Coronavirus: Catching colds could protect you from infection

Researchers at University Hospital Tübingen in Germany found that the immune systems of people who had never had Covid-19 still reacted to it because some common cold viruses are similar.
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BOSTON (CBS) – With cases of COVID-19 spiking again in several states, a lot of people want to know if they could be immune to the coronavirus, so they are paying for antibody tests. Hundreds of these have hit the market in just months. But are they accurate? WBZ sister station CBS 2 in Chicago, put these tests to the test. Only 22 have been given Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The station’s investigative unit chose three tests based on costs and how long it would take to deliver results. Investigative Producer Michele Youngerman led our investigation. She had some of the ...
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By SAURABH JHA, MD The COVID-19 pandemic has been a testing time for the already testy academic discourse. Decisions have had to be made with partial information. Information has come in drizzles, showers and downpours. The velocity with which new information has arrived has outstripped our ability to make sense of it. On top of that, the science has been politicized in a polarized country with a polarizing president at its helm. As the country awoke to an unprecedented economic lockdown in the middle of March, John Ioannidis, professor of epidemiology at Stanford University and one of the most cited physician sc...
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(Natural News) Coronaviruses are pervasive throughout the human population and their symptoms typically manifest as the common cold. The four most popular coronaviruses identified include 229E (alpha coronavirus), NL63 (alpha coronavirus), OC43 (beta coronavirus), and HKU1 (beta coronavirus). More potent coronaviruses have emerged in recent years. MERS-CoV I is a beta coronavirus that causes Middle...
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Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses but can lead to more severe and diffusive diseases. A variety of signs and symptoms may be present, and infections can range in severity from common cold and sore throat to more serious laryngeal or tracheal infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Among the seven coronaviruses that affect humans, (SARS)-CoV, the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)-CoV and the most recent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represent potential life-threatening diseases worldwide. In adults they may cause severe pneumonia that evolve in distress respiratory ...
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AbstractSince December 2019, the world is affected by an outbreak of a new disease named COVID-19, which is an acronym of ‘coronavirus disease 2019’. Coronaviruses (CoV) were assumed to be associated with mild upper respiratory tract infections, such as common cold. This perception changed in time due to occurrence of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) caused by SARS-CoV in 2002 and the Middle East Respir atory Syndrome (MERS) caused by MERS-CoV in 2012, both inducing an epidemic severe viral pneumonia with potentially respiratory failure and numerous extra-pulmonary manifestations. The novel coronavi...
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Conclusion: Considering the high frequency of smell loss in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients, acute olfactory impairment should be recognized as an early symptom of the disease and should be tested for on a regular basis. In contrast to other acute viral smell impairment, COVID-19-associated smell loss seems to be only rarely accompanied by a severely blocked nose.ORL
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BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. I ordered furniture early in March. It is finally ready, but I don’t know if it’s safe to let delivery people into my house. My husband and I are both over 65 – Kathy If they can leave the furniture outside your door for you to bring in yourself, that’s ideal. But it may be too large and too heavy, and you don’t want to injure yourself. So if you’re going to have delivery p...
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Conclusions: Our findings suggest that mildly symptomatic patients with COVID-19 could transmit the virus from the first day of illness through daily activities in the community. Early detection and isolation of patients with COVID-19 may be challenging. PMID: 32506866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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One of the more insidious features of the new coronavirus behind COVID-19 is its ability to settle into unsuspecting hosts who never show signs of being sick but are able to spread the virus to others. In a study published June 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at the Scripps Research Translational Institute reviewed data from 16 different groups of COVID-19 patients from around the world to get a better idea of how many cases of coronavirus can likely be traced to people who spread the virus without ever knowing they were infected. Their conclusion: at minimum, 30%, and more likely 40% to 45%. Such so-ca...
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COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2, a beta-coronavirus which is genetically similar to SARS-CoV. Seasonal alpha- (NL63, 229E) and beta- (OC43, HKU1) coronaviruses cause common colds, croup and bronchiolitis. The transmission modes of human coronaviruses are similar, thought to be by droplet, contact and sometimes airborne routes (Van der Hoek, 2007; Wu and McGoogan, 2020). Currently, the WHO recommends surgical masks for healthcare workers (HCW) providing routine care to a COVID-19 patient (WHO, 2020), whilst the US CDC (US Centers for Disease Control, 2020a) and ECDC (US Centers for Disease Control, 2020b) recommend respirators.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
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