Molecular and genetic basisMost recently, a very important paper appeared from the Wuhan-based CAS lab for special pathogens, which revealed the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus, its entry through deactivating ACE2 of the affected individual, plus another important point, namely, treatment of the affected by using the serum of a recently recovered patient. (This is important since it was shown as early as in 2006 by Liu and coworkers, < https://doi.org/10.1086/500469> when the SARS infected the world, treating the affected with the sera of recovered patients offered them the protective antibody IgG.). Hence the suggestion made across the world by some scientists that this can be followed in the present instance of COVID 19, too. … [Read more...] about Strike at the spike and win the war
Virus affecting whole body
In a recent interview, Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra asked Sonam why she decided to come back. The actor said, she and her husband decided they should be by their parents’ side at this crucial time. “I decided to come back to India right before the travel ban was imposed just because my father (actor Anil Kapoor) is 63. He’d hate to say this but he is 63, my mother is 63 as well. We all stay with Anand’s grandmother who is also around 80 years old. There was no one actually in my husband’s house just in case something happened to be there and take care of everything. So Anand and I did the responsible thing to fly back even though we were so scared to fly,” she said in a video chat with Anupama. … [Read more...] about Sonam Kapoor on why she returned to India from UK amid Covid-19 outbreak: ‘He’d hate to say this but my father is 63’
The sports industry had lost billions of dollars since the coronavirus pandemic struck with hundreds of races cancelled or postponed. Kipchoge has himself seen his training go down the drain as he was scheduled to compete in London marathon on April 26 and the Tokyo Olympics, which have both been postponed. … [Read more...] about Staying healthy is important at the moment, not sports, says Kipchoge
By Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan and Sumathi Lalapet ChakravarthyNew Delhi:While China shuts down its last makeshift coronavirus hospital, the world endures a bigger challenge as the pandemic is rampaging to every continent on the planet at a speed greater than the light. Based on the John Hopkins coronavirus tracker, the novel virus COVID-19 has spread to an unprecedented 175 countries as of March 27, 2020. The world is grappling with uncertainties and several countries have imposed restrictions that would severely impact the economic activities not just for now, but for a prolonged period of time.India still shows hope in terms of the spread of the infections and reporting a lower number of deaths. It remains one of the least impacted among the highly populous countries at present; there are just about 0.39 cases per million people: negligible in comparison with a staggering 1350 cases per million Italians or 258 cases per million Americans. The timely decline in oil prices, shall … [Read more...] about Opinion: Covid-19 impact on Indian economy and the auto industry – What’s ahead of us?
Six of a family affectedMeanwhile, eight new COVID-19 cases were detected in the State, taking the total number to 67, including the 74-year-old man. Other fresh positive cases include six members of a family in the old city. Four of another family in Quthbullapur and four Central government and State government employees who used to screen passengers at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport also contracted the virus. The virus spread to their family members too. … [Read more...] about First coronavirus casualty in Telangana reported, eight new cases