Global North America 

Child Cases Of Covid-19 Associated With Toxic Shock Syndrome And Rare Inflammatory Disease

A rising number of European Covid-19 cases suggest a possible link between childhood cases of the respiratory disease and two rare, potentially life-threatening conditions. Over the last three weeks, European pediatricians are reporting a growing number of Covid-19 cases in children presenting with a multi-system hyperinflammatory state that overlaps with features of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) and Kawasaki disease, according to a post shared by the UK Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS). No such links have been reported in the US, reports Reuters. Generally speaking, it appears that children experience much…

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Global North America 

Heres How Covid-19 Immunity Compares to Other Diseases

One of the many unknowns about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is how we might become immune to it. When you get infected with viruses, along with other baddies like bacteria, your immune system fights back by producing proteins called antibodies. These stick around for the long haul, and your body is prepared to churn out more of them if you come into contact with the pathogen again. It’s how vaccines work: By introducing a dead or weakened version of a virus to your immune system, you trick it into producing…

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Europe Global 

Nurse dies after developing Covid-19 symptoms

A “much-loved” nurse has died after developing symptoms of coronavirus, a hospital trust said. Julie Omar had been working as a sister on Ward 14 at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said. The 52-year-old had been self-isolating at home but her condition deteriorated and she died at home on Friday, it added. The trust said books of remembrance would be made available at its sites. Mrs Omar, who was married to husband Laith and had a daughter, was a “dedicated and highly experienced trauma and…

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Global North America 

Virologist’s Tweet Explains Why The COVID-19 Coronavirus Is Worse Than SARS

Since the SARS-CoV-2 strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 first began to circulate at the end of 2019, there has been much debate as to how its symptoms and efficacy at spreading compared to previous outbreaks such as flu, the common cold, and historic coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS. For a short while many were falsely claiming that the death rate and symptoms likened the COVID-19 disease to flu, a dangerous assumption that led to misplaced complacency and was not supported by the mounting evidence for SARS-CoV-2’s incredible ability…

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Africa Global Healthcare 

New study shows Type-A blood people MORE prone to coronavirus – Africa Feeds

Chinese scientists have said that people with Type A blood are significantly more likely to catch coronavirus than those with Type O. The Chinese academics have revealed that their study was gathered from work in Wuhan – where the outbreak was first reported. People with Type O blood make up 32 per cent of people in Wuhan and 25 percent of deaths from Coronavirus were those with this blood type. However the researchers found out that those with Type A blood are more likely to die from COVID-19. According to…

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