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All about COVID19 - An initiative from WhiteCoats that brings together updates from top curated resources exclusively for healthcare professionals

Two vaccines are said to have entered the first phase of human clinical trials and another 60 in preclinical trials have been confirmed by WHO. The first vaccine developed jointly by the Beijing Institute of Technology and Can Sino Biological Inc used the non-replicating viral vector system.  The other vaccine that has entered the first human trial is from the ...

The new outbreak of COVID-19 is caused by a group of viruses Coronavirus. Its always been unclear as to how contagious is this new virus. Data has shown that it spreads from person to person through close contact. It is also said to spread through respiratory droplets released by an infected person. Risk factors for COVID-19 appear to include recent ...

Lab-based investigations are usually used to confirm the presence of COVID-19. The WHO recommends collecting upper respiratory specimens: nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal swab; lower respiratory specimens: sputum or endotracheal aspirate or bronchoalveolar lavage. These samples are then tested by nucleic acid amplification tests such as reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. These tests detect a unique sequence of viral RNA (in this case ...

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such ...

The recent outbreak of the disease COVID-19 has claimed over 120,000 lives and has infected more than 2 million people worldwide of all ages. COVID-19 is caused by a large group of viruses called Coronavirus, which are common among animals. The spikes protruding from the virus membrane look like the sun’s corona. It is due to that reason the virus ...

Abbott has received US FDA approval for its portable, point care molecular test for the detection of the novel coronavirus. The test called ID NOW COVID-19 will deliver a positive result in five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes. Currently, the tests used for COVID-19 take about 24-48 hours to deliver results. The Abbott test will run on the ...

The entire world is facing the tremor of coronavirus outbreak. The disease named as COVID-19 is completely new to the human race irrespective of some information researchers have from similar viruses. The limited information about the conditions poses huge challenges towards understanding the potential risk factors. Therefore, it is very crucial to understand the potential target groups and probable conditions ...

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading worldwide as well as in India forcing countries to place restrictions on the movement of people. Till 7th April 2020, COVID-19 has spread to more than 200 countries infecting around 1,347,803 with the highest number of cases reported in the USA 367,758 where 19,788 have recovered and 10,981 have died. In Spain, 136,675 cases have been reported ...