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Study explains why women are more resistant to COVID-19

Study explains why women are more resistant to COVID-19

Pregnant women are 15 times less likely to die from COVID than other women© PixabaySource:Published: Nov. 24, 2020Research into reasons why COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality are more frequent in men than in women and in older people shows evidence that suggests sex steroids may play a role in protecting against COVID-19 symptoms."Sex and Covid-19: A protective role for reproductive steroids," by Graziano Pinna, research associate professor in psychiatry, analyzes existing research to look at reasons why COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality are more frequent in men than in women and...

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Study: COVID-19 cases could nearly double before Biden takes office

Study: COVID-19 cases could nearly double before Biden takes office

“Even small increases in social distancing can have a large effect on the number of cases we observe in the next two and a half months,” Thomadsen said. “Going back to a 50% return to normalcy, which was the average level of distancing in early August, would likely result in 5 million fewer cases by the end of January.© ShutterstockSource:Published: Nov. 23, 2020-President-elect Joe Biden has signaled that fighting the COVID-19 pandemic will be an immediate priority for his administration. He recently announced a coronavirus advisory board of infectious disease researchers and former public...

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Arthritis drug effective in treating sickest COVID-19 patients

Arthritis drug effective in treating sickest COVID-19 patients

Critically ill patients with COVID-19 treated with an arthritis drug that reduces inflammation are significantly more likely to have improved outcomes, an international study has found.© ShutterstockSource:Published: Nov. 19, 2020-Critically ill COVID-19 patients treated with an arthritis drug are significantly more likely to have improved outcomes, a study led by Imperial College London has found.The early findings, which are yet to be published, come from the , led by Imperial College London and the (ICNARC) in the UK and Utrecht University in Europe. The trial evaluates the effect of...

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Researchers examine which approaches are most effective at reducing COVID-19 spread

Researchers examine which approaches are most effective at reducing COVID-19 spread

Examples of high transmission settings include bars, nightclubs and overcrowded workplaces while low transmission settings include public transit with masks, distancing in restaurants and outdoor activities.© ShutterstockSource:Published: Nov. 21, 2020-Simon Fraser University professors Paul Tupper and Caroline Colijn have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent.The researchers developed a model to test the effectiveness of measures such as physical distancing, masks or social...

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Study: MMR vaccine could protect against COVID-19

Study: MMR vaccine could protect against COVID-19

Source:Published: Nov. 20, 2020The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine has been theorized to provide protection against COVID-19. In a new study published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology researchers provide further proof of this theory.Researches have shown, in new study , that mumps IgG titers, or levels of IgG antibody, are inversely correlated with severity in recovered COVID-19 patients previously vaccinated with the MMR II vaccine produced by Merck. MMR II contains the Edmonston strain of measles, the Jeryl Lynn (B-level) strain of mumps, and...

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