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The genetic material of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, is called ribonucleic acid (RNA). To replicate, and therefore establish infection, SARS-CoV-2 RNA must hijack a host cell and use the cell’s machinery to duplicate itself. During the process of duplicating the viral RNA, errors frequently occur. This results in viruses that...
According to a recent study, a team of researchers found seven distinctive forms of the novel coronavirus dispersed in the United States, new strains that are specific to and mutated throughout the United States. “There’s clearly something going on with this mutation,” Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center virologist and...
An elderly Italian woman has suffered horrendous side effects from contracting COVID-19. Doctors were forced to amputate three of her digits after diagnosing the woman in April 2020, calling the case study a “severe manifestation” of the disease in a new report published. Physicians were already aware that the coronavirus may wreak...
The University of Oxford has launched a study to assess the safety and immune response of the COVID-19 vaccine it has developed with AstraZeneca in children for the first time. Researchers will use 300 volunteers to assess whether the jab – known as the the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine – produces...
Windsor-Essex is making continued progress against the spread of COVID-19, but the region’s top public health official is cautioning that case counts are still higher than they were in the peak of the first wave. Windsor-Essex has had a total of 12,470 confirmed cases of the virus, including 11,855 people who have recovered. The...
Scientists on Thursday described a drug which hijacks the body’s appetite system as a potential “game changer” in treating obesity after research showed it could cut body weight by up to 20 percent. The phase-three trial of the drug, Semaglutide, involved almost 2000 overweight and obese people from 16 different...
U.S. government researchers found that two masks are better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up. Tightly fitted masks included using a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask, knotting the ear loops of the medical mask, and tucking in...
A study published Wednesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) found the risk of death from COVID-19 was 3.5 times higher than from influenza. The numbers put a figure on the severity of the novel coronavirus , which experts have been speaking to since the pandemic began. The study analyzed hospitalized cases of COVID and influenza between...
If you consume just three eggs a week, according to a US-based study published on February 9, it will increase the risk of dying soon.
According to a recent research, a more infectious version of the coronavirus first identified in Britain is circulating quickly in the United States, doubling about every 10 days.
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada on Sunday Feb. 7, 2021. There are 804,260 confirmed cases in Canada.
Coronavirus: Progress in Vaccines and Drugs The race for the corona vaccine is entering the home straight. Now it is the first approval in Europe, further procedures are ongoing, Russia and China are already vaccinating parts of their population.