National consortium to study the threats of new SARS-CoV-2 variants
A new national research project to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2 is launched today [15 Jan]. The £ 2.5 million UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded ‘ G2P-UK ’ National Virology Consortium will study how mutations in the virus affect key outcomes such as how transmissible it is, the severity of COVID-19 it causes, and the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

National consortium to study the threats of new SARS-CoV-2 variants
(UK Research and Innovation) A new national research project to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2 will be launched with £ 2.5 million of funding from UK Research and Innovation. The 'G2P-UK' National Virology Consortium will study how mutations in the virus affect key outcomes such as how transmissible it is, the severity of COVID-19 it causes, and the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Physical virology shows the dynamics of virus reproduction
(University of Groningen) The reproductive cycle of viruses requires self-assembly, maturation of virus particles and, after infection, the release of genetic material into a host cell. New physics-based technologies allow scientists to study the dynamics of this cycle and may eventually lead to new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Three-quarters attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 in the Brazilian Amazon during a largely unmitigated epidemic
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spread rapidly in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state in northern Brazil. The attack rate there is an estimate of the final size of the largely unmitigated epidemic that occurred in Manaus. We use a convenience sample of blood donors to show that by June 2020, 1 month after the epidemic peak in Manaus, 44% of the population had detectable immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies. Correcting for cases without a detectable antibody response and for antibody waning, we estimate a 66% attack rate in June, rising to 76% in October. This is higher than in São Paulo, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Buss, L. F., Prete, C. A., Abrahim, C. M. M., Mendrone, A., Salomon, T., de Almeida-Neto, C., Franca, R. F. O., Belotti, M. C., Carvalho, M. P. S. S., Costa, A. G., Crispim, M. A. E., Ferreira, S. C., Fraiji, N. A., Gurzenda, S., Whittaker, C., Kamaura, L Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Virology reports Source Type: news

Attack rate in Manaus
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ash, C. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Virology twis Source Type: news

China rewrites COVID history, purges 300 studies linking virus to Wuhan lab
(Natural News) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is on a purging spree trying to scrub all links between the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory where it originated from everywhere such evidence exists. According to the latest reports, the CCP has already removed some 300 studies from the National Natural Science... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delays in Genetic Sequencing Slow US COVID Battle Delays in Genetic Sequencing Slow US COVID Battle
' It's pathetic,'Dr Peter Hotez, a virologist, told CNN.'By the time you wait (85) days, a sequence can go from being a rare variant to being half of the circulating virus in a population. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Toxins In Marijuana Smoke May Be Harmful To Health, Dana-Farber Study Finds
(CNN) — Smoking weed may expose you to the same type of toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke, a new study finds. People who only smoked marijuana had higher blood and urine levels of several smoke-related toxins such as naphthalene, acrylamide and acrylonitrile than nonsmokers, according to the study published Monday in the journal EClinicalMedicine. Naphthalene is associated with anemia, liver and neurological damage, while acrylamide and acrylonitrile have been associated with cancer and other health issues. “Marijuana use is on the rise in the United States with a growing number of states legalizing it for...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Dana Farber Cancer Institute Marijuana Source Type: news

Virus expert claims coronavirus pandemic is "the greatest hoax" ever perpetrated on the world
(Natural News) An expert virologist, pathologist and former chairman of a prominent medical association in Canada told officials in the province of Alberta that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a great hoax. This is why policies and mandates regarding face masks, social distancing and destructive economic lockdowns “should all stop tomorrow.” On Nov. 13, city... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine race: Where they stand currently
Developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology, the indigenous vaccine was granted emergency use authorisation in 'clinical trial mode' by the Indian government this week. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IMA asks its members to participate in COVID-19 vaccination drive
"With the vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 at our doorsteps, it is worth remembering that indigenous vaccines have been developed after the tireless efforts of Indian scientists in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV)," the doctors' body said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Delays Entry of WHO Team Investigating Origins of COVID-19
The World Health Organization expressed disappointment with China for delaying the travel of experts to the Asian country to investigate the origin of the virus, in a rare instance of public criticism from the international organization. Chinese officials have not yet finalized permission to allow WHO-appointed experts to enter the country even as some of them embarked on travel, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a briefing on Tuesday. The delay comes despite months of negotiation and planning between Chinese officials and the 10-member expert team. “I am very disappointed with this news given t...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized China overnight wire Source Type: news

