Not All Biologics Compromise the Immune System Not All Biologics Compromise the Immune System

While some biologics increase the risk for infection, an important consideration during a COVID-19 pandemic, there are options that don't have this effect.Medscape Medical News
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In the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, it might be hard to tell if you've come down with COVID-19, spring allergies or a cold, which all have some similar symptoms.
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THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 -- In the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, it might be hard to tell if you've come down with COVID-19, spring allergies or a cold, which all have some similar symptoms. Fever and dry cough are common symptoms of COVID-19,...
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Discussions with the FDA are ongoing to define the required data set for filing Janssen’s Ebola vaccine regimen under the FDA’s Animal Rule licensure pathway. About Janssen’s Ebola Vaccine Regimen The Janssen investigational preventive Ebola vaccine regimen (Ad26.ZEBOV, MVA-BN-Filo) utilizes a viral vector strategy in which viruses – in this case adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) and Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara (MVA) – are genetically modified so that they cannot replicate in human cells. In addition, these vectors are modified to safely carry the genetic code of an Ebola virus protein in order...
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Publication date: Available online 27 May 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Vitor Oliveira Carvalho, Caroline Oliveira Gois
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WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Luciana Borio about the failures of the US response to the coronavirus pandemic and how much longer physical distancing will be necessary.WebMD
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AbstractCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), and abnormal, overactivated innate immunity and “cytokine storms” have been proposed as potential pathological mechanisms for rapid COVID-19 progression. Theoretically, asthmatic patients should have increased susceptibility and severity for SARS-CoV-2 infection due to a deficient antiviral immune response and the tendency for exacerbation el icited by common respiratory viruses. However, existing studies have not shown an expected prevalence of asthmatic in...
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SARS-CoV-2 infection and development of COVID-19 disease presents a major healthcare challenge of global dimensions. Laboratory diagnostics of infected patients, and the assessment of immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus presents a major cornerstone in handling the pandemic. Currently there is an increase in demand of antibody testing and a large number of tests are already marketed or in the late stage of development. However, the interpretation of test results depends on many variables and factors, including sensitivity, specificity, potential cross-reactivity and cross-protectivity; the diagnostic value of antibodies o...
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Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN's Jim Sciutto that he wears a mask because it's effective and to set an example for others during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new coronavirus relief package, The Heroes Act, on May 15, 2020. If passed by the Senate and signed by the President, this will be the fifth measure adopted by Congress to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $3 trillion stimulus bill includes $1 trillion in assistance for state, local, territorial, and tribal governments; $75 billion for coronavirus testing, contact tracing, and isolation measures; emergency supplemental appropriations to federal agencies; another round of direct payments; and $200 billion for a “Heroes’ fund” to provide hazard pay for essenti...
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a novel zoonotic coronavirus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and has been identified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Several risk factors have been identified for severe COVID-19 –associated pneumonia including increased age and the presence of comorbidities, in particular diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and tobacco smoking.1 However, a number of reports have failed to identify excess risk in patients with respiratory airway diseases such as asthma.
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