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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 Updates  Aug 06, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Updates: The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infects the respiratory tract and in severe cases, the infection can result in lung failure, which necessitates the use of mechanical ventilation. In addition, these patients develop further complications, such as pulmonary embolisms or thromboses (clots) in their veins. Whether or not virus-associated respiratory failure is functionally related to the ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 06, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from Uppsala University-Sweden have found the presence, throughout the human body, of the enzyme ACE2. This is thought to be the key protein used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for host cell entry and development of the disease COVID-19. In contrast to previous studies, the study shows that no or very little ACE2 protein is present in the normal respiratory system. The resu...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 06, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have now identified a protein called histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) as the orchestrator of the immune system's inflammation response to infection. By using both specially cultured cells and small animal models, HDAC3 was found to be directly involved in the production of agents that ...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 05, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Whatever we know about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it causes is changing rapidly day by day. Just when it was thought that we have discovered the way the virus works and how to possibly deal with it, a new opposing facet turns up often, dispelling all previous perceptions.   While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim thousands of lives around the...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 05, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna-Austria in an attempt to develop a test to determine whether COVID-19 patients develop protective antibodies after having the disease came across a shocking discovery in that there were certain antibodies that actually help the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus by enhancing its ability to bind to the ACE receptors even better.   Th...
Source: COVID-19 World News  Aug 05, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 World News: Contrary to what some morons are saying that the COVID-19 crisis is improving in the United States, 1,304 deaths due to the COVID-19 disease and 53,858 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours and more than 22,310 patients are now in critical conditions nationwide.   A total of 156,812 Americans have now died from the COVID-19 disease and more are expected to j...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Aug 05, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: There is growing mounting evidence of the usage of Vitamin D to prevent severity of COVID-19 disease and now even as a prophylaxis to lower the risk of even contracting COVID-19.   The latest report published in the journal: Lancet by researchers from the London School Of Medicine and Dentistry -Queen Mary University Of London and School Of Clinical Medicine-University...
Source: COVID-19 Mutation  Aug 05, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Mutation: Genomic researchers from Karolinska Institutet-Sweden and the Federal University of Santa Catarina-Brazil have identified a novel mutation in a strain of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) obtained from a patient in Stockholm, Sweden, in late April.   The research findings are published on a preprint server and are currently undergoing peer revie...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Aug 05, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunology: A new study led by researchers from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) indicates that memory helper T cells that recognize common cold coronaviruses also recognize matching sites on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.   According to the research paper, the immune system's 'memory' T cells keep track of the viruses they have seen before...
Souce: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 05, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: The United States has begun late stage clinical trials into a drug formulated to fight COVID-19, officials said Tuesday.   The drug is an antibody against the new coronavirus called LY-CoV555, which was identified in the blood sample of a recovered patient by Canada's Abcellera Biologics.   The identified antibody was then developed synthetically for&...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 05, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: According to researchers Brazil, photodynamic therapy can be an efficient ally to combat secondary infections in COVID-19 patients.   Utilization of the technique, which combines light and a photosensitizing chemical substance to kill microorganisms in the respiratory tract, is advocated as a complementary treatment in a feature published in Photodiagnosis and Phot...
Source: Australia COVID-19 News  Aug 04, 2020  2 years ago
Australia COVID-19 News: To date a total of about 18,730 Australians have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 232 Australians have died from it. A total of 452 new cases was reported in the last 24 hours with majority of them being from the state of Victoria.   It is also reported than more than 1,100 Australian healthcare workers from Victoria have been infected with the SARS...
Source: COVID-19 Questions  Aug 04, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Questions: Some of you might be shocked at this question and might even think that it is a stupid question but just stop for a while….we know based on proven medical studies and research that certain viral infections caused by certain viruses can in fact lead to cancer such as the following:   -Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) This virus is best known for causing mononucleosis&...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 04, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Numerous new studies are emerging that shows high dose Vitamin C could be useful in treating COVID-19 patients after initial skepticisms by certain medical doctors and researchers linked to the big pharmaceutical companies who were most probably paying these unethical medical professionals. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, results of an analysis published in the ...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 04, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Russia’s Minister for Health Mikhail Murashko announced that Russia is planning a nationwide program to vaccinate its population against COVID-19 starting in October. The vaccine has not yet completed clinical trials. Murashko indicated they would begin by vaccinating teachers and health care workers.   He also told the RIA state news agency that while in t...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  Aug 04, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Medical Devices: Majority of the critical care facilities around the world are on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Intubation is necessary to maintain many critical patients in the ICU, but too often obtaining an airway proves to be challenging.   In certain patients, intubation can take over a minute or more, potentially leading to serious consequences and also subj...
