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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: Medical-News - Omicron Variant  Dec 06, 2021  8 months ago
A new detailed international study of the genome of the Omicron variant and its mutations and location of mutation clusters has revealed that the Omicron’s Spike protein structure has accommodated significant sequence changes, likely in response to selective pressures favoring increased transmission, immune evasion, or viral replication-either at the population level or in a single or group ...
Source: Medical News - Omicron Updates  Dec 06, 2021  8 months ago
Omicron Updates: While many countries around the world are still seeing new winter surges due to the Delta variant and its emerging sub-variants, the Omicron variant has now been detected in a total of 43 countries around the world and is causing an increase of cases in Denmark, UK and US via local transmissions.   In France, the Delta variant is now causing a surge due to the emergence of n...
Source: Medical News - ORF10  Dec 06, 2021  8 months ago
A new study by researchers from Shandong Normal University-China and Changchun Veterinary Research Institute-China has discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 open reading frame 10 or ORF10 causes break down of mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein (MAVS), in the process suppressing the human host immune response.   To date, the function of open reading frame 10 (ORF10), which is uniquely express...
SourceL COVID-19 Drugs - Molnupiravir  Dec 05, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Updated data on molnupiravir shows the drug reduces hospitalization or death by 30%, down from the initially reported 50% efficacy. Last week Merck has provided updated data on its COVID-19 antiviral, molnupiravir, that shows the antiviral to be significantly less effective against the virus than previously thought. https://www.merck.com/news/merck-and-ridgeback-biotherapeutics-p...
Source: Omicron Updates - ADE  Dec 05, 2021  8 months ago
Omicron Updates: INSACOG or India’s Genome Consortium backtracked its advice a week ago that additional shots may be considered for people above the age of 40 in order to deal with a possible Omicron threat in the country.   The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium suddenly said on Saturday that more scientific experiments are needed to assess the impact of booster doses of ...
Source: Medical News-SARS-CoV-2 Research  Dec 05, 2021  8 months ago
A new study by researchers from Harvard Medical School reveals that the SARS-CoV-2 can cause changes to the conformational formats of the receptor binding domain (RBD) structure in order to evade neutralizing effects of antibodies produced as a result of natural immunity or induced by vaccine.   Numerous studies have examined the impact of SARS-CoV-2 variants on neutralizing antibody activit...
Source: Omicron Updates  Dec 05, 2021  8 months ago
Omicron Updates: Omicron Variant Found In South Korea.   South Korea that is already undergoing a new surge in COVID-19 infections due to newly emerging Delta subvariants, has also detected the Omicron variant on its soil.   South Korea has reported daily records in coronavirus infections and deaths and confirmed three cases of Omicron as officials scramble to tighten social d...
Source: Medical News - Omicron Updates  Dec 04, 2021  8 months ago
A new preprint study by researchers from nference labs in Bengaluru-India, Massachusetts-USA and Toronto-Canada suggest that the Omicron variant may be a recombined virus containing bits of genetic material from the common-cold virus.   The study team hypothesizes that the insertion mutation ins214EPE that has not been previously observed in any other SARS-CoV-2 lineage other than Omicron mi...
Source: Medical News -Omicron-UK  Dec 04, 2021  8 months ago
Omicron Updates: According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) a further 75 cases of the Omicron variant have been identified in England. It brings the total number of confirmed cases to 104. PS: Can Someone Do Something About His Hair?   Cases have been identified in the east Midlands, east of England, London, north-east, north-west, south-east, south-west and West Midlands.  ...
Source: Delta Subvariant AY.43  Dec 04, 2021  8 months ago
While the world has been over preoccupied with the Omicron variant, two new sub-lineages from a Delta Subvariant AY.43 have emerged in Brazil with worrying mutations that that indicate possible enhanced transmissibility and immune evasiveness coupled with drastic changes in viral functions.   The two new novel Brazilian sub-lineages AY.43.1 and AY.43.2 belonging to the Delta AY.43 subvariant...
