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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: Androgens And COVID-19  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
Androgens: Studies have now emerged that bald men have a higher chance of ending up with severe conditions of COVID-19 when they contract the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jocd.13443 and https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(20)30948-8/fulltext   Typically male pattern baldness is associated with high levels of male sex hormones called androgens....
Source: COVID-19 Serologic Assays  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Serologic Assays: A collaborative study led by St George’s University-London on the use of inexpensive and accurate ELISA and rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) to identify the demographic and clinical factors that affect the antibody response in COVID-19 patients, showed that up to 8.5% of COVID-19 patients do not seroconvert. The research findings that are yet to have been peer-revie...
Source: CD4 And CD8 T Cells  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
CD4 and CD8 T Cells: A collaborative study lead by Oxford University involving researchers from Imperial College, University of Liverpool, University of York, University of Sheffield, and researchers from China shows that T cell responses in COVID-19 patients are broader and more robust in severe disease and are explicitly directed against spike, memory, and ORF3a proteins.   A significant ...
Source: Favipiravir And COVID-19  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
Favipiravir: The COVID-19 pandemic has made the medical and pharmaceutical world one big circus with many charlatans including Government authorities for the sake of greed, power or ego endorsing drugs that do not have any proven efficacy to treat the COVID-19 disease let alone safety studies done on their usage. One example is hydroxychloroquine and we are not going to elaborate on it here as eve...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new collaborative research report by scientists from the University Of Exeter-UK, University Of Glasgow-UK, Lukasiewicz Institute of Electron Technology-Poland and Krakow University Of Agriculture-Poland  published on a preprint server that is yet to have been peer-reviewed describes the presence of stable severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) ...
Source: Flu Vaccine  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
Flu Vaccine: A new study has shown that influenza vaccination was associated with a small risk for subdetltoid bursitis in a large retrospective cohort study, an association that was previously supported by clinical evidence from case reports.   The research findings have been published in the journal: Annals of Internal Medicine. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M19-3176   The ...
Source: COVID-19 Infections  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Infections: Numerous researchers and epidemiologists believe that the initial SARS-Cov-2 infection rate was undercounted due to many testing issues, asymptomatic and alternatively symptomatic individuals, and a failure to identify early cases.   A latest research from Pennsylvania State University estimates that the number of early COVID-19 cases in the United States may have ...
Source: Arrhythmia and COVID-19  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
Arrhythmia: According to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to an intensive care unit were 10 times more likely than other hospitalized COVID-19 patients to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders.   The study was published in the Heart Rhythm Journal-the official journal of...
Source: COVID-19-Drugs  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19-Drugs: German researchers from Marburg University Hospital claim that the cancer drug ruxolitinib is able to stop inflammatory processes in COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory syndrome (ARDS).   Their research findings were published in the journal: Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/s41375-020-0907-9   Dr Thomas Wiesmann who is from  intensive care team in the D...
Source:COVID-19 Facts  Jun 22, 2020  2 years ago
News: It is interesting that when mainstream media or laymen make assumptions that the SARS-Coronavirus could perhaps be spread by food or can be frozen and thawed back again in its active state, we have so called ‘qualified medical experts’ from a third world country famous for lying and most probably coming from some university with pathetic rankings (not even in the top 75)  ma...
Source: COVID-19 Natural Cures  Jun 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Natural Cures: Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has identified 125 naturally occurring compounds that have a computational potential for efficacy against the COVID-19 virus from the first batch of 50,000 compounds rapidly assessed by a supercomputer.   A supercomputer is being utilized to assess the treatment efficacy of naturally occurring compounds a...
Source: Protease Inhibitors and COVID-19  Jun 22, 2020  2 years ago
Protease Inhibitors: Leading astrobiologists supported in part by the NASA Astrobiology Program are applying their diverse skillset to the development of treatments for patients infected by COVID-19. Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations are an important tool used by the team. This technique allows researchers to simulate proteins, understand how they work, and design inhibitors before w...
