coronavirus
George Church (biotech genius with over two dozen companies several with multi-billion valuation) says he has not stepped outside of his house in five months. He believes the vaccine designed by Estep, his former graduate student at Harvard and one …
More public mask-wearing is very important to curbing the spread of COVID-19, but is 80% of the population complying with mask-wearing good enough? Above the picture shows Mask compliance but no seatbelt. Getting to Hong Kong levels of 99% mask-wearing …
When disaster strikes, small businesses turn to their business insurance policies for help and those policies cover a wide range of situations, from storms and flooding to fires and worker injuries. As shops are forced to close down due …
Apart from co-founding Wryst, Brian is the creator of the science blog Nextbigfuture with 4 million readers per year. In this post, it’s all about the relevance of hygiene solutions by answering the question: which PPE and hygienic products are …
This year, the healthcare sector has found itself under a forensic microscope as the world comes to terms with a pandemic few predicted. Questions swirl about transmission and infection rates, healthcare systems, vaccines, immune health, lockdowns, the utility of face …
Early treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in sick patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and without heart-related side-effects, according to a new study published by Henry Ford Health System. The use of Hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment has …
The coronavirus is currently changing slowly. There are only about two dozen mutations. There have been many reports of multiple strains of SARS-CoV-2. Virologists use the world strain as a label to the same group of samples. This does not …
Antibody levels found in recovered COVID-19 patients fell sharply in 2-3 months after infection for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, according to a Chinese study published in Nature Medicine. This raises questions about the length of any immunity against the …
Dexamethasone, a cheap steroid, reduced deaths by one-third in ventilated patients and by one fifth in other patients receiving oxygen only. There was no benefit among those patients who did not require respiratory support. A total of 2104 patients were …
A personal, handheld device emitting high-intensity ultraviolet light to disinfect areas by killing the novel coronavirus is now feasible, according to researchers at Penn State, the University of Minnesota and two Japanese universities. Finding a new material with the right …

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