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chinaCoronavirus Also Spreads Via Poop

China has found live novel coronavirus particles in stool specimens indicates a fecal-oral route for coronavirus. This was likely the cause of the massive failure of the cruise ship quarantine. The cruise ship spread was like what is seen with …

coronavirusEstimates of Coronavirus Deadliness Compared to Flu

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention puts the overall death rate for the coronavirus ncov-19 at 2.3%. Vital Surveillances: The Epidemiological Characteristics of an Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) — China, 2020. A total of 72,314 …

coronavirusChina Bioharzard Lab Likely Source of Coronavirus

South China University of Technology biologist Xiao Botao has co-written a paper the #COVID19 might have originated from an animal research lab 280 meters away from the epicentre of the outbreak. The scientists were reportedly bitten by bats used for …

cancerSciShow Explains Cardiff’s Potential Universal Cancer Treatment

Three weeks ago, Nextbigfuture covered the cancer treatment breakthrough made by researchers at the University of Cardiff. Now SciShow has a video that explains how this discovery was made and why it is so promising. The researchers took a range …

diseaseCoronavirus Could Infect Billions

Professor Ira Longini, an adviser to the World Health Organization, estimates that two-thirds of the world’s population could catch coronavirus. He is co-director of the Centre for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases at the University of Florida. Professor Ira Longini …

coronavirusCoronavirus Levels Are Vastly Higher

John Hopkins models infection levels are ten times higher than official numbers. Many minor cases are not tracked. They think 58000 people were infected by the end of January and it tripled over the prior ten days. The official infections …

diseaseCoronavirus Rare Incubation of 24 Days Means Longer Quarantines

A new study shows the coronavirus ncov 2019 has a median incubation period was 3.0 days but the range is 0 to 24.0 days. This would mean that quarantines need to be 6 weeks long instead of 3 weeks. Clinical …

diseaseNext Two Weeks Will Show if We Have Global Pandemic Coronavirus

“The next two weeks are really critical to understand what’s been happening,” said Benjamin Cowling, head of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Hong Kong. We will see if coronavirus has outbreaks in other countries. China Boosts Anti-coronavirus Funding …

diseaseUpdates on the Race for Coronavirus Vaccines and Treatments

1. U.S.-based biotech Gilead, known for its HIV and hepatitis C treatments, has partnered with Beijing’s China-Japan Friendship Hospital to test out an antiviral drug called remdesivir in actual humans in Wuhan, the apparent origin site of the coronavirus outbreak. …

diseaseAnti-flu and Anti-HIV Drug Cocktail May Have Effective Coronavirus Treatment

Doctors in Thailand combined the anti-flu drug oseltamivir with lopinavir and ritonavir, anti-virals used to treat HIV to cure a 71-year-old woman of coronavirus over a 48 hour period. Thailand’s Health ministry was awaiting research results to prove the findings. …