Now, Covaxin to be tested on toddlers as young as 2 years
Covaxin, being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, was the first Covid-19 vaccine to begin testing (in September) on children. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists can tweak Covid vaccines to target new mutant strains in DAYS, experts claim
Professor Ian Jones, a virologist at the University of Reading, said he was 'almost certain' the vaccines will still be effective at some level. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving people false hope about the pandemic isn't 'balanced' – it's dangerous | Owen Jones
The media should not promote disinformation under the guise of debateProfessor Karol Sikora, an oncologist at the private Buckingham University, has become a social media star and a regular on TV screens, thanks to his viral tweets. You can see why the “Positive Professor” has developed such a wide fanbase: in an era of death, disease, economic turmoil and suspended freedoms, he offers desperate – often vulnerable – people the one thing they crave most: hope. His formula is simple: contrary to the misery peddled by the doom merchants, the measures strangling our economic and personal lives might act...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Owen Jones Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science BBC Daily Mail Twitter Media Source Type: news

They Were Experts in Viruses, and Now in Pitfalls of Fame They Were Experts in Viruses, and Now in Pitfalls of Fame
For better or worse, the coronavirus pandemic thrust virologists, epidemiologists and other normally low-profile scientists into the pop culture crucible.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Reducing Risk Now, While Preparing for the Next Pandemic Reducing Risk Now, While Preparing for the Next Pandemic
Virologist Angela Rasmussen talks about her battle against misinformation in the media, the virus, vaccines, disinfecting surfaces, home testing, and the next pandemic.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Why Africa ’s COVID-19 Outbreak Hasn’t Been as Bad as Everyone Feared
When COVID-19 initially blazed through Asia, Europe and then the United States, global public health experts worried that it could be catastrophic for Africa, with its crowded cities, poorly funded health sector and lack of testing facilities. The U.N. Economic Commission for Africa in April predicted up to 300,000 deaths this year if the virus couldn’t be contained on the continent. Yet it was the U.S, with its superior health system, that hit that grim milestone first, and so far, Africa has been largely spared the worst of the devastation experienced by the rest of the world. As of Dec. 29, the Africa Centres for ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet
We examined the impact of these tiered restrictions, and alternatives for lockdown stringency, timing, and duration, on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission and hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19. Methods We fit an age-structured mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to data on hospital admissions and hospital bed occupancy (ISARIC4C/COVID-19 Clinical Information Network, National Health Service [NHS] England), seroprevalence (Office for National Statistics, UK Biobank, REACT-2 study), virology (REACT-1 study), and deaths (Public Health England) across the seven NHS En...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covaxin can work against mutated coronavirus: Bharat Biotech
He also said the company has approached regulatory authorities seeking approval for an emergency license to use the vaccine, developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology and now undergoing phase 3 trials. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists fought coronavirus, now they face a battle against disinformation | Jim Al-Khalili
The public ’s appetite for science has never been stronger, but only openness can confound the deluge of fake narrativesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWay back, in those halcyon and innocent times pre-Covid, scientists ’ roles in society seemed much simpler. We knew where we stood when it came to explaining our work to the public. It was either exciting, like reporting on the discovery of a new particle or exoplanet, or it was completely ignored by an uninterested world struggling to understand subjects too remo te from everyday experience. It almost seems hard to believe now,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jim Al-Khalili Tags: Coronavirus Science Science policy Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Health World news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Virologist Cautions Against Politics in Covid-19 Policy Making
[Premium Times] UK's health secretary triggered a fierce debate at his press briefing on December 23 when he tagged the South African COVID-19 variant as highly concerning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rapid increase of a SARS-CoV-2 variant with multiple spike protein mutations observed in the United Kingdom, ECDC
Summary: Over the last few weeks, the United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in South East England, leading to enhanced epidemiological and virological investigations. Analysis of viral genome sequence data identified a large proportion of cases belonged to a new single phylogenet ic cluster. The new variant is defined by multiple spike protein mutations (deletion 69-70, deletion 144, N501Y, A570D, D614G, P681H, T716I, S982A, D1118H) present as well as mutations in other genomic regions. While it is known and expected that viruses constantly change through mutation leading to the emergence of ne...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

