The virus has been reportedly increasing its impact in recent days. Though the whole world is following lockdown, the problem is still rising day by day. While the pressure on scientists is heigh to get the Coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible. previously it was mentioned that the vaccine is under testing phase on 40 healthy humans. However, these people will not get infected with the virus. Scientists have discovered the deadly coronavirus vaccine, a biotech company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and announced that the initial batch of vaccine was shipped for human testing. The first bottle of cure has been reported to be sent to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Bethesda of Maryland.
Moderna Therapeutics, a biotech company, announced that it is shipping the primary batch of vaccine for coronavirus. This development took place forty-two days after the release of the genome of the virus by Chinese scientists, and it is now known as SARs-CoV-2. Reports say Moderna has sent the first vial of coronavirus to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda of Maryland.
The company will be vaccinating by April and testing on human volunteers. NIH scientists will test two viruses at once, the report said. Experts say they are already testing the “Remedicivir”, an anti-viral drug for patients with Ebola. Remdecivir vaccine injected into SARs-CoV-2 patient. This trial was the first drug trial tested in the treatment of COVID-19.
An American who tested positive for coronavirus after boarding a Diamond Princess cruise ship was the first patient to volunteer in this groundbreaking research. In addition, other patients who tested the virus may also be part of the study. Vaccination showed significant results when injected into animals infected with two related Coronaviruses. One, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARs) and two, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Human volunteers will be selected randomly for 10 days with either a drug injection or a placebo, scientists said.
Every two days of testing, there are a number of blood tests, throat and nose swabs, to “find out the quantity of the virus” in the volunteers’ bodies.
“Although the drug has shown some potential to keep the levels of the blood of SARs-CoV-2 from rising, it can help prevent the expansion of infection,” the report said.
Scientists described that they are capable to develop the vaccine for COVID-19 because of the “relatively new genome” which does not be in need of large samples of the virus comparatively with the former procedure. They have instead grown a vaccine with mRNA, which generates proteins from the genetic material DNA. Moderna described that they filled up the vaccine of COVID-19 with mRNA and also began creating a protein to “detect other cells of immunity” and that the virus was “destroyed.”
President of Modern Therapeutics Dr Stephen Hogg described this variant of protein as a molecule of software in biology. The vaccine is compared to software that is programmed into the body immediately after injection. MRNA forms those proteins which can produce an “immune response” on the virus.
The drug regulator said that the vaccine will be grant importing License without registration certificate subjected to the approval of Government.
Dengue Fever brings Long-term health issues, Symptoms and Side effects
When spoken or discussed of the most severe and damaging virulent infectious diseases manacing India, the first name that pops up is ‘Dengue’. The global figures reflect, this disease infects nearly 400 million people annually and claims almost 22000 lives. In India, this is one of the most severe ‘health hazards,’ and the number of infections and morbidities is ‘worryingly high.’ This year itself saw a whopping increase in dengue infections to a whopping figure of ‘67000 counts’. As we are currently struggling with coronavirus infections, this dengue menace has further contributed to our woes.
The leading cause of this ‘Dengue Menace’ is a virus attack caused by the bacterias belonging to the same family of’ four closely related’ dengue mosquitos. A person gets diagnosed with dengue apparently when he/she gets bitten by a mosquito named ‘Aedis,’ which infects the blood of the person with its venom and spreads the infection gradually all over the internals. Hence, severe precautions and safety measures are necessary to follow to avoid contracting this disease.
SYMPTOMS OF DENGUE VIRUS
A person infected with the virus would display the following symptoms incase he contracts the infection. Some of the symptoms are as follows-:
- Very ‘ high-temperature fever
- Muscle ache/ severy body pain
- Vomiting, and others.
