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Source: Delta variant Sub-Lineages  Aug 26, 2021  1 year ago
INSACOG or the India SARS-CoV-2 Genome consortium reports prevalence of the Delta variant sub-lineage A.Y.12 in India that has been linked to a COVID-19 surge in Israel. Interestingly the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) has ‘birthed’ several sub-lineages or second generation variants or sub-species that bear most of its characteristic mutations but are different in other ways.  To date...
Source: Delta Variant And COVID-19 Shots  Aug 26, 2021  1 year ago
For the past three months, the world was bombarded with numerous studies claiming that the various COVID-19 jabs were still maintaining full efficacy or in some cases only a slight drop of efficacy against Delta variant. Off course most of these were studies were funded by the COVID-19 jab manufacturers either directly or indirectly and were conducted by researchers who would not hesitate to sell ...
Source: C.1.2 Variant  Aug 25, 2021  1 year ago
South African researchers from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), University of the Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria, University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital have discovered a new emerged SARS-CoV-2 variant called C.1.2 that is currently gaining dominance in circulation and could change the course of th...
Source: ADE and COVID-19  Aug 24, 2021  1 year ago
GREAT NEWS! Finally the U.S. Director Rochelle Walensky has admitted that based on emerging data from Israel, those that got the COVID-19 jabs might be prone to more disease severity and increased mortality upon getting infected with the Delta variants. This could  basically be due to ADE or antibody dependent enhancement.   Her report was extremely contradictory as although she said th...
Source: Delta Variant Sub-Species  Aug 24, 2021  1 year ago
Thailand’s Center For Medical Genomics has announced that 4 different second generation Delta variants bearing unique mutations have been identified in Thailand so far in 14 different individuals.   According to local Thai experts, the Delta AY.4 variant was found  in a total of 9 gene sequencing cases in Thailand with Pathumthani province reporting 4 cases and one each case in th...
Source: Second And Third Generation Variants Of VOCs  Aug 24, 2021  1 year ago
The SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant is undergoing rapid mutation as it evolves to not only enhance its viral fitness and also transmissibility but it is now in a perfect environment as most countries only have about half a half or less of its population fully vaccinated, hence providing a perfect environment for it to fight the conferred immunity by the vaccines and to have vaccine resistant variants eme...
Source: COVID-19-Dermatology  Aug 23, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Dermatology: A new study by Canadian researchers cum dermatologists from Lynde Dermatology in Markham-Ontario, University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital-Toronto has revealed that at least 7% of individuals who had been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 will exhibit one or more skin conditions or skin diseases irrespective if they were asymptomatic or symptomatic at the time of the ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Aug 22, 2021  1 year ago
Researchers from the University of New South Wales-Sydney and the Prince of Wales Hospital-Sydney have discovered that the current COVID-19 surge taking place in Australia is due to a new second generation Delta variant that has emerged that possess a frameshift deletion in the ORF7a protein.   The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus encodes proteins that modulate antiviral responses (ORF3b, ORF6, ORF7a)...
Source: Adverse Reactions From COVID-19 Shots.  Aug 22, 2021  1 year ago
Researchers have officially reported two documented cases of functional neurological disorders (FND) found to be associated with the COVID-19 shots. (Note we cannot use the  V word as some disgusting American social media and search engine’s algorithms will pick up the word for censorship or to lower news feeds or SEO rankings!). According to numerous doctors and physicians based on cl...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 21, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A detailed meta-analytical study by researchers from the University of Virginia-USA, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin-Germany,  Freie Universität-Germany and  Berlin Institute of Health, of previous research findings including clinical trials has revealed that the heartburn drug famotidine used alongside Aspirin has the potential to prevent disease severity a...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Research  Aug 20, 2021  1 year ago
A new study led by researchers from Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Ragon Institute of MGH-MIT, and Harvard Medical School along with support from Codex BioSolutions, Inc-Maryland and Georgetown University School of Medicine-Washington has uncovered the mechanisms by which the Delta variant’s spike mutation...
Source: Astrazeneca Versus Pfizer  Aug 19, 2021  1 year ago
While the world is already suffering from the escalating COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the incompetency of the WHO, vaccine wars are breaking around the globe with country being nationalistic and claiming that their own manufactured vaccine is better than the next country’s vaccine.   The Chinese have been claiming that their Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines are good while the Russian are ...
Source: American COVID-19 News  Aug 19, 2021  1 year ago
U.S. COVID-19 News: A new study involving a COVID-19 simulator platform by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Georgia Institute of Technology and Boston University School of Medicine has projected that in the best scenario, at least another 157,000 Americans would die from the COVID-19 disease between the 1st Of Augu...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Research  Aug 19, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from the University of Sao Paulo-Brazil has alarmingly revealed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to cause ER (Endosplasmic Reticulum)-stress-activated unfolded protein response that results in the cell death.   The study findings provide evidence that SARS-CoV-2 hijacks the glycosylation biosynthetic, ER-stress and UPR (unfolded protein response) machin...
