Daily Archives: 27/03/2020

Evolution, human-microbe interactions, and life history plasticity

Series  Evolutionary public health 3 Graham Rook, Fredrik Bäckhed, Bruce R Levin, Margaret J McFall-Ngai, Angela R McLean A bacterium was once a component of the ancestor of all eukaryotic cells, and much of the human genome originated in microorganisms. Today, all vertebrates harbour large communities of microorganisms (microbiota), particularly in the gut, and […]

Q and A

Evidence-based answers to questions that doctors commonly ask about COVID19. Dr Rajeev Jayadevan, 26 March 2020 Note: 1. This is a scientific update written specifically for doctors. It is NOT meant for circulation among the general public. Those who do not have a medical background and adequate knowledge of statistics SHOULD NOT be reading this, […]

Lab findings in corona

Dr. Sudhir Mehta discusses the current hot topics concerning COVID-19- lymphocyte count as a marker for the illness plus other significant lab findings to watch out for, and the use of drugs- hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. For our comprehensive coverage and latest updates on COVID-19 click here. Lymphocyte count: Is it a prognostic marker in COVID-19? […]

COVID-19 & Protagoras Paradox

Over 2000 years ago, in Greece, there was a lawyer named Protagoras. A young student, Euthalos, requested to apprentice under him, but was unable to pay the fees. The student struck a deal saying, “I will pay your fee the day I win my first case in the court”. Teacher agreed. When the training was […]

Make your own hand rub

GUIDE TO LOCAL PRODUCTION: WHO-RECOMMENDED HANDRUB FORMULATIONS                                                 […]

Will coronavirus pandemic diminish by summer?

Qasim Bukhari1 * , Yusuf Jameel2 * 1 McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA 2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA Funding: This work is supported by Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic) Abstract The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) […]

High Temperature and High Humidity Reduce the Transmission of COVID-19

High Temperature and High Humidity Reduce the Transmission of COVID-19 Jingyuan Wang, Ke Tang, Kai Feng and Weifeng Lv* March 9, 2020 Abstract. This paper investigates how air temperature and humidity influence the transmission of COVID-19. After estimating the serial interval of COVID-19 from 105 pairs of the virus carrier and the infected, we calculate […]

Covid. What to expect clinically

Summary of today’s webinar session with Dr. WenHong Zhang, the chair of the Society of Infectious Diseases of China Medical Association. -There about 7000 attendees, mostly United States listeners, including Stanford Health Care, Santa Clara County hospitals, and New York City hospitals and also India and London . Here are some notes. -Predicted number of […]