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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 Research  Mar 28, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Research:  A team of medical researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, New York University Langone Health, Uconn Health and the University of Bordeaux have identified a novel group of immune cells in the lungs that are associated with the control of inflammation during viral infections, like influenza or coronavirus infections. https://immunology.sciencemag.org/content/5/4...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 28, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: Cardiology researchers  from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston or UTHealth are warning that the SARS-CoV -2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions.   The new research paper was be...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Studies  Mar 28, 2020  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Studies: Thailand Medical News has managed to convinced more international genomic researchers to pay attention to the mutations and emerging strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as in the past despite gene sequencing of strains that were detected in respective countries, many of these results were not properly compared and analyzed in detail to understand the evolutionary bran...
Source: SARS-Cov-2 Research   Mar 27, 2020  2 years ago
SARS-Cov-2 Research: Dr James Diaz, Professor and Head of Environmental Health Sciences at Louisiana State University Health and New Orleans School of Public Health, has proposed a possible explanation for the severe lung complications being seen in some people diagnosed with Covid-19.   His research findings was published in the Journal of Travel Medicine. https://academic.oup.com/jtm...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 27, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: Medical researchers from the University of Colorado at Denver and MIT have proposed a new stopgap measure that could help Covid-19 patients who are in acute respiratory distress by repurposing a drug that is now used to treat blood clots. The researchers believe the drug could help patients in cases where a ventilator is not helping, or if a ventilator is not available. ...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 27, 2020  2 years ago
According to a research letter published online March 25 in JAMA Oncology, patients with cancer in Wuhan had an increased risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. The journal warns that similar issues could also affect cancer patients elsewhere. (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2763673)   Dr Jing Yu, M.D., from the Zhon...
Source: Bloomberg  Mar 27, 2020  2 years ago
 In Spain, doctors are being forced due to time constrains, staff shortages, inadequate medical supplies to choose who to let live and who to die in a sad state of affairs that is becoming common in many part of the world. Dr Daniel Bernabeu signed the death certificate for one patient and immediately turned to help another who was choking, in the emergency room at one of Madrid's bigg...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 26, 2020  2 years ago
As predicted by Thailand Medical News in our earlier articles, we have reached more than 22,048 deaths and almost half a million are infected for this week. Despite reporting on so many developments since December, they are many out there not taking us seriously some even labeling a lot of what we are saying as fake news despite supporting research studies. It seems that many disillusioned soul...
Source: AFP  Mar 26, 2020  2 years ago
Philippines Medical Association announced on Thursday that nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the Covid-19, as hospitals were overwhelmed and medics complained about a lack of protection on the front lines. The official announcement of the doctors' deaths heightened fears that the scale of the health crisis in the Philippines is much worse than is being officially reported, with...
Source: Covid-19 Drug Research  Mar 26, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: A study conducted by researchers from the Department of Infection and Immunity, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan University, Shanghai has shown that Hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug dubbed a "gift from God" by US President Donald Trump for its potential ability to fight the Covid-19 disease, was found to be no more effective than standard trea...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 26, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: As the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly Covid-19 disease continues to wreak havoc globally with more than 21,500 deaths to date, the possibility of a vaccine or cure seems far away, maybe in only 15 to 18 months time as efforts are being hampered by a variety of reasons and factors including the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is mutating with the emergenc...
Source: AFP  Mar 25, 2020  2 years ago
We at Thailand Medical News are proud to republished an original news article by by Olivier Lucazeau and Antoine Bouthier from AFP featuring a remarkable doctor with true passion for healing unlike those clueless medical experts sitting in the comfort of their aircon offices and trying to dictate policies and protocols while being clueless about the macro and micro perspectives of the disease. P...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 25, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-Clinical Care: Medical researchers are reporting that Initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may result in decreases in lymphocyte numbers and immunity function, which can be associated with increased severity of Covid-19.   Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is an extracorporeal tech...
