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

The current COVID-19 research has shown that SARS-CoV-2 infections can be transmitted from humans to domestic and non-domestic cats, dogs, and mink while other animals like the ducks, pigs, and chickens are not susceptible to the virus. The establishment of new animal reservoirs of SARS-CoV-2 could pose serious problems for human health in the future. Currently, there’s no evidence of ...

A team of neuroscientists and clinicians are examining the potential link between COVID-19 and the increased risk of Parkinson's disease. The purpose is to identify links and measures to get ahead of the curve. Many scientists are still how SARS-CoV-2 can invade the brain. It is hypothesized that the virus causes insult to the brain cells and neurodegeneration follows on ...

With no FDA approved and licensed vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the current standard of providing care to COVID-19 patients is fluids and fever-reducing medications. To speed the research for new COVID-19 therapies, tests are conducted on repurposing drugs for their abilities to mitigate the virus. Researchers recently reported that statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering medications, are associated with reduced ...

A cross-sectional and monocentric study performed in Italy revealed that COVID-19 affects the retina. The study aimed to reveal the effects of SARS-CoV-2 since it has been known to cause microvascular alterations. Previous studies have revealed that SARS-CoV-2 targets various other body parts aside from the lungs. The study included 54 participants who had developed COVID-19 and 133 unexposed patients. ...

The rise of COVID-19 cases around the world has paved a way to create a need for prevention that can at least decrease/ prevent the worst symptoms of SARS-CoV-2. There is growing evidence of clinical trials for immunity booster and that vaccines like BCG could help with the same. A new report published in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal ...

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday as hopes for the development of a coronavirus vaccine competed with concern about rising US infections. Benchmarks in many cities including Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and countries like Australia all advanced. Investors were encouraged after Pfizer and BioNtech announced preliminary data from a vaccine test, one of a series being carried out ...

London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday amid hopes of a potential coronavirus vaccine, as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report. At 0840 BST, the FTSE 100 was up 0.7% at 6,198.43. The sentiment was underpinned by news that an experimental Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNtech produced positive antibody results. Neil Wilson, chief ...

With a vigorous increase in vaccine trials around the globe, developing countries face a different challenge. Protestors in Africa gather around the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in South Africa on Wednesday reflecting long-running fears against the trials over testing drugs on people who do not understand the risks related to it even though the volunteers were given an ...

The recent outbreak of the disease COVID-19 has rattled the population all over the world. Studying the early transmission dynamics of the infection and evaluating the control measures being taken is an absolute necessity required for assessing the potential of transmission to occur in new areas. The first outbreak in almost all countries had a history of travel to Wuhan ...

A young patient in her 20’s diagnosed with COVID-19 had to undergo double lung transplant surgery. An Indian origin doctor led the study in Chicago. It was rather tragic news when it was reported that a young woman in her 20’s had to go through double lung transplant surgery due to the destruction of lungs by COVID. The surgery was ...