Researchers develop coronavirus vaccine that is INHALED through the nose or mouth… be careful where you BREATHE

Vaccine researchers are studying the effectiveness of a Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine that can be delivered intranasally (through the nose) or through the mouth. The researchers said there is evidence that this type of vaccine can better protect people against the virus. They also believe that a nasal or inhaled vaccine will be easier to distribute around the world. Most … Continue reading Researchers develop coronavirus vaccine that is INHALED through the nose or mouth… be careful where you BREATHE

South Korea confirms 43 dead from seasonal flu vaccinations, US media buries the story

South Korean authorities have reported that 83 people have died after receiving flu shots. The news comes a week after the country’s health agency announced a probe on its mass vaccination program. The Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced on Oct. 31, Saturday, that 83 people in total have died after participating in a free vaccination initiative. … Continue reading South Korea confirms 43 dead from seasonal flu vaccinations, US media buries the story

Scientists find that the coronavirus has another doorway to infect human cells

The deadly pathogen behind the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have yet another doorway to get into human cells, suggest two new papers published in the journal Science. The teams behind the papers independently discovered a protein called the neuropilin-1 receptor, which they say is an alternative doorway for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus – the proper name for the coronavirus behind COVID-19 – to … Continue reading Scientists find that the coronavirus has another doorway to infect human cells

CDC: Coronavirus 5 times deadlier than the flu for hospitalized patients

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that patients hospitalized with the Wuhan coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are five times more likely to die than those with influenza. In addition to a higher mortality rate, the study also found that COVID-19 patients are at higher risk for 17 additional health complications than flu patients. … Continue reading CDC: Coronavirus 5 times deadlier than the flu for hospitalized patients

Study: N95 masks with exhalation valves cannot stop the spread of coronavirus

A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is warning the public against using N95 face masks that have built-in exhalation valves, as these allow unfiltered air to escape. This makes these kinds of masks useless at preventing the wearer of the mask from spreading the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to others. NIST research engineer … Continue reading Study: N95 masks with exhalation valves cannot stop the spread of coronavirus

Taiwan celebrates over 200 days without locally transmitted case of coronavirus

Taiwan is celebrating that, as of Friday, Oct. 30, it has reached 201 days without a locally transmitted case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). This represents a world record — the country’s last local case was recorded on April 12, and all of its subsequent cases were brought into the country by people arriving from overseas either for … Continue reading Taiwan celebrates over 200 days without locally transmitted case of coronavirus

France, Germany impose fresh lockdowns in the face of resurgent coronavirus cases

In the face of rising Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the governments of both France and Germany have imposed new restrictions in the hopes of stemming a record increase in infections. In France, President Emmanuel Macron announced a new, one-month national lockdown. Meanwhile, in Germany, both federal and state governments agreed on Wednesday to shut down parts of … Continue reading France, Germany impose fresh lockdowns in the face of resurgent coronavirus cases

WHO: Lockdowns not the primary method for fighting COVID-19, governments must develop “better systems” against pandemic

An increasing number of doctors and other health professionals and experts, including members of the World Health Organization (WHO), are joining the call to warn policymakers against reimposing restrictive lockdowns. These medical professionals argue that the lockdowns do more harm than good in the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). During an interview with The Spectator aired on Oct. 9, WHO doctor … Continue reading WHO: Lockdowns not the primary method for fighting COVID-19, governments must develop “better systems” against pandemic

Coronavirus lockdowns causing jump in suicides among middle-class workers in India

The ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the measures to slow its spread are taking a serious mental toll on people around the world. In India, suicides among professionals are on the rise as the pandemic has forced companies to cut jobs, exacerbating what has been a growing problem for the country. Even before the … Continue reading Coronavirus lockdowns causing jump in suicides among middle-class workers in India

Boston lab suspends coronavirus testing after hundreds of false positives

A laboratory in Boston has suspended Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) testing after an investigation found nearly 400 false-positive testing results. In early August, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MPDH) opened an investigation after it became away of an unusually high positive rate of COVID-19 tests at Orig3n, a biotech company that counts dozens of nursing homes as clients. Further investigation … Continue reading Boston lab suspends coronavirus testing after hundreds of false positives