Source: COVID Rehab  Aug 04, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Rehab: With official figures showing that almost 18.5 million individuals infected with the COVID-19 disease and tens of millions more asymptomatic individuals and infected people who have yet to be tested, the medical and healthcare sectors worldwide is expected to be overwhelmed not only to deal with individuals getting infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the short term symptom...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 04, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Researchers from the University of Kent-UK, Goethe University-Germany and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology-Germany have identified Transferrin as potential contributor to COVID-19 severity.   The research findings are published in the journal: Diagnostics. https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4418/10/8/539   Transferrins are glycoproteins found in ve...
Source: WHO  Aug 03, 2020  2 years ago
WHO: The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, despite the rush to discover effective vaccines. Instead the WHO urged governments and citizens to focus on doing the known basics, such as testing, contact tracing, maintaining physical distance and wearing a mask in order to suppress the pandemi...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 03, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Researchers from the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic-Ohio and Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at University of Buffalo in a new study show that the novel coronavirus can bring on a variety of neuromuscular conditions in patients who previously had none, and that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can exacerbate symptoms in patients with preexisting conditions ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 03, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the immune system’s oldest branches, called complement, may be influencing the severity of COVID-19 disease.   Interestingly among other findings linking complement to COVID, the researchers found that people with age-related macular degeneration; a disorder c...
Source: U.S. COVID-19 News  Aug 03, 2020  2 years ago
U.S. COVID-19 News: America has now emerged as one of the worst managed countries in terms of the COVID-19 crisis despite formerly being the leader in scientific and medical advancements. In terms of the way that the COVID-19 crisis is being managed, the US is now on par as some of the third world countries and its credibility in terms of being a medical industry leader is now being questioned. ...
Source: Post-COVID Fatigue  Aug 03, 2020  2 years ago
Post-COVID Fatigue: Irish researchers from St James’s Hospital-Dublin and Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at Trinity College Dublin based on a new research, claim that between 44 to 70 percent of recovered COVID-19 patients experience severe fatigue irrespective of COVID-19 disease severity.   The research findings are published on a preprint server and have yet to be peer re...
Sourec: COVID-19 News  Aug 03, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Numerous clinical reports are indicating that dormant Herpes Zoster and Herpes Simplex could be activated by the COVID-19 infections due to deterioration of systemic health and the immunity system. Some medical doctors and researchers are also suggesting that the manifestation of Herpes Zoster or Herpes Simplex could be an indication of a latent COVID-19 infection that has not been ...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Aug 03, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccines:  American researchers from ImmunityBio Inc. and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have developed a next generation COVID-19 vaccine: the bivalent human adenovirus serotype 5 (hAd5) vaccine for inducing both cellular and humoral immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, using both an S protein sequence optimized for cell surface expression...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 03, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Researchers from Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Austria have shown that antibodies with potent neutralizing activity against a well-established seasonal coronavirus had no neutralizing activity against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   The research findings are published on a preprint server and are pending peer review. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.30.228213v1...
Source: Medical Innovations  Aug 03, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Innovations: MIT engineers have developed an innovative method to monitor pneumonia or other lung diseases by analyzing the breath exhaled by a patient. The new platform can also be improvised to detect pathogens including SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. MIT engineers have designed nanoparticle sensors that can diagnose lung diseases. If a disease-associated protein is present in t...
Source: COVID-19 Ophthalmology  Aug 02, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Ophthalmology: As early as February, Thailand Medical News had warned readers about the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could affect the eyes (https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-news:-new-report-in-lancet-confirms-that-coronavirus-can-spread-through-eyes) but we were met by skepticism from many American readers and American medical professionals. In May we covered another...
