Medical Health Cluster


Wuhan market was epicentre of pandemic’s start, studies suggest

Scientists have released three studies that reveal intriguing new clues about how the COVID-19 pandemic started. Two of the reports trace the outbreak back to a massive market that sold live animals, among other goods, in Wuhan, China1,2, and a third suggests that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spilled over from animals […]

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South African studies suggest Omicron has higher ‘asymptomatic carriage’

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Preliminary findings from two South African clinical trials suggest the Omicron coronavirus variant has a much higher rate of “asymptomatic carriage” than earlier variants, which could explain why it has spread so rapidly across the globe. The studies – one of which was carried out […]

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Humid, Salty Air Could Help Suppress SARS-CoV-2: Studies

Breathing water and salt reduces generation of respiratory droplets, and potentially reduces COVID-19 incidence and symptoms, new research suggests. Two parallel studies were conducted by researchers at Columbia University; the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Massachusetts General Hospital; and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). […]

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