Rumors about the origin of the virus SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19 are continuously circulating the globe, conspiring about if the virus is a man-made product of genetic manipulation or a lab-escape.

Covid-19 – The Search for Effective Therapy

Covid-19 is spreading rapidly in the whole world, but we only have few tools to control the epidemic and treat those who are sick.

The United States of America has now reached the highest numbers of infected globally, with a total number of 85,991 confirmed cases (updated from 27th March)1. Of these, The State of New York counts for 39,140 cases.

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused deaths across many countries. However, one country stands out in terms of confirmed cases and a high fatality rate: Italy.

Quarantine, isolation and social distancing have become global preventive measures for reducing the spread of the current infectious disease COVID-19. Even though these means are known to be greatly effective in the battle against outbreaks of contagious disease, quarantine is often associated with a wide range of mental health concerns.

According to The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), patients under immunosuppressive/immunomodulatory treatment are not in a significant increased risk of catching COVID-19.

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