Questions tagged [sars-cov-2]

SARS-CoV-2 is the scientific name given by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses to the virus that causes the disease Covid-19 or coronavirus disease 2019.

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Why did COVID-19 spread so much faster than H1N1/09 in China?

Despite China's success in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak insofar, a March 31 Science paper that analyzes the response has this intriguing (and alarming) observation The dispersal of COVID-19 ...
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Other than death, what are the potential long-term health impacts on individuals infected with COVID-19?

There is a lot of concern about deaths resulting from or exacerbated by SARS-CoV-2 infections, but I can find little about the potential long-term health impacts on those who 'recover' (understandably,...
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Could COVID-19 be less "dangerous" by the pass of the time?

Could COVID-19 be less "dangerous" by the pass of the time, say for instance, on August? By dangerous I mean, less aggressive in terms of the symptoms, mortality, less probability of caught the virus,...
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Allowing persons having sars-cov-2 antibodies to move freely

Would it make sense from the public safety point of view to allow the persons already having the antibodies to move more freely than the persons not having the antibodies? Or it is more of an ethical ...
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Is there a way of administering the SARS-COV-2 virus safely? (as in a poor man's vaccine)

Knowing that the normal entry points of the virus to the body are the nose, mouth and eye: https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/modes-of-transmission-of-virus-causing-covid-19-...
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Would the human seasonal coronaviruses be just as deadly as COVID-19 in a population with no prior immunity?

Presuming that we were able to find a person who was never exposed to any of the human seasonal coronaviruses (part of the viruses that cause the common cold), would the virus be just as deadly for ...
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Does the virus causing COVID-19, the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 stop being infectious when it is dry? [closed]

There are studies on the persistence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on surfaces. These studies aim to find out how long a surface remains infectious to humans. As far as I understand, it is not determined ...
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How is Lopinavir + Ritonavir expected to stop COVID-19?

There are four drugs being tested for effectiveness against COVID-19 in the SOLIDARITY trial. Three of them have obvious potential mechanisms of action: Remdesivir is an RNA polymerase inhibitor. ...
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What is known about transmission of coronaviruses through food?

I've seen a lot data about COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) on dry surfaces. But what about wet mediums, in particular food? In the West, it's easy enough to disinfect supermarket packages (before opening ...
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Can SARS-CoV-2 be a potential cause for Guillain-Barré syndrome?

According to Wikipedia :- ...Although the cause is unknown, the underlying mechanism involves an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the peripheral nerves and ...
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Did SARS-CoV-2 spread into Japan, USA, Taiwan, and other countries from single super spreaders?

What's the data to inform us how this infection spread so quickly? It seems that the virus first appeared in around November 2019 in China and an infected person visited the seafood market in Huanan, ...
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Is it possible to detect the virus that causes the disease covid-19 with a regular 2500x microscope? [closed]

What equipment would you need to do to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a sample.
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How resistant to moist heat is SARS-CoV-2

At one of FB groups I have found the following figure: As the efficiency of disinfection methods has been tested against E. coli, I wonder, how resistant SARS-CoV-2 is? Is it safe to reuse FFP2/3 (...
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How long can SARS-CoV-2 persist on surfaces?

We are seeing different values for how long this virus can persist on surfaces with the more recent data suggesting: copper 4 hours, plastic & stainless steel 3 days and, other studies stainless ...
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Is there any upside of using N95 masks instead of N99 or N100 to protect against COVID-19?

One of the most commonly used masks/recommended to protect against COVID-19 is N95. Is there any upside of using N95 masks instead of N99 or N100 to protect against COVID-19? N95 which filter 95% of ...
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Are there reliable studies on the viability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with respect to temperature?

There have been "suggestions" (facebook, media etc) that the novel coronavirus is heat sensitive. Specifically that the virus is "killed" or impotent when subjected to temperature of 77F. Are there ...
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What data is there for physicians to advise patients taking Ace Inhibitors during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is a membrane-bound aminopeptidase that has a vital role in the cardiovascular and immune systems4. ACE2 is involved in heart function and the development of ...
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How mutable is SARS-CoV-2 virus?

As it commonly known, mutability is a fundamental characteristic of viruses which presents the ability of virus genome to adapt to physical circumstances, prevent and circumvent vaccine effect and to ...
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Would "working out" with a respiratory muscle training device improve survivability of ARDS in patients without access to a ventilator?

"Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" (ARDS) is characterized by a rapid onset of widespread inflammation of the lungs. The causes are many, and one such cause might become prominent in the near ...
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Disinfecting laundry — that of a likely COVID patient, or of any other possibly-infectious individual

Clothing can probably spread fungal infections (e.g. athlete's foot) from person to person. There's not a lot of evidence that clothing can spread bacterial infections. But Bloomfield et al. quote ...

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