COVID-19 Made worse By Social Distancing?

We are led to question whether the recommended social distancing measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission could increase the number of other serious instabilities. The breaking of the contagion pathways reduces the sharing of microorganisms between people, thus favoring dysbiosis, which, in turn, may increase the poor prognosis of the disease. #covid #microbiome #dysbiosis Célia P. F. Domingues, João S. Rebelo, Francisco Dionisio, Ana Botelho, Teresa Nogueira. The Social Distancing Imposed To Contain COVID-19 Can Affect Our Microbiome: a Double-Edged Sword in Human Health. mSphere, 2020; 5 (5) DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00716-20 https://msphere.asm.org/content/5/5/e00716-20

Honeysuckle Decoction Inhibits SARS-CoV-2

In a new study in Cell Discovery, Chen-Yu Zhang’s group at Nanjing University and two other groups from Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Second Hospital of Nanjing present a novel finding that absorbed miRNA MIR2911 in honeysuckle decoction (HD) can directly target SARS-CoV-2 genes and inhibit viral replication. Drinking of HD accelerate the negative conversion of COVID-19 patients.

#mir2911 #sarcov2 #honeysuckle

Zhou, L., Zhou, Z., Jiang, X. et al. Absorbed plant MIR2911 in honeysuckle decoction inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication and accelerates the negative conversion of infected patients. Cell Discov 6, 54 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41421-020-00197-3

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41421-020-00197-3#ethics

Aromatherapy may reduce stress and anxiety , WVU researcher suggests

Aromatherapy may reduce nurses’ stress, WVU researcher suggests

The researchers found that participants felt significantly less stressed, anxious, fatigued and overwhelmed after wearing the aromatherapy patches. The levels of anxiety and fatigue they reported fell by 40 percent, and their stress levels and feelings of being overwhelmed decreased by half.

***The patches were infused with a citrusy blend of essential oils: lemon, orange, mandarin, pink grapefruit, lemongrass, lime and peppermint.

#aromatherapy #stress #medical

Reven, Marian & Humphrey-Rowan, Janelle & Moore, Nina. (2020). West Virginia University Oncology Nurses Don Aromatherapy Patches: A Pilot Feasibility Study/ “The International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy” (IJPHA) Volume 8, Issue 4, Spring 2020.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340487906_West_Virginia_University_Oncology_Nurses_Don_Aromatherapy_Patches_A_Pilot_Feasibility_Study_The_International_Journal_of_Professional_Holistic_Aromatherapy_IJPHA_Volume_8_Issue_4_Spring_2020

Cloth Masks May Prevent Transmission of COVID-19: An Evidence-Based, Risk-Based Approach

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-2567

Beware of false negatives in diagnostic testing of COVID-19

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/jhm-bof052620.php

Pandemic likely to cause long-term health problems, Yale School of Public Health finds

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/ysop-plt052020.php#.Xss0KInDXgQ.wordpress

Social isolation increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death from all causes

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/sh-sii051820.php#.XssyzNlZeQ4.wordpress

Social isolation linked to more severe COVID-19 outbreaks

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/p-sil051920.php#.XssxctNHIyM.wordpress

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COVID-19 New Drug Concerns, Research Breakthroughs And Updated Mortality Statistics

COVID-19 New Drug Concerns, Research Breakthroughs And Updated Mortality Statistics

A brief look at glucocorticoids, the Lancets updated mortality statistics, Hydroxychloroquine risks, lung treatments, viral treatment, and stem cell treatments

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Comprehensive COVID-19 hospitalisation and death rate estimates help countries best prepare as global pandemic unfolds

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/tl-pss_1033020.php#.XoKIMrdEpR0.wordpress

Mayo Clinic outlines approach for patients at risk of drug-induced sudden cardiac death in COVID-19

https://ekaprdweb01.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/mc-mco032520.php

Individuals taking class of steroid medications at high risk for COVID-19

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/tes-itc033120.php

Perhaps we will not need all the ventilators after all

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/au-pww032620.php

HSC professor on team using stem cells to combat COVID-19 pneumonia

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/uont-hpo032920.php

Nafamostat is expected to prevent the transmission of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/tiom-nie032420.php

Researchers investigate potential treatments for COVID-19

https://ekaprdweb01.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/asfm-rip032620.php

COVID-19: Stopgap measure to treat respiratory distress

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/miot-asm032520.php

COVID-19 Infection and Mortality Rate Questions

COVID-19 Infection and Mortality Rate Questions

Person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 occurred between two people with prolonged, unprotected exposure while the first patient was symptomatic. Despite active monitoring and testing of 372 contacts of both cases, no further transmission was detected

The RKI added: ‘We don’t consider post-mortem tests to be a decisive factor.

‘We work on the principle that patients are tested before they die.’

But this means that if a person dies in quarantine at home and does not go to hospital, there is a high chance they will not be included in the statistics, as Giovanni Maga of Italy’s National Research Council pointed out in an interview with Euronews

First known person-to-person transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the USA. The Lancet, 2020; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30607-3

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30607-3/fulltext

COVID-19 and the Risk to Health Care Workers: A Case Report

Published: Ann Intern Med. 2020. DOI: 10.7326/L20-0175

https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2763329/covid-19-risk-health-care-workers-case-report

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