Source: Omicron Updates  Dec 03, 2021  8 months ago
Omicron Updates: The WHO or World Health Organization’s chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan has said the new coronavirus variant Omicron is very transmissible.   Dr Swaminathan said during an interview at the Reuters Next conference late today that the right response was to be prepared and cautious and not to panic in face of the new variant.   When asked by media as to “How ...
Source: Medical-News - Omicron Updates  Dec 03, 2021  8 months ago
Omicron Updates: Omicron Variant Found In Malaysia And Sri Lanka   Both Malaysia and Sri Lanka announced detecting the Omicron variant in their respective countries today. This brings a total of 28 countries outside of the African continent that has the omicron variant including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong ...
Source: Omicron Updates  Dec 03, 2021  8 months ago
Omicron Updates: Omicron Variant Causes Reinfections And Breakthrough Infections.   The first preprint study on Omicron by researchers from South Africa shows that the Omicron variant is able to cause reinfections and breakthrough infections in those that already have natural immunity due to prior infections or vaccine induced immunity. Herd Immunity is going to be a redundant concept when d...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Dec 03, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Immunity: Finally, the study findings of a new research by scientists from Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London confirms what Thailand Medical News has been stating from day one. COVID-19 is not a homogenous disease rather every different SARS-CoV-2 variant or lineage and how the different SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins were introduced in the human host either by natural...
Source: Omicron Updates - Breakthrough Infections  Dec 02, 2021  9 months ago
Omicron Updates: The Omicron Variant Causes Severe COVID-19 Disease Conditions In Man Who Was Fully Vaccinated And Had Also Received Booster Dose!   Iceland’s national broadcaster RÚV reported that a man currently in the coronavirus ward of Landspítali hospital in Reykjavík-Iceland, with the Omicron variant is fully vaccinated and had recently received a boost...
Source: Omicron Updates  Dec 02, 2021  9 months ago
Omicron Updates: The Omicron variant has been detected in Greece, Norway And Singapore. In India besides Delhi and the state of Maharashtra and , new cases have been detected in the state of Karnataka.   Omicron in Greece   Greece reported its first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant, in a Greek citizen on the island of Crete who had returned from South Africa last month, its Healt...
Source: Omicron Updates  Dec 02, 2021  9 months ago
Omicron Updates: Despite all those morons seeking fame or having some hidden agendas saying that Omicron variant is not that transmissible or that it only causes mild symptoms, emerging data from South Africa suggests that the Omicron variant could be real cause for concern.   Infection rate and hospitalization data shows that the Omicron wave is much steeper than the Delta wave that hit Sou...
Source: Medical News  Dec 02, 2021  9 months ago
During the beginning of the pandemic, when Thailand Medical News was warning about the need to pay close attention to mutations and emerging variants and whenever we reported any new mutations, there were a lot of so called ‘scientist’, doctors and so called ‘experts’ who would ridicule our reports and articles and keep on telling the public that they is no need to worry ab...
Source: Medical News - Omicron Updates   Dec 02, 2021  9 months ago
Omicron Updates: New COVID-19 Infections In South Africa's Increasing Exponentially   Health officials in South Africa's reported that new cases of COVID-19 nearly doubled in the last 24 hours, signaling a dramatic surge in the country where scientists detected the omicron variant last week.   Alarmingly new confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 8,561 yesterday from 4,373 a day earli...
Source: Omicron Updates  Dec 02, 2021  9 months ago
Omicron Updates: Health officials in California have confirmed the first known case of the Omicron coronavirus variant in the United States and are warning that they could be hundreds of such cases all over the country that have yet to be identified.   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a few hours ago that the infected individual had recently returned from South Afr...
Source: Medical News  Dec 01, 2021  9 months ago
Yes, despite becoming a brandname in the medical and research news sector and despite having tons of readers we are unfortunately based in a third world country where corruption and nepotism is prevalent. Unlike in the West where medical sites get fundings via government grants or support from the local medical and research industry, here  the local medical and research industry is only full ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Research  Dec 01, 2021  9 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Research: A new study by researchers from nference Labs-Bengaluru-India, nference Labs-Cambridge-USA and Southcoast Health-Massachusetts has found that Sars-Cov-2 replicase polyprotein 1a/1ab (Kialkggk) could be mimicking human cardiac protein MYH6 and causing cardiac injury. Both are 8-mer peptides.   It has been noted that acute cardiac injury has been observed in a subset of CO...
