Tag: COVID-19

Russia says it has world’s first COVID-19 virus – CNN

Moscow (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the approval of a coronavirus vaccine for use on Tuesday, claiming it as a “world first,” amid continued concern and unanswered questions over its safety and effectiveness. “A vaccine against coronavirus has been registered for the first time in the world this morning,” Putin said on state TV. “I know […]

Smoking and COVID-19

I’ve found it impossible to keep up with all the research on smoking and COVID-19 recently. The tireless @phil_w888 has now catalogued over 700 studies of COVID-19 patients that have data on smoking prevalence. In the last week, the largest observational study yet conducted found that smokers (in Mexico) were 23 per cent less likely to test positive for […]

How women in academia are feeling the brunt of COVID-19

The disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the productivity of women could see many leave academia. Shutterstock Keymanthri Moodley, Stellenbosch University and Amanda Gouws, Stellenbosch University The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent public health response of lockdown has brought into sharp relief the constraints faced by women across the board. We have been keeping a keen […]

Millions of America’s working poor may lose out on key anti-poverty tax credit because of the pandemic

Demand for food aid has soared during the pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Rebecca Hasdell, Stanford University; Alice Milivinti, Stanford University, and David Rehkopf, Stanford University The pandemic is driving American families to the edge, with tens of millions at risk of losing their homes and over 1 in 10 U.S. adults reporting their households didn’t […]

COVID-19 treatment: Regeneron antibody cocktail shows promise

Researchers in the U.S. have shown both preventive and treatment effects of an antibody cocktail in animal models of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A combination of two monoclonal antibodies significantly reduced airway viral load and virus-induced pathology in models of both mild and […]

COVID-19: WHO’s Stand on New Hydroxychloroquine Claims

The World Health Organization (WHO), on Wednesday, stressed that irrespective of a physician’s right to prescribe certain drugs to ill patients, large studies revealed that hydroxychloroquine does not cure coronavirus. “And it is still obviously the right of any physician to prescribe a drug for a patient according to national laws and national guidelines but […]

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