SARS-CoV-2 – Man-made or natural?

COVID-19 | Best Practice Nordic | 31. Mar 2020 kl. 3:12 | ,,,

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. In a correspondence article in the online journal Nature Medicine1 these conspiracies are refuted by the comparing of available genome sequence data for known coronavirus ...

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. With an overall case-fatality rate of 7.2%, Italy has a considerably higher case-fatality rate compared to China at 2.3%. But what are the underlying reasons for ...

According to The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO), patients under immunosuppressive/immunomodulatory treatment are not in a significant increased risk of catching COVID-19. As the risk of severe infections is slightly higher in patients under immunosuppression therapies, it is expected that the same might occur in SARS-CoV-2 infections. But data from immunosuppressed patients and SARS-CoV-2 ...

Studies have shown a higher prevalence of severe disease progression with COVID-19 among men – especially Asian men – than in women and in patients of other ethnicities. Furthermore, smokers seem generally more prone to the serious complications of COVID-19 infection, but there is not strong evidence. No firm conclusions can therefore be drawn about ...

This COVID-19 perspective was produced by Professor Jens D. Lundgren – one of the world’s leading infectious disease specialists. Jens. D. Lundgren is currently leading a clinical trial of investigational vaccine designed to protect against COVID-19. Jens D. Lundgren is also the founder and member of the steering committee of the HIV in Europe Initiative ...

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

COVID-19 | Jens Lundgren | 17. Mar 2020 kl. 4:37 | ,

This COVID-19 perspective was produced by Professor Jens D. Lundgren – one of the world’s leading infectious disease specialists. Jens. D. Lundgren is currently leading a clinical trial of investigational vaccine designed to protect against COVID-19. Jens D. Lundgren is heading the “Centre of Excellence for Health, Immunity and Infection” (www.chip.dk) and chairs the scientific ...

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