Tag Archives: COVID19

Hormonal treatments for prostate cancer may prevent or limit COVID-19 symptoms

Men have roughly twice the risk of developing severe disease and dying from COVID-19 than women. Scientists say this is in part because women mount stronger immune reactions to the disease’s microbial cause: the infamous coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Now research with prostate cancer patients points to another possible explanation, which is that the male sex… Read More »

We are finally unravelling the mystery of what causes severe covid-19

By Mark Anderson A computer graphic representation of the molecular structure of bradykininHANK MORGAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY An out-of-control human peptide called bradykinin could be responsible for some of the varied and sometimes deadly symptoms seen in people who have contracted the coronavirus. We already have drugs to control bradykinin, which are being tested as treatments… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Russian vaccine induced immune responses in small trial

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Sputnik V, Gamaleya National CenterTHE RUSSIAN DIRECT INVESTMENT FUND Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 4 September Russia’s vaccine candidate produced antibody and T-cell responses in early-stage trial A preliminary trial of Russia’s coronavirus… Read More »

CDC Tells States How to Prepare for Covid-19 Vaccine by Early November

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has notified public health officials in all 50 states and five large cities to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to health care workers and other high-risk groups as soon as late October or early November. The new C.D.C. guidance is the latest sign of an accelerating race… Read More »

Coronavirus model projects more than 317,000 US Covid-19 deaths by December

Officials with the Operation Warp Speed coronavirus vaccine effort told reporters Friday that the public-private partnership is not cutting corners, but that it may not take long to tell if one or more of the vaccines works. Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health Human Services, said during a… Read More »