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Lockdown not effective

news.sky.com COVID-19: No decline in coronavirus infections in first days of latest lockdown, major study shows The study from REACT-1 at Imperial College in London said: “During the initial 10 days of the third COVID-19 lockdown… prevalence of COVID-19 was … Continue reading

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Some evolution is not adaptive

cosmosmagazine.com Useless evolution A molecular mechanism may evolve even though it provides no benefit just because it also provides no disadvantage – it simply happens because of biochemical quirk. By Deborah Devis Reprinted from Cosmos Magazine, January 18, 2021 It’s … Continue reading

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Ivermectin reduces viral load

scitechdaily.com Encouraging Results on Ivermectin Clinical Trial for Reducing Mild COVID-19 A small pilot study suggests that early administration of ivermectin can reduce viral loads and symptom duration in patients with mild COVID-19, which in turn could help reduce viral … Continue reading

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Research on new therapeutics

phys.org Researchers find inhibitors effective against a coronavirus enzyme “The inhibitors attack this enzyme and render it inactive, meaning the virus can no longer proliferate,” explained principal investigator Professor Tanja Schirmeister of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). “Based on our … Continue reading

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Doctor who survived COVID encourages vaccination

uab.edu Why it’s safe and important to get the COVID-19 vaccine Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available. Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it … Continue reading

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NIH Panel still rejects Ivermectin for COVID-19

covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov What’s new | COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel has determined that there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. Results from adequately powered, well-designed, and well-conducted clinical trials are … Continue reading

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Therapeutics could be more effective than vaccines

medicalxpress.com New therapeutic approaches for SARS-CoV-2 Medicines may not be as glamorous as precision vaccines, but if they work, they are likely to be more robust against changes in the virus. In other words, they would be more resistant against … Continue reading

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Virus takes advantage of weak immune systems

sciencemag.org U.K. variant puts spotlight on immunocompromised patients’ role in the COVID-19 pandemic It’s simply too many mutations to have accumulated under normal evolutionary circumstances. It suggests an extended period of within-host evolution. By Kai Kupferschmidt,  Dec. 23, 2020 Reprinted … Continue reading

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