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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 Latest  Jan 08, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Latest: Researchers from Brown University-Rhode Island, U.S., Yale University School of Medicine-U.S. and Kurume University School of Medicine-Japan have in a new study identified a human host enzyme called chitinase 3-like-1 (CHI3L1) as playing a critical role in the progression to disease severity of elderly COVID-19 patients.   COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (SC2) coronavi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2021  9 months ago
A new international study lead by medical researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that common medications used to treat high blood pressure did not affect outcomes among patients hospitalized with COVID-19. This study findings provides relief to many as during the initial phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were speculations that certain blood pr...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jan 07, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: Spanish researchers from the University of Valencia and INCLIVA Health Research Institute have discovered in a new study that Severe COVID-19 recovered patients do not display long-lasting adaptive immune responses.   The study has recently investigated the durability of immune responses specifically developed against SARS-CoV-2, the causative pathogen of COVID-19. The study ...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Jan 07, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Warnings: According to a new study by researchers from the University of Bristol-UK and the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, patients with acute heart failure nearly double their risk of dying if they get COVID-19.   In this single‐centre observational study, the study team examined referrals to the acute heart failure team over a period of 16 week...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 Variant  Jan 07, 2021  9 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 Variant: British researchers warn that that existing non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) may not be sufficient to contain the spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant that is fast becoming the prevailing dominant strain. The new variant has a higher binding affinity and is more infectious coupled with the fact that it has a higher replication rate.   Claims b...
Source: COVID-19 Quarantines  Jan 07, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Quarantines: The U.S. CDC has published a new warning that there is some onward transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) from household contacts released from quarantine after seven or 10 days and that extra precautions still need to be adhered to.   The U.S. CDC warning was issued after a study was published in the Jan. 1 issue of the U.S. Cente...
Source: Vaccine News  Jan 06, 2021  9 months ago
Vaccine News: While the world is foolishly thinking that the COVID-19 vaccines are going to get things back to normal quickly, more concerning findings are emerging about the real efficacy of these vaccines that were basically initiated by the Trump administration (the same group that gave us scams like hydrocholoroquine, remdesivir, then Eli lily’s monoclonal antibodies and also Regeneron c...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jan 06, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: Polish researchers from the University of Warsaw and the Polish Academy of Sciences are warning based on a new study that the new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 detected in England replicates more than two times faster than the earlier strains. This replication advantage enhances its capability to become to a dominant global variant in a matter of a short time.   The novel SARS‐Co...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Jan 06, 2021  9 months ago
U.S. Medical News: It was reported that ambulances in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California are now stopping to transport some patients due to strain on hospitals as result of an exponential surge in COVID-19 cases.   In Los Angeles, ambulance workers have been told to stop transporting some patients with extremely low survival chances to hospital, and to limit oxygen use, as record COVID...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine News:  Jan 06, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine News: About 9 hours ago, the Norwegian Medicines Agency announced that two inmates in a nursing home died few days after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine made by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech that is owned by a Turkish muslim national, Uğur Şahin.  https://legemiddelverket.no/nyheter/dodsfall-hos-sykehjemsbeboere-etter-koronavaksinerin...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Updates  Jan 06, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Updates: A new silico study by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) identifies the dynamics of the different COVID-19 phenotypes for optimizing clinical management and using better therapeutic strategies.   A unique feature of COVID-19 is its extreme heterogeneity ie illness ranges from minimally symptomatic to life threatening. This heterogeneity is a res...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jan 05, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in a new detailed interactome study between the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and human host cells have identified 437 human proteins as high-confidence interacting proteins.   Host-virus protein-protein interaction is the key component of the SARS-CoV-2 lifecycle.   The study team conducted a comp...
Source: UK COVID-19 News  Jan 05, 2021  9 months ago
UK COVID-19 News : The COVID-19 crisis in Britain is fast escalating and the UK healthcare system might witness a total collapse if things do not improve in the next few days. Already hospitals are overflowing and more than 58,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported in the last 24 hours along with 407 COVID-19 Deaths. To date, the United Kingdom has now climbed up to the fifth position in terms ...
Source: Pharma News  Jan 05, 2021  10 months ago
Pharma News: Florida based AzurRx BioPharma, a company specializing in the development of non-systemic therapies for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases has announced that it has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with First Wave Bio, Inc for the use of their patented and proprietary oral and rectal formulations of niclosamide for the treatment of immune checkpoint inhibitor-as...
