Month: <span>May 2020</span>

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New study shows COVID-19 causes severe blood vessel damage

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the respiratory virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, causes severe damage to blood vessels, leading to widespread thrombosis, a press release by the Angiogenesis Foundation reports. The study was conducted by an international team of medical scientists who compared the lungs of patients who...

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Will lockdowns stop COVID-19 pandemic?

A recent study leaded by Johan Giesecke (Swedish top epidemiologist), from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden), points to lockdowns are not the way to stop COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries (and members of their press media) have marvelled at Sweden’s relaxed strategy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic: schools and most workplaces have remained open,...

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10 post COVID-19 trends

There will be a before and after of this confinement. The return to normalcy so longed for by many will not be a return to the previous daily routine. Now we are all experts in epidemiology and coronavirus (COVID-19). We are hyperinformed, even info-informed, because unfortunately not all the information we receive is real and...

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The more RNA virus load, the more organ damage

Among the greatest unknowns of COVID-19 is why the disease is so lethal for some people and so mild for others. Although various hypotheses have been proposed to explain this fact, a team from the Department of Clinical Microbiology at Nanchang University in China has shown that there is a clear relationship between damage to...