Source: Philippines COVID-19 News  Aug 02, 2020  2 years ago
Philippines COVID-19 News: The Philippines reported more than 5032 new cases in the last 24 hours bring the total number of infected cases to 103,185, including more than 2,000 deaths. The Philippines has the second-most cases in Southeast Asia after Indonesia, and has had more infections than China, where the pandemic began late last year.   Doctors are saying that the official figures are...
Source: Neuro-COVID  Aug 02, 2020  2 years ago
Neuro-COVID: With the ever growing neurological complications being reported from not only newly infected COVID-19 patients but more so from so called ‘recovered’ COVID-19 patients, numerous medical professionals are calling for the international community to recognize Neuro-COVID as a new disease that needs to be handled differently and also for more healthcare professionals to recogn...
Source: COVID-19 Questions  Aug 02, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Questions: A question that has been circulating since March to now is whether or not the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could remain dormant in the human body or even conceal itself just like in the case of the HIV virus.   Before the question is even attempted to be answered, one has to look into what actually constitutes a recovery in the case of the COVID-19 disease.   According to...
Source: COVID-19 Mutations  Aug 01, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Mutations: A highly innovative machine learning model developed by researchers at Michigan State University that first indicated in June (https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.14669) that mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 genome have made the virus more infectious has once again raised the alarms that its platform is indicating that more mutations are occurring on the SAR-CoV-2  genome especially wit...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 01, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from Texas A & M University, University of Texas-Galveston and the University Of North Texas have identified a series of potent enzyme inhibitors that are able to suppress SARS-CoV-2 replication by interfering with one of the primary viral proteases.   The researchers urge rapid clinical and preclinical testing of their most potent compounds to meet the need ...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Aug 01, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: The American National Institutes of Health is investing up to US$248.7 million in new technologies to address challenges associated with COVID-19 testing (which detects SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus). The Quidel Sofia SARS Antigen FIA test kit is for use in point-of-care settings, such as a doctor’s office or pharmacy. Credit: Quidel   The NIH’...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 01, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a team of Canadian researchers from the University of Alberta, a newly discovered mechanism at work in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients may also lead to new treatments for COVID-19. The Canadian study reveals how HIV attacks peroxisomes, organelles found in all cells that help regulate the immune system, lipid metabolism and cardiovascular health, br...
Source: COVID-19 Medical News  Aug 01, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Medical News: According to a new study by audiologists from the University of Manchester, a significant number of patients reported a deterioration in their hearing when questioned eight weeks after discharge from a hospital admission for COVID-19.   The study which is supported by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Center (BRC) was published in the International Journal of Au...
Source: Remdesivir And COVID-19  Jul 31, 2020  2 years ago
Remdesivir And COVID-19: Remdesivir that drug that has no proven antiviral properties nor proper credible studies to show how it really works except that it shortens hospitalization stays and was granted approval to treat COVID-19 by the US FDA under the Trump Administration is now coming under the spotlight again and we expect that this will not be the only concerns raised as feedback is coming i...
Source: Australia COVID-19 News  Jul 31, 2020  2 years ago
Australia COVID-19 News : The Australian state of Victoria and the nation's second-biggest city Melbourne are being considered for tighter restrictions by authorities as it was reported on Friday that hundreds more coronavirus cases were recorded despite more than three weeks in lockdown.   Despite the fact that greater Melbourne passed the halfway point of a lockdown initially intended...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  Jul 31, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Alerts: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) which a condition typically only found in children with COVID-19 and exhibiting Kawasaki disease likeness is now being seen even in younger adults with COVID-19.   In a sobering case, the autopsy findings in a young COVID-19 patient who seemed to be recovering, then rapidly deteriorated and died, showed vasculitis of the small vessels...
Source: COVID-19 And Children  Jul 31, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 And Children: A new study by researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital-Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine-Chicago have found that young children under age 5 with mild to moderate COVID-19 had high amounts of SARS-CoV-2 in their upper respiratory tract versus adults or older children.   The research findings were published in t...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jul 30, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Doctors at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have reported that a significant proportion of patients with severe COVID-19 disease who required intensive care developed unanticipated disabling neurological deficits that were related to a neurological condition known as mononeuritis multiplex.   The research findings are published on a preprint server and are...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 30, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Most people have a fallacy that tetracyclines only work as antibiotics without knowing that these drugs also possess immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties as well.   The SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus seems to attack the human airway epithelium primarily. In severely affected patients, the illness progresses to hypoxemic respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress...
