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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 Study  Aug 21, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Study: The latest post-mortem examinations performed on 10 dead COVID-19 patients by researchers from Imperial College London showed conditions far worse that seen in earlier autopsy studies. Blood Clots In Lungs   The researchers found that all dead patients had massive lung injuries and early scarring of the lungs as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as well as injury to th...
Source: Coronavirus Latest News  Aug 20, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus Latest News: Researchers are warning that foodborne contamination and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 should not be overlooked or even downplayed in recent cases of new COVID-19 clusters appearing in China, Vietnam and even New Zealand (Despite the New Zealand premier going public and saying that this was not the case in New Zealand, many researchers felt otherwise. Some also suspect trade ...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 20, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: A new study has confirmed that a high proportion of children in the United States are asymptomatic and infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, with high viral loads in their airways and are basically silent spreaders of the COVID-19 disease.   The study findings were published in the Journal of Pediatrics. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(20)31023-4/fulltext &nbs...
Source: Germany and COVID-19  Aug 20, 2020  2 years ago
Germany and COVID-19: Authorities in Germany are on high alert as the country recorded 1,707 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the highest ever daily number of infections since April.   The country had initially fared much better than its neighbors as a result of strict measures during the start of the global pandemic. It also had the among the lowest mortality rates in Europe w...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: It is becoming obvious that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is changing as it spreads to different countries and regions. This is due spontaneous adaptive mutations, shaped by the different selection pressures exerted by varying environmental conditions and hosts.   A new study by Indian researchers from the JIS Institute of Advanced Studies and Research-Kolkata and the School of ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Canadian researchers from Queen’s University-Ontario Novateur Ventures Inc.-Vancouver  in a new study propose that  two generic anti-inflammatory drugs,  zileuton and montelukast typically used in asthma treatments, be used to treat COVID-19 patients because of their potential to dampen disease progression and severity.   The research findings were publi...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Aug 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunity: A new study led by researchers from Harvard have shown that high levels of certain cytokines may also prevent individuals who are infected with COVID-19  from developing long-term immunity as affected patients were observed to make very few of the type of B cells needed to develop a durable immune response.   It has already been known that the release of massive amou...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from COVID-19 Radboud University Medical Center-Netherlands, University Medical Center Utrecht-Netherlands and  University of Bonn-Germany in a new study have shown that  patients with hypoxia responded positively to treatment with the drug lanadelumab, a Kinin B2 receptor antagonist.   These study findings have led to a follow-up study at ten Dutch hospi...
Source: Happy Hypoxia  Aug 19, 2020  2 years ago
Happy Hypoxia:  Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in a new study claim that COVID-19 causes significant dilation of the blood vessels of the lung, specifically the capillaries. This vasodilation is what is is contributing to the very low oxygen levels often seen in COVID-19 respiratory failure and also helps explain why the disease behaves differently than tradition...
Source: Nifedipine and Amlodipine  Aug 19, 2020  2 years ago
Nifedipine and Amlodipine: While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, there have been concerns on medications taken by patients for various cardiometabolic disorders as they are more vulnerable to the coronavirus infection.   It has been found that patients with diabetes, hypertension, and other comorbidities are at higher risk of death from the virus. https://www.nature...
Source: Gut Microbiome and COVID-19  Aug 19, 2020  2 years ago
Gut Microbiome and COVID-19:Researchers from Heifei, China in a new study claim that the intestinal microbiome of human hosts are altered as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 infection, resulting in the increased production of IL-18, a pro-inflammatory cytokine  in COVID-19 patients, causing inflammatory conditions and cytokine storms that can lead to severe disease progression. The study finding...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: It has been generally assumed by medical experts and physicians that once a person recovers from COVID-19,(recovery in this case as per the US CDC guidelines and criteria) it would take a couple for weeks for the viral clearance and that the person would be free from the virus. However due to more cases of emerging long term health complications among recovered and even asymptomatic...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Italian researchers from Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, one of the oldest and largest hospitals in Milan in a new study report that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus not only infects and causes thyroid issues but is also capable of causing throxicosis.   The term thyrotoxicosis refers to the hypermetabolic clinical syndrome resulting from serum elevations in thyroid...
