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SARS-CoV-2 Variants and the Ending of the COVID-19 Pandemic

A fascinating comment by Fontanet and others published in The Lancet February 11th 2021 discusses this issue. COVID-19 pandemic has devastated healthcare systems, shutdown schools and communities, and plunged the world into an economic recession.   While...

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How Does the Brain Respond to Beauty?

An interesting article published in the Scientific American this month looked at this fascinating concept.  Beauty is elusive – it is sought in nature, art and philosophy, but also in design such as our phones and furniture.  It is valued beyond...

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Alzheimer’s Disease

This can now be detected by a simple blood test.   The Scientific American this month guides us to the fact that there now exists a laboratory test for Alzheimer's disease.  Memory loss is a common feature to all of us and can be of no particular...

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The COVID-19 Exit Strategy

The editorial published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases dated February 11th 2021 looks at this issue and asks when the global pandemic end will?    The question on everyone's mind is; when will this end? Much of the narrative around the pandemic last...

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Understanding the Variants of SARS-CoV-2

An interesting report by Talha Burki published in The Lancet February 6, 2021 discusses this topic.   A new consortium is trying to find out whether the variants of SARS-CoV-2 which are emerging will have different clinical effects.  All viruses mutate but the...

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The WHO Team Investigating the Origin of COVID-19

An interesting report published in The Lancet 6 February 2020 by John Zarocostas reports on the investigation.   With new infections of COVID-19 still spreading rapidly, and health systems stretched to their limits, public Interest is now focused on the WHO...

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