Source: Omicron Updates  Dec 01, 2021  9 months ago
Omicron Updates: Saudi Arabia Reports Its First Omicron Case   The Omicron variant is expected to hit the Middle-East pretty badly next due to its close proximity to the African continent which currently has the Omicron variant in at least 75 percent of countries on the continent and also because of the connectivity between Muslims in both the African and Middle-east regions.   Saudi Ar...
Source: Omicron Updates  Dec 01, 2021  9 months ago
Omicron Updates: Brazil and Sweden reported cases of the Omicron variant in the last 24 countries bring the tally of countries outside of the African continent with identified cases of the new variant to 19 countries.   These countries include Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, S...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 Research  Dec 01, 2021  9 months ago
A new study by researcher from La Trobe University-Australia, Swinburne University of Technology-Australia, ETH Zurich University -Switzerland and the University of Luxembourg has shockingly found that SARS-CoV-2 protein fragments themselves possess neurotoxic properties and are dangerous for the human host. These amyloidogenic peptides are capable of causing a variety of neurological issues in th...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 Airborne Transmissions  Dec 01, 2021  9 months ago
A new study by researchers from Stony Brook University, New York-USA has shown that that stale air and low wind speeds are associated with higher COVID-19 incidences. The study focused as to whether outdoor transmission may contribute to the COVID-19 epidemic. The study team hypothesized that slower outdoor wind speed is associated with increased risk of transmission when individuals socialize ou...
Source: Medical News  Nov 30, 2021  9 months ago
Moderna’s CEO Stéphane Bance has predicted that existing vaccines will be much less effective at tackling the Omicron variant than earlier strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and warned it would take months before pharmaceutical companies could manufacture new variant-specific jabs at scale.  In the meanwhile, the pandemic coud take for a more catastrosphic turn with millions...
Source: Omicron Updates  Nov 30, 2021  9 months ago
Both Japan and France confirmed their first cases of the new variant of the coronavirus on Tuesday as countries around the world scrambled to close their doors or find ways to limit its spread while scientists study how damaging it might be.   To date a total of 17 countries outside of the African continent have confirmed cases of the new Omega (Omicron) variant. These countries include Aust...
Source: Medical News- Omega (Omicron) Variant Updates  Nov 30, 2021  9 months ago
India Reports First Case Of Omega (Omicron) Variant   Indian health officials have reported that a 32-year-old resident of Dombivli in Mumbai, who arrived from South Africa via Delhi on November 24, tested positive upon arrival.   Officials of the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) said they have alerted the airport authorities and efforts are on to locate the man&r...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 & Kidneys  Nov 30, 2021  9 months ago
More and more data are daily emerging that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to cause a wide range of health conditions in both those struggling with an infection and even more so in those who have been deemed as recovered based on a stupid nasal swab test!   A whole wide range of conditions emerging include lung damage, heart issues and heart failure, a whole wide range of neurological iss...
Source: COVID-19 Research-Aging  Nov 29, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researcher from Harvard Medical School has found that severe COVID-19 may result in premature aging in recovered patients.   Although COVID-19 is predominantly an acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and remains a significant threat to public health, it is often accompanied by neurological symptoms and cognitive decline.   The ...
Source: Omicron Updates  Nov 29, 2021  9 months ago
Omicron Updates: As of 7pm, Monday Evening (Bangkok), The Omega (Omicron) or the B.1.1.529 variant has been detected in a total of 13 countries including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom.   In the African continent, it has now been confirmed in Nigeria besides Botswana and South Afric...
Source: Omega (Omicron) Variant  Nov 29, 2021  9 months ago
The WHO or World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement a few hours ago (Monday 29th November) that the Omega (Omicron) variant poses a “very high” global risk and could change the course of the pandemic and have severe consequences.   The WHO said that the new variant is likely to spread internationally very rapidly and that countries must start preparing for the worse as...
