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Is SARS-CoV-2 Susceptible to Climate?

An article by Baker and others published in Science July 2020 used climate-dependent epidemic modelling to simulate the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic by proving different scenarios based on known coronavirus biology. Studies using a regression framework have found a role for...

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Covid-19 and the Heart

Is the heart affected by Coronavirus? This is looked at by Valentina Puntmann and others in the Journal of American Medical Association Cardiology published July 22, 2020. They pose the question “What are the cardiovascular effects in unselected patients with recent...

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Social Distancing in the Animal Kingdom

Social Distancing and Animal Life Lobsters, birds and primates use quarantine to avoid infections. An interesting article published in the Scientific American August 2020 by Hawley and Buck. Despite how unnatural social distancing may feel to the human population, it...

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Coronavirus and the Heart

COVID-19 and the Heart Is it affected? This is looked at by Valentina Puntmann and others in the Journal of American Medical Association Cardiology published July 22, 2020. They pose the question “What are the cardiovascular effects in unselected patients with recent...

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Hydroxychloroquine and Coronavirus

Does Hydroxychloroquine, as President Trump has indicated, actually improve outcome in mild to moderate COVID-19 disease? Finally, a trial which looks at treatment for COVID-19 in mild to moderate COVID-19 patients.  It was published in the New England Journal of...

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Can Pets get COVID?

Can Animals Catch SARS-CoV-2 and get COVID-19 Infection? An interesting article published by Patterson and others as a pre-print looked at 817 companion animals living in Northern Italy who were sampled at the same time there was frequent human infection....

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COVID-19 and its Effects on Ethnic Groups

Why does the SARS-CoV-2 virus seem to affect Black and South Asian Ethnic Groups more in the UK? An interesting correspondence by Marion Cook in The Lancet July 17 suggests that this could be related to sickle cell and thalassaemia. Sickle cell anaemia is an inherited...

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Coronavirus and Children

COVID 19 in Children and How it Occurs or Does Not Occur in Families An interesting article published in Paediatrics by Klara, M. and others looked at the dynamics of family infection. It is known that children have been less affected than adults in terms of severity...

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