The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak – Update From NIAID’s Anthony Fauci, MD

In February 2020 the nature of the 2019-nCoV outbreak is still slowly coming into focus but it appears to be acting more like bad pandemic influenza (efficient spread, overall lower mortality) than like SARS (less efficient spread, overall higher mortality). Anthony Fauci, MD, of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) discusses the latest developments with JAMA Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner. Coronavirus Resource Center
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Publication date: Available online 28 March 2020Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and InfectionAuthor(s): Yu-Han Xing, Wei Ni, Qin Wu, Wen-Jie Li, Guo-Ju Li, Wen-Di Wang, Jian-Ning Tong, Xiu-Feng Song, Gary Wing-Kin Wong, Quan-Sheng Xing
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Authors: Marin GH Abstract Based on some publications that associate SARS-CoV-2 infection with the use of anti-hypertensive drug groups such as angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (e.g. enalapril) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (e.g. losartan), many patients from South America, Central America or Spain, have stopped or intend to interrupt their treatments with these drugs. Hence, it may exist ominous consequences due to this drop out. For this reason, it is necessary to quickly warn about this situation and the risks associated with it. PMID: 32213760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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