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Researchers find existing medications may fight coronavirus infection

coronavirus , COVID-19

Researchers find existing medications may fight coronavirus infection Researchers find existing medications may fight coronavirus infection Image of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Credit: CDC University of New Mexico researchers who combed through a “library” of previously approved drugs believe they have identified a medication …

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New study highlights risks associated with the sequential infection of influenza followed by COVID-19

New study highlights risks associated with the sequential infection of influenza followed by COVID-19 New study highlights risks associated with the sequential infection of influenza followed by COVID-19 Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Liverpool-led study provides evidence that the ‘twinfection’ of influenza and COVID-19 may exacerbate the health risk associated …

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Soaring virus infection puts more French cities on alert

Soaring virus infection puts more French cities on alert

Soaring virus infection puts more French cities on alert Soaring virus infection puts more French cities on alert Stacked chairs are seen in front of a cafe in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. French authorities have placed Lille on maximum virus alert on Monday, banning festive gatherings and …

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Bacteria-fighting cells in the airways boosts infection risk from viruses

RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)

Bacteria-fighting cells in the airways boosts infection risk from viruses Bacteria-fighting cells in the airways boosts infection risk from viruses Transmission electron micrograph of RSV. Credit: CDC/ Dr. Erskine Palmer / Public Domain Having more bacteria-fighting immune cells in the nose and throat may explain why some people are more …

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Czech Republic tops record infection surge in Eastern Europe

Czech Republic tops record infection surge in Eastern Europe

Czech Republic tops record infection surge in Eastern Europe Czech Republic tops record infection surge in Eastern Europe Healthcare workers attending to COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) at Na Bulovce hospital in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. A record surge of new coronavirus infections in …

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Severe COVID-19 infection linked to overactive immune cells

Severe COVID-19 infection linked to overactive immune cells

Severe COVID-19 infection linked to overactive immune cells Severe COVID-19 infection linked to overactive immune cells T cells expressing Foxp3 (pink). Credit: Imperial College London Samples from the lungs of patients show a runaway immune system reaction could be one mechanism behind severe COVID-19 cases. When infected with the SARS-CoV-2 …

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