Source: COVID-19 Drug Scams-Favipiravir  Nov 29, 2021  9 months ago
Since the beginning of the pandemic, certain countries like China and Japan were advocating the use of Favipravir (Avigan) to treat COVID-19 despite lack of evidence to show its efficacy. Surprisingly, although China was advocating its use to other countries by giving and selling stocks of the drug, it was never really endorsed in its own national guidelines for COVID-19 treatment neither was it u...
Source: Omega B.1.1.529 Variant  Nov 29, 2021  9 months ago
The Omega Variant or B.1.1.529 Variant (Thailand Medical News refers to the variant as Omega and not the stupidly WHO designated name: Omicron) has to date been confirmed in Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Germany, Belgium, UK, Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Netherlands and recently in Canada. There are also suspected cases in at least another 17 countries now with confirmations pending upon result...
Source: COVID-19-Tuberculosis  Nov 28, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19-Tuberculosis: Researchers from Necmettin Erbakan University-Turkey and the Meram Medical Faculty Hospital-Turkey are warning that based on actual clinical case studies and reports of pediatric patients in their hospital, they are witnessing cases of dormant tuberculosis being reactivated in individuals including children as a result of a COVID-19 infection.   The COVID-19 disease is...
Source: Omega Variant  Nov 28, 2021  9 months ago
The Omega Variant (We have decided to forego the stupid name bestowed on the B.1.1.529 by the incompetent and even more stupid entity ie the WHO, which has to date been one of the most hopeless agency from day one that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was discovered. In fact, we are still not sure why any media or anyone would be interested to listen to what these bunch of inept morons have to say! The world ...
Source: COVID-19-Diagnostics  Nov 28, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19-Diagnostics: A new study by researchers from the University of Montreal-Canada has shown that measuring the amount of viral RNA in the blood is a reliable indicator of COVID-19 mortality risk.   To date, despite advances in COVID-19 management, identifying patients evolving toward death remains challenging.   In order the to identify early predictors of mortality within 60 days...
Source: Omicron variant  Nov 28, 2021  9 months ago
The United Kingdom in the last few hours Britain confirmed its first two cases of the new Omicron strain of COVID-19, both linked to travel from southern Africa, and expanded travel restrictions on the region.   A British government statement said, "After overnight genome sequencing, the UK Health Security Agency has confirmed that two cases of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with B....
Source: Omicron Variant Origin  Nov 27, 2021  9 months ago
Speculations are going around that the highly vaccinated United Kingdom might be the source of the Omicron or B.1.1.529 variant and we need the help of investigative researchers and journalists to verify this.   Initially South African health authorities and health experts said that based on online genomic data, the Omicron strain might have originated from Botswana.   However, the Botsw...
Source: Omicron or B.1.1.529 Variant  Nov 27, 2021  9 months ago
Initially in the early part of the day, a German minister in the western state of Hesse had indicated that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has probably arrived in Germany, after mutations were found in a passenger arriving from South Africa.   Kai Klose, social affairs minister in Hesse, home to Frankfurt airport, Germany's biggest hub and one of Europe's busiest airports tweeted, &q...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Nov 27, 2021  9 months ago
It was fun to see the type of reactions taking place in the last 48 hours over the identification of the Omicron or B.1.1.529 variant that has a total of 59 mutations found on it including 32 on its spike proteins.   Despite the vast number of mutations on its genome and the fact that it is still stable, there is no real need to get alarmed and panic as the reality of the situation is that m...
Source: B.1.1.529 Omicron Variant  Nov 27, 2021  9 months ago
The WHO or World Health Organization has in the last few hours classified the B.1.1.529 variant as a Variant of Concern (VOC) and also renamed it as the Omicron variant.   The great news is that this highly transmissible variant that is definitely immune and vaccine evasive due to the constellation of the 32 mutations found just on its spike mutations and another 27 on the rest of its genome...
Source: B.1.1.529  Nov 27, 2021  9 months ago
Health authorities in Belgium have confirmed that Europe’s first case of the new B.1.1.529 variant has been detected in the country.   Interestingly barely an hour after the UK health secretary, Sajid Javid had imposed new restrictions on travel from South Africa and five other nearby countries and also warned it was highly likely the new variant has spread further than ...
