating that the manifestations of lines and grooves in the fingernails, which the media has labeled as “COVID Nails”is becoming a common occurrence in many COVID-19 recovered patients and could be a possible indicator for those who never got tested and were either asymptomatic or only had mild conditions that they were indeed infected with SARS-CoV...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Aug 09, 2021  1 year ago
SARS-CoV-2 Variants: A new study led by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-New York along with scientists from the University of California-San Francisco and Kansas State University warns that the SARS-CoV-2 variants are strategically evolving towards better Furin cleavage efficiency.   Typically for efficient cell entry and membrane fusion, SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein...
Source: Long COVID  Aug 09, 2021  1 year ago
Long-COVID: A new study by researchers from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute-Adelaide, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders University-South Australia has revealed that long COVID could be the result of persistent immune disturbances. According to the study team, increasing evidence suggests immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from SARS...
Source: COVID-19 Therapeutics  Aug 09, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Therapeutics: A new research led by scientists from Yale University along with other experts from University of Minnesota and Iowa State University has found that a crucial enzyme known as the Coronavirus 3′–5′ exoribonuclease (ExoN) promotes antiviral resistance hence making many identified drugs such as remdesivir, ivermectin and even identified antiviral phytochemical...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 08, 2021  1 year ago
A new ground breaking study led by oncology researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina has found that individuals with elevated levels of the lipid Sphingosine and a protein that it involved in its production called Acid Ceramidase (AC) in their blood were most likely to become asymptomatic when infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. However the study also found that those that h...
Source: Eta Variant  Aug 08, 2021  1 year ago
The ETA variant that debuts from Nigeria and has a typical “scamming” behavior in the sense that it cannot be detected by many present COVID-19 RT-PCR testing platforms is now worrying virologists and experts from around the world as it starts to become more prevalent in circulation and spread.   Thailand Medical News first reported about this variant at that time known as the B....
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 07, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new mouse based vivo study by researchers from the Scripps Research Institute-California along with scientist from the University of Texas and Sorrento Therapeutics Inc.-California have found that salicylanilides which are active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) found in drugs used to treat tapeworm infestations demonstrated efficacy in terms of inhibiting the SARS-CoV-2 coronav...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 07, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Keele University in the UK and the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Italy have demonstrated that the licensed cholesterol lowering drug fenofibrate and its active form (fenofibric acid) can significantly reduce SARS-COV-2 infection in human cells in the laboratory. Importantly, reduction of infection was obtained using conce...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 06, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from various medical and research institutions in China led by scientists from the State Key Laboratory of Virology-Wuhan University has found that it is the N or nucleocapsid proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that is activating the NLRP3 Inflammasomes resulting in hyperinflammation and not the spike proteins. Typically excessive inflammatory responses induced upon...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs And Phytochemicals  Aug 06, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Herbs And Phytochemicals: Yet another review study has emerged that confirms that the phytochemical Thymoquinone found in Nigella Sativa seeds is able to treat COVID-19. Nigella sativa (Black caraway, also known as black cumin, nigella or kalonji) is an annual flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Western Asia and also parts of South East Asia including Northern Tha...
Source: Long COVID  Aug 05, 2021  1 year ago
Despite the advent of COVID-19 vaccines, the world is beginning to come to terms that the COVID-19 crisis is not going away any time soon and that it is a losing the battle as more transmissible and potent SARS-CoV-2 variants keep on emerging. Already it is anticipated that from now till next year, more concerning variants are likely to emerge with the anticipated ‘Omega’ variant that ...
Source: COVID-19 And Cytokine Storms  Aug 04, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from University of Alberta, Edmonton-Canada have discovered that a little known protein called Galectin-9 is responsible for the destructive and often lethal cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients.   Galectin-9 (Gal-9) is an abundant protein in many immune and nonimmune cells. Galectin-9 is a beta-galactoside lectin protein that has important cytoplasmic, intracellul...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 04, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new in vitro study conducted by researchers from University of Georgia-US and Shahid Beheshti University-Iran has found that the common high pressure drug called Losartan is able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication.   Losartan, sold under the trade name Cozaar among others, is a medication mainly used to treat high blood pressure. Losartan belongs to a gr...
Source: Oxygen Concentrators  Aug 04, 2021  1 year ago
Those wanting to purchase oxygen concentrators are advised to contact us via email at : tmnmedicalconcierge@gmail.com especially those seeking to re-export to other countries. However, for re-export, those wanting to buy must have local reps in Thailand to pick up the goods in person and have it re-exported themselves as we do not provide that service due to staff shortage and the COVID-19 si...
Source: COVID-19 Related Acute Myocardial Infarction and Ischemic Stroke  Aug 03, 2021  1 year ago
Despite many warnings by Thailand Medical New since the mid of last year that the COVID-19 disease was being a high risk factor for getting a stroke or a heart attack for not only for those that were affected but also those who were deemed recovered, many researchers and even doctors simply ignored us. Worse, certain American researchers even went to the extent of saying that this was not true and...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations-  Aug 02, 2021  1 year ago
Despite constant warnings by Thailand Medical News for researchers and doctors to abandon antibody based treatment protocols to treat COVID-19 as they are driving mutations regarding resistance and immune evasion, little has been done to stop these protocols. Instead Thailand Medical News has always been advocating a combination of antiviral therapeutic agents to be used to not only inhibit the S...