Source: Covid-19 Research  Mar 25, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Research:  A new  study by researchers from the Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan lead by Dr Chen Xiaoping has showed that Covid-19 patients with underlying disease like Diabetes and Hypertension have a worse prognosis once infected with Covid-19. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.22.20040774v1.full.pdf+html   The study involved 106 patients from Zhongnan Hospital ...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 25, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: A retrospective study that was conducted by Dr Haibo Qiu and Dr Chun Pan, leading Chinese pulmonologists and co-authors report on a study of the treatment of 12 patients in Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, who had severe COVID-19 and had related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and were  assisted by mechanical ventilation, found that having the patien...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 25, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus Alerts: The only way that Thailand can come out of the Covid-19 crisis with a low mortality figure and also to rapidly eradicate Covid-19 in the country is for all to share the same objectives and strategies and do their part.   This is not a time for ego, personal gains or about scoring revenge. Starting from the government, to healthcare authorities and medical profes...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Mar 24, 2020  2 years ago
NOTICE: Conforming To Thailand’s State Of Emergency Ruling That Comes Into Effect On The 26th Of March 2020, We Will No Longer Be Reporting On Any Developments On The Local Thailand Covid-19 Scene As Prohibited But Will Only Carry Official Government  Announcements To Help The Government In Its Efforts To Control The Disease.   We will however continue to give report on  updat...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus Updates  Mar 24, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates : Thai Health Officials reported 106 new infections, bringing the total to 827 and also reported three new deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 4.   However the number of patients being classified as under investigations has skyrocketed with almost all public healthcare hospitals now overwhelmed (no official figures were given for this).   As of 14...
Source : Covid-19 Drug Research  Mar 24, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: British based, respiratory drug discovery and development company, Synairgen plc has  announced that it has received expedited approvals from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Health Research Authority (HRA) to conduct a trial of SNG001 (inhaled formulation of interferon-beta-1a) in Covid-19 patients to potentially assist with the globa...
Source: Covid-19 Diagnostics  Mar 24, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19-Diagnostics: The debut and rapid spread of COVID-19 has exposed a frailty in our ability to rapidly detect and screen new infectious diseases accurately. British-based Iceni Diagnostics is developing a new approach that identifies the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, not by its genetic code, which can mutate, but by using its reliance on chains of sugars which are constant and unchangeable. The...
Source: Covid-19 Diagnostics  Mar 24, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Diagnostics: Researchers from Simon Fraser University have utilized their pioneering imaging technology called Mango, for its bright fluorescent colors, to develop an easy and fast to use coronavirus testing kits.   They are among a small set of Canadian researchers who responded to the rapid funding opportunity recently announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 23, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates : Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, official spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, announced on Monday that there has been 122 new confirmed cases of Covid-19  since the last 24 hours bringing the total to 721. To date, only one person has died from the disease in Thailand according to government officials. (just like they announced they found a cure for the disease a...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 23, 2020  2 years ago
The President of the British Rhinological Society Professor, Dr Clare Hopkins, and the President of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology, Professor Nirmal Kumar have issued a joint statement last Saturday that Anosmia or the loss of smell could be marker to indicate individuals who might be infected with Covid-19 disease but are asymptomatic in the sense they are not exhibiting fever or ...
Source: Covid-19 Diagnostics  Mar 23, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Diagnostics: California based biotech company, Cepheid has developed that a new rapid Covid-19 test kit that does not even need usage in the lab setting and is able to provide results in 45 minutes. The US FDA on Saturday had given emergency approval to the new diagnostic kits. Cepheid  developed the new automated molecular test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the vi...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 23, 2020  2 years ago
The Global number of Covid-19 infected cases as of Monday morning is currently at 336 838 with 14,616 deaths. The figures are escalating faster than what we had even predicted and a major spikes is expected around the 15th of April based on our assumptions that there are now millions of asymptomatic spreaders out there with various new strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. We are going to see a v...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 22, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: As of Sunday, the official figures for the number of Thais infected with the Covid-19 disease has risen to 599 and one dead so far. These are the official figures. There have been so many speculations online by reputable medical professionals that the figures are much more and that at least 32 of the 77 provinces in Thailand already have reported infected cases. (acco...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Mar 21, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: Researchers from the Center of Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases (CSGID have identified a new potential drug target for the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus that causes Covid -19 and say that multiple drugs will be needed to treat the pandemic.   The research is a none peer-reviewed pre-print study published online on bioRvix. (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 21, 2020  2 years ago
It is now roughly 12 weeks since the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the Covid-19 disease has made its global debut, to date the death toll is 11,187 and rising and the total number infected about 266,500. We expect to hit a million infected in less than 10 days time and about 25,000 to 50,000 deaths in the same time frame….and this is only the start. Now the things I am going to mention he...
Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 20, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates : A Chinese female national was arrested for spitting all over deliberately non-stop on public transport in Thailand.  It was perceived that she was trying to spread the disease to Thai nationals deliberately.   The Chinese woman was arrested on Thursday (March 19) by health and police officials after she was allegedly found spitting repeatedly inside a bus...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 20, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Testing: The acute shortage of test kits for Covid-19 and also many countries not conducting testing as freely due to the shortage and financial constraints means the world is effectively fighting the pandemic crisis blindly and may not know the true extent of infection for months if not years, medical experts are warning. As Covid-19 is highly infectious, about 2.5 times that of the c...
Source: Covid-19 Treatments And Drugs News  Mar 20, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Treatment And Drugs:  A new study lead by one of China’s to respiratory specialists, Dr Cao Bin, Professor at Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, China-Japan Friendship Hospital has shown that Lopinavir–Ritonavir is ineffective in treating Covid-19.   The research was published in the New England Journal Of Medicine yesterday. (https://www.nejm.org/...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 19, 2020  2 years ago
Clinicians at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have published a new report in the medical journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology  that  outlines key and critical information that gastroenterologists and patients with chronic digestive conditions need to know about COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   Covid-19 is of particular concern for patients with&n...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 19, 2020  2 years ago
As of Thursday morning, (9am, Bangkok Time) the total official number of Covid-19 infected cases globally is now 219,058 and deaths 8,953.The figures on an extremely conservative level is expected to reach a million official  infected cases by a fortnight and roughly about 20,000 deaths. (this provided countries have enough testing kits and are truthful in their reporting) From our own rough ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Mar 18, 2020  2 years ago
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Source: Covid-19 Treatments  Mar 18, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Treatments:  Medical doctors and researchers are warning against using the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)  Ibuprofen after it has emerged that in many cases , using the drug actually worsens the  conditions in patients. (A report on this was also published in the journal-BMJ , doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1086 ) However Thailand Medical News not...
Source: SARS-Cov-2 Research  Mar 17, 2020  2 years ago
As new studies are showing that the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus is mutating into various strains with different characteristics, (https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-new-research-indicates-sars-cov-2-coronavirus-is-indeed-mutating-into-various-strains-that-have-specific-preference-of-attacking-human-host-) there could be a scenario where populations will see repeated attacks coming in waves ...
Source: Coronavirus Research  Mar 17, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus Research : An interesting new non peer-reviewed study that was conducted by 19 Chinese Medical Researchers in collaboration with eight different medical research centers and universities have concluded that individuals with blood type A had a higher risk of contracting the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and developing the Covid-19 disease irrespective of gender or age.   The study also ...
Source: Covid-19 Global Pandemic News  Mar 17, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 News : A spokesman for WHO (World health Organization) announced on Tuesday that two of its staff have contracted the Covid-19 disease. Much to the dismay of many it was not the Ethiopian director-general who is always praising China, nor was it any of it senior team of incompetent experts who failed to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus that originated in China to the rest of th...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 17, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: The number of confirmed case of infected Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of now as claimed by Government health authorities is only 147 with one dead so far. Thai authorities are still claiming that we are only at stage two of the crisis although doctors both at private and government and even some health officials are now claiming a different scenario. The government c...
Source: Coronavirus Research  Mar 17, 2020  2 years ago
It getting terribly frustrating that as the team at Thailand Medical News peruses through hundreds of new research  studies, some peer-reviewed and other not, it seems that  WHO, the US CDC, NIH, government officials and health authorities as either not telling us something, are lying or are clueless.   For instance, we are coming across lots of published studies that despite cert...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 16, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: The Thai government has announced yesterday that the new Bang Khun Tian Hospital will be converted as a healthcare facility to deal with all the Covid-19 cases when it goes into stage 3 but it did no say that the hospital was only a 100 bed facility and neither did they take into considerations epidemiological projections considering that the country has a population ...
