In its study, nine dogs were able to identify positive coronavirus samples with 96 percent accuracy on average after three weeks of training. Researchers say using dogs can help catch people who are infected and don’t know it — otherwise known as asymptomatic carriers — before they spread the virus to others.
Last week, the CDC acknowledged what many of us have been saying for almost nine months about cleaning surfaces to prevent transmission by touch of the coronavirus: It’s pure hygiene theater.
To date, the range and scope of verifiable research data linking cannabinoids with COVID-19 prevention is highly limited; however, novel approaches to the prevention of COVID-19 include a single study examining the possibility of incorporating CBD into oral solutions, such as mouthwashes and throat gargling liquids, with a view to ‘lowering or modulating ACE2 levels in high-risk tissues’.
Research already shows that germicidal UV can effectively inactivate airborne microbes that transmit measles, tuberculosis and SARS-CoV-1, a close relative of the novel coronavirus. Now, with concern mounting that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 may be easily transmitted through microscopic floating particles known as aerosols, some researchers and physicians hope the technology can be recruited yet again to help disinfect high-risk indoor settings.
Though hand sanitizer is commonly recommended to help keep your hands clean while in public—or even inside your home—so many of them have been discovered to have methanol, which can be toxic if either ingested or infiltrated wrongly through skin.
In March, the EPA released a lengthy list of household cleaners that were expected to be effective against coronavirus because they have been tested and proven to work against similar viruses. The list includes products like Clorox disinfecting wipes and spray and Microban 24 products. Two Lysol products were lab tested by the EPA directly against COVID-19.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has started late-stage clinical trials evaluating REGN-COV2, its investigational double antibody cocktail for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. A Phase 3 trial will evaluate REGN-COV2's ability to prevent infection among uninfected people who have had close exposure to a COVID-19 patient.
Public health officials, doctors and pharmacists who have struggled for decades to convince Americans to get the flu shot are warning it is now more important than ever to get vaccinated as the U.S. faces a potential second wave of COVID-19 in the fall.
"This is exciting news about the value of masking to prevent Covid-19," said Clay Goddard, the county's director of health. "We are studying more closely the details of these exposures, including what types of face coverings were worn and what other precautions were taken to lead to this encouraging result."
Shutdown orders prevented about 60 million novel coronavirus infections in the United States and 285 million in China, according to a research study published Monday that examined how stay-at-home orders and other restrictions limited the spread of the contagion.
There is widespread agreement that the only way to safely reopen the economy is through a massive increase in testing. Tests for mass screening may have different requirements and characteristics from the tests run in clinical labs today that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration. So what might a solution look like?
WHO says governments should not issue so-called immunity passports" as a way of easing lockdowns. No evidence people who develop antibodies after recovering are protected against a second infection. WHO warns that such move could actually increase the spread of the virus transmission. People who assumed they were immune could stop taking precautions.
Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan have enacted strict testing and travel bans in order control the spread of the coronavirus. This post also describes that controlling the spread of the virus is directly related to travel bans, as new resurgent cases have been attributed to travel.
Studies suggest that vitamin D can help prevent respiratory infections or reduce the severity of them, especially if you have a deficiency. They jury's out on how exactly it can protect you from the coronavirus, but some medical experts recommend taking a vitamin D supplement to help boost your immune system.
Data shows that countries that have a mask wearing culture, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and HongKong have had a much lower rate of cases and deaths and have been able to manage the spread of the virus.
If you have recovered from Covid-19 you can give blood. Hospitals are beginning to collect blood plasma from recovered patients. Plasma therapy delivers antibody-packed plasma for recovered patients to those still fighting infection.
What we learn here is that countries need to be prepared for pandemics and that a national healthcare system works better because all the data is one place and this offers the government more flexibility in dealing with pandemics.