Source: miRNAs and SARS-CoV-2  Aug 02, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Therapeutics: Researchers from Gujarat University inspired by Thailand Medical News call to focus on Phytochemicals and microRNAs as solutions to containing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic have in a new study utilizing computational workflow, identified potential cellular miRNA candidates that are potent in providing antiviral defense against SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study team designed a syste...
Source: SARS-CoV-2-Research  Aug 02, 2021  1 year ago
Since the debut of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Wuhan-China in late 2019, scientists are constantly discovering new characteristics and facets of the complex novel coronavirus and also its pathogenesis and ways its affects various aspects of the cellular pathways of the human host. In a new study by researchers from the Institute of Molecular Virology, Ulm University Medical Center-Germany, it w...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations  Aug 01, 2021  1 year ago
A new study led by researchers from Kumamoto University-Japan and , Weizmann Institute of Science-Israel have found that the L452R mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which is common to two mutant strains, the Epsilon and Delta, can evade cellular immunity through the human leukocyte (HLA) A24 and can increase viral infectivity. According to the study team which also involved scientist...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Aug 01, 2021  1 year ago
Researchers from King’s College London along with experts from University College London have in a new study tried to differentiate the symptoms associated with COVID-19 vaccinations and those that are seen from early COVID-19 infections. Symptom prevalence and distribution during the first week after the first dose of vaccination, in symptomatic individuals testing positive or negative fo...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Jul 31, 2021  1 year ago
An alarming warning has been issued by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) ie a British Government body that advises the central British government in emergencies and chaired by the United Kingdom's Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, that future strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could be as deadly as MERS, which kills 35% of those it infects. The warnings wer...
Source: Lambda Variant  Jul 31, 2021  1 year ago
Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Tokai University, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kobe University, University of Miyazaki , Osaka University, National Institute of Infectious Diseases-Tokyo  and the National Institute of Genetics-Japan based on a new study conducted have concluded that the Lambda variant is to date the most lethal variant to ever emer...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 30, 2021  1 year ago
Researchers from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine-UK, Liverpool University Hospitals –UK, University of Oxford-UK and Pfizer Vaccines-USA in a new study investigating the immunological consequences of secondary Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) infection in COVID-19 patients have found that S. pneumoniae, which is a Gram-positive bacterium responsible for pneumonia, mod...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs-Budesonide  Jul 29, 2021  1 year ago
Another study finding has emerged proving the antiviral effects of Budesonide when used either as an inhaler or as a nasal spray.   German researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum and also from the European Virus Bioinformatics Center (EVBC) based in Jena-Germany have in a new study confirmed the viral effects of Budesonide against the wildtype SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and even against the ...
Source: COVID-19 Antivirals  Jul 29, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by scientists from the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC)-China has found that lectins derived from lentils (Lens culinaris)- a staple in Indian cuisine often known as dhal, exhibits antiviral properties against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Emerging Microbes and Infection. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi...
Source: Breaking COVID-19 News  Jul 28, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from the University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom has found that inflammation and blood clotting seen in very severe cases of COVID-19 may be caused by the antibodies sent to fight the disease activating unnecessary platelet activity in the lungs. According to the study team a subset of patients with COVID-19 typically become critically ill, suffering from severe ...
Source:COVID-19 Disinfectants  Jul 28, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast-UK has found that rosin soap could serve as a virucide against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The study findings showed that rosin soap was able to rapidly and potently inactivate influenza virus and other enveloped viruses. The study team which also included researchers from Finland showed that rosin soap can inactivate the human enve...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Research   Jul 27, 2021  1 year ago
A new French study led by the Institut Pasteur has found that a domain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus Nsp 3protein interacts with unusual human host deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) structures called G-quadruplexes or G4s and this interaction could possibly be contributing to virulence. The use of inhibitors of these interactions could serve as potential antiviral compounds. ...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jul 26, 2021  1 year ago
As the more potent Delta variant is fast becoming the dominant strain and is fast spreading around the various populations globally, along with more potential dangers from other emerging variants, it is important for everyone to stay safe and to play their part in trying to control the pandemic. ???   The WHO, U.S. CDC, various governments, numerous researchers , doctors, media and vaccine ...
Source: Help Needed  Jul 26, 2021  1 year ago
Thailand Medical News has been trying to rasie funds to purchase COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits, oxygen concentrators, high flow nasal oxygen machines and various drugs for migrant workers in Bangkok and Maesot province and also for Thais in Bangkok. Despite numerous appeals, we did not even get one buyer or even one donor! We have tons of readers from around the world but no support.(Off course...
