Coronavirus: IMF agrees assistance package for Egypt  – as it happened

‘Third of Americans’misused disinfectants to try to prevent infection; IMFagrees $5.2bn package for EgyptBrazil ’s president calls WHO a ‘partisan political organisation’China advises against travel to Australia over claims of ‘racial discrimination’WHO changes advice to back medical-grade masks for over-60sThe first wave of Covid-19 is not over – but how might a second look?Coronavirus lates: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage12.40amBSTThis blog is now closed. Our coverage continues hereRelated:Coronavirus live news: China warns of Covid-linked 'racial violence' overseas12.40amBSTAgain on the China travel warning regarding Australia, Australian opposition spokesman for housingJason Clare, told the ABC there had been a “spike in racist abuse” but said Australia is one of the safest countries in the world.“The borders are shut. They’ll probably be shut for some time until we’ve got a treatment or a vaccine. But I’m sure I speak on behalf of all of the tourist operators up and down and right across Australia when I say that we want to get tourists back when it’s safe to do so. So I hope that the government is working with the Chinese government to ensure that when we can open the border again, we can get Chinese tourists back.9:36 AMContinue reading...
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Matt Hancock said the Government had procured enough jabs to vaccinate a record-breaking number of Britons on the NHS this winter. A flu outbreak and rising Covid cases would cripple the NHS.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Jiang ZZ, He C, Wang DQ, Shen HL, Sun JL, Gan WN, Lu JY, Liu XT Abstract In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus infection emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China, which is now named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The outbreak spread rapidly within mainland China and globally. This paper reviews the different imaging modalities used in the diagnosis and treatment process of COVID-19, such as chest radiography, computerized tomography (CT) scan, ultrasound examination, and positron emission tomography (PET/CT) scan. A chest radiograph is not recommended as a first-line imaging modality for COVI...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The modified Bateman SIZ model has been verified and used to predict the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Heidelberg. Lockdown measures alone are insufficient to control the pandemic during 2021. Vaccination, diagnostic tests, and use of the Corona-Warn-App with quarantine could successfully control the spread of the coronavirus infection in the community. The Corona-Warn-App applied correctly may be the most effective. The model showed that vaccination with 50% efficacy is almost as effective as vaccination with 100% efficacy. PMID: 32646540 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research
This blog has closed –please keep following our live coverage here12.50amBSTThis blog has closed – thanks for following. Coverage continues at ourlatest coronavirus live blog.12.27amBSTGood morning, good evening, hello, wherever you might be. This isHelen Davidson taking the reins of the blog for the next few hours. Thanks to my colleagues for their coverage.We ’ll be starting a new blog shortly, but in the meantime here is some more news on the vaccine front.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: It is anticipated that this review would certainly assist the public in general and scientific community in particular to recognize and effectively deal with COVID-19, providing a reference guide for futuristic studies. PMID: 32651959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Med Chem Source Type: research
More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccineResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, withmore than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).Continue reading...
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Covid-19 outbreak accelerates across Africa; Venezuelan Socialist Party boss also tests positive; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ‘in good health’. Follow the latest updates:South Africa warns of coronavirus ‘storm’ as outbreak accelerates across continentBolivia ’s president and Venezuela’s Socialist party leader test positive for Covid-19WHO says coronavirus pandemic still acceleratingTrudeau and Trump ’s responses see wildly different results1.54amBSTPlans for the fall semester at the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley, are in question after 47 new Covid-19 cases tied to frate...
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AbstractThe current Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, the cause of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has influenced health globally. So far, there are no established management options and prophylaxis for those who have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, and those who develop COVID-19. Documented scientific evidences in similar viral outbreaks in past suggested few therapy regimens. These rather have not shown promising results in management of current pandemic. So, in the current review, we are exploring novel treatment strategies and therapies that are being explored and are in clinical and pr...
Source: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Abstract The first rumblings about a new coronavirus spreading in China were heard in January 2020. By the end of that month, the World Health Organization, recognizing the severity of the disease and the potential for global spread, had declared a public health emergency. By February 2020, cases had been identified in multiple countries, clinical trials of treatments with some biological plausibility had begun in China, and the initial steps of vaccine development were underway. In mid-March, by which time countries around the world were experiencing rapidly increasing numbers of cases and deaths, the World Healt...
Source: Clinical Trials - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Clin Trials Source Type: research
Authors: Konturek PC, Harsch IA, Neurath MF, Zopf Y Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV2) outbreak is the most dramatic event since World War II. Originating as a cluster of unexplained cases of pneumonia, it turned out that this viral disease termed COVID-19 is not only a respiratory infection, but a systemic disease associated with a number of extrapulmonary complications. One of the medical disciplines that is strongly affected by this viral infection is gastroenterology. COVID-19 causes in some patients typical symptoms of enteritis such as diarrhea or abdominal pain. There is als...
Source: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
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