Source: D614G Strains  Aug 19, 2020  2 years ago
D614G Strains:  A  news agency report of a doctor from a South-east asian country that cannot even control the COVID-19 infections in its own backyard, claiming that the D614G strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is less deadly is an example of total irresponsible reporting and should be deemed as fake news and misinformation by health authorities across Asia immediately. There are no su...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A new study by researchers from New York University reports that up to about 75% of recovered COVID-19 patients have low neutralizing antibody titers. The study findings also showed that high titers of multiple antibody isotypes against both the SARS-CoV-2 spike receptor-binding domain and nucleoprotein are needed for effective and better neutralization.   The study fin...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: According to new study from the University of California-Davis and the Icahn School of Medicine-Mt. Sinai influenza viruses can spread through the air on dust, fibers, and other microscopic particles.   The research findings have shocking obvious implications for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus transmission as well. Many medical experts and researchers are concerned about the new find...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Canadian based Bold Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, have recently generated more key data supporting the rapid clinical development of a new therapeutic drug called BOLD-100 as an antiviral against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   The therapeutic drug BOLD-100 is a first-in-class ruthenium-based small molecule drug which selectively inhibits stress-ind...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Various new emerging studies are indicating that that low levels of gelsolin, an immune system protein are associated with severe illness and organ failure in COVID-19 patients.   The focus on gelsolin levels and its correlations to COVID-19 severity was initially brought up by BioAegis Therapeutics Inc., a clinical stage, private company developing therapies fo...
Source: COVID-19 Breaking News  Aug 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Breaking News: A new study by researchers from Institut Pasteur-Paris, Sorbonne Université-Paris, Service de Médecine-Paris, and  Genalyte Inc -California confirms  that having previous immunity against common coronaviruses (alpha and beta) cannot protect against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).   The news study contrad...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 18, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: A study conducted by scientists from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, has alarmingly discovered that many species of marine mammal are highly vulnerable to infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Marine mammal species predicted to be susceptible belong to the IUCN Red list. Many of the species predicted to be susceptible are members of the IUCN Red list of Threa...
Source: Supplements For COVID-19  Aug 17, 2020  2 years ago
Supplements for COVID-19: Nitrate supplements could help the elderly especially in the COVID-19 context with regards to breathing and lung clearance according to researchers from the University of Florida.   Past studies have showed that nitrate supplements help muscles by improving use of calcium in the muscle. This finding that it's additionally affecting power is significant, es...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University have made a breakthrough in discovering that the N proteins of the SARS-C0V-2 coronavirus is able to form biomolecular condensates that helps the spread of virions and viral proteins to nearby healthy host cells.   The study by Dr Eric Ross and Dr Sean Cascari...
Source: South Korea COVID-19 News  Aug 17, 2020  2 years ago
South Korea COVID-19 News: South Korea is going through a new surge of COVID-19 cases almost reminiscent of the first time the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus struck in the country.   This time instead of a Christian cult church, a protestant church is involved with thousands of its members linked to a coronavirus cluster in Seoul already made to undergo compulsory quarantine.   On Monday, Sout...
Source: D614G Mutation  Aug 17, 2020  2 years ago
D614G Mutation: Since the original debut of the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus in December 2019, most of the South-East Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and even others like Hong Kong and Taiwan were spared from the severe symptoms of the disease and high death rates as we were all only exposed to the milder strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. A...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 17, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: Tiredness And fatigue are two common complains  by individuals who recovered from COVID-19, either from the severe forms of the disease or simply those who had experienced mild and moderate symptoms upon being tested. Muscular pains are also another common accompanying symptom. Even individuals who have tested positive in the early stages and were typically asymptomatic are ...
Source: COVID-19 Heart And Cardiovascular Conditions  Aug 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Heart And Cardiovascular Conditions: As of Monday (17th August ), the COVID-19 disease is seeing a new surge in infection cases all around the world from South Korea, Japan To France, Germany and Hong Kong. Official figures are now at a total of almost 21.7 million cases (realistic figures could be as high as 10 to 12 times) and the number of COVID-19 deaths globally has now reached more ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from Chongqing, China have developed membrane nanoparticles from ACE2-rich cells with a potent capability to block potential SARS-CoV-2 infections.   When developing therapeutic drugs or agents, one of the prime targets for researchers is the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), the primary receptor for SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein (S1 subunit), whic...
