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Source: TMN  Dec 13, 2021  2 years ago
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Source: UK COVID-19 News  Dec 13, 2021  2 years ago
UK COVID-19 News: A new modeling study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) pessimistically predicts that the United Kingdom could see more than 492,000 hospitalizations and 74,800 deaths by 30th April 2022 due to the Omicron variant!   The preprint study was published online and has yet to be peer-reviewed. https://cmmid.github.io/topics/covid19/r...
Source: Omicron Updates - Vaccine  Dec 13, 2021  2 years ago
Omicron Updates: A new study by scientists from the University of Oxford have found that existing COVID-19 vaccines including the AstraZeneca (AZD1222) and Pfizer (BNT162b2) vaccines, induce lower levels of neutralizing antibodies against the newly emerged SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.   The study team presented live neutralization titres against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant, compared with neutr...
Source: COVID-19-Heart Issues  Dec 13, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19-Heart Issues:  Th European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has published on its website a warning based on the study findings that showed that ‘recovered’ COVID-19 patients who continue to be short of breath during physical activity one year after recovering from the infection may have suffered heart damage and that such individuals should seek medical advice and treatments i...
Source: UK COVID-19 News  Dec 13, 2021  2 years ago
UK COVID-19 News: Contrary to stupid premature statements made by so called ignorant ‘experts’ and garbage mainstream media, The Omicron is not turning to be a variant that causes only mild symptoms as UK Cabinet Minister Nadhim Zahawi who is also the Secretary of State for Education of the United Kingdom issued alerts in the last few hours that more British citizens are being hospital...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs - Calcium Channel Blockers   Dec 12, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new study by researchers from Cornell University -New York has found that that entry of coronaviruses such as SARS-1, MERS and even SARS-CoV-2 is a Ca2+-dependent process. The study findings also propose that existing FDA approved calcium channel blockers could be repurposed as potential COVID-19 drugs. We are making a special appeal to all readers to please help to sustain this...
Source: Medical News - Viral Polymerase Protein - RdRp/NSP12  Dec 12, 2021  2 years ago
University of California-Los Angeles scientists from the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have in a new study discovered that that incorporating SARS-Cov-2 viral polymerase protein (RdRp/NSP12) in vaccines can elicit better T cell response and make vaccines even more efficient.   The study team identified rare, naturally occurring T cells that are c...
Source: Omicron Updates - Third Dose Protection Fails  Dec 12, 2021  2 years ago
Omicron Updates: A new study sponsored by China’s government involving researchers from Division of HIV/AIDS and Sex-transmitted Virus Vaccines, Institute for Biological Product Control, National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC)- China has found that vaccine protection even from a third dose might also be compromised by the Omicron variant!   The sudden emergence of Omicron...
Source: Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Ad.26.COV2.S)  Dec 11, 2021  2 years ago
The Johnson and Johnson or Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Ad.26.COV2.S) that has been authorized for emergency use in various countries including the United States is now turning out to the ‘pariah’ among the COVID-19 vaccines with many countries and individuals avoiding it due to a litany of issues including the latest involving the U.S.CDC study that shows its use is linked to a higher ri...
Source: COVID-19-Oral-Health   Dec 11, 2021  2 years ago
While the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and its emerging variants and subvariants continue to sweep through the world, researchers are finding out more about how damaging and deadly this virus truly is.   Although most people by now know that the COVID-19 disease can have horrible effects on your lungs and other organs, many may be surprised to learn that other parts of their body such as the oral ...
Source: COVID-19 Breakthrough Infections  Dec 11, 2021  2 years ago
Although it was originally claimed that breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections tend to be mild, a new Yale research shows that more older adults have developed severe breakthrough cases during the Delta variant phase of the pandemic, particularly after a longer period of time had elapsed since their last vaccination. In some cases, deaths have also resulted from these breakthrough infections. T...
Source: UK COVID-19 News  Dec 11, 2021  2 years ago
UK COVID-19 News: The world focus will be on the United Kingdom the next few weeks as escalating spread of the Omicron variant via community transmissions and new Delta subvariants causing new surges will meet, either ending in a couple of interesting and maybe catastrophic scenarios ie rise of co-infections and maybe recombinant variants. A more hoped scenario is that the Delta subvariants might ...
Source: Long-COVID Research  Dec 10, 2021  2 years ago
Long-COVID Research: An ongoing study by American researchers have alarmingly found the persistence of SARS CoV-2 spike 1 protein in CD16+ monocytes in Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) up to 15 Months post infection!   The study team from IncellDx Inc-USA, Lawrence General Hospital-Massachusetts, 3Bio-Rad-USA, Langone Medical Center-New York University-USA, Universidad de Costa Rica-Co...
