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Coronavirus 2019: therapeutic goals

Coronavirus 2019: therapeutic goals

Therapies: How do you kill the Coronavirus? Use of antivirals In various countries of the world, people infected with the virus, in particular the most serious ones, are undergoing tests with combinations of drugs used in HIV and flu virus therapy. In Thailand The...
Coronavirus: first steps towards the vaccine

Coronavirus: first steps towards the vaccine

As already highlighted on several occasions, the strategies to combat Coronaviruses currently are: prevention antiviral therapies vaccines Vaccines are the most effective strategy to eradicate a virus. When a population is vaccinated, the virus can no longer find a...
Coronavirus: genome variability analysis

Coronavirus: genome variability analysis

Are there many different types of coronaviruses? Does Coronavirus change easily? Are there particular regions more or less prone to mutation? These are the questions asked by two Italian researchers, Federico Giorgi and Carmine Ceraolo, in a study that was recently...
Masks: Not just a trend

Masks: Not just a trend

With the recent news on the spread of the “Wuhan coronavirus” people have been buying masks to protect themselves from it. But some questions about masks have been raised: Will wearing a mask protect us from the virus? How do we know which mask to buy? Are...
The real danger of the Coronavirus

The real danger of the Coronavirus

In this article, we answer the question: Why is the Coronavirus considered dangerous, if it just basically resembles the flu? The two main characteristics that distinguish a virus are lethality and infectivity. For convenience, we have placed both parameters in a...