Source: Latest COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory  Aug 16, 2020  2 years ago
Latest COVID-19 Theory: We at Thailand Medical News typically avoid any kind unsubstantiated claims or theories and ‘cooked up’ studies and in fact we have been amused at the quality of misinformation that there is on the internet and some even perpetrated by health organizations, regulatory bodies, pharma giants, medical researchers and governments  using phenomenal resources and...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientist from the University of California, San Francisco found that when the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects human cells, the infected cell grows multi-pronged tentacles that are studded with viral particles. These filaments, called filopodia, reach out to still-healthy neighboring cells, which then bore into the cells’ bodies and infect the healthy cells with vi...
Source: COVID-19 Exclusive  Aug 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Exclusive: Researchers from University College London-UK, Imperial College London-UK, University of Oxford-UK, Université de la Réunion-France and CIRAD-France have in a detailed study of the various genomic sequencings and mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus discovered a hint that could possibly imply that the virus could indeed be evolving to escape the immunity system...
Source: Aromatherapy Treatments  Aug 15, 2020  2 years ago
Aromatherapy Treatments: Of late, there has been many companies in the United States, Britain, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore making fake claims and disseminating misinformation that the use of essentials and diffusers would help with prevention and treatment of COVID-19.   The public is warned that to date there are no proven medical or scientific studies that demonstrate that any essent...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 15, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: Sweden’s initial goal to attain herd immunity against the COVID-19 disease by adopting a policy of allowing the controlled spread of Covid-19 viral infection among the population has so far failed to deliver the expected results. Researchers from the University College of London commenting on recent antibody testing clinical and research findings, in a study paper publis...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 15, 2020  2 years ago
Latest COVID-19 News: A team researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham-U.S., Jagiellonian University Medical College-Poland and  Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology-Poland postulate that one of the reasons of the anomalous traits of the SARS-CoV-2 versus existing human coronaviruses in terms of the severity of the disease it causes and also the long term health complicatio...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago have identified by using state-of-the-art computer simulations, a potential drug candidate that can be repurposed to treat COVID-19.   The drug Ebselen also called PZ 51, DR3305 orSPI-1005, is a synthetic organoselenium drug molecule with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: According to researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, current SARS-CoV-2 serology assays and serology testing methods are misleading as there are two different types of detectable antibody responses in SARS-CoV-2, each telling a very different story and only truly understanding this may indicate ways to enhance public health efforts against the COVID...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Aug 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Warning: Day by day, we are witnessing once reputable medical institutions, medical journals, medical news sites and researchers simply sinking to lower levels due the search for instant recognition, fame and greed. Worst it is all happening these days mostly in America, a country once renowned for its standards and prowess in the research field but off late has sunk to those similar of t...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Aug 14, 2020  2 years ago
U.S. COVID-19 News: The total number of Americans who have died as a result of COVID-19 has now reach 167,360 while the official numbers of Americans who had been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has now reached about 5.26 million.(The US CDC claims that the real figure could be ten fold!) But what is worrisome is that almost about 17,185 Americans are in critical conditions nationwide wit...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest:  It was announced today that the New Zealand's government will extend the lockdown of Auckland, its largest city for another 12 days as it tries to stamp out its first domestic coronavirus outbreak in more than three months. Health authorities said that the outbreak has grown to 30 people and extended beyond Auckland for the first time and they suspect that many more i...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Italian researchers from Tor Vergata University-Rome, University of Catania, University of Padua and the Neurological Unit at Garibald Hospital- Catania have in a new study confirmed that SARS-CoV-2 infections also triggers the neurological disease which causes muscle weakening called Myasthenia Gravis in a percentage of COVID-19 patients.   The latest research findings ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: With global death rates now reaching more than 754,000 (168,000 just in America alone) and the official infected cases at more than 22 million, medical researchers are desperate to find drugs and treatment protocols that can at help reduce mortality rates. To date there is no real effective drugs that can really treat COVID-19 effectively (remdesivir ‘s efficacy is now being ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Considering that the WHO or World Health Organization got involved and issued statements about the recent Chinese reports on food contaminated by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and that WHO officially claimed that food transmission is not possible was a serious cause of alarm among many. Considering WHO’s track record of fake news and misinformation since the outbreak starting wit...