Source: 2021 COVID-19  Jan 04, 2021  10 months ago
For those thinking 2020 was a bad year and that 2021 would be much better. Think again. Cast aside all these talks by clueless individuals saying that businesses and even tourism will bounce back this year. Be prepared for meltdowns in the financial and stock markets and in the worst scenario, there could even be a time when even currencies, gold and even bitcoins might not have any worth as compa...
Source: Influenza News  Jan 03, 2021  10 months ago
Influenza News: A new study by researchers from University of Michigan School of Public Health-U.S., University of Washington School of Public Health-U.S., Jorma Gallen-Kallela Memorial Research Library-Finland and the Keck School of Medicine-University of Southern California-U.S. have found that cadmium is linked to more severe outcomes in influenza and pneumonia infections and also possibly even...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jan 03, 2021  10 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Indian scientists from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, Kerala-INDIA along with researchers from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School-USA and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center-USA have in a recent computational study implicated a dysregulated vitamin D pathway in the pathobiology of the infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and opened the doo...
Source: Vaccine News  Jan 03, 2021  10 months ago
Vaccine News: Israeli’s Hadashot 13 TV News Channel has reported yesterday that more than 240 Israelis who had been earlier vaccinated with the Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine still tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.   The mass vaccination against COVID-19 began in Israel at the end of December, with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin receiving the first doses o...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies  Jan 02, 2021  10 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies: A study by scientists from the University of Oxford involving UK healthcare workers shows how antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection can wane over time, depending on age, previous symptoms and ethnicity.   SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody measurements can be used to estimate the proportion of a population exposed or infected and may be informative about the risk of future ...
Source: Coronavirus News  Jan 02, 2021  10 months ago
Coronavirus News: A detailed autopsy study conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health has alarmingly uncovered hallmarks of damage caused by thinning and leaky brain blood vessels in tissue samples from COVID-19 patients who died shortly after contracting the disease. However, the researchers saw no signs of SARS-CoV-2 in the tissue samples, suggesting the damage was not caused by a dir...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jan 02, 2021  10 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study published in the peer reviewed journal: Journal of Translational Autoimmunity indicates that pathogenic priming plays a part in COVID-19 disease severity and mortality via autoimmunity. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589909020300186   Importantly homology between human and viral proteins is an established factor in viral- or vaccine-induce...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Dec 31, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: According to researchers and medical professionals, a majority of recovering COVID-19 patients and also those undergoing Long COVID conditions will also end up suffering from parosmia with frequent experiences of foul and disgusting smells. This condition can last for weeks or even months. Although anosmia  or loss of smell is a coronavirus symptom, but some with long COVI...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Dec 31, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new study by researchers from the University Of Cincinnati warns against the use of the overpriced U.S. FDA approved remdesivir drug and in situations when it is being still used, extra caution and monitoring need to be observed as the drug exhibits drug interactions with numerous drugs and increases toxicity.   The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journa...
Source: COVID-19 Immuno-Genetics  Dec 30, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 Immuno-Genetics: A new study by researchers from University of Edinburgh-UK shows that genes could be key to new COVID-19 treatments.   Potential treatments for COVID-19 have been identified after the discovery of five genes associated with the most severe form of the disease.   The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Nature Communications. https://www....
Source: COVID-19 Research  Dec 30, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from the Seville Institute of Biomedicine-Spain, the University Hospitals Virgen del Rocío y Macarena-Spain and University of Seville-Spain have found that silent hypoxemia or the lack of blood oxygenation detected in numerous COVID-19 patients is possibly due to carotid bodies being infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The carotid bodies (C...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 30, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by scientists specializing in high-altitude diseases from the High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute (IPPA)-Bolivia have proposed a new hypothesis that states that pneumolysis and not cytokines storms are what are that are causing lung damage in COVID-19 patients.   This new findings challenges all initial assumptions about the pathogenesis and disease pr...
Source: Virus News  Dec 30, 2020  10 months ago
Virus News: Scientists from University of Alabama have in a new study found that individuals recovering from COVID-19 exhibit sustained cellular immune dysregulation.   To date it has been found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causes a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and significant mortality.   Research investigating underlying immune characteristics is needed to understand d...
