Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Omicron spread due to mix of factors: WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday that the spread of Omicron was down to a combination of factors including the make-up of the COVID-19 variant and increased social mixing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unpacking the body's interferon response to COVID-19

Interferons are potent natural antivirals, rallying other parts of the immune system to defend against viruses. Some clinical trials have tested interferons as a treatment for COVID-19, but results have been mixed, and the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France finds hard-to-detect COVID variant in Brittany

French authorities are investigating a new coronavirus variant found in the western Brittany region that is more difficult for tests to detect, though for now it does not appear to be more dangerous or contagious.

Medications

Do known drugs help against SARS-CoV-2?

There are no therapeutics available that have been developed for COVID-19 treatment.Repurposing of already available medication for COVID-19 therapy is an attractive option to shorten the road to treatment development. The ...

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