Archives March 2020

Estimating the number of infections and the impact of nonpharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries

Following a report just published by London Imperial College containment measures saved in Italy 38.000 lives. Following the emergence of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and its spread outside of China, Europe is now experiencing large epidemics. In response, many European countries have implemented unprecedented non-pharmaceutical interventions including case isolation, the closure of schools and universities,

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No proof chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine drug is effective against coronavirus, EU says

The European Commission said today there was no evidence that hydroxychloroquine touted by as a potential cure against COVID-19 was effective against the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Source Reuters “The efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19 patients has to date not been proved,” a spokesman for the European Commission said today,

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China to include symptom-free coronavirus carriers in national figures

The national health commission said it would start to include asymptomatic cases in its Covid-19 statistics in move to address public concern Classified government data has suggested that silent carriers could make up around a third of cases Source South China Morning Post China will include asymptomatic coronavirus carriers in its daily figures from Wednesday,

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A new report raises hope that the blood of recovered patients can help treat severe coronavirus cases

Chinese researchers reported encouraging — yet early — results of a potential COVID-19 treatment. Five critically ill coronavirus patients got better after receiving an experimental treatment that’s made from the blood of people who’ve recovered from the virus. The early results were published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a leading medical journal. The

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