The BCG or Bacilli Calmette-Guerin vaccine is used against tuberculosis disease. Different types of studies show that the incidence rate of COVID-19 is low in countries with routine BCG vaccination programs implemented. The research also shows that the persons who had been vaccinated with BCG in childhood show less chance of COVID-19. The prominent evidence is less death … [Read more...] about Is BCG vaccine a game-changer against COVID-19 in Pakistan?
Image source: CDC Commercially available soaps and detergents can destroy the bird flu virus, and possibly the COVID-19 causing novel coronavirus as well. Previous research in Pakistan has reported that commonly used soap (Lifebuoy) and detergent (Surf Excel) can kill the bird flu virus (H5N1). In this study, published in the 28th March 2009 issue of the Virology … [Read more...] about Soaps and detergents can destroy bird flu and novel coronaviruses
Scientists at Australian Monash University have found that a commonly used antiparasitic drug, Ivermectin, can stop the COVID-19 causing virus, SARS-CoV-2, replication in human cell cultures in the laboratory. The drug killed the virus particles within two days and the scientists are expected to start the human trials in a month. As of April 5, 2020, the novel coronavirus … [Read more...] about Anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin could be the drug of choice against COVID-19
Cats and dogs are prone to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but not so much. According to scientists, it is still unsure if pets can spread the virus to people, so owners are suggested not to panic so far. As claimed by the Chinese researchers, cats are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than dogs and can impart it to the other cats but still, no evidence can explain that pets can … [Read more...] about Can pets spread coronavirus? A panic among pets’ owners
The whole-genome sequencing of two Pakistani novel coronaviruses (2019-nCoV) has revealed almost contrasting genomic features to each other when compared with the Chinese coronavirus reference sequence. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) isolate Wuhan-Hu-1, with accession number MN908947, was the first complete genome submitted to the NCBI … [Read more...] about Pakistani novel coronaviruses possess contrasting genomic features