Coronavirus did NOT arrive in the US before 2020, says study

Researchers looked at 1,700 nasopharyngeal swab samples collected between October 31, 2019 and December 31, 2019 at Stanford Health Care but none contained traces of SARS-CoV-2.
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Publication date: Available online 13 May 2020Source: The Journal of Molecular DiagnosticsAuthor(s): Jared Radbel, Sugeet Jagpal, Jason Roy, Andrew Brooks, Jay Tischfield, Michael Sheldon, Christian Bixby, Dana Witt, Maria L. Gennaro, Daniel B. Horton, Emily S. Barrett, Jeffrey L. Carson, Reynold A. Panettieri, Martin J. Blaser
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Daniel Griffin provides a clinical update on COVID-19, then we review TETRIS by Paterson NJ, modeling the effects of intervention in the US on cases and deaths, mixing PCR and serology data, and much more, including listener email. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 617 (91 MB .mp3, 152 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show […]
Source: virology blog - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: This Week in Virology coronavirus COVID-19 interventions pandemic PCR test SARS-CoV-2 serology test TETRIS viral viruses Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Preliminary data for PIBD patients during COVID-19 outbreak are reassuring. Standard IBD treatments including biologics should continue at present through the pandemic, especially in children who generally have more severe IBD course on one hand, and milder SARS-CoV-2 infection on the other.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Special Features Source Type: research
We describe our center's methodology for pediatric patient risk stratification to facilitate responsible use of endoscopic resources during this crisis. We also describe our recommendations for use of personal protective equipment by endoscopists, with the goal of ensuring the safety of ourselves, our anesthesiology and endoscopy staff, and our patients.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Special Features Source Type: research
Abstract COronaVIrus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an on-going pandemic attributed to a novel virus named SARS-CoV-2. Comparing the statistics of incidence and death rates between nations reveals that there is discrepancy amongst countries in these regards, even between countries that share borders. We herein present information from the literature indicating how cross-protection against COVID-19 conferred by the encephalitis vaccine could be the reason for lower fatality rate in the countries where immunization against encephalitis is widespread or included in national programs. This may pave the way for arriving at...
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Most pediatrics were infected with COVID-19 due to family cluster or history of close contact. Infected children have relatively milder clinical symptoms compared to infected adults. We should pay special attention to early diagnosis and early treatment in children infected with COVID-19. PMID: 32440661 [PubMed]
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Scientist who oversaw the response to Sars says country has failed the vulnerableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe predecessor of Sweden ’s state epidemiologist has broken her silence on the country’s controversial coronavirus strategy, saying she now believes the authorities should have put in place tougher restrictions in the early stages of the pandemic to bring the virus under control.Annika Linde, who oversaw Sweden ’s response to swine flu and Sars as state epidemiologist from 2005 to 2013, had until now expressed support for her country’s approach under her...
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The Royal Society president says scientists must not be made scapegoats for policy failuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn 1981, a virus that had jumped the species barrier some decades earlier to infect humans began to wreak havoc among the gay community in San Francisco and New York. A taskforce was set up to study the cause of this disease, and it took a few years to identify HIV as the definitive cause of Aids and its genome to be sequenced, and nearly 15 years before a cocktail of drugs meant that having an HIV infection was no longer a certain death sentence.Forty years later, the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Health policy Vaccines and immunisation Politics Science Infectious diseases Aids and HIV Source Type: news
AbstractThe COVID-19 pandemic is highly challenging for the operating room staff and healthcare workers in emergency departments. SARS-CoV-2 is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA beta-coronavirus that primarily targets the human respiratory system, with fever, cough, myalgia, and pneumonia as the most common manifestations. However, since SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected in stool specimens much more attention has been paid to gastrointestinal symptoms such as loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea. Furthermore, the expression of ACE-2 receptors in absorptive enterocytes from ileum and colon suggests that these organs should a...
Source: Updates in Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
The novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 originates in the lungs, but may extend to other organs, causing, in severe cases, multiorgan damage, including cardiac injury and acute kidney injury.In severe cases, the presence of kidney injury is associated with increased risk of death, highlighting the relevance of this organ as a target of SARS-CoV-2 infection.COVID-19-associated tissue injury is not primarily mediated by viral infection, but rather is a result of the inflammatory host immune response, which drives hypercytokinemia and aggressive inflammation that affect lung parenchymal cells, diminishing oxygen uptake but als...
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: review Source Type: research
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