Source: COVID-19-2022  Aug 18, 2021  1 year ago
The COVID-19 pandemic is indeed the best thing that has happened to the world so far. Yes, sympathies to the families of those have died and also those that are suffering economically as a result of the pandemic but then we also have to look at the bright sides of the health crisis. Deaths From COVID-19 Will Be A Common Sight In 2022   The COVID-19 pandemic is waking us up to the realities o...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Aug 17, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from King’s College London-UK has shown that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spike S1 glycoprotein is a TLR4 (toll-like receptor 4) agonist that also upregulates ACE2receptors and induces pro-inflammatory M1 (Monocyte) macrophage polarization.   The study findings were published on a preprint server and are currently being peer reviewed. https://www.biorxiv.org/co...
Source: COVID-19 And PPIs  Aug 16, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by American researchers from multi-institutions led by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and also involved University of Mississippi Medical Center, University of Louisville School of Dentistry University of Florida, Brigham and Women's Hospital-Boston, Boston Children's Hospital and University at Buffalo among many others, has found that users of PPIs or pro...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Aug 16, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: Medical researchers from Heart and Vascular Hospital of Hackensack Meridian Health/Hackensack University Medical Center-New Jersey have in a new study identified the different type of shocks prevalent in COVID-19 patients including Cardiogenic Shocks for better clinical care and  treatment of hemodynamic abnormalities. Hospitalized individuals with serious COVID infec...
Source: COVID-19 Pediatrics  Aug 15, 2021  1 year ago
Despite the lack of proper data, pediatric physicians across the world are now witnessing that kids are being affected badly by the now fast spreading and dominant Delta variant as the amount of kids being hospitalized and exhibiting severe conditions are rising. In countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, UK and even USA, there are not only case increases involving kids but increasing death ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs-Fluvoxamine  Aug 14, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Fluvoxamine, an inexpensive anti-depressant drug is now emerging as a potential candidate to be repurposed to treat COVID-19. Speculations are adrift that Canada might be the first country to approve its usage to treat COVID-19 followed by the United States, India, Brazil and South Africa.   Fluvoxamine, sold under the brand name Luvox among others, is an antid...
Source: ADE and Delta Variant  Aug 13, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by French researchers from Aix-Marseille Université has alarmingly found that ADE or antibody dependent enhancement is indeed occurring in infections with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant.   The study findings were peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Infections. https://www.journalofinfection.com/article/S0163-4453(21)00392-3/fulltext   ADE or antibody dependent...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 13, 2021  1 year ago
Despite so many small randomized clinical trials and observational studies that showed Ivermectin could be used to treat COVID-19 during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians, researchers and individuals should stop attempting to treat COVID-19 with Ivermectin as the drug as no efficacy against most of the new variants that are currently dominating various countries. Thailand Medi...
Source: SARS-Co-2 Iota Variant  Aug 13, 2021  1 year ago
Iota Variant: Alarmingly, a new study by researchers from Columbia University and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has found that the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.526 variant increased the risk of mortality for older adults who contracted the virus.   The study also determined the transmission rate, immune escape ability, and infection fatality rate of the B.1.526 variant.   ...
Source: Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 Infections  Aug 12, 2021  1 year ago
The study findings from a new research by medical scientists from Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital-Boston and Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Boston have alarmingly revealed that patients with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs) despite receiving full doses of the various COVID-19 vaccines are still prone to breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections. Alarmingly ...
Source:Long COVID Updates  Aug 12, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19-Brain Fog: A new study by researchers from the University of Oxford has found that many non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients will exhibit brain fog for weeks or months after SARS-CoV-2 infection.   The study team intended to explore the lived experience of ‘brain fog’ ie the wide variety of neurocognitive symptoms that can follow COVID-19 infection.   Out of a study g...
Source: COVID-19 And Alcohol  Aug 11, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington that involved over 1,267 students over the aged of 18 in Southern Indiana showed that high alcohol-consumption increases the risk of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection that causes the COVID-19 disease. The primary aim of the study was to estimate the associations between high-risk alcohol consumption and (1) SARS...
Source: COVID-19-Immunology  Aug 11, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19-Immunology: American researchers from Dartmouth College-Hanover, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine-Baltimore and the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,NIH-Bethesda have in a study found that spike-specific FcγR-binding antibodies and IgM are crucial for effective neutralization and effector function of polyclonal responses to SARS-CoV-2. Although antibo...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Aug 11, 2021  1 year ago
Thailand Medical news is issuing this warning that local Thais should not attempt to self-prescribe any drugs that are being currently being studied for drug repurposing to treat COVID-19. Also all Thais should never take any herbs, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicines), supplements and even over the counter drugs (OTCs) such as NSAIDs without consulting a local Thai doctor first.   Also alway...
