Blood plasma donated from recovered patients can now be used as a treatment for people critically ill with COVID-19, the FDA said Tuesday. The method is already used in China, where recovered people like Dr Yong Yuefeng (pictured) have given plasma to treat others … [Read more...] about Scientists say coronavirus is NOT mutating quickly – which means a vaccine could provide years of protection unlike for the flu
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Dr Kidd said people should only be going out to buy essential goods, keeping 1.5 metres from people, sneezing or coughing into their elbow, and staying home if they feel sick. … [Read more...] about Warning flu shot useless on coronavirus
“We need to look at the situation in China, which seems to be under control,” Vanham told Digital Trends. “And what’s made the difference is that they are relatively rapidly contained and locked down. That is what we are doing now in Europe and also — gradually — in the United States. But my impression is that we are really late with our measures as compared with the Chinese. It really looks now as if the virus spreads also through people who have no symptoms whatsoever, and every infected person can infect three other people, which leads to an exponential growth of the epidemic.” … [Read more...] about How accurate are the pandemic movies you’re binge-watching?
How much is important work really worth to us? Poor pay for important work These so-called "little people" like shop clerks and nurses now face the daily risk of being infected — a risk not to be not be underestimated — by just continuing to do their job every day. But they have to work since "nothing comes from nothing" and their rent still needs to be paid each month. Today, the average wage for a nurse in Germany is €38,554 ($42,400) a year. … [Read more...] about Startups get a coronavirus boost
In Contagion, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard portrays a WHO epidemiologist named Dr Leonora Orantes, who seeks to discover when the virus originated, while Matt Damon plays everyman Mitch Emhoff, whose wife Beth ( Gwyneth Paltrow ) becomes one of the first patients to contract the deadly virus. … [Read more...] about ITV to air Contagion this week as rumours swirl of coronavirus lockdown