Immunity to the coronavirus lasts at least 8 months after infection, study says

 A study published in February in the journal Science shows that immunity to the Wuhan coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) lasts at least eight months after a person has contracted COVID-19. This finding is an optimistic sign that immunity can probably last for many years. “There was a lot of concern originally that this virus might not induce much memory,” Shane Crotty, an infectious disease … Continue reading Immunity to the coronavirus lasts at least 8 months after infection, study says

FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can kill the coronavirus within 48 hours, reports new study

An anti-parasitic medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can be used against the Wuhan coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), reports a new study. Australian researchers discovered that ivermectin, a semi-synthetic drug commonly used to treat head lice, scabies, ascariasis and other parasitic infections, can effectively kill SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours in culture. “We found that even a single dose … Continue reading FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can kill the coronavirus within 48 hours, reports new study

Social isolation during coronavirus pandemic tied to higher rates of high blood pressure among patients

Social isolation due to pandemic-related restrictions have been linked to an increase in high blood pressure among patients rushed to the emergency room, according to a recent study presented at the 46th Argentine Congress of Cardiology. Led by Matias Fosco of the Favaloro Foundation University Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the study showed that admission to the … Continue reading Social isolation during coronavirus pandemic tied to higher rates of high blood pressure among patients

Study: People living in highly polluted areas have a higher chance of dying from coronavirus

A new study reveals that people who live in highly polluted areas are more likely to die from COVID-19, the disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus. Researchers from Harvard University looked at the impact of particles less than 2.5 micrometers in size (PM2.5) from various sources, such as vehicle exhausts, on COVID-19 health outcomes. According to their findings, which appeared in the journal Science Advances, even … Continue reading Study: People living in highly polluted areas have a higher chance of dying from coronavirus

Study shows coronavirus protein can block pain, causing lack of symptoms in some

A new study reveals that the Wuhan coronavirus can block pain and mask any symptoms in the early stages of infection. Experiments in mice show that this effect occurs within 30 minutes of being infected and could last for hours or days. Researchers at the University of Arizona (UArizona) who made the discovery believe that this could explain why some people with … Continue reading Study shows coronavirus protein can block pain, causing lack of symptoms in some

Infected patients develop long-term immunity to coronavirus

People infected by the coronavirus develop long-term immunity to COVID-19. A new study published August 14 in the journal Cell presented evidence that the immune system is capable of preventing the recurrence of the disease, thanks to specialized immune cells that commit the virus into memory. Memory T cells are a type of white blood cell trained to recognize … Continue reading Infected patients develop long-term immunity to coronavirus

Coronavirus could turn into a seasonal virus, but it will keep spreading until the population achieves herd immunity, say experts

Big Pharma is pushing for mandatory coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination even though no one has come forward with a drug that’s 100 percent safe for use. Yet according to a study, a vaccine won’t even be necessary once the population achieves herd immunity and COVID-19 turns into a seasonal illness like the flu. Learn to live with coronavirus, advise researchers … Continue reading Coronavirus could turn into a seasonal virus, but it will keep spreading until the population achieves herd immunity, say experts

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severe outcomes, reveals study

It is a well-known fact that vitamin D performs several important functions, from boosting immune health to regulating blood pressure. Over the past decade, multiple studies have also provided evidence that taking vitamin D could reduce the odds of developing infections like the common cold and the flu. Given these precedents and the ongoing pandemic, scientists are now eager … Continue reading Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severe outcomes, reveals study

Study finds coronavirus patients have rashes INSIDE their mouths

Spanish researchers may have discovered a new symptom of COVID-19, the disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus. After observing infected patients at a tertiary care hospital, the researchers found that one-third had rash-like splotches not only on their arms and legs, but also on the roofs of their mouths. The researchers, who are all affiliated with the Ramon y … Continue reading Study finds coronavirus patients have rashes INSIDE their mouths

Coronavirus can easily spread at the gym: Exercise outdoors instead, advise experts

As coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns in America stretched from weeks to months, people were forced to adapt to the “new normal.” Several businesses allowed employees to telecommute; more people learned to cook; and others stayed active by exercising at home. However, as states reopen throughout the country, some gyms and fitness centers have started welcoming clients back. … Continue reading Coronavirus can easily spread at the gym: Exercise outdoors instead, advise experts