Medical Reporting/Virus Research
Articles on Medical Reporting mostly intended for the General Public
Not the same as peer-reviewed studies, but may be layperson interpretation of such studies or sometimes outdated or misinformed - please correct and edit as you see fit, but also use healthy skepticism just in case
Symptom & Physiological Research
- 11 MAY 2020 Surviving Covid-19 May Not Feel Like Recovery for Some - Debilitating symptoms can last long after a person’s body has gotten rid of the coronavirus, a reality Italians are now confronting.
- 08 MAY 2020 5-year-old is first child death from COVID-19-related inflammatory syndrome reported in U.S
- 08 MAY 2020 The emerging long-term complications of Covid-19, explained
- 07 MAY 2020 Autopsies of COVID-19 patients reveal clotting concerns
- 05 MAY 2020 COVID-19’s ‘Happy Hypoxia’ Symptom May Lead to New Understanding of Virus
- 05 MAY 2020 Scientists find early predictor of severe breathing failure in COVID-19
- 02 MAY 2020 Top NYC Pediatrician Warns of ‘Alarming New Information’ About COVID-19 and Kids
- 28 APR 2020 Why don’t some coronavirus patients sense their alarmingly low oxygen levels?
- 24 APR 2020 No evidence of SARS-CoV-2 in semen of males recovering from COVID-19
- 23 APR 2020 Covid-19 causes sudden strokes in young adults, doctors say
- 20 APR 2020 A New Study Indicates Asymptomatic People are Still Highly Contagious
- 27 MAR 2020 How sick will the coronavirus make you? The answer may be in your genes
- 19 MAR 2020 Functional exhaustion of antiviral lymphocytes in COVID-19 patients
* Some have entertained the idea of “controlled voluntary infection,”9 akin to the “chickenpox parties” of the 1980s. However, COVID-19 is 100 times more lethal than the chickenpox. For example, on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, the mortality rate among those infected with SARS-CoV-2 was 1%. Someone who goes to a “coronavirus party” to get infected would not only be substantially increasing their own chance of dying in the next month, they would also be putting their families and friends at risk. COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in the United States, killing almost 2,000 Americans every day.8 Chickenpox never killed more than 150 Americans in a year.9 * To reach herd immunity for COVID-19, likely 70% or more of the population would need to be immune. Without a vaccine, over 200 million Americans would have to get infected before we reach this threshold. Put another way, even if the current pace of the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the United States – with over 25,000 confirmed cases a day – it will be well into 2021 before we reach herd immunity. If current daily death rates continue, over half a million Americans would be dead from COVID-19 by that time.
- Early Herd Immunity against COVID-19: A Dangerous Misconception
- Coronavirus Immunity and Reinfection
- 27 APR 2020 What policy makers need to know about COVID-19 protective immunity
- 05 MAY 2020 Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus appears to be more contagious than original
- 04 MAY 2020 Fauci: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab
- 29 APR 2020 (South Korean CDC) Recovered virus patients retest positive due to 'dead' virus fragments: experts
- 28 APR 2020 The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide - Eight ways in which scientists hope to provide immunity to SARS-CoV-2 .
- 22 APR 2020 Two cats in New York are first pets known to have coronavirus in the US
- 22 APR 2020 DOCTORS SAY COVID “ATTACKS” BLOOD VESSELS THROUGHOUT BODY - "FROM WHAT WE DO SEE CLINICALLY, PATIENTS HAVE PROBLEMS IN ALL ORGANS — IN THE HEART, KIDNEY, INTESTINE, EVERYWHERE."
- 21 APR 2020 Why Some People Get Sicker Than Others - COVID-19 is proving to be a disease of the immune system. This could, in theory, be controlled.
- 21 APR 2020 CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus is likely to be even more devastating
- 21 APR 2020 Air conditioning spread the coronavirus to 9 people sitting near an infected person in a restaurant, researchers say. It has huge implications for the service industry.
- 21 APR 2020 COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with Air Conditioning in Restaurant, Guangzhou, China, 2020 - Early release research
- 21 APR 2020 Coronavirus has mutated into at least 30 different strains new study finds - Non-peer reviewed
- 20 APR 2020 The Infection That’s Silently Killing Coronavirus Patients We are just beginning to recognize that Covid pneumonia initially causes a form of oxygen deprivation we call “silent hypoxia” — “silent” because of its insidious, hard-to-detect nature.
- 20 APR 2020 Coronavirus’s ability to mutate has been vastly underestimated, and mutations affect deadliness of strains, Chinese study finds
- 17 APR 2020 How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes
- 17 APR 2020 Currently 'no evidence' that COVID-19 survivors have immunity, WHO warns
- 16 APR 2020 Boston ER Doctor Seeing Repeat Coronavirus Hospitalizations
- 15 APR 2020 Coronavirus damages kidneys and hearts as well as lungs, US doctors find
- 13 APR 2020 COVID-19 in forensic medicine unit personnel: Observation from Thailand
- 13 APR 2020 WHO officials say it’s unclear whether recovered coronavirus patients are immune to second infection
- 12 APR 2020 Coronavirus could attack immune system like HIV by targeting protective cells, warn scientists
- 10 APR 2020 Scientists developing COVID-19 test that knows you’re sick before you do
- 10 APR 2020 False Negatives Raise Doctors' Doubts About Coronavirus Tests
- 10 APR 2020 Brain, Nervous System Affected in 1 in 3 Cases of Severe COVID-19
- 09 APR 2020 Roseland Hospital phlebotomist: 30pct of those tested have coronavirus antibody
- 09 APR 2020 It’s difficult to grasp the projected deaths from Covid-19. Here’s how they compare to other causes of death
- 05 APR 2020 A (possible) solution to COVID-19This data suggests a simple and testable hypothesis –there are natural strains of SARS-CoV-2 in the world that have mutated to be non-pathogenic (asymptomatic or mild), but are still infective and will provide immunity to the more pathogenic (deadly) strains. -
- 27 MAR 2020 8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. Here's what clues they're giving scientists.
- Conclusions: Our findings suggest that patients with a shorter incubation period went on to have more severe disease. Further studies are needed to investigate potential biological mechanisms for this association.
- 20 MAR 2020 How deadly pathogens have escaped the lab — over and over again