Iraq bans border crossings by Iranians amid coronavirus fears
Iraq banned border crossings by Iranian nationals for three days from Thursday amid fears of the coronavirus, Iraq's state news agency said on Thursday.
Authors: Hong KH, Lee SW, Kim TS, Huh HJ, Lee J, Kim SY, Park JS, Kim GJ, Sung H, Roh KH, Kim JS, Kim HS, Lee ST, Seong MW, Ryoo N, Lee H, Kwon KC, Yoo CK, Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine, COVID-19 Task Force and the Center for Laboratory Control of Infectious Diseases, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Abstract The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which began in December 2019, is still ongoing in Korea, with>9,000 confirmed cases as of March 25, 2020. COVID-19 is a severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, and real-time reverse transcriptio...
CONCLUSIONS: The ability to rapidly identify, propagate, and internationally share our SARS-CoV-2 isolate is an important step in collaborative scientific efforts to deal effectively with this international public health emergency by developing better diagnostic procedures, vaccine candidates, and antiviral agents. PMID: 32237278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Critics say that the plan may not go to hospitals in the states hit the hardest so far and that it fails to address the problems of uninsured people more generally.
Drs David and Rachel Kerr of the University of Oxford present suggested guidance for the management of patients during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Medscape Oncology
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful – it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense of uncertainty. Taking steps to care for your mental health can help you manage stress.
Immunologist Jon Yewdell joins Vincent and Rich to discuss immune responses in the context of infection with SARS-CoV-2. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 597 (69 MB .mp3, 115 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes at microbe.tv/twiv
TWiV covers trials of hydroxychloroquine and convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19, and answers listener questions on blood tests for antibodies, cross-protection among coronaviruses, acquiring infection from food or the gas pump, face masks containing copper, and much more. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 596 (73 MB .mp3, 121 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show […]
German politician adds to chorus of complaints about American tactics to source protective gearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has been accused of “modern piracy” after reportedly diverting a shipment of masks intended for the German police, and outbidding other countries in the increasingly fraught global market for coronavirus protective equipment.About 200,000 N95 masks were diverted to the US as they were being transferred between planes in Thailand, according to the Berlin authorities who said they had ordered the masks for the police force.Continue reading...
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News
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