Source: D614G Mutation And COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
D614G Mutation: According to warnings from Chinese researchers, individuals infected with the earlier SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains could be defenseless against the more aggressive European strains with the D614G mutations. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.20.161323v1                    ...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: Despite decreasing COVID-19 death rates in the last 24 hours, a worrying sign is emerging that new infected rates are on the increase once again in America. In the last 24 hours a total of 33,412 new cases were registered for COVID-19 (certain states had not submitted their reports yet as of press time, suggesting that figures could be much higher) while the day before it was 33, ...
Source: Clozapine and COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
Clozapine: Researchers from King’s College London are warning that patients taking antipsychotic drug Clozapine are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.   Their research findings are published in a preprint server that has yet to be peer reviewed. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.17.20133595v1   Clozapine is an antipsychotic drug with proven efficacy to tr...
Source: Hepatitis B and COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
Hepatitis B and COVID-19: Although the impaired liver function is prevalent in COVID-19, it is poorly understood. UAE researchers report the first case of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation caused by COVID-19 in a young adult with altered mental status and severe transaminitis. The patient was asymptomatic, hypothermic, his skin was jaundiced with the icteric sclera, with very high levels o...
Source: Ivermectin And COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
Ivermectin and COVID-19: Despite initial molecular docking studies and vitro studies showing a potential of using Ivermectin to treat COVID-19, there has only been a few clinical trials and even then despite having positive results, not much is talked about Ivermectin as its basically a drug whose patent has lapsed and hence it is not profitable for many pharmaceutical giants to promote it. To als...
Source: Azithromycin and COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
Azithromycin: In a new study published in the Oxford Journal: Open Forum Infectious Disease, researchers Dr Jeniffer Lighter and Dr Vanessa Raabe from New York University School of Medicine warn against the use of the antibiotic azithromycin to treat COVID-19. https://academic.oup.com/ofid/article/7/6/ofaa207/5849083   In the mad scramble to find drugs to treat COVId-19 and the testing of v...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from a biomedical cum AI company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein’s furin cleavage site is identical to a sequence in the human epithelial sodium channel, which likewise must be cut by furin in order to be activated. The researchers propose that the new coronavirus may be competing with the sodium channel for f...
Source: Asthma and COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Asthma: According to a new research by scientist from University of St Vincent in Ireland, individuals with asthma are not at a higher risk of developing more severe conditions of COVID-19  as research findings show that the condition does not increase one’s risk of hospitalization when contracting the coronavirus.   The study findings were published in the Journal of Allerg...
Source: Cannabis And COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Cannabis And COVID-19: According to researchers from Harvard Medical School, Northeastern University, Concordia University of Wisconsin and Vilotos Pharmaceuticals Inc, Caflanone (FBL-03G) a flavonoid extracted from a rare strain of cannabis found in Jamaica called Black Swan could hold therapeutic properties to treat COVID-19.   The research findings were published in the journal : Molecul...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: A recent research by Marshall University-West Virginia found that environmental conditions affect the stability of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in human nasal mucus and sputum.   The findings of the research was published in the journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, the journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: A new study that is yet to have been peer-reviewed indicates that Chicagoans are being infected with a unique strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus unlike the rest of the United States.   The study findings published in a preprint server indicates that the strain is linked to the early coronavirus outbreak in China and correlates with a lower viral load in the upper airways....
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: German researchers from the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB) in Kiel, Germany along with scientists from England, Spain, Italy and Norway have identified two genetic variants associated with COVID-19 respiratory failure and susceptibility.   The research findings are published in The New England Journal of Medicine . https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.105...
Source: Gut Microbiota, Probiotics And COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Gut Microbiota and Probiotics:  Researchers from Hong Kong are suggesting that one of the many factors as to why some people are more vulnerable to catching a virus and why some get more severe infection than others could be to the state of the gut microbiota. Maintaining a fine balance between good and bad bacteria which indirectly regulates the immune system is critical. Imbalance in gut mi...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: A team of medical experts are recommending that administering the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could serve as a preventive measure to dampen septic inflammation associated with COVID-19 infection.   Dr Paul Fidel, Jr., Department Chair, Oral and Craniofacial Biology, and Associate Dean for Research, Louisiana State University Health School of Dentistry and Dr Mai...
