Daily Archives: 21/03/2020


Liu et al. Cell Discovery (2020)6:16 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41421-020-0156-0 Cell Discovery http://www.nature.com/celldisc    CORRESPONDENCE Open Access   Hydroxychloroquine, a less toxic derivative of chloroquine, is effective in inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 infection in vitro Jia Liu1, Ruiyuan Cao2, Mingyue Xu1,3, Xi Wang1, Huanyu Zhang1,3, Hengrui Hu1,3, Yufeng Li1,3, Zhihong Hu 1, Wu Zhong2 and Manli Wang1 […]

Covid 19 haematological abnormalities

SARS-CoV-2 (or 2019-nCoV) has mainly surfaced in the form of respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia. However, there is a range of clinical manifestations observed among infected patients, haematological changes being one of them. Here we give you findings that point out haematology-related changes in infected patients and the associated risks they face. For our comprehensive coverage […]

Pro fecal route in covid 19

              Brief CommuniCation https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0817-4          Characteristics of pediatric SARS-CoV-2 infection and potential evidence for persistent fecal viral shedding Yi Xu1,11, Xufang Li1,11, Bing Zhu2,11, Huiying Liang3,4,11, Chunxiao Fang1, Yu Gong1, Qiaozhi Guo5, Xin Sun5, […]

First do no harm

  Dr Frances is Professor Emeritus and former Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University; Chair, DSM-IV Task Force. He is the author of Saving Normal and Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis. Twitter: @AllenFrancesMD. I recently came across this compelling tweet: “An open question on mental health as a junior psychiatrist. What do you think I should […]

For telephonic guidance on COVID-19

For telephonic guidance on COVID-19 from 8 am to 12 noon -* Dr Tushar Shah. 9321469911 Dr M Bhatt. 9320407074 Dr D Doshi. 9820237951 Dr D Rathod. 8879148679 Dr R Gwalani. 8779835257 Dr D Kansara. 8369846412 *For telephonic guidance on Covid-19 from 12 to 4 pm -* Dr G Kamath. 9136575405 Dr S Manglik. 9820222384 […]

Psychiatry of pandemic

Damir Huremović Editor         Psychiatry of Pandemics A Mental Health Response to Infection Outbreak 1 3 Psychiatry of Pandemics Damir Huremović Editor Psychiatry of Pandemics A Mental Health Response to Infection Outbreak   Editor Damir Huremović North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, NY USA ISBN 978-3-030-15345-8 ISBN 978-3-030-15346-5 […]

Covid 19

  (COVID-19)   Introduction •Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).    •The corona Virus appears to be spreading at a fast pace around the country.   •Precaution & maintaining personal hygiene seem […]

The Risk and Prevention of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Infections Among Inpatients in Psychiatric Hospitals

 Neurosci. Bull. March, 2020, 36(3):299–302 http://www.neurosci.cn https://doi.org/10.1007/s12264-020-00476-9 http://www.springer.com/12264 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Yuncheng Zhu1 • Liangliang Chen2 • Haifeng Ji2 • Maomao Xi3 • Yiru Fang1,5,6 • Yi Li4 Received: 14 February 2020 / Accepted: 16 February 2020 / Published online: 25 February 2020 Ó Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS 2020 Dear Editor, […]

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now, ?

This article follows Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now, an article with over 40 million views translated into over 30 languages describing the urgency of the Coronavirus problem. If you agree with this article, consider signing the corresponding White House petition. Translations available in 6 languages at the bottom. Summary of the article: Strong coronavirus […]


A day after President Donald Trump declared an anti-malaria drug a “game changer” in the fight against the novel coronavirus, the nation’s top infectious disease expert downplayed any role it might play in the fast-moving pandemic and said signs of the drug’s promise were purely “anecdotal.” Fauci’s statements at a White House briefing Friday amounted […]

How chloroquine will act as a prophylactic drug and is acting as a therapeutic agent against COVID-19

How chloroquine will act as a prophylactic drug and is acting as a therapeutic agent against COVID-19 infection and Why Trump is saying chloroquine is a game changer in fight against the COVID-19. Chloroquine acts on host target respiratory cells by: Chloroquine increases the endosomal pH required for the virus- host target cell fusion. Increase […]

Mock Drill for Emergency Response for Handling COVID -19 cases in Govt Hospitals

  Setting Personnel Required Inventory/Activity/ Skills to be tested 1. Outpatients facilities/ Initial Triage Consultation Room Healthcare workers (Doctors and Nurses) Physical examination of patients with respiratory symptoms. Inventory PPEs & Medicines, hand washing and sanitizer facility. Healthcare workers (Doctors and Nurses) Physical examination of patients without respiratory symptoms but based on self-declaration and […]


Anosmia as a marker fir Covid , here is the official ENT UK update Loss of sense of smell as marker of COVID-19 infection Dear Colleague, There is new evidence for the loss of smell as a symptom of COVID-19 infection. We are circulating the following intelligence to Public Health England with regards to anosmia. […]