In a study of 2,000 cancer patients, hydroxychloroquine showed no clinical benefit. Remdesivir was associated with a lower mortality risk but only certain groups of patients had access to it. Cancer patients also showed a higher risk of dying within 30 Days of receiving a coronavirus diagnosis.
Are there better ways to detect the coronavirus in our body? A small study from China suggests antibody testing as a potentially more accurate method to find the coronavirus, even in people showing no symptoms.
A group of scientists collected samples from some of the initially infected COVID-19 patients to show its similarities to other coronavirus infections in humans and animals, allowing them to track where may have come from.
Chinese researchers studied which animals are at risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus and if they can pass it on to others. They discovered that at high levels of exposure, cats and ferrets were more likely to become infected with the novel coronavirus. However, dogs showed no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms or viral carriers.
One group of researchers found drugs we currently use for other conditions, like HIV, show small benefits in recovery time against severe cases of COVID-19.
COVID-19 can easily travel from person to person but we currently don’t know all its routes of transmission. A new study finds our eyes carry a low risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.
In this study, 50% of patients tested positive for COVID-19 after recovery in the hospital and two weeks of isolation. They were found to still have the coronavirus in their system for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.
Since December, 2019 a virus which causes the COVID-19 disease has been spreading, resulting in a global pandemic. While some questions about COVID-19 can be answered, researchers are still working on other aspects. In one review article, researchers overview aspects READ MORE
Reality now matches what was predicted. According to models, travel restrictions alone would only delay the epidemic status of COVID-19. But when they are combined with social distancing, the two policies drastically reduce the predicted number of new cases.
A group of researchers gathered evidence from previous studies and, using what is known about the virus structure, made the case that the 2019 novel coronavirus was unlikely to have been intentionally engineered.