Source: Masks And COVID-19  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
Masks and COVID-19: The U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidelines advising individuals to avoid face masks that have vents or valves as they are not as effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.   The federal agency said that the purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control. Masks with o...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: University Of California-San Francisco scientists have developed a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2 involving an aerosol formulation of nanobodies that are basically antiviral molecules that inhibit the virus.   The research and development  lead by graduate student Michael Schoof, along with a team of researchers engineered a completely synthetic...
Source: Medical Innovations - John Hopkins University  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Innovations: Researchers from John Hopkins University have developed a new robotic system that allows medical staff to remotely operate ventilators and other bedside machines from outside intensive care rooms of patients suffering from infectious diseases such as COVID-19.   The remotely controlled robotic system is still being tested, but initial trials have demonstrated how i...
Source: Supplements For COVID-19  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
Supplements For COVID-19: Quercetin-a common plant based supplement is being viewed by some as a potential adjunct therapy for patients with COVID-19. Medical professionals who support the use of the supplement say it could be one part of a treatment regimen along with interventions like remdesivir or convalescent plasma, and that its over-the-counter availability and relatively goo...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: A new vaccine made from a mild virus genetically modified to carry a key gene from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is effective at preventing pneumonia in mice infected with the COVID-19 virus, according to research findings from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.   Co-senior author Dr Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Profess...
Source: Ibuprofen And COVID-19  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
Ibuprofen And COVID-19: A recent UK-based study conducted during the peak of hospital admissions in Britain from COVID-19 has found that the regular use of painkillers including ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac did not increase the risk of mortality from the SARS-CoV-2 infection..   The research findings published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/9/...
Source: Spain COVID-19 News  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
Spain COVID-19 News: Spanish health authorities are reporting of a massive spike of fresh COVID-19 cases in the Aragon region, with hospital overflowing and an acute shortage of hospital bed and ICU facilities.   It was reported that the spike in COVID-19 cases started with outbreaks in households in the impoverished working-class neighborhood of Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon.   Dr J...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from University of Waterloo, McMaster University, University of British Columbia, University of Nottingham, and Okinawa Institute of Science are now challenging previous accepted findings about how the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus affects lungs. It was previously assumed that all entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells occurs through a receptor on the cell surface, known as ACE...
Source: Latest COVID-19 News  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
Latest COVID-19 News: European researchers from Univ. Grenoble Alpes-France, Universidad Complutense School of Medicine-Spain and Universita` degli Studi di Milano-Italy have made a shocking discovery that a type of sugar-based receptor on innate immune cells called C-type lectin receptors promotes the entry of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus into other cells that carry the viral receptor, angiotensin-...
Source: Vietnam News  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
Vietnam News: Vietnamese researchers in a study highlights how wild animal trade that increases risk of humans becoming infected by diseases such as Covid-19 are still being conducted in various markets across Vietnam. Rats Being Sold At A Market In Vietnam, Credit: WCS   In the study, various other coronaviruses were found in animals being sold in 58 out of 70 sites studied in the south of...
Source: COVID-19 Questions  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Questions: We continue our series of COVID-19 questions, sometimes posing questions that may sound ‘stupid’ but could provide new insights and challenge researchers for answers around the world so that more specific targeted studies can be conducted with relevant answers.   Of late there has been so much talk of T-Cells and the provision of immunity and protection again...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by Spanish researchers explains why certain organs are ‘attacked’ by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus while others are not. Previous studies showed that the ACE-2 receptors played a major role in this but the new research reveals that human protein to protein interactions (PPIs)  and also interactions of the SARS-CoV-2 with these PPIs is behind why certain org...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Hyperglycemia or a condition of high blood sugar can aggravate and cause progression to severity in COVID-19 patients according to a new study by researchers from Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan. According to the researchers one of the possible explanations for this is because high sugar levels in the body triggers low inflammation which further aggravates the immunity ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunology: A new study by scientists from the School Of Medicine-Stanford University, Emory University-School of Medicine and University of Hong Kong Faculty Of Medicine identified immunological deviations and lapses that appear to highlight the difference between severe and mild cases of COVID-19.   The researchers observed that In PBMCs (Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells) of CO...

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