Daily Archives: 16/03/2020

Covid 19 attenuated

Whenever a virus jumps from its natural host to another host (like humans), it tends to be virulent during the first few days, chiefly because the new host doesn’t have specific protective immunity against the novel virus. This results in higher mortality during the first few days or weeks. However, innate immunity provides protection to […]

Laboratory abnormalities in patients with COVID-2019 infection

Letter to the Editor Giuseppe Lippi* and Mario Plebani https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2020-0198 Received for publication February 24, 2020 Keywords: coronavirus; COVID-19; laboratory medicine; laboratory tests; prognosis. To the Editor, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a form of respira- tory and systemic zoonosis caused by a virus belonging to the Coronaviridae family, originated from the town of Wuhan in […]

Covid 19

               COVID-19 The right clinical information, right where it’s needed  Last updated: Mar 12, 2020 Table of Contents Summary 3 Basics 4 Definition 4 Epidemiology 4 Aetiology 5 Pathophysiology 6 Prevention 8 Primary prevention 8 Screening 9 Secondary prevention 9 […]


Q&A with Peter 100 Questions of Peter Piot, Director of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine by Director, TEDMED Foundation, Jay Walker  1. TEDMED: Let’s start with the basics. What is a virus? A virus is a very tiny particle of RNA or DNA genetic code protected by an outer protein wrapper. 2. […]

Social distancing

Save lives with Social Distancing: How to protect your family from coronavirus, primed to hit India like a bomb March 16, 2020, 2:00 AM IST Devi Shetty in TOI Edit Page | Edit Page, India | TOI Biogen, a Boston-based biotech company, held a conference in the last week of February. 175 senior managers from […]

Story My 15-year-old son locks himself with his girlfriend inside our bedroom: What THE HELL? Dr. Harish Shetty [An Imaginary Conversation] “The HOME is a Laboratory where habits are shaped. Never fear children, they are waiting for ‘democratic’ conversations but remember you have the veto power. ” Father: What do I do? He again locked […]