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कोरोनाविरुद्ध आशा जगाउने ७ भ्याक्सिन

विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठनका अनुसार हाल एक सय ६९ भन्दा बढी भ्याक्सिन निर्माणको चरणमा छन्, जसमध्ये सातवटाको तेस्रो परीक्षण हुँदै, यसै वर्षको अन्त्यसम्म सर्वसाधारणलाई भ्याक्सिन उपलब्ध गराउने चीनको दाबी

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Steroids Can Be Lifesaving for Covid-19 Patients, Scientists Report

International clinical trials published on Wednesday confirm the hope that cheap, widely available steroid drugs can help seriously ill patients survive Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Based on the new evidence, the World Health Organization issued new treatment guidance, strongly recommending steroids to treat severely and critically ill patients, but not to those

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Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing in covid-19?

Rigid safe distancing rules are an oversimplification based on outdated science and experiences of past viruses. Please read details in The BMJ.

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A Vaccine Reality Check

So much hope is riding on a breakthrough, but a vaccine is only the beginning of the end. Nearly five months into the pandemic, all hopes of extinguishing COVID-19 are riding on a still-hypothetical vaccine. And so a refrain has caught on: We might have to stay home—until we have a vaccine. Close schools—until we

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More hope with anti Sars Cov-2 drugs

21 Existing Drugs Identified Appear to Block SARS-CoV-2 Replication in The Lab. Please read the details at Science Alert.

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Phase III clinical trial on covid19 vaccine

The first Phase 3 clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States began Monday. The investigational vaccine was developed by the biotechnology company Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The trial is to be conducted at nearly 100 US research sites, according

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The growing scientific evidence for masks to fight COVID-19, explained

It’s true the evidence for masks was weak before. That’s changed. Over the past couple of months, the world has received more evidence that face masks really can play a crucial role in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Please read the details at VOX.

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What do we know about Sars-Cov2

Six months of coronavirus: the mysteries scientists are still racing to solve. From immunity to the role of genetics, here are five pressing questions about COVID-19 that researchers are tackling – read the details in Nature.

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Mutation makes Sars-Cov2 virus more transmissible but less virulent

New research shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is more infectious in cell culture. Read the details in this article from science daily

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A COVID-19 game changer for Nepal

GeneXpert system (a PCR testing system) commonly used for Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis could possibly be repurposed for COVID-19 diagnosis in Nepal. More than 100 labs across Nepal has the laboratory facility already setup since last 10 years. This test could be done in half the cost of PCR tests currently being used. Read the full