Coronavirus vs the Flu: Are They Different?
As new cases appear in the U.S., some — including the president — have compared it to the seasonal flu. Here’s a close look at the differences.
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Nehla Banu, Sandeep Surendra Panikar, Lizbeth Riera Leal, Annie Riera Leal
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Fereshteh Yazdanpanah, Michael R. Hamblin, Nima Rezaei
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Abhjieet Pandey, Ajinkya Nitin Nikam, Ajjappla Basavraj Shreya, Sadhana P. Mutalik, Divya Gopalan, Sanjay Kulkarni, Bharath Singh Padya, Gasper Fernandes, Srinivas Mutalik, Ruth Prassl
Publication date: 1 September 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 256Author(s): Fedor Simko, Russel J. Reiter
Authors: Frost DW, Shah R, Melvin L, Galán de Juana M, MacMillan TE, Abdelhalim T, Lai A, Rawal S, Cavalcanti RB PMID: 32493744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In early April, about four months after a new, highly infectious coronavirus was first identified in China, an international group of scientists reported encouraging results from a study of an experimental drug for treating the viral disease known as COVID-19. It was a small study, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, but showed that remdesivir, an unapproved drug that was originally developed to fight Ebola, helped 68% of patients with severe breathing problems due to COVID-19 to improve; 60% of those who relied on a ventilator to breathe and took the drug were able to wean themselves off the machines after 18...
CONCLUSION: This co-infection of COVID-19 and influenza A highlights the importance of considering SARS-CoV-2 PCR assay regardless of other positive findings for other pathogens in the primary test during the epidemic. PMID: 32271596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This article is republished from The Conversation. Read the original article. The post Coronavirus: Ten Reasons Why You Ought Not to Panic appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Ignacio López-Goñi is microbiologist and works in University of Navarra (Spain). The post Coronavirus: Ten Reasons Why You Ought Not to Panic appeared first on Inter Press Service.
The rapid spread of the coronavirus now called COVID-19 has sparked alarm worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency, and many countries are grappling with a rise in confirmed cases. In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people to be prepared for disruptions to daily life that will be necessary if the coronavirus spreads within communities. Below, we’re responding to a number of questions about COVID-19 raised by Harvard Health Blog readers. We hope to add further questions and update answers as reliable information becomes available. Do...
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...