Source: Pediatrics and COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Pediatrics: A medical study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago shows that babies under 90 days of age who tested positive for COVID-19 tend to be well, with little or no respiratory involvement. Fever was often found to be the primary or only symptom. The study  findings were published in The Journal of Pediatrics. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-347...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: This is Thailand Medical News third installment of a new weekly series of articles on various pre-print research studies that have been published on numerous servers but have yet to have been peer-reviewed. Most will warrant further research but these are some of the selected studies that we feel need to be explored in detail further.   1. Emerging viral mutants in Austra...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
China Medical News: Authorities In China have released genome data for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus found in a new outbreak in Beijing, which Chinese virologists claims share similarities to European strains, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases neared 200 on Friday. Readers should however be reminded that the coronavirus causing the global pandemic first originated from China.   Thousan...
Source: Gargling and COVID-19  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Gargling: In the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, as on one hand we had a stream of some of the most stupid and fake remedies, theories and news about COVID-19 being posted online, we also had a lot of interesting advice and suggestions that were quickly dispelled as being fake or misinformation, most often by certain incompetent and ignorant doctors and government officials or by some of the stu...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: COVID-19 deaths per day in the U.S. have fallen in recent weeks to the lowest level since late March, even as states increasingly reopen for business. However scientists are deeply afraid the trend may be about to reverse itself.   In the last 24 hours there were only 747 deaths from the COVID-19 disease but 27,924 new infected cases. There is however more than 19,215 patie...
Source: Ophthalmology and COVID-19  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Ophthalmology: According to medical researchers and clinicians from the University of Albert, a case of pink eye is now reason to be tested for COVID-19.   Though coughing, fever and difficulty in breathing are common manifestations and symptoms of the COVID-19 disease that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus,  a recent case study involving an Edmonton woman has determined that con...
Source: Cortisol  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Cortisol: Medical Researchers from Imperial College London say that COVID-19 patients with extremely high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood are more likely to deteriorate quickly and die.   The hypothesis was based on their research findings which are published in the journal: Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587...
Source: Brain Injury  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Brain Injury: A Swedish study by the University of Gothenburg study shows that certain individuals who receive hospital care for coronavirus infection (COVID-19) exhibit clinical and neurochemical signs of brain injury.   Disturbingly even certain moderate COVID-19 cases exhibit these same findings when blood-based biomarkers for brain damage were tested.   The study findings were publ...
Source: Diabetic Ketoacidosis  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetic ketoacidosis: According to a new clinical report published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common and potentially fatal complication in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgaa360/5857202   The medical condition diabetic ketoacidosis almost a...
Source: Tocilizumab or Actemra  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Tocilizumab:  Pharma giant Roche’s rheumatoid arthritis drug, Actemra (Tocilizumab)  failed to help COVID-19 patients in Italian study according to the clinical trial findings released today.   The drug failed to help patients with early-stage COVID-19 pneumonia in an Italian study, the latest instance in another an anti-inflammatory drug has fallen through in a coronavirus ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunity:  According researchers from Wuhan University-China and University in Texas-Gaslvestom-America, humans may never develop immunity against COVID-19.   Chinese and American scientists ran antibody tests on samples from hospital workers who were exposed to infected patients at early stage of outbreak and found that only 4 per cent of 23,000 had antibodies but they e...
Source: Biotechnology and COVID-19  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Biotechnology: Researchers from University of California-San Diego are using nanoparticles cloaked in human lung cell membranes and human immune cell membranes that can attract and neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell culture, causing the virus to lose its ability to hijack host cells and reproduce, as a new approach to try and treat COVID-19. In vitro experiments, both the lung cel...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Trials  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Clinical Trials: Past studies have shown that low-dose, whole lung radiation in the form of X-rays can effectively treat severe pneumonia, with minimal side effects.   Now, two clinical trials by Ohio State University are applying a modern version of this concept to test patients who have acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19 infection.   In each o...