Source: Coronavirus News  Jul 30, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: An international research team of Chinese, European, and U.S. scientists, say that the SARS-CoV-2 lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has been circulating in bats for 40–70 years and likely includes other viruses with the ability to infect humans. This finding, which is derived from a newly constructed evolutionary history of SARS-CoV-2, has implications for the p...
Source: COVID-19 And Tocilizumab  Jul 30, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 And Tocilizumab: Thailand Medical News EXCLUSIVE-While PR companies employed by certain pharma giants to hush up their failures are currently busy; we at Thailand Medical News are adopting the ‘rebel boy attitude’ for another pharma exposé.   The extremely expensive immunosuppressive Tocilizumab or Actemra which was heavily touted by many researchers and doctors ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 30, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: German researchers from Goethe University, University Hospital Frankfurt and Max Planck Institute of Biophysics have discovered a compound to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from using human host cells to produce the vital protein called PLpro, hence blocking the virus replication processes and also strengthening the anti-viral immune response at the same time as it has been ...
Source: COVID-19 Warning  Jul 30, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Warning: According to researchers from Maine Medical Center- Portland and Tufts University Scholl of Medicine-Boston, COVID-19 may increase the risk of blood clots in women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy.   It has already been observed that one of the many complications of COVID-19 is the formation of blood clots in previo...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jul 29, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from John Hopkins Medical School including a team of otolaryngologists and pathologists has confirmed that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can colonize the middle ear and mastoid region of the head behind the ear.   The medical report was published in the journal: JAMA Otolaryngology. (a journal of the American Medical Association.) https://jamanetwork...
Source: COVID-19 Hand Sanitizers  Jul 29, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Hand Sanitizers: The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is warning consumers not to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing methanol, or wood alcohol, which is used in fuel and antifreeze and is toxic if absorbed through the skin or life-threatening if ingested.   Furthermore most of these products were found to be not effective against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, further...
Source: Lungs And Pulmonology  Jul 29, 2020  2 years ago
Lungs and Pulmonology: A new study led by researchers from University Of California-Los Angeles Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute and involving numerous other institutions reveals how aging can cause lung regeneration to go awry, which can potentially lead to lung cancer and other diseases. The condition also increases susceptibility to other pathogens including various...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 29, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from the Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital have launched a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of dornase alfa (Pulmozyme) in patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia and respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation.   The protein Dornase alfa (proprietary name Pulmozyme from Genentech) is a h...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jul 29, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: Research scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health report that two doses of an experimental vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) induced robust immune responses and rapidly controlled the coronavirus in the upper and lower airways of rhesus macaques exposed to SARS-CoV-2.  ...
Source: COVID-19 Severity  Jul 29, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Severity: A new Irish study led by researchers from University College Dublin and with other institutions involved have discovered the presence of circulating platelets with a unique hyperactive phenotype in COVID-19 patients.   The research findings published on a preprint server and yet to be peer-reviewed reports a bidirectional relationship between COVID-19 and coagulation abno...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Jul 28, 2020  2 years ago
U.S. Medical News: A novel hospital workforce estimator developed by the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (Mullan Institute) at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) shows that 11 American states with surging COVID-19 rates are currently at risk of straining their supply of intensivists, doctors who are trained to work...
Source: Vietnam COVID-19 News  Jul 28, 2020  2 years ago
Vietnam COVID-19 News: Vietnam that had so far been largely protected from the ravages of the COVID-19 crisis and has for a record time reported no local transmissions surprisingly today (28th July) locked down its third-largest city for two weeks after 15 cases of COVID-19 were found in a hospital according to local health officials.   It was announced that public transport into and out of...
Source: China COVID-19 News  Jul 28, 2020  2 years ago
CHINA COVID-19 News:  A COVID-19 cluster in a port city of Dalian in northeast China has spread to other provinces and prompted fresh restrictions, health authorities said Tuesday, as Beijing scrambles to prevent a second wave of infections.   Although China had largely brought the virus under control since it first emerged in the country late last year, through a series of strict lock...

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