Scientists Create Phage Capsid Nanoparticles That Prevent Viral Infection

Phage shell docks on and inhibits the influenza virus. Credit: Barth van Rossum / FMP A new approach brings the hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza and avian flu: On the basis of an empty – and therefore non-infectious – shell of a phage virus, researchers from Berlin have developed a chemically…

no, children are not immune to Covid-19

Contrary to the first observations made, children are not immunized against COVID-19. Symptoms seen in younger children are often milder, but rare deaths have also been reported. Many children around the world have contracted the new coronavirus. Since the start of the epidemic, doctors have noted that younger people tend to have less severe symptoms…

Coronavirus World Map: 750,890 Confirmed Cases; 198 Countries; 36,405 Deaths

Coronavirus Map: Distribution of COVID-19 case as of March 31, 2020. Credit: WHO WHO Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report 71 No new countries/territories/areas reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. As mentioned by the Director-General in his regular media briefing yesterday, ensuring the free movement of essential health products is vital for saving…

Coronavirus UK: What are ‘underlying health conditions’?

The Government is being urged to reveal exactly what health problems the UK’s 40 coronavirus fatalities had before they died. ‘Underlying health conditions’ has become a buzzword of the pandemic as officials have attempted to reassure the young and healthy they won’t die. But a massive 43 per cent of adults in England – around…