Category: COVID-19


Putting the pieces together – A closer look at the Bradykinin hypothesis By Thomas Smith “Earlier this summer, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee set about crunching data on more than 40,000 genes from 17,000 genetic Read more…


This is not an article from The Onion (theonion.com) DeVos: “I think this [the pandemic] is a good thing because I think it’s going to really force changes that should have happened many years ago, and most of that’s going Read more…


“I Don’t Take Responsibility at All” —-> “It is What It Is” —-> It’s a Plan Written by Alex Henderson August 31, 2020 (AlterNet.com) “Proponents of the “herd immunity” approach to the coronavirus pandemic have been arguing that if enough Americans are Read more…


The following article is a readable and quite interesting look at the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the perspective of today’s scientists. The D614G strain of the virus, which the World Health Organization said was identified in February and has been circulating Read more…


Researchers looked at 91 children with confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Korea About 22% were asymptomatic while the remaining 78% either had symptoms when they were tested or developed them after diagnosis On average, the coronavirus was detected in throats Read more…


Cloth masks do protect the wearer – breathing in less coronavirus means you get less sick Exposure dose determines severity of disease Masks reduce viral dose Masks increase rate of asymptomatic cases When people wear masks, they can still get Read more…


“We’re still struggling to understand whether infection with SARS-CoV-2, with or without COVID-19 symptoms, provides protection from further infections. Antibodies are an indicator of immunity and are the easiest aspect of the immune response to track. But data indicates that Read more…


33-year-old man in Hong Kong is the first person to get reinfected after testing positive for a mutated strain of the virus four months after recovering Genetic analysis revealed the second infection was caused by a different strain The patient Read more…


Source: Global Times Published: 2020/8/22 21:12:14 “China’s first recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccine made from insect cells has been approved for clinical trials by the National Medical Products Administration, media reported on Saturday.  Developed by the State Key Laboratory of Biological Read more…


Contact tracing: why some people are giving false contact details to bars and restaurants Michele Ursi/Shutterstock Dr Donia Waseem, University of Bradford and Dr Joseph Chen, Macquarie University For restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, pubs and nightclubs, the pandemic has hit Read more…