Corona Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in Coronaviruses. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Also avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019. The outbreak of COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 by the WHO. As of March 11th, the WHO declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, acknowledging that the virus will likely spread to all countries in the world.
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- Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today - The New York Times
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:38 GMT
- California has the lowest coronavirus rate in the U.S. - Los Angeles Times
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:54 GMT
- Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Pfizer Kids Vaccine Update, Boosters Explained - NBC Chicago
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:03 GMT
- Covid-19 live updates: White House to revoke covid-19 travel ban on international visitors - The Washington Post
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 18:15 GMT
- Tampa General CEO slams Biden administration over coronavirus treatments - Tampa Bay Times
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 23:23 GMT
- OHA reports 3,359 new coronavirus cases, 25 more COVID deaths over the weekend - KCBY.com 11
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- Across the board, a week of grim coronavirus numbers - Idaho EdNews
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:22 GMT
- Coronavirus in Colorado: COVID-19 updates for Sept. 20-26, 2021 - The Denver Channel
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:40 GMT
- Coronavirus in Ohio Monday update: 4,899 new cases reported - NBC4 WCMH-TV
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:10 GMT
- Hawaii reports 431 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 75,911 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:17 GMT
- Coronavirus death toll in US eclipses 1918 influenza pandemic estimates - ABC News
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:23 GMT
- Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 12,686 new three-day cases, 1,382,933total as of Sept. 20, 2021 - ABC27
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 15:56 GMT
- Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says - CNN
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:48 GMT
- New coronavirus cases, deaths fall in Riverside County - Press-Enterprise
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:29 GMT
- Daily coronavirus updates: COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations drop in Connecticut as number continue to fluctuate. About 68% of state residents are fully vaccinated. - Hartford Courant
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:56 GMT
- PRO/EDR> Mucormycosis - India (02): (AD) fatal
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Mucormycosis -- India
"We established an online registry of coronavirus disease-associated mucormycosis cases in India. We analyzed data from 65 cases diagnosed during April-June 2021, when the delta variant predominated, and found that patients frequently received antibacterial drugs and zinc supplementation. Online registries rapidly provide relevant data for emerging infections.
"Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-associated mucormycosis (CAM) is an emerging systemic fungal infection caused
- Impact of COVID-19 on the Endocrine System - a mini-review Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
The Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to exert a significant impact on global healthcare systems, causing devastating mortality and morbidity. As time passes and our understanding of this novel respiratory virus deepens, it is increasingly clear that its effects extend beyond that of the respiratory system. The coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, obtains cellular access through the angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor in a process requiring the...
- Chest CT Features from 58 Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia from the Perspective of ACE2 Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS: The special change of CT features in the lung of COVID-19 pneumonia patients have a connection with ACE2 expression patterns in the respiratory system.
- Is There a Link between Orcadian Clock Protein PERIOD 3 (PER3) (rs57875989) Variant and the Severity of COVID-19 Infection? Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSION: The 4R/5R genotype may be associated with the need for intensive care and mortality in COVID-19 patients. These important results will be a guide for future studies.
- SARS-CoV-2 S glycoprotein binding to multiple host receptors enables cell entry and infection Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
The severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection displays a wide array of clinical manifestations. Although some risk factors for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severity and outcomes have been identified the underlying biologic mechanisms are still not well understood. The surface SARS-CoV-2 proteins are heavily glycosylated enabling host cell interaction and viral entry. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) has been identified to be the main host cell...
- In Vivo Measurement of Hindlimb Dorsiflexor Isometric Torque from Pig Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
Reliable assessment of skeletal muscle strength is arguably the most important outcome measure in neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disease and injury studies, particularly when evaluating regenerative therapies' efficacy. Additionally, a critical aspect of translating many regenerative therapies is the demonstration of scalability and effectiveness in a large animal model. Various physiological preparations have been established to evaluate intrinsic muscle function properties in basic science...
- Immune Fitness and the Psychosocial and Health Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown in The Netherlands: Methodology and Design of the CLOFIT Study Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
This article provides an overview of the design and methodology of the "Corona lockdown: how fit are you?" (CLOFIT) study, including the questionnaires and scales that were included in the online survey. The aim of the CLOFIT study was to investigate the psychosocial and health consequences of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the Netherlands. The survey was conducted among the Dutch population to collect data on immune fitness and the psychological and health consequences of...
- Discovery of potential SARS-CoV 3CL protease inhibitors from approved antiviral drugs using: virtual screening, molecular docking, pharmacophore mapping evaluation and dynamics simulation Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
The spread of corona-virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been faster than any other corona-viruses that have succeeded in crossing the animal-human barrier. This disease, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome corona-virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2/2019-nCoV) posing a serious threat to global public health and local economies. There are three responsible for this disease; SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. Whereas our goal is to test the affinity for a new class of compounds obtained from a...
- Response to Commentary: Fungal Infections of Oral Cavity: Diagnosis, Management, and Association with COVID-19 Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
This letter is a response to commentary by Ambadasu et al. on a review article by Santosh et al. on "Fungal Infections of Oral Cavity: Diagnosis, Management, and Association with COVID-19." In their commentary, Ambadasu et al. mentioned that in the list of COVID-19 associated fungal infections, mucormycosis should be added. In this response, we provide our thoughts on including mucormycosis in COVID-19 associated fungal infections of the oral cavity. We conclude that mucormycosis surge was more...
- Cotton and Surgical Face Masks in Community Settings: Bacterial Contamination and Face Mask Hygiene Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the use of face masks has become increasingly recommended and even mandatory in community settings. To evaluate the risk of bacterial cross-contamination, this study analyzed the bacterial bioburden of disposable surgical masks and homemade cotton masks, and surveyed the habits and face mask preferences of the Flemish population. Using culture approaches and 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing, we analyzed the microbial community on surgical and/or cotton face...
- An implementation of virtual white board using open CV for virtual classes Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
In the current pandemic situation, we have seen one of the reasons for spreading of corona virus is surface touching, and to avoid this sort of spread in the virus we have come up with a project which is titled as "Drawing on Air", As the title itself indicates, we are not going to touch the surface but we are going to draw on air and what we have drawn on air will be displayed on the screen / monitor. This will help us reduce the spread of the virus in the pandemic situations. In this pandemic...