The symptoms can also be quite mild, which is only a serious concern to address as it is a high possibility among doctors to misconstrue it as ‘flew’ or other virulent infection. If not correctly attended to and treated at an appropriate time, it can further transform into more severe ailments like ‘hemorrhagic fever,’ which could eventually lead to a person’s untimely demise. Research shows that people belonging to older age groups with lower degrees of ‘immunity level’ are more susceptible and vulnerable to contracting the infection quickly. Besides that, people diagnosed with dengue for a second or subsequent time also hold a high chance of ‘hemorrhagic fever.’ It could further lead to some severe health issues in a person’s body and might result in lymph blood vessels damage, nose bleeding, liver enlargement, massive internal bleeding, and even ‘shock and death, commonly termed as DSS( Dengue Shock Syndrome).
There are a few precautions that are necessary to take to avoid contracting this virus. Some of them are as follows-
*Wearing fully covered clothes while outdoors.
*Frequent use of mosquito repellants and safety nets.
*Avoid going to places where generally many mosquitos breed.
*Proper ‘air-conditioning’ environment (if possible to arrange).
*Timely consultation from doctors and medical experts when one shows the symptoms.
*Using properly enclosed windows with no space.
Which Covid-19 mask will protect me from Virus attack?
There has been much debate and research taking place by the experts and medical professionals as to what kind of face mask would provide the best safety and prevention from the attack of the menacing coronavirus. Wearing protective face masks have proven to herald the spread of coronavirus infections to some extent. However, there is still a lot of doubts and apprehensions among people to decide on what kind of face masks they should wear to shield themselves?
As per the research and examinations of medical experts and global health bodies like WHO, they have given high preference to surgical grade N-95 respirators followed by surgical grade masks. However, such covers are mostly reserved for health professionals and those under high vulnerability, including children and senior citizens, because of the grave concerns about the possibility of these surgical masks contributing to landslide pollution, environmental degradation, and suffocation issues to people. The prime reason for preferring ‘graded surgical masks’ over ordinary covers is also the fact that it provides a little breathing space to people, which makes it a bit less smothering and more comfortable to wear. Doctors have also suggested to wash and clean up the masks every time one wears it.
It’s still not very clear as to which masks would best save the people from the attack and the extent of protection it could provide. There has been extensive research taking place concerning that. Most testings and discoveries surrounding the appropriateness of masks have concluded that the ones with the tighter fittings around the mouth hold high chances of protection compared to the standard paper masks. However, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) had announced that any covering in mouth, including a bandana, would suffice in shielding people from the attack.
There has been high importance given to wearing masks, especially in public, where people continuously come into contact with other people, which enhances their exposure, and the risk to contract the virus becomes manifold. The governments across the world, especially the countries where the count of coronavirus cases are incredibly high, have made sure to deploy police and security personnel to make sure everyone wears masks, and penalize people who fail to cover themselves.
Does Tea Cure COVID-19?
It is a well-known fact that improved immunity is the only way to fight against COVID-19 infection as there are no drugs or vaccines discovered to destroy the virus. Doctors have been treating coronavirus patients worldwide by improving immunity and fighting the virus. Similarly, improved immunity also helps prevent viral infection. Hence, immunity boosters have been playing a crucial role in the pandemic, as insisted by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Recently, a rumor has it that drinking tea does cure the coronavirus. It buzzes that the Chinese doctor Dr. Li Wenliang, who had warned in the initial stage of the COVID-19 epidemic, also found that tea cures the virus. Later it was observed that the tea consists of chemicals that kill the virus in the cells engineered in vitro experiments. But according to the Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in vitro tests are not enough to prove that tea helps in curing coronavirus.
According to research in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, scientists have found that tea actually helps in treating coronavirus. They state that consuming Myrrh with tea is a potential cure as Myrrh and tea are effective in preventing the growth of an essential protein in the COVID-19 virus. These two plants have the power to reduce the strength of the virus, as concluded by the study of Kusuma School of Biological Sciences (KSBS) on fifty-one herbal plants on clones of the coronavirus protein.
However, clinical trials are required to come to a conclusion, says Prof. Ashok Kumar Patel, leader of the research, IIT.
Benefits of Green Tea
According to scientists, green tea is rich in anti-bacterial properties and also helps in controlling cholesterol and Blood Pressure (BP). Also, black tea is an excellent immunity booster.
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