Source: Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Jul 25, 2021  1 year ago
British health officials are investigating a new variant designated B.1.621 that has made a debut in the country. Researchers are warning that this new variant could be another VOC or variant of concern that is likely to contribute towards steering the course of the COVID-19 pandemic as it gets to be more dominant in circulation. The B.1.621 variant was initially identified in Columbia somet...
Source: Herbs and Phytochemicals for COVID-19.  Jul 24, 2021  1 year ago
As the COVID-19 pandemic fast accelerates into a more catastrophic mode and there are still no effective antivirals to date plus antibody therapies as well as vaccines are beginning to show signs of being defeated by the new emerging variants, there is a dire need for effective therapeutics against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and various study teams around the world are frantically searching for pr...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 23, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: A new study by researchers from the University of Manchester-UK has found that platelet size can be used to predict COVID-19 severity and mortality. According to the researchers, parameters reflecting platelet size can be sensitive indicators that circulating platelets are activated and COVID-19 patients are at increased risk of thrombosis.   The team attempted to asses...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Induces Human Epigenomic Reprogramming  Jul 23, 2021  1 year ago
An alarming study finding of a recent research conducted by scientist from the University of Texas Science Center, Houston-USA, has revealed that upon infection, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus alters the host chromatin architecture to suppress antiviral interferon-responsive genes and augment inflammatory genes. The process that SARS-CoV-2 deploys is similar to what can be termed as epigenomic reprogr...
Source: Epstein-Barr virus and COVID-19  Jul 22, 2021  1 year ago
A number of studies are emerging that indicate Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation may play a role both in the development of long COVID symptoms, as well as severe COVID-19 cases. It has been found that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients sometimes experience long-term symptoms following resolution of acute disease, including fatigue, brain fog, and rashes.   One study published ...
Source: COVID-19 Cat Transmission   Jul 22, 2021  1 year ago
An alarming study finding has emerged from a research conducted by scientist from Wageningen Bioveterinary Research-Netherlands  and Wageningen University-Netherlands in which it has been found that domestic cats play a role in the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The research team has also...
Source: COVID-19 Induced Acute Kidney Injury  Jul 21, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from Mayo Clinic has found that acute kidney injury often found in most hospitalized COVID-19 patients are similar to that of sepsis-caused kidney injury and that the immune response triggered by the infection plays a pivotal role. The study findings also suggest that that mitochondrial dysfunction ie a loss of function in cellular energy production is commonly foun...
Source: Diet and COVID-19 Protection  Jul 21, 2021  1 year ago
Researchers from the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University-Chicago have in a new study found that healthy diets rich in vegetables and more than one cup of black coffee per day might actually help protect against COVID-19.   The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Nutrients. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/2114 &nb...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Jul 20, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and the Gladstone Institutes-California has shown that exhausted T cells are linked to increased risk of COVID-19 mortality. Despite T cells being key players in SARS-CoV-2 immunity, little is known about the phenotypic features of SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells associated with recovery from the COVID-19 disease. &n...
Source: India COVID-19 News  Jul 20, 2021  1 year ago
India already has earned the reputation of being the land of COVID-19 scams, second to China but more despicable as often their own innocent people are the victims. https://thethaiger.com/news/world/covid-19-sees-a-rise-in-dangerous-scams-in-india   https://www.npr.org/2021/07/09/1014512227/thousands-given-fake-vaccines-through-scam-in-india   https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ma...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 And Human Skin  Jul 20, 2021  1 year ago
Alarming study findings have emerged from a new study conducted by Spanish researchers from the Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)-Spain in which it was found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spike glycoproteins were able to interact with oily human skin surfaces and also skin sebum and ceramides. The study team said in their abstract that the possibility of contamination o...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 19, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by biotech researchers from Hangzhou-China involved in a development of new drug formulation has found that N-Acetylneuraminic Acid (NANA)  and its analogs such as acetylneuraminic acid methyl ester (NANA-Me) are able prevent and also treat adverse reactions caused by COVID-19 infections and also by COVID-19 vaccines. Edible Bird's Nest- A Good Source Of N-Acetylneuramin...
Source: Israel And Pfizer  Jul 19, 2021  1 year ago
WTF! For all these months we were brainwashed that the inoculations developed and being used to control this current pandemic were at least effective in preventing  progression of disease severity and also prevent mortality even though they fail to prevent infections and the spread of the virus! Israel was showcased by 'bastard journalists' from Western media that the vaccination pro...
Source: Long COVID-19 News  Jul 18, 2021  1 year ago
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Birmingham indicates that individuals who exhibit 5 or more symptoms during the first week of a SARS-CoV-2 infection are most likely to develop Long COVID. Note: Not only adults can get Long COVID, lots of children are now being discovered to suffer from Long COVID as well and special attention are needed for them.   Worldwide, ther...
Source: Indian Researchers  Jul 18, 2021  1 year ago
From day one of the COVID-19 crisis, we have been flooded with stories of studies getting retracted from various journals as a result of inaccuracies and garbage being thrown at our faces by many Indian researchers. Off course nothing beats it all like the Surgispheres scandal that involved a Indian porn star and  non-existent lists of participants involved in a couple of COVID-19 drug studi...

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