expert reaction to brief summary of NERVTAG opinion from the NERVTAG meeting on SARS-CoV-2 variant under investigation VUI-202012/01, Science Media Centre
A New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) meeting on the SARS-CoV-2 variant under investigation, VUI-202012/01, took place on the 18 December.Prof Martin Hibberd, Professor of Emerging Infectious Disease, London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Prof Rowland Kao, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and Dr Julian Tang, Honorary Associate Professor/Clinical Virologist, University of Leicester give their expert reaction to the NERVTAG opinion. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Variant United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, WHO
On 14 December 2020, authorities of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reported to WHO that a new SARS-CoV-2 variant was identified through viral genomic sequencing. This variant is referred to as SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01 (Variant Under Investigation, year 2020, month 12, variant 01). Initial analysis indicates that the variant may spread more readily between people. Investigations are ongoing to determine if this variant is associated with any changes in the severity of symptoms, antibody response or vaccine efficacy. A total of 1108 cases infected with SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01 have been detected in...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New, More Contagious COVID-19 Strain Has Been Reported in the U.K. Is It Headed for the U.S.?
A new strain of COVID-19 reported in the United Kingdom has been blamed for a sharp uptick of cases—prompting new lockdowns in London and more than 40 countries to ban cross-border travel from the U.K. Although scientists say there is no evidence that the new strain is more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it could be up to 70% more transmissible than others, while the health secretary said it was “getting out of control.” At least 40 countries including the entire European Union and Canada have temporarily banned incoming travel from the U.K. as of Monday. And the new strain has been detected i...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Racial differences in statewide suicide mortality trends in Maryland during the coronavirus disease 2019 (CoViD-19) pandemic - Bray MJC, Daneshvari NO, Radhakrishnan I, Cubbage J, Eagle M, Southall P, Nestadt PS.
Mental health experts have predicted changing patterns of suicidality during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but national mortality data remain unavailable.1 African American individuals are disproportionately impacted by the virologic an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Those We Lost in 2020
The scientific community bid farewell to researchers who furthered the fields of molecular biology, virology, sleep science, and immunology, among others. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 18, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

COVID-19: background information, PHE (updated 18th December 2020)
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Update in this version (published 18th December 2020) - global case numbers updated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Origin story: what do we know now about where coronavirus came from?
When Chinese scientists alerted colleagues to a new virus last December, suspicion fell on a Wuhan market. What have health officials learned since then?Show your support for rigorous, independent Guardian journalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMaria van Kerkhove was staying with her sister in the US for the Christmas holidays, but checking her emails. As always. Every day there are signals of potential trouble, said the World Health Organization virologist who was to become a household name and face within weeks.“There’s always something that happens at Christmas time. Ther...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Coronavirus Medical research Infectious diseases Biology World news Health China Asia Pacific World Health Organization Microbiology Science Society Long Covid Animals Source Type: news

Expert by Roger Kneebone review – the value of expertise
The pandemic has made the necessity of relying on experts evident to all ... this is a rich exploration of lifelong learningBefore the Brexit referendum in 2016, Michael Gove announced thatBritain had had enough of experts, depicting them as out of touch and elitist. This anti-intellectualism became commonplace in the UK and the US, despite some notable Tory U-turns. With the unprecedented public health crisis of Covid-19, the expert is back in fashion. Virologists, epidemiologists, statisticians, politicians and members of the public share a language of information about the coronavirus, ranging from social distancing, se...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Fay Bound Alberti Tags: Society books Science and nature books Psychology Culture Source Type: news

