In a separate study published on Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 42% of 78 close contacts of Covid-19 patients in a hospital in Wuhan, China, showed no symptoms of the disease. The researchers found the asymptomatic study participants had a shorter duration of viral shedding, a shorter duration of disease and were less likely to pass it on. The asymptomatic cases were more likely to be women, and to only shed the virus (shedding refers to the replication of the virus inside the body being released into the environment, such as on to surfaces or into the air) for eight days compared with 19 for those with symptoms. … [Read more...] about Asymptomatic coronavirus: how common is it and can its spread be contained?
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With budget deficit now predicted to reach 17% of GDP, Britain now faces a double humiliation: the world’s highest coronavirus death rate and the worst resulting economic collapse. Johnson likes blood-curdling “worst-case scenarios”. Mine is that this will prove to be Britain’s most catastrophic and costly policy failure in modern times. If so, I hope a memorial plaque to the demise of responsible Toryism is fixed to a certain Barnard Castle tree. … [Read more...] about Britain’s double shame: coronavirus deaths and economic collapse
'Surgisphere [the company that manages the database of patients used to inform the study] have since stated this was an error of classification of one hospital from Asia. This indicates the need for further error checking throughout the database.' … [Read more...] about More than 120 top scientists criticise a series of FLAWS in study that found Trump-backed hydroxychloroquine drug raised the risk of death to Covid-19 patients and halted global trials
Coronavirus cure: When will we have a drug to treat it? Coronavirus: How close are we do developing a vaccine? Prof Mahesh Parmar, the director of the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, who has overseen the trial in the EU, said: "Before this drug can be made more widely available, a number of things need to happen: the data and results need to be reviewed by the regulators to assess whether the drug can be licensed and then they need assessment by the relevant health authorities in various countries. … [Read more...] about Remdesivir: Drug has ‘clear-cut’ power to fight coronavirus
25g (1oz) wholegrain brown rice, or brown and wild rice mix 75g (2¾oz) frozen edamame beans or frozen peas 2 x 120g (4½oz) salmon fillets 1tsp sesame seeds A pinch of crushed dried chilli flakes (optional) 2 large handfuls of young spinach leaves or mixed baby salad leaves ½ a medium avocado, stoned, peeled and chopped 1 medium carrot, trimmed and coarsely grated 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced 4 radishes, trimmed and sliced Lime wedges, to serve For the soy and lime dressing … [Read more...] about DR MICHAEL MOSLEY’S battle plan to fight Coronavirus: Being overweight can be a killer if you catch COVID-19 and Britons have piled on the pounds in lockdown… this diet really could save your life