Source: Breaking COVID-19 News  Dec 10, 2021  2 years ago
Breaking COVID-19 News: Taiwan health authorities reported in the last 12 hours that the country is now on a high outbreak alert after a female research worker got bitten by a laboratory mouse that was infected with the COVID-19 disease for research purposes.   To make matters worse, the female worker did not follow proper safety protocols after the bite and had not reported the incident til...
Source: Omicron Updates  Dec 10, 2021  2 years ago
Omicron Updates: As of this evening, Omicron has now been detected in 67 countries across the world with Japan and Jordan being the latest additions.   In the United States, the Omicron variant has been found in 23 states. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/omicron-variant.html   Local community transmissions are increasing in certain states like New York, Massachusetts,...
Source: Omicron Updates  Dec 10, 2021  2 years ago
In November, the world was spooked by the announcement of the B.1.1.529 variant discovered by South African researchers and later renamed by the WHO as the Omicron variant. The variant raised concerns because of the vast number of spike mutations on it and also because of rising cases in South Africa. Initially it was claimed that the variant originated in Botswana but this was quickly refuted by ...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Dec 09, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: A new study by researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-New York, USA and the University of Mississippi-USA has found the algal polysaccharide rhamnan sulfate from the green algae monostroma nitidum can be an effective antiviral for COVID-19 that is organic and safe.   Please help to sustain this site and also all our research and community initiatives by ...
Source: Europe COVID-19 News  Dec 09, 2021  2 years ago
Europe COVID-19 News: While the world has been engrossed with the Omicron variant, with the coming Christmas holidays and the happenings in the cryptocurrency world, very little has been reported about the Delta variants and subvariants rampaging the whole of Europe.   Europe COVID-19 News: Germany Reports Record Daily COVID-19 Infections   In the last 24 hours, Germany recorded its hig...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs   Dec 09, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new study by scientists from the University of Florida-USA and the University of Saskatchewan has found that the common over-the-counter antihistamine diphenhydramine when paired with the commonly available supplement lactoferrin, a protein found in cow and human milk, the pair had the capability to hinder the SARS-CoV-2 virus during tests in monkey cells and ...
Source: ORF10-SARS-CoV-2  Dec 08, 2021  2 years ago
To add to all the complications of finding solutions to treat the COVID-19 disease and its long-term health risks, a new study that found not only can COVID-19 ever be classified as a homogenous infection due to the different variants in existence but the fact that there are so many unique protein mutations found on the ORF10 region of the SARS-CoV-2 that tend to correlate according to geolocation...
Source: Omicron Updates - Medical News  Dec 08, 2021  2 years ago
Omicron Updates: British and Australian scientists have alarmingly discovered that there are two versions of the Omicron variant with a newer one that is harder to track as it lacks feature that allows probable cases to be distinguished among positive PCR tests.   The researchers say they have identified a “stealth” version of Omicron that cannot be distinguished from other varia...
Source: Medical News -Omicron Variant  Dec 08, 2021  2 years ago
The first study on the effectiveness of the Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine (BNT162b2) against the new B.1.1.529 or Omicron variant by a laboratory at the Africa Health Research Institute in South Africa has revealed that the new variant can partially evade the protection from Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and partner BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine.   Dr Alex Sigal, a professor at the Africa...
Source: Omicron Variant  Dec 07, 2021  2 years ago
Omicron Variant: Yet another study, this time by researchers from the ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata-India focusing on the mutations of the S glycoproteins of the new Omicron variant has revealed that the new variant is indeed more infectious and immune evasive.   The study team performed a comprehensive analysis of the S glycoprotein mutations of 309 strain...
Source: Medical News - Omicron Updates  Dec 07, 2021  2 years ago
It amazing that in in this modern age with technological and scientific advancements, we have certain so-called ‘experts’ coming out with public claims about the new SARS-CoV-2 variant called Omicron that we still do not have much data about as of yet. We have morons saying that things are looking positive as initial data from South Africa shows that the new variant with more than 32 c...
Source: Delta Subvariant AY.122  Dec 07, 2021  2 years ago
In the last 24 hours, Russia registered a total of 32,136 new COVID-19 infections and 1,184 deaths and local physicians are saying the actual cases could be far more higher as there is now limited testing capabilities due to a shortage of testing reagents and kits in the country over the last few weeks.   To date, the country has confirmed 9,833,749 cases of COVID-19 and ...
Source: Thailand Omicron Updates  Dec 06, 2021  2 years ago
Thailand Omicron Updates: Thai authorities reported today it so called first case of the Omicron variant much to the amusement of many.   Thailand has a reputation for scams and non-credible news often disseminated by authorities themselves and a mainstream media that lacks any forms of true investigative journalism and are dependent of sponsorships and ads from the government and private se...
Source: Medical-News - Omicron Variant  Dec 06, 2021  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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...