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Coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can produce more than three times as many pathogens than Sars strain, HKU study reveals

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can produce more than three times the amount of pathogens than the strain that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) outbreak in 2003, although patients may display less inflammatory and immune responses, a study has found.The finding from the research, led by prominent Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung, is the first of its kind based on tests conducted on lung tissue removed from Covid-19 patients. The results underlined the virality of…

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Deadly coronavirus comes in three variants, researchers find

Geneticists from Britain and Germany have mapped the evolutionary path of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 and determined there are currently three versions of it spreading around the world.The discovery of how the variants were formed and then spread could help scientists to identify its source and explain why it is so contagious.The researchers analysed the first 160 complete viral genomes sequenced from human patients between December 24 and March 4, then reconstructed the early…

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Experimental coronavirus treatment remdesivir shows promise in study where two thirds of patients improved

Two thirds of seriously ill Covid-19 patients saw their condition improve after receiving the experimental drug remdesivir, according to a study sponsored by its developer Gilead Sciences.The drug was originally developed to treat diseases such as Ebola and has since been found to have antiviral qualities.In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Saturday, Gilead Science said clinical trials had been carried out among 53 patients.“We cannot draw definitive conclusions from…

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Cancer Patients Face Treatment Delays and Uncertainty as Coronavirus Overwhelms Hospitals

Health care providers are delaying “nonessential” surgeries—and that could hurt some patients

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Engineer accused of crashing train said he was ‘suspicious’ of nearby coronavirus relief ship

A train engineer faces federal charges after he allegedly admitted to intentionally derailing a train Tuesday near the USNS Mercy, a ship sent to Los Angeles to ease the burden of hospitals treating coronavirus patients, according to the Department of Justice.

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Filipino nurses are underprotected. Medics are dying, and others risk spreading the virus

Every day, Filipina nurse April Abrias walks six miles to monitor 30 patients who are suspected to have the novel coronavirus in a rural province north of the Philippines' capital, Manila.

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What it’s actually like to get coronavirus

Patients who have contracted Covid-19 describe a cough, then difficulty breathing. "You think you are going to die," one hard-hit patient told CNN.

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