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  1. S

    Face shield bleach disinfection

    Faceshield or respirators are getting to be as common as masks in public. What kind of bleach in basin can theoretically kill the covid virus? What should be the concentration of bleach and now does it kill it?
  2. U

    Admissions COVID-19 and Physics Graduate Admissions

    Several universities say that taking courses pass/no-pass or credit/no-credit during terms disrupted by COVID-19 will not necessarily harm those applying to their graduate program. There are also more open-ended invitations for applicants to discuss how the pandemic has impacted their lives. In...
  3. Andrew Mason

    Remdesivir - a possible treatment for COVID-19?

    For anyone following Remdesivir as a treatment for COVID 19: this New England Journal of Medicine report on Gilead's remdesivir and this NIH/NCBI article explain how it works. The NIH paper has a nice chart showing how different drugs might interfere with viral replication. The recent phase 3...
  4. Wrichik Basu

    Efficacy of sanitizers against SARS-CoV-2 based on alcohol content

    Ethanol and 2-propanol (hereafter abbreviated "IPA") are the two alcohols that are used in hand-sanitizers. As per the standards set by WHO, the recommended levels are 80% (v/v) of ethanol and 75% (v/v) for IPA, along with other components like glycerol and hydrogen peroxide. Refer to the WHO...
  5. mktsgm

    Is Sars-Cov2 cytolytic or cytopathic?

    We know viral infections result in cellular damage while they're replicating in the host cells.. Damage can be cytolytic or cytopathic. I want to know how Sars-cov2 causes such damage? Is it cytopathic or cytolytic? Do they (viruses) kill the host cells or just damage them?
  6. J

    Coronavirus reported cases/deaths pattern (why fewer on weekends?)

    Maybe this is a dumb question, but why are there fewer reported Covid-19 cases and deaths on weekends?
  7. jim mcnamara

    Covid-19 in nursing homes- fatalities seem high New Mexico(USA) as of 29 April had 48 deaths out of 166 positive tests. All were nursing home patients, and a majority of the fatalities are clustered in two nursing home...
  8. neilparker62

    Is low dose radiation therapy a potential treatment for COVID-19? What's the relevant science here ? Would just like to hear a bit more as to whether it holds out any meaningful prospects for treatment of Covid 19.
  9. Bob Walance

    People shaking hands with each other

    It would be interesting to see what the general consensus is regarding the future of the hand-shaking tradition between us humans. Please respond to the poll. Thanks.
  10. hagopbul

    Statistics of SARS-Cov-2

    Hello all: Hope all are fine and well , there is this question in relation to corona virus problem : Do any one checked if the patients have any immunity related illnesses with the patients of SARS-Cov-2 Where I can find those statistics Best regards Stay safe
  11. Wrichik Basu

    Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

    Local and national authorities in India have stated that there is a rise in the number of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases. Around 80% of the cases are asymptomatic according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). A news article mentioning the same can be found here...
  12. P

    Coronaviruses in Malayan pangolins

    " Here, we report the identification of SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses in Malayan pangolins (Manis javanica) seized in anti-smuggling operations in southern China. " How is it that Malayan pangolins would be tested at all for the China Virus? Is it common practice to examine any smuggled...
  13. W

    Disappearance of vapour trails - more warming?

    I think it was back around the 9-11 events that South African researchers happened to notice that solar radiation received at ground level increased by around 10% during the grounding of airline fleets world wide. If I remember correctly, this led to a measurable increase in plant growth over...
  14. T

    Medical ‘Possible Achilles heel’ in the coronavirus

    The folks at Scripps Institute and at The University of Hong Kong have found an antibody target on SARS-CoV-2 similiar to the one on SARS-CoV (the 2002 SARS outbreak). They are looking for recovered COVID-19 volunteers, see bottom of this post or the San Diego Union article. The full article in...
  15. hagopbul

    Medical Covid-19 fatal effects

    Hello all: hope you are all well . as i am looking into reasons of death from covid-19 i could see that pneumonia , is a major reason of death , but what kind of pneumonia ? i couldnt find on the internet is it only viral pneumonia or mix of types ? Best Hagop
  16. .Scott

    Medical COVID ARDS Diagnostic Tool - Age is not best indicator. N=53

    An article published Monday in "Computers, Materials, & Continua" identifies leading indicators of which patients will go on to develop ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome). From the abstract: Among the features identified as possible indicators: A pdf of the full article can be...
  17. B

    Is hydrogen peroxide effective against the corona virus?

