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The antiviral Remdesivir reduces recovery time in COVID-19 patients

On 29 April, Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), announced that a clinical trial in more than 1,000 people had showed that those taking remdesivir recovered in 11 days on average, compared with 15 days for those on a placebo. There were also fewer deaths among trial participants who received the drug, he said, but that trend was not statistically significant. The shortened recovery time, however, was significant.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01295-8

How coronavirus mutates and spreads

Explains the emergence and spread of mutations in coronaviruses, and how this leads to disease, in a simple and clear manner


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/30/science/coronavirus-mutations.html

Explains the emergence and spread of mutations in Coronaviruses, and how this leads to disease, in a simple and clear manner

Multilingual COVID-19 resource

How to deal with different aspects of COVID-19 infection, detailed in different languages. Useful practical resource
https://www.noorahealthcovid19.org/

How to deal with different aspects of COVID-19 infection, detailed in different languages. Useful practical resource

COVID-19 response lessons, comparing France and Germany

This article raises the question: "Why France has 4 times as many coronavirus deaths as Germany" and tries to answer it with graphs.

https://www.vox.com/2020/4/17/21223915/coronavirus-germany-france-cases-death-rate

This article raises the question: “Why France has 4 times as many coronavirus deaths as Germany” and tries to answer it with graphs. https://www.vox.com/2020/4/17/21223915/coronavirus-germany-france-cases-death-rate

‘Feluda’ to detect COVID-19

Scientists at CSIR-IGIB (Delhi) have developed a paper-based test strip for Covid-19, and named it after the fictional detective, Feluda, created by Satyajit Ray.

Link: https://theprint.in/science/satyajit-rays-feluda-will-soon-detect-coronavirus-in-minutes-thanks-to-csir-scientists/404057/

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