Corona Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in Coronaviruses. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Also avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019. The outbreak of COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 by the WHO. As of March 11th, the WHO declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, acknowledging that the virus will likely spread to all countries in the world.
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Fri, 12 Aug 2022 23:26 GMT
- People Exposed to Coronavirus May Need to Take as Many as Three At-Home Tests, F.D.A. Says - The New York Times
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:38 GMT
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- VA secretary tests positive for coronavirus - Military Times
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- Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut's Coronavirus Response Efforts - CT.gov
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:55 GMT
- Coronavirus Roundup: An Update on the Contractor Vaccine Mandate - GovExec.com
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- ‘The impact of science’: Duke researcher helps develop vaccines and young minds - Raleigh News & Observer
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- Coronavirus update for Attleboro area, state | Coronavirus | thesunchronicle.com - The Sun Chronicle
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 01:00 GMT
- UVA COVID-19 Modeling Weekly Update - Coronavirus - Virginia Department of Health
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 17:00 GMT
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Fri, 12 Aug 2022 18:35 GMT
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Thu, 11 Aug 2022 15:27 GMT
- Will 'Centaurus' be the next global coronavirus variant? Indian cases offers clues - Nature.com
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:40 GMT
- COVID-19 Status Update for 08/12/2022 | Marin County Coronavirus Information - Marin County Coronavirus Information
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 03:15 GMT
- PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (323): Pfizer vaccine in children, vaccine diplomacy, WHO
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 21:44:10 -0400
COVID-19 -- Worldwide/Unknown
A lower dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine -- one-3rd the amount given to adults and teens -- is safe and triggered a robust immune response in children as young as 5 years old, the drug companies announced in a news release Monday morning.
The finding, eagerly anticipated by many parents and pediatricians, is a crucial step toward the 2-shot coronavirus vaccine regimen becoming available for younger school-aged children, perhaps close to Halloween.
The companies still must
- Nanotechnology based drug delivery systems: Does shape really matter? Fri, 12 Aug 2022 06:00:00 -0400
As of today, the era of nanomedicine has brought numerous breakthroughs and overcome challenges in the treatment of various disorders. Various factors like size, charge and surface hydrophilicity have garnered significant attention by nanotechnologists. However, more exploration in the field of nanoparticle shape and geometry, one of the basic physical phenomenon is required. Tuning nanoparticle shape and geometry could potentially overcome pitfalls in therapeutics and biomedical fields. Thus,...
- Multicolor Super-Resolution Microscopy of Protein Corona on Single Nanoparticles Fri, 12 Aug 2022 06:00:00 -0400
Nanoparticles represent a promising class of material for nanomedicine and molecular biosensing. The formation of a protein corona due to nonspecific particle-protein interactions is a determining factor for the biological fate of nanoparticles in vivo and strongly impacts the performance of nanoparticles when used as biosensors. Nonspecific interactions are usually highly heterogeneous, yet little is known about the heterogeneity of the protein corona that may lead to inter- and intraparticle...
- Association between HLA-C alleles and COVID-19 severity in a pilot study with a Spanish Mediterranean Caucasian cohort Fri, 12 Aug 2022 06:00:00 -0400
The clinical presentations of COVID-19 may range from an asymptomatic or mild infection to a critical or fatal disease. Several host factors such as elderly age, male gender, and previous comorbidities seem to be involved in the most severe outcomes, but also an impaired immune response that causes a hyperinflammatory state but is unable to clear the infection. In order to get further understanding about this impaired immune response, we aimed to determine the association of specific HLA alleles...
- Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on mental prosperity of medical care laborers in tertiary consideration hospital: A case report Fri, 12 Aug 2022 06:00:00 -0400
Since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic in December 2019, many people affected, especially medical care laborers, who deal with the treated cases. Coronavirus disease 2019 not only affects the body parts, but also extends to the psychological symptoms. The purpose of this research is to explore the impact of the pandemic on the mental prosperity of the laborers. Clinical staff members from the administration emergency clinic, Lahore, were enlisted. A poll was used to collect data on the...
- Repurposing Thalidomide, Its Analogue And Apremilast For Possible Antiviral In Situation Of Severe Covid Cytokine Syndrome Fri, 12 Aug 2022 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSION: The present study shows confirmation that thalidomide and its analogues and apremilast as a better fit for treating high risk patients of COVID -19 viral infection which are supposed to promote beneficial effects for both respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 symptoms as well as improve the pathological state of condition.
- A rapid, easy, and scalable whole blood monocyte CD169 assay for outpatient screening during SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, and potentially other emerging disease outbreaks Fri, 12 Aug 2022 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSION: Monocyte CD169 evaluation was highly sensitive for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection in first-presentation patients; and it returns to basal level upon infection clearance. The potential ease of fingerprick collection, minimal time-to-result, and low cost rank this biomarker measurement as a potential viral disease screening tool, including COVID-19. When the virus prevalence in the tested population is usually low (1%-10%), such an approach could increase the testing capacity 10 to...
- Application of Image Sensors to Detect and Locate Electrical Discharges: A Review Fri, 12 Aug 2022 06:00:00 -0400
Today, there are many attempts to introduce the Internet of Things (IoT) in high-voltage systems, where partial discharges are a focus of concern since they degrade the insulation. The idea is to detect such discharges at a very early stage so that corrective actions can be taken before major damage is produced. Electronic image sensors are traditionally based on charge-coupled devices (CCDs) and, next, on complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices. This paper performs a review and...
- Biomolecular Corona Stability in Association with Plasma Cholesterol Level Fri, 12 Aug 2022 06:00:00 -0400
Biomolecular corona is spontaneously formed on the surface of nanoparticles (NPs) when they are in contact with biological fluids. It plays an important role in the colloidal stability of NPs, which is of importance for most of their medical applications and toxicity assessment. While typical studies use either blood plasma or serum from a pooled biobank, it is unclear whether differences in the media, such as cholesterol level or protein concentration, might affect the NP colloidal stability...
- Bayesian Modeling of COVID-19 to Classify the Infection and Death Rates in a Specific Duration: The Case of Algerian Provinces Fri, 12 Aug 2022 06:00:00 -0400
COVID-19 causes acute respiratory illness in humans. The direct consequence of the spread of the virus is the need to find appropriate and effective solutions to reduce its spread. Similar to other countries, the pandemic has spread in Algeria, with noticeable variation in mortality and infection rates between regions. We aimed to estimate the proportion of people who died or became infected with SARS-CoV-2 in each provinces using a Bayesian approach. The estimation parameters were determined...
- Identifying cell receptors for the nanoparticle protein corona using genome screens Thu, 11 Aug 2022 06:00:00 -0400
Nanotechnology provides platforms to deliver medical agents to specific cells. However, the nanoparticle's surface becomes covered with serum proteins in the blood after administration despite engineering efforts to protect it with targeting or blocking molecules. Here, we developed a strategy to identify the main interactions between nanoparticle-adsorbed proteins and a cell by integrating mass spectrometry with pooled genome screens and Search Tool for the Retrieval of Interacting Genes...