Source: Global Covid-19 Pandemic  Mar 16, 2020  2 years ago
The Global Covid-19 pandemic is entering a new phase in which we will see increases in daily infected and death figures, this is going to be a sad but inevitable daily occurrence as we are paying for the price of the incompetency and lack of responsibility of China and the Chinese people that had help spread the disease to every part of the world when its people were leaving the country in droves ...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus Updates  Mar 15, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: Health officials today reported 32 new confirmed coronavirus cases, the biggest daily reported to date, bringing the total to 114.   The permanent secretary at the Public Health Ministry, Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai said that one individual was a patient who had close contact with a cluster infection group of Hong Kong tourists.   Another two individuals got ...
Source: Coronavirus Research  Mar 15, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus Research:  Another new, yet to be peer-reviewed study by Chinese researchers from the National Translational Science Center for Molecular Medicine & Department of Cell Biology, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China lead Professor Dr Ke Wang, a leading virologist and genomic researcher and a team of 29 other researchers from 4 other medical and research instituti...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 15, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: As the global coronavirus pandemic escalates with more countries going into critical conditions, the general Thai population is becoming more anxious and worried about conditions locally and are gradually losing faith in the government  unless they become more transparent and officially release more data including about the degree of preparedness and measures bei...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Mar 14, 2020  2 years ago
Parents with a newborn may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after recent media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it. The positive news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get seriously ill from the coronavirus. And even if infected, they may have no symptoms. Even then, the coronavirus could affect infants in other wa...
Source: Coronavirus News  Mar 14, 2020  2 years ago
Italy recorded its highest one-day death toll yet from cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, according to official data.   A total of 250 deaths was recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the total to 1,266, with 17,660 infections overall, a rise of 2,547 since Thursday evening.   Meanwhile the WHO or World Health Organization said  that Europe was now the "epicentre"...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Mar 14, 2020  2 years ago
US Coronavirus Updates: Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire businessman, has offered the United States half a million coronavirus test kits and a million masks, as the country faces a shortage of kits for diagnosing the potentially deadly disease.   "Drawing from my own country's experience, speedy and accurate testing and adequate protective equipment for medical professionals a...
Source: Coronavirus Drug Research  Mar 13, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus Drug Research: As early as 26th Of January, in the early days of the Covid-19 epidemic, Thailand Medical News had published an article calling for more research into the use of Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) as a potential drug candidate for the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus as many past research studies had shown its efficacy against the SARS virus of 2003.( https://www.thailandmedical.n...
Source: Covid-19 Diagnostics  Mar 13, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Diagnostics: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology or MIT has developed a new fast and easy diagnostic tests for the Covid-19 disease that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The newly developed diagnostic is paper -based with a turn around time of less than 15 minutes. The patents and commercial aspects of the test are handled by a Cambridge based startup company created by MIT c...
Source: Coronavirus Diagnostics  Mar 13, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus Diagnostics: Typically, clinical and laboratory features of both Dengue and the Covid-19 disease is quiet identical and difficult to distinguish.   To make matters more complicated, it has been reported that Covid-19 patients can produce false-positive results from rapid serological testing for dengue.   A study by Singaporean researchers published in The Lancet helps to wa...
Source: Coronavirus News  Mar 13, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a strongly worded tweet, written in English on his verified Twitter account, that it was the United States that lacked transparency and were the ones that brought the new coronavirus to Wuhan by the US military. Zhao wrote."When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hosp...
Source : Coronavirus Research  Mar 13, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus Research: Medical researchers from La Jolla Institute for Immunology, together with virology experts from the J. Craig Venter Institute have isolated potential targets for effective immune responses against the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus which causes the deadly Covid-19 disease.   The team utilized existing data from known coronaviruses to predict which parts of SARS-CoV-2 are capable...
Source: Covid-19 Research News   Mar 12, 2020  2 years ago
Reposted due to grammar mistakes in headlines of earlier post! Our apologies. A new Covid-19 research published in the Lancet on the 11th of March which involved a detailed study of 191 patients infected with the Covid-19 disease that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus shows that the viral shedding duration in infected patients was more longer than originally expected. (https:...
Source: Coronavirus News  Mar 12, 2020  2 years ago
HIV & AIDs Clinics globally are complaining of an acute shortage of HIV drugs plus many that were getting in from grey markers are now complaining that prices have increased as much as 15 to 30 times for generic versions!   One of the reason is that many government are stockpiling on many various types of HIV antivirals as some have shown a certain degree of efficacy though none have be...

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