COVID-19: background information, PHE (updated 9th December 2020)
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Update in this version (published 9th December 2020) - global case numbers updated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'You should not have the vaccine' if you have allergies - virologist warns of side effects
A COVID-19 vaccine is currently being rolled out in the UK, but people with a history of significant allergic reactions have been warned not to get it. Virologist Dr Chris Smith said "there's no such thing as a drug without side effects". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense
It ’s not edible, but it can save lives. The virologist Ian Mackay explains how. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Siobhan Roberts Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hygiene and Cleanliness Vaccination and Immunization Infections your-feed-health Source Type: news

WHO warns of complacency; France reports 627 new deaths
WHO concerned over perception that vaccine approval means pandemic is over;revelations of distorted case tallies cause controversy in GreeceUS breaks daily case record as Fauci warns of ‘terrible’ JanuaryVaccine approval differences across UK, Europe and USScenes from hospitals across America – in picturesWuhan virologist warns more bat coronaviruses can cross overUS coronavirus updates - live11.18pmGMTThanks for following our Covid-19 coverage. We are closing off this blog now, but you can continue to follow the latest coronavirus news at our new blog here:Related:Coronavirus live news: US averages 1,800...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey (now), Nadeem Badshah, Amy Walker Damien Gayle, Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases US news UK news Europe Asia Pacific Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Bats are carrying other coronaviruses that could transmit to humans, says Wuhan ’s expert virologist
Dr Shi Zheng-Li is known as ‘Bat Woman’ for her ability to hunt down viruses from SARS to Covid-19 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: WHO warns 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'; France reports 627 new deaths
WHO concerned over perception that vaccine-approval means pandemic is over;revelations of distorted case tallies cause controversy in GreeceUS breaks daily case record as Fauci warns of ‘terrible’ JanuaryVaccine approval differences across UK, Europe and USScenes from hospitals across America – in picturesWuhan virologist warns more bat coronaviruses can cross overUS coronavirus updates - live7.17pmGMTMore from the World Health Organization ’s director-general."#COVID19 has affected young people a great deal, including mental health.The Youth Council will serve as a platform for designing and i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now), Amy Walker Damien Gayle, Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases US news UK news Europe Asia Pacific Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Wuhan virologist says more bat coronaviruses capable of crossing over
Close relatives of Covid-19 virus likely to be circulating in nature beyond China, says Dr Shi ZhengliCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBats in the frontier regions of south and south-west China harbour other coronaviruses that already have the capacity to cross over to humans, a prominent Chinese scientist has said.Dr Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Institute of Virology said these viruses, including close relatives of Sars-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, were likely to be circulating in nature beyond China.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Animals Asia Pacific Source Type: news

KU Leuven vaccine candidate protects against COVID-19 and yellow fever
Virologists at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a vaccine candidate against COVID-19 based on the yellow fever vaccine, which as a result also works against yellow fever. Results published today in Nature show that the vaccine protects hamsters from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus after a single dose. The vaccine is also effective in monkeys. The team is currently preparing for clinical trials. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

COVID-19: background information, PHE (updated 30th November 2020)
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Update in this version (published 30th November 2020) - global case numbers updated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PM Modi visits Bharat Biotech's vaccine manufacturing facility in Hyderabad
Covaxin, being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, is now undergoing phase-3 trials. The Phase-3 trials involve 26,000 volunteers across India, conducted in partnership with ICMR. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19: background information, PHE (updated 24th November 2020)
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Update in this version (published 24th November 2020) - updated global case numbers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combo DAA May Benefit Patients With Resistant HCV Genotype 3 Combo DAA May Benefit Patients With Resistant HCV Genotype 3
A meta-analysis of 34 research reports found that direct-acting antiviral (DAA) combo treatment can be effective in achieving sustained virologic response in patients with HCV genotype 3.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Duke-NUS expert joins global taskforce to investigate origins of COVID-19
(Duke-NUS Medical School) International taskforce announced to look into origins of SARS-CoV-2, which sparked COVID-19 pandemic nearly one year ago. Taskforce will look into COVID-19 origins, leveraging expertise in One Health, outbreak investigation, virology, lab biosecurity and disease ecology. Named to taskforce is scientific director of Duke-NUS' ABSL3 facility, which provided early advantage to Singapore by quickly isolating, characterizing SARS-CoV-2, enabling swift development of diagnostic tests, evaluation of potential treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news