Source:   Aug 11, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Hospital-New York has found that the protein hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF1α), plays a critical cardioprotective role in COVID-19 patients. The study findings establishes a direct link of cardiac cellular responses to hypoxic stress with matching functional and histological data, serving ...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Aug 10, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: Researchers and physicians from the University of California-San Diego Health (A trauma hospital) report the clinical manifestation of a young and previously healthy COVID-19 patient developing CNS Lymphocytic Vasculitis.   Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis typically means that blood vessel walls in the brain and spine are inflamed (swollen).    T...
Source: COVID Nails  Aug 10, 2021  1 year ago
COVID Nails: Numerous studies are indicating that the manifestations of lines and grooves in the fingernails, which the media has labeled as “COVID Nails”is becoming a common occurrence in many COVID-19 recovered patients and could be a possible indicator for those who never got tested and were either asymptomatic or only had mild conditions that they were indeed infected with SARS-CoV...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Aug 09, 2021  1 year ago
SARS-CoV-2 Variants: A new study led by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-New York along with scientists from the University of California-San Francisco and Kansas State University warns that the SARS-CoV-2 variants are strategically evolving towards better Furin cleavage efficiency.   Typically for efficient cell entry and membrane fusion, SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein...
Source: Long COVID  Aug 09, 2021  1 year ago
Long-COVID: A new study by researchers from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute-Adelaide, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders University-South Australia has revealed that long COVID could be the result of persistent immune disturbances. According to the study team, increasing evidence suggests immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from SARS...
Source: COVID-19 Therapeutics  Aug 09, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Therapeutics: A new research led by scientists from Yale University along with other experts from University of Minnesota and Iowa State University has found that a crucial enzyme known as the Coronavirus 3′–5′ exoribonuclease (ExoN) promotes antiviral resistance hence making many identified drugs such as remdesivir, ivermectin and even identified antiviral phytochemical...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 08, 2021  1 year ago
A new ground breaking study led by oncology researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina has found that individuals with elevated levels of the lipid Sphingosine and a protein that it involved in its production called Acid Ceramidase (AC) in their blood were most likely to become asymptomatic when infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. However the study also found that those that h...
Source: Eta Variant  Aug 08, 2021  1 year ago
The ETA variant that debuts from Nigeria and has a typical “scamming” behavior in the sense that it cannot be detected by many present COVID-19 RT-PCR testing platforms is now worrying virologists and experts from around the world as it starts to become more prevalent in circulation and spread.   Thailand Medical News first reported about this variant at that time known as the B....
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 07, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new mouse based vivo study by researchers from the Scripps Research Institute-California along with scientist from the University of Texas and Sorrento Therapeutics Inc.-California have found that salicylanilides which are active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) found in drugs used to treat tapeworm infestations demonstrated efficacy in terms of inhibiting the SARS-CoV-2 coronav...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 07, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Keele University in the UK and the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Italy have demonstrated that the licensed cholesterol lowering drug fenofibrate and its active form (fenofibric acid) can significantly reduce SARS-COV-2 infection in human cells in the laboratory. Importantly, reduction of infection was obtained using conce...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 06, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from various medical and research institutions in China led by scientists from the State Key Laboratory of Virology-Wuhan University has found that it is the N or nucleocapsid proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that is activating the NLRP3 Inflammasomes resulting in hyperinflammation and not the spike proteins. Typically excessive inflammatory responses induced upon...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs And Phytochemicals  Aug 06, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Herbs And Phytochemicals: Yet another review study has emerged that confirms that the phytochemical Thymoquinone found in Nigella Sativa seeds is able to treat COVID-19. Nigella sativa (Black caraway, also known as black cumin, nigella or kalonji) is an annual flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Western Asia and also parts of South East Asia including Northern Tha...
Source: Long COVID  Aug 05, 2021  1 year ago
Despite the advent of COVID-19 vaccines, the world is beginning to come to terms that the COVID-19 crisis is not going away any time soon and that it is a losing the battle as more transmissible and potent SARS-CoV-2 variants keep on emerging. Already it is anticipated that from now till next year, more concerning variants are likely to emerge with the anticipated ‘Omega’ variant that ...
Source: COVID-19 And Cytokine Storms  Aug 04, 2021  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from University of Alberta, Edmonton-Canada have discovered that a little known protein called Galectin-9 is responsible for the destructive and often lethal cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients.   Galectin-9 (Gal-9) is an abundant protein in many immune and nonimmune cells. Galectin-9 is a beta-galactoside lectin protein that has important cytoplasmic, intracellul...
