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Is it really that deadly? The significance of host resistance

Coronavirus might disappear before a vaccine is developed

In this article for Al Arabiya English, author Tamara Abueish reports on the ideas of Dr. Guiseppe Remuzzi, director of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan.  Remuzzi says symptoms among newly infected individuals are becoming less severe, and there are lesser number of people who will require intensive care. Remuzzi theorizes that this […]

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How extensive is the pandemic? Global Is it really that deadly?

Why you haven’t caught COVID-19 yet

Update 5/30/2020: We just checked the video today and found that it has been taken down [In a previous press release, YouTube CEO said that any video that presents viewpoints that challenges WHO will be banned from the platform. This is not a new experience. To know more, read The Pandemic Of Censorship]. We have […]

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Is it really that deadly? Global Is a lockdown necessary?

CDC’s new COVID-19 planning document shows death rate much lower than WHO estimates

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DCD) released the Pandemic Planning Scenarios last May 20, 2020 to help guide public health officials who utilize mathematical modeling for decision making. The document offers four (4) scenarios to help evaluate the potential effects of various strategies to be implemented. CDC notes that the document will […]

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Is it really that deadly? Approaches of different countries

Reopening of schools has not triggered a new wave of coronavirus infections

In this article published by The Guardian, we discover that the re-opening of schools in Europe are going well so far. Twenty two (22) countries in Europe have re-opened schools in waves over the past month, but official statistics have not shown any significant increases in the number of infections in these countries, said Blaženka […]

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Is it really that deadly? Global

Study shows low infectivity of some asymptomatic SARS-COV-2 carriers

A new study published by the Respiratory Medicine journal, researchers found that some asymptomatic carriers may not be as infectious as we once thought. The published study focuses on one 22-year old female with a history of congenital heart disease (referred to in the study as Case A). The patient has been experiencing shortness of […]

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Approaches of different countries Is it really that deadly?

Why Russia has a very low COVID-19 death rate

Russia may have one of largest coronavirus infections in the world, but compared to other countries, its COVID-19 death rate is very low. As of writing, there are only 2,537 deaths recorded, lower than a number of countries with relatively fewer cases. This article for CNN explains why.  According to Moscow’s Health Department, 100% of suspected coronavirus deaths […]

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Lessons we can learn from COVID-19 autopsies

In this article for Scientific American, W. Wayt Gibbs and Steve Miraky interviewed  Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay and Dr. Desiree Marshall about the autopsies they have conducted on COVID-19 positive cases.  In the interview with Dr. Mukhopadhyay we learn how COVID-19 can lead to death. We also discover how doctors can distinguish between deaths WITH COVID-19 and deaths […]

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A look inside Danish classrooms

Being one of the first countries to re-open its schools, Denmark has become a model for many European countries that are still hesitating to lift lockdowns. Barely a month in, people are the world are asking, how are children in Denmark faring?  This 3-minute video from BBC shows us that school may have resumed in Denmark, but […]

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WHO: The coronavirus may never go away

In a virtual presser held Wednesday, May 13, 2020, WHO emergencies director Dr. Mike Ryan said that the coronavirus may become another endemic virus in our communities. It may never be completely eradicated, even when vaccines have become available.  Editor’s Note: This article strengthens two points we have been repeating in this website. First, that lockdowns […]

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99% of coronavirus deaths in Italy had other illnesses

Published in March 18 2020, just after Italy experienced more than 2,500 COVID-19 deaths, the following article offers to us a sobering insight. According to data, only 0.8% of deaths were due to COVID-19. The remaining 99.8% had other serious existing medical conditions. Editor’s Note: This information is important as it gives light to the massive […]