Convalescent plasma does NOT work: Doctors pause trial of drug because no proof it works

Convalescent plasma has been used to treat infections for at least a century, dating back to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.   It was also trialed during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza virus pandemic, 2003 SARS epidemic, and the 2012 MERS epidemic.  Convalescent plasma was used as a last resort to improve the survival rate of patients … Read more Convalescent plasma does NOT work: Doctors pause trial of drug because no proof it works

Doctor who discovered Ebola warns new deadly viruses set to hit mankind as medics fear new Disease X

Doctor who discovered Ebola warns that world could be hit by new deadly ‘Disease X’ that is as fast-spreading as Covid and as deadly as the African virus Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum helped discover Ebola virus in 1976  He said new potentially fatal viruses emerge from Africa’s tropical rainforests ‘Disease X’, which stands for unexpected, … Read more Doctor who discovered Ebola warns new deadly viruses set to hit mankind as medics fear new Disease X

Doctor who discovered Ebola warns new deadly viruses set to hit mankind as medics fear new Disease X

Doctor who discovered Ebola warns that world could be hit by new deadly ‘Disease X’ that is as fast-spreading as Covid and as deadly as the African virus Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum helped discover Ebola virus in 1976  He said new potentially fatal viruses emerge from Africa’s tropical rainforests ‘Disease X’, which stands for unexpected, … Read more Doctor who discovered Ebola warns new deadly viruses set to hit mankind as medics fear new Disease X

Russia ‘researching how to weaponise deadly Ebola virus as part of a catastrophic doomsday project’

Russia ‘is researching how to weaponise deadly Ebola virus as part of a catastrophic doomsday project’, experts fear Unit of the FSB spy agency is believed to be researching Ebola and Marburg virus Diseases lead to organ failure and internal bleeding and have caused outbreaks Ex-intelligence insider fears Moscow could be going beyond studying diseases … Read more Russia ‘researching how to weaponise deadly Ebola virus as part of a catastrophic doomsday project’

Russia ‘researching how to weaponise deadly Ebola virus as part of a catastrophic doomsday project’

Russia ‘is researching how to weaponise deadly Ebola virus as part of a catastrophic doomsday project’, experts fear Unit of the FSB spy agency is believed to be researching Ebola and Marburg virus Diseases lead to organ failure and internal bleeding and have caused outbreaks Ex-intelligence insider fears Moscow could be going beyond studying diseases … Read more Russia ‘researching how to weaponise deadly Ebola virus as part of a catastrophic doomsday project’

Vaccine task force chair blames Covid-19 on ‘unsustainable agriculture’

‘Unsustainable agricultural practices and the climate crisis’ are to blame for the coronavirus emerging, says Kate Bingham, head of the UK vaccine task force. Writing in a report on the task force’s vaccine strategy, goals and achievements, Bingham said these practices mean we will likely face new pandemics in the future. Zoonotic diseases – such as … Read more Vaccine task force chair blames Covid-19 on ‘unsustainable agriculture’

Congo declares end to Ebola outbreak that killed 55 people since emerging in June

Congo declares end to Ebola outbreak that killed 55 people since emerging in June Ebola outbreak infected at least 130 people after coming to light in early June It came just as Congo was bringing an end to another outbreak that killed 2,000 Congo has also seen more than 11,000 cases of coronavirus and 320 … Read more Congo declares end to Ebola outbreak that killed 55 people since emerging in June

Saving tropical swamps could help prevent future pandemics

Saving tropical swamps could help prevent future pandemics by reducing the likelihood of diseases jumping from animals to humans, study finds Peatlands are high in biodiversity are suffering severe habitat loss currently  Researchers say these factors create a perfect storm for zoonotic transmission   This describes the ability of a pathogen to jump from one species … Read more Saving tropical swamps could help prevent future pandemics

Fears mount over global shortage of coronavirus drug remdesivir after US bought much of world supply

Fears are mounting over a global shortage of the coronavirus drug remdesivir, which is being used to treat Donald Trump after the US bought much of the world’s supply.  The US President’s physician confirmed last night that Trump is being treated for the virus with the experimental anti-viral drug that was first developed to combat … Read more Fears mount over global shortage of coronavirus drug remdesivir after US bought much of world supply

Fears mount over global shortage of coronavirus drug remdesivir after US bought much of world supply

Fears are mounting over a global shortage of the coronavirus drug remdesivir, which is being used to treat Donald Trump after the US bought much of the world’s supply.  The US President’s physician confirmed last night that Trump is being treated for the virus with the experimental anti-viral drug that was first developed to combat … Read more Fears mount over global shortage of coronavirus drug remdesivir after US bought much of world supply