Source: Metformin-COVID-19  Dec 29, 2020  10 months ago
Metformin-COVID-19: The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in a recent published clinical case report warns that diabetes patients taking SGLT2 Inhibitors to manage their diabetes may develop rare and sometimes serious complications upon contracting COVID-19.   SGLT2 inhibitors are a class of prescription medicines that are FDA-approved for use with diet and exercise to ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Dec 28, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute-Spain, Dentaid Research Center-Cerdanyola del Vallès, Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP)-Badalona, and the Central University of Catalonia have discovered through in vitro studies that cetylpyridinium chloride, found in most mouthwashes, lowers infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 likely by inhibiting viral fusion w...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Dec 28, 2020  10 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Variants: A new study by researchers from CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB)-India, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-HRDC Ghaziabad-India and the Kurnool Medical College-India have identified 19 New SARS-CoV-2 variants in India with one possessing the N440K Mutation. All of these strains have human host immune evading mechanisms. ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 27, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: Don’t you just like it when COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, researchers and American and British journalists under the payroll of Pharmaceutical giants, certain news wire agencies and also clueless health authorities around the world making public statements that the current COVID-19 vaccines will not be affected by the emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants despite some having as much ...
Source: Vaccine News  Dec 26, 2020  10 months ago
Vaccine News: Individuals who have cosmetic facial fillers be it in their lips, nose, eye contours or elsewhere in their face will likely develop swellings and inflammation on those areas after having a dose of the Moderna’s vaccine.   This was observed during initial clinical trials and also in certain individuals as the vaccines rolled out   Also the U.S.FDA advisory committee ...
Source: COVID-19 Study  Dec 25, 2020  10 months ago
A new COVID-19 Study by scientist from McMaster University-Canada, Beijing Institute of Technology-China and Columbia University- USA has revealed that that SARS-CoV-2 spike and antibody binding strength and hydrogen bonds quantity are temperature dependent.   In their abstract, the study team said that the global efforts so far against the COVID-19 pandemic relies strongly on the human def...
Source: COVID-19 In 2021  Dec 25, 2020  10 months ago
As the year comes to an end, we have been having so much “garbage” spewing from the mouths of individuals who either have no clue what brewing with regards to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus or are maybe are just trying to inject in some optimism to prevent social unrest.   In mid of 2020, we had so called authorities who said that tourism and businesses will pick up at end of the ye...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2020  10 months ago
For the past few weeks we have been constantly been bombarded with half-baked research studies mostly by greedy researchers or institutions that are often funded directly or indirectly by the U.S. Government agencies like NIH, CDC etc or by the pharmaceutical and biotech companies that have a vested interested in the current vaccines and antibody therapeutics making claims that antibodies provide ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variant  Dec 24, 2020  10 months ago
The Africa CDC has reported that another new SARS-CoV-2 variant has emerged in Nigeria and is working on defining the mutations on the genomic structure of the new variant.   On Thursday, Africa's top public health official, the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong told media, "It's a separate lineage from the UK and South Africa.&qu...
Source: B.1.1.7 UK Variant  Dec 24, 2020  10 months ago
Some of the mutations on the B.1.1.7 U.K. variant are actually the result of neutralizing antibodies induced spike protein mutations and warrants concerns according to a new study led by scientist from University of Cambridge that is published on a preprint server and is currently being peer reviewed. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.05.20241927v2   SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein i...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 23, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 News:  Austrian researchers from the University of Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital-Vienna and the Medical University of Innsbruck have in a new study alarmingly discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that that is causing the COVID-19 pandemic are undergoing strategic mutations that affect the host immune capacity to recognize and combat the patho...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Dec 23, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: A new study by medical scientists from Rutgers University shows that hospitalized COVID-19 patients who had secondary blood infections typically developed disease severity and  were significantly sicker upon hospital admission, had longer hospital stays and poorer outcomes.   This is the first study to date to assess the microbiology, risk factors and outcomes i...