Source: Pneumonic Plague   Aug 04, 2021  1 year ago
U.S. Medical News: The U.S. Forest Service has announced urgent warnings that chipmunks in the Lake Tahoe Forest vicinity that near the borders between California and Nevada have been found to be infected with plague that is transmissible to humans. https://www.facebook.com/LakeTahoeUSFS/posts/3965838150211047   https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/efd9ae9cc06a4f6b9d7fb5120def0ca2 The letha...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 04, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new in vitro study conducted by researchers from University of Georgia-US and Shahid Beheshti University-Iran has found that the common high pressure drug called Losartan is able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication.   Losartan, sold under the trade name Cozaar among others, is a medication mainly used to treat high blood pressure. Losartan belongs to a gr...
Source: Oxygen Concentrators  Aug 04, 2021  1 year ago
Those wanting to purchase oxygen concentrators are advised to contact us via email at : tmnmedicalconcierge@gmail.com especially those seeking to re-export to other countries. However, for re-export, those wanting to buy must have local reps in Thailand to pick up the goods in person and have it re-exported themselves as we do not provide that service due to staff shortage and the COVID-19 si...
Source: COVID-19 Related Acute Myocardial Infarction and Ischemic Stroke  Aug 03, 2021  1 year ago
Despite many warnings by Thailand Medical New since the mid of last year that the COVID-19 disease was being a high risk factor for getting a stroke or a heart attack for not only for those that were affected but also those who were deemed recovered, many researchers and even doctors simply ignored us. Worse, certain American researchers even went to the extent of saying that this was not true and...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations-  Aug 02, 2021  1 year ago
Despite constant warnings by Thailand Medical News for researchers and doctors to abandon antibody based treatment protocols to treat COVID-19 as they are driving mutations regarding resistance and immune evasion, little has been done to stop these protocols. Instead Thailand Medical News has always been advocating a combination of antiviral therapeutic agents to be used to not only inhibit the S...
Source: miRNAs and SARS-CoV-2  Aug 02, 2021  1 year ago
COVID-19 Therapeutics: Researchers from Gujarat University inspired by Thailand Medical News call to focus on Phytochemicals and microRNAs as solutions to containing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic have in a new study utilizing computational workflow, identified potential cellular miRNA candidates that are potent in providing antiviral defense against SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study team designed a syste...
Source: SARS-CoV-2-Research  Aug 02, 2021  1 year ago
Since the debut of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Wuhan-China in late 2019, scientists are constantly discovering new characteristics and facets of the complex novel coronavirus and also its pathogenesis and ways its affects various aspects of the cellular pathways of the human host. In a new study by researchers from the Institute of Molecular Virology, Ulm University Medical Center-Germany, it w...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations  Aug 01, 2021  1 year ago
A new study led by researchers from Kumamoto University-Japan and , Weizmann Institute of Science-Israel have found that the L452R mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which is common to two mutant strains, the Epsilon and Delta, can evade cellular immunity through the human leukocyte (HLA) A24 and can increase viral infectivity. According to the study team which also involved scientist...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Aug 01, 2021  1 year ago
Researchers from King’s College London along with experts from University College London have in a new study tried to differentiate the symptoms associated with COVID-19 vaccinations and those that are seen from early COVID-19 infections. Symptom prevalence and distribution during the first week after the first dose of vaccination, in symptomatic individuals testing positive or negative fo...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Jul 31, 2021  1 year ago
An alarming warning has been issued by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) ie a British Government body that advises the central British government in emergencies and chaired by the United Kingdom's Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, that future strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could be as deadly as MERS, which kills 35% of those it infects. The warnings wer...
Source: Lambda Variant  Jul 31, 2021  1 year ago
Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Tokai University, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kobe University, University of Miyazaki , Osaka University, National Institute of Infectious Diseases-Tokyo  and the National Institute of Genetics-Japan based on a new study conducted have concluded that the Lambda variant is to date the most lethal variant to ever emer...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 30, 2021  1 year ago
Researchers from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine-UK, Liverpool University Hospitals –UK, University of Oxford-UK and Pfizer Vaccines-USA in a new study investigating the immunological consequences of secondary Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) infection in COVID-19 patients have found that S. pneumoniae, which is a Gram-positive bacterium responsible for pneumonia, mod...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs-Budesonide  Jul 29, 2021  1 year ago
Another study finding has emerged proving the antiviral effects of Budesonide when used either as an inhaler or as a nasal spray.   German researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum and also from the European Virus Bioinformatics Center (EVBC) based in Jena-Germany have in a new study confirmed the viral effects of Budesonide against the wildtype SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and even against the ...

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