    If oxygen is effective against bacteria virus and cancer why isn't it used against coved-19? DMSO is known to bond with certain substances and could carry HP into the blood stream and kill off COVID-19.
  18. jim mcnamara

    Policy for pandemic issues and how models shape it This shows how policy can be informed about differing effects of control policies in different environments. One of the bleak aspects of UK choices is shown as a graph...
  19. JD_PM

    Medical Are hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin the key against COVID-19?

    Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin have been reported (By SEOM, Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica, by US President and others) to be a promising combination to treat COVID-19. A study leaded by French doctor Didier Raoult has yielded the following results: Why could such a...
  20. berkeman

    Medical Innovations to help COVID-19 treatment efforts

    I didn't see a thread so far in the Medical forum that addressed the specific innovations that are being worked on to help combat this pandemic, so I thought I'd start this thread. There is a thread about trying to use a single ventilator to serve multiple critical Patients (Pts) in ICU, but...
  21. berkeman

    Connecting 2-4 Patients to the Same Ventilator

    How does this work? Do you just parallel the tubing to the ET tubes? Or is there more to it? Seems like a risky move, but in these times, it may be necessary... From the link in the article...
  22. S

    Medical Covid-19 Prevention/Mitigation

    The goal is to 'flatten the curve' in terms the spread of Covid-19/corona virus. Hence, what about recommending effective gargling (3 times or more daily) with an anti-septic like Cepacol or Listerine (alcohol version) and going to the source of the problem, which is the throat/oro-pharynx? The...
  23. nomadreid

    Johns Hopkins Global Security Index

    I emphasize that I am not posing a rhetorical question, and am not trying to make a political statement (and would ask all respondents to steer clear of politics), but would genuinely appreciate knowing whether the report in question is considered valid by those in the field who are impartial...
  24. Grinkle

    Medical Effectiveness of early COVID-19 treatments

    Do we have data to give any perspective on these questions regarding COVID-19 victims - If a patient is deemed to need a respirator, what is the expected morbidity for them at that time if they are put on a respirator? I assume that without a respirator, the morbidity is close to 100%. Is...
  25. qnach

    I Nanoantennae calculation for covid-19

    Could anyone calculate the resonance frequencies of this molecule? The radius is about 50-200nm.
  26. K

    Coronavirus death toll estimations

    I was looking for projections on how many will die from the new virus. Unfortunately I found only this site but it is outdated as you can see. Perhaps it is because I'm not in the US? So that makes Google hide me a lot of...
  27. Tghu Verd

    Did any novels predict the effects of COVID-19?

    I've read number of virus disaster novels, but I can't recall any of them predicting anything like what's actually going on now. Anybody know of novels where the author predicted details such as a moderately lethal virus - so not end of the world stuff - leading to lock down and governments...
  28. Lnewqban

    What is a clinical ventilator?

    My apologies if already posted here or somewhere else. These articles are about what a clinical ventilator is, what problems improper use can cause and what parts are some people creating by 3-D printing:
  29. scottdave

    B Using a logarithmic scale to represent COVID-19 growth

    The author, John Burn-Murdoch, shows here ( ) how the logarithmic scale can give a better "sense" of what is happening. In linear scales, some countries' data is squashed to almost nonexistent, while others explode out of control. I...
  30. jim mcnamara

    Coronavirus infection rate + outcomes -versus bloodtypes This is a news report on a Chinese study, not a journal article Type O population of confirmed patients were disproportionately less like to die and less likely to become...