Pathophysiology, Transmission, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review | JAMA

Importance  The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, due to the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has caused a worldwide sudden and substantial increase in hospitalizations for pneumonia with multiorgan disease. This review discusses current evidence regarding the pathophysiology, transmission, diagnosis, and management of COVID-19. Observations  SARS-CoV-2 is spread primarily via respiratory droplets […]

Venezuela oil minister El Aissami tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan vice president Tareck El Aissami attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan oil minister Tareck El Aissami has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Twitter on Friday, a day after the leader of the socialist party, Diosdado Cabello, tested […]

Coronavirus: Kazakhstan denies ‘unknown pneumonia’ outbreak

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Queues at a pharmacy in Almaty. The country has officially recorded 264 virus deaths Kazakhstan has denied a report published by Chinese officials alleging that the country is experiencing an outbreak of an “unknown pneumonia”. The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan on Thursday warned its citizens in the country that the […]

Coronavirus: Evening update as No 10 considers face coverings in shops rule

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening. We will have another update for you on Saturday morning. 1. No 10 considering mandatory face coverings in shops Making face coverings mandatory in shops in England is being considered by the government to slow the spread of coronavirus, senior […]

Coronavirus: No 10 considering mandatory face masks in shops in England

Image copyright No 10 Image caption Boris Johnson was wearing a mask as he visited a shop in Uxbridge Making face coverings mandatory in shops in England is being considered by the government to slow the spread of coronavirus, senior sources have said. Speaking in a Facebook Q&A video, Boris Johnson hinted at the change […]

Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths; dormitory screening urged

(Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak […]

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases detected in London NHS staff

Image copyright PA Media The case for routinely testing NHS staff is “overwhelming”, leading cancer scientist at the Crick Institute Dr Charles Swanton has said. His team identified NHS staff testing positive at the peak of the pandemic who were “completely asymptomatic”. But the study was not able to show whether these staff without symptoms […]