Source: UK Variant B.1.1.7  Dec 23, 2020  10 months ago
The U.S. CDC updated its site with details of the emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variant VOC 202012/01 (Also known as B.1.1.7) along with possible implications.   The CDC site indicated that the current COVID-19 Vaccines approved by the U.S. FDA ie Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines might not be able to offer protection against this new variant! https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/sc...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs  Dec 22, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 Herbs: Researchers from the Medical University Duisburg-Essen-Germany, Ruhr University Bochum-Germany and the Institute for Virology at the University Hospital Essen-Germany have in a new vitro study demonstrated that the phytochemical Glycyrrhizin extracted from licorice root is able to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the causative pathogen that c...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Dec 22, 2020  10 months ago
U.S. Medical News: As of today, more than 18 million Americans have contracted the COVID-19 disease, of which more than 85 per cent of them are going to have to endure some kind of long term health complication. More than 320,000 Americans have died from the disease, disrupting and causing grief to many families and loved ones.   When the COVID-19 crisis first started in China and during th...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 21, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: Physicians from the Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago- Illinois report a case the first documented case so far of a 14 month year old boy contracting Laryngotracheitis (Croup) as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection.   Laryngotracheobronchitis, commonly called as Croup, also known as  is a type of respiratory infection&nbs...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Dec 21, 2020  10 months ago
Thailand Coronavirus News: Local transmissions of COVID-19 are increasing in Thailand after the initial reported cases in Samut Sakhon province. Myanmar Workers at Samut Sakhon made to queue up in public to take COVID-19 tests without any social distancing etc!   Samut Sakhon: The first patient of this outbreak was a 68 year old Thai woman who has never gone out of the country, meaning the ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants   Dec 21, 2020  10 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Variants: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand Medical News has been calling for careful monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 mutation strains emerging. However we were constantly ridiculed by certain so called ‘experts ‘including one from the University College London who is under the payroll of numerous pharmaceutical companies and whose very own colleagues are now r...
Source: News-COVID-19  Dec 20, 2020  10 months ago
News-COVID-19: A new study by researchers from University Of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) may help explain as to why the risk of strokes is greatly increased in SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infected individuals. In the last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the incidence of strokes has greatly risen and in many countries, excess deaths has been attributed to an increase in strokes. Stroke manifestat...
Source: Thailand COVID-19 News  Dec 19, 2020  10 months ago
Thailand COVID-19 News: Thai health officials from the CSSA (Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration) made a shocking announcement on Saturday December 19th at about 9pm Bangkok time that there were a total of 548 new confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Thailand at Samut Sakhon province. Myanmar Migrant Workers Sorting Seafood At Samut Sakhon   What was shocking was no...
Source: Preprints-COVID-19  Dec 19, 2020  10 months ago
Preprints-COVID-19: Currently on a daily average there are about almost 140 research studies being published on numerous preprint servers but many do not even get the attention of science or medical journals unless they can afford the high fees charged by some of these journals or they have the backing of huge pharmaceutical companies behind them or have access to the right contacts as there is a ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 19, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new research by scientists from the University of California Riverside, University of Zurich, McGill University-Montreal, University of California-San Diego  and Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope has discovered that the autoimmune PTPN2 risk variant rs1893217 gene found in most individuals with autoimmune diseases including Inflammatory bowel disease IBD, rheuma...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations  Dec 19, 2020  10 months ago
A new SARS-CoV-2 mutation strain that exhibits spike deletion mutations ΔH69/ΔV70 is fast becoming prevalent and is not only able  only escape human host immune recognition but could well also be resistant to various types of antibodies according to a new research by scientists from the University College London, University of Cambridge and the University of Glasgow Centre for Vir...
Source: Coronavirus News  Dec 18, 2020  10 months ago
Coronavirus News: A new study by researchers from the University of Utah and the University of California-Davis shows that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus like particles are highly sensitive to temperature increases and thrives in cooler temperatures.   The SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus which has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Other known coronaviruses show a strong pattern of seasonality, with t...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 18, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: Scientists from Yale Medical School have made yet another alarming discovery that the human host’s blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) are able to harbor the SARS-CoV-2 genome with implications for viral persistence and dangers to various human organs over time.   Various different viruses infect circulating mononuclear cells to disseminate infection to diverse organs. Blood...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Dec 18, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is currently taking a toll on numerous countries around the world with daily global infection rates now surpassing 700,000 and daily COVID-19 deaths now exceeding 13,000 (On December 16th new records were reported with more than 725,950 COVID-19 infections in 24 hours and 13,558 COVID-19 deaths).   As of Friday, (9am Bangkok time), th...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Dec 18, 2020  10 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System-Seattle, University of Washington School of Medicine- Seattle and Oregon Health & Science University-Portland have in a new study demonstrated that the spike or S protein of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to penetrate and cross the blood-brain barrier in mice models indicating that it is most probably able t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2020  10 months ago
A new study by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine- Saint Louis, Missouri has found that the surface proteins on sars-cov-2 virus modifies expression of key cytokines and chemokines in cell lines, inducing induce interferon-dependent inflammation.   According to the study team, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, robustly activates the host imm...

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