Source: COVID-19 Prophylactics-Therapeutics  Nov 26, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Prophylactics-Therapeutics: Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center-USA and Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología-Argentina have in a new study demonstrated that a combination of iota-carrageenan and xylitol inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in Vero cell culture, paving the way for the development of a prophylactic and therapeutic nasal spray for COVID-19.   Since the...
Source: Medical News - Research  Nov 26, 2021  9 months ago
Researchers when conducting and submitting papers for publishing with regards to potential prophylactics and therapeutics should also mention the type of strains or variants of SARS-Cov-2 used in their studies as it is now clearly emerging that different strains and variants have different characteristics and even pathogenesis modes.   Even in the case of antivirals targeting the Mpro protei...
Source: B.1.1.529 Variant  Nov 26, 2021  9 months ago
Preliminary research data emerging from research centres across the United States and the United Kingdom show that the B.1.1.529 variant which is likely to be designated the name Nu variant in the next few hours is 500 times more competitively infectious than the Delta variant!   The latest updates is that the new B.1.1.529 variant contains a total of 59 mutations with a total of 32 mutation...
Source: B.1.1.529  Nov 26, 2021  9 months ago
The new SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 that has a total of more than 50 mutations on it including 30 on its spike proteins and was initially found in three countries ie Bostwana, South Africa and Hong Kong, has now also been found in Israel. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/great-news-a-new-horrifying-sars-cov-2-variant-b-1-1529-with-a-high-number-of-worrying-mutations-has-emerged-in-time-for-t...
Source: Thailand COVID-19 News  Nov 26, 2021  9 months ago
Thailand COVID-19 News: Countries not just in Europe but across the world are going into lockdowns, banning travel and closing borders not only because of surges being reported in many countries nor about the worrisome B.1.1.529 variant, AY.104 subvariant or B.1.640 variant, but rather it is generally expected that the situation is expected to get worse due to a multitude of factors including the ...
Source: Medical News - mRNA COVID Vaccines   Nov 26, 2021  9 months ago
A new abstract published in the peer reviewed journal of the American Heart Association (AHA) journal called Circulation warns that that mRNA COVID vaccines dramatically increase endothelial inflammatory markers and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) risk! https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circ.144.suppl_1.10712   The abstract was submitted by Dr Steven R Gundry from the International Heart...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies  Nov 26, 2021  9 months ago
A new study by researchers from University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital that explored the adverse effects of SARS-CoV-2 induced antibody responses has alarmingly found that SARS-CoV-2 induced antibody-mediated complement activation and subsequent cellular priming exacerbates COVID-19 severity!   The current COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus contin...
Source:   Nov 25, 2021  9 months ago
A new study by researchers from Leumit Health Services-Israel, Ariel University, Ariel-Israel, Tel Aviv University-Israel, Barzilai University Medical Centre and also involving experts from the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda-USA (Why the U.S. National Cancer Institute was involved is yet another interesting aspect that we will be covering in a future article!) has found a gradual increase in ...
Source: Medical News - Anti-idiotype Antibodies  Nov 25, 2021  9 months ago
A new study by researchers from University of California-Davis has discovered that anti-idiotype antibodies produced in SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination causes a multitude of health conditions associated with Long COVID and vaccine side effects.   Anti-idiotype antibodies are antibodies that bind to the variable region of another antibody.   Anti-idiotype (or “Ab2”)...
Source: Medical News - B.1.1529  Nov 25, 2021  9 months ago
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is preparing for the year end festive season with the advent of many new emerging variants and sub-variants...its gift to stupid mankind.   A new variant, B.1.1.529 which was discovered and labelled as horrifying by Imperial College London virologist Dr Tom Peacock, has made its debut in early November in Botswana and is now spreading extensively in South Africa. &...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 Research  Nov 24, 2021  9 months ago
Scientists from University of Copenhagen-Denmark, Uppsala University-Sweden, Umeå University-Sweden, Karolinska Institutet-Sweden and the Institute of Cancer Research-UK have in a new study discovered a novel method of inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 infection in human cells by blocking certain protein interactions, specifically between human G3BP1/2 proteins and SARS-CoV-2 ΦxFG Peptide Motif. &n...

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