Full length article OUTBREAK of novel corona virus disease (COVID-19): Antecedence and aftermath

Highlights • Life cycle of SARS-CoV-2 in host cell have been demonstrated. • CT scan and RT-PCR are very helpful in diagnosis of COVID-19 infection. • Antiviral, antimalarial, antimicrobial and ROCK inhibitors were found very effective. • Dietary supplements […]

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Phase 3 trial for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine begins amid US summer surge

Today marks the start of the phase 3 trial of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The COVE trial (Coronavirus Efficacy) will enroll 30,000 people at 89 sites across the country, with half the recipients receiving two shots of the vaccine […]

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Late-stage coronavirus vaccine trial starts today in the US

The first large phase 3 trial of a candidate coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. began today (July 27). The biotech company Moderna is conducting the phase 3 trial, called COVE (Coronavirus Efficacy), in collaboration with the National Institute of […]

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Nasopharyngeal Microbiota Profiling of SARS-CoV-2 Infected Patients

Abstract We analyzed the bacterial communities of the nasopharynx in 40 SARS-CoV-2 infected and uninfected patients. All infected patients had a mild COVID-19 disease. We did not find statistically significant differences in either bacterial richness and diversity or composition. […]

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UK could eliminate the coronavirus but it might do more harm than good

New Zealand is the only country where Parkrun events have resumed Phil Walter/Getty Images BECOMING a covid-19-free zone sounds like the ultimate goal for any nation. Several countries around the world have come pretty close and, according to a […]

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Just a few nations driving much of world’s COVID-19 surge

The global surge in COVID-19 cases is mainly driven by intense transmission in a relatively few countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said today, with South Africa now among the five hardest-hit countries. The global total […]

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Bivalent binding of a fully human IgG to the SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins reveals mechanisms of potent neutralization

Abstract In vitro antibody selection against pathogens from naive combinatorial libraries can yield various classes of antigen-specific binders that are distinct from those evolved from natural infection. Also, rapid neutralizing antibody discovery can be made possible by a strategy […]

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If coronavirus is airborne, we’ll have to fight it in all new ways

When someone coughs, sneezes or talks, they send droplets flying into the air. After six months living with coronavirus, we know this is particularly dangerous indoors where crowds of people struggle to keep a distance. There have been significant […]

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