Friday, December 1, 2023


Covid-19 Is Predominantly Transmitted Through Air: The Lancet

Strong evidence indicates that the SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19 is predominantly transmitted through the air, according to a new report published in Lancet.

Genome Sequencing Shows Coronavirus Variation Drives Pandemic Surges

Genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 shows surges of COVID-19 cases are driven by the appearance of new coronavirus variants,

Novel Coronavirus Circulated Undetected Months before the First COVID-19 Cases in Wuhan

Novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that caused COVID-19 was circulating for at most two months before the first cases were described in China, researchers estimate.

Vulnerable Countries Experience Lower COVID-19 Infection and Death Rates

During a pandemic vulnerable countries are traditionally the focus of concern. However, they had lower incidence and fatality rates for Covid-19.

New Compound Targets Enzyme Linked to Autoimmune Disorders, Severe COVID-19

Researchers discovered a substance that might lessen the autoimmune disorders, which results in the body harming itself in severe COVID-19 cases.

Virus Evolving to Escape Current Vaccines: Study of Coronavirus Variants Predicts

The novel variants raise the likelihood that reinfections may be more likely and that existing vaccines and some monoclonal antibodies may be less effective at neutralizing them.

AI Shows Public Attitude Toward COVID-19 Is More ‘Infectious’ Than Disease Itself

A new Northwestern Medicine study that examined tweets about the virus found that people's attitudes concerning COVID-19 and its therapies are more "infectious" than the illness itself.

SARS-CoV-2 Mutations in Competition

Prior to the emergence of new mutants of the coronavirus, such as the British variant B.1.1.7, the SARS-CoV-2 variant named D614G had already mutated from the original SARS-CoV-2 pathogen that triggered the pandemic.

More Than 87,000 Scientific Papers on Coronavirus Since Pandemic

Scientists from around the world have published more than 87,000 papers about coronavirus between the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and October 2020, a new analysis shows.

One Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Provokes Strong Immune Response in Those Previously Infected

Independent of infection time and antibody level, those who had previously contracted the COVID-19 virus responded very strongly to one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

All-cause Excess Mortality during the Pandemic Exceeds COVID-19–related Mortality

Estimates of all-cause mortality during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic were significantly higher than predicted deaths plus COVID-19 deaths.

COVID-19 is Seasonal—Suggests Global Analysis

The number of COVID-19 cases significantly correlated with temperature and latitude across 221 countries and independent of comorbidities among the population.

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