Source: WHO  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
WHO: The World Health Organization finally decided Wednesday to halt all trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, finding it did not reduce the mortality rate.   The malaria and rheumatoid arthritis drug, hydroxychloroquine has been at the center of political and scientific controversy.   It has been touted as a possible treatment for th...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: The last 24 hours has seen some interesting spikes in cases all around the world and even in countries that had no COVID-19 cases in weeks or months, there has been a sudden emergence of the virus. The only countries that did not report any cases were those whose governments were famous for either concealing figures or disseminating fake news.   Brazil recorded the highes...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research by researchers from Zhejiang University School of Medicine-China  and The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang-China shows that The SARS-COV-2 coronavirus also affcets thyroid functions of a majority of COVID-19 patients.   The study lead by Dr Lisong Teng had its research findings published on a preprint server and the paper is currently being peer-rev...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
China Medical News: Despite some stupid Thais who were reporting from China and claiming that the situation was not that bad and that the media were exaggerating, Beijing shut all its schools again on Wednesday as the city reported 31 new coronavirus cases, with authorities in the Chinese capital rushing to curb an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.   China authorities have also su...
Source: India Medical News  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
India Medical News: India recorded a total of 2,006's COVID-19 deaths in the last 29 hrs and it seems like that trend is going to stay for a while as it is reported that 15,832 individuals are in also critical conditions and local hospitals are reporting of a surge in cases and also critical patients.   The number of new infected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours was 11,135 cases brin...
Source: COVID-19 Second Wave  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Second Wave: The chief of NATO made an official announcement on Tuesday that its alliance will start to stockpile medical equipment and drugs to prepare for an impending second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.   The official announcement triggered panic among many members of the public as even certain medical professionals are saying that governments heads are not releasing the tr...
Source: Pediatrics and COVID-19  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
Pediatrics: According to a new study by Chinese researchers, important insights into the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease could facilitate early identification and intervention in suspected patients.   The research was led by Dr Xihui Zhou of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Medical researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) in collaboration with scientists from Regeneron Pharmaceutcials have evaluated several human antibodies to determine the most potent combination to be mixed in a cocktail and used as a promising anti-viral therapy against the virus that causes COVID-19.   The research demonstrates the rapid p...
Source: Remdesivir and COVID-19  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Remdesivir:  The American Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to doctors and all healthcare professionals about a newly discovered potential drug interaction related to the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir, an antiviral drug that is being evaluated as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and has also been granted emergency use authoriz...
Source: Dexamethasone and COVID-19  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Dexamethasone and COVID-19: Medical researchers from University Of Oxford-England say they have the first evidence that the cheap steroid Dexamethasone can improve COVID-19 survival in patients with severe conditions. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-06-16-dexamethasone-reduces-death-hospitalised-patients-severe-respiratory-complications   The British researchers have found that low-dose dexam...
Source: COVID-19 Study  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Study: Individuals under the age of 20 are half as likely to contract COVID-19 as the rest of the population, according to new modeling study released today by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The study also suggests four out of five infected young individuals will show no symptoms.   The study findings published in the Nature Medicine Journal could hel...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: EDITORIAL- As of 16th June, (3.30am California) the official total number of infected COVID-19 cases has reached more than 8.15 million while the total number dead is 439,715.  In reality all these figures being collated by John Hopkins and sites like Worldometers are all not reliable as many countries are under-reporting figures or even concealing figures deliberately. Amo...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: Many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirements, a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.   The research findings were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. https://www.ajpmonline.org/a...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine And Chloroquine  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  U.S. regulators  finally on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine promoted by scammers for treating COVID-19 amid evidence these drugs do not work and are in fact lethal in certain cases and causes serious side effects.   Strangely the official revocation of the drug to treat COVID-19 was done on a very low...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies:  A team led by Scripps Research including scientists from University of California-SanDiego, University Of Washington, Harvard University and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)-New York has discovered a type of antibodies in the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients that provide powerful protection against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus when tested in animals and human c...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research led by Norwegian University of Science and Technology involving both Norwegian and Estonian researchers have established a cell culture that allows them to test antibody-laden plasma, drugs and drug combinations in the laboratory. The team also identified six potential antiviral candidates out of a base of 136 already approved drugs that could be repurposed. One c...

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