Medical News Insights

The Journal is our blog for the latest medical news

cold viruses
cold viruses
Sameer P. Sethi

Common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

Common Cold Viruses :(REUTERS) – The modified common cold viruses behind high-profile COVID-19 vaccine candidates from China’s CanSino Biologics and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute have been studied for decades, but are still not widely utilized. The altered adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) viruses used in these vaccines were first created by Canadian researcher Dr. Frank Graham at

Read More »
Doctor analyzing unknown MMR vaccine
Sameer P. Sethi

Vaccines from China and Russia based on Common Cold

(REUTERS) High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share a possible shortcoming: They are based on a common cold virus that a lot of individuals are exposed to, possibly limiting their effectiveness, some experts say. A vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, approved in Russia earlier this month despite limited testing, is based on

Read More »
asthma kids inhalation
Sameer P. Sethi

Asthma and COVID-19

Asthma and COVID-19: A new research letter published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society assesses whether asthma is an important risk factor for developing COVID-19 that’s severe enough to warrant hospitalization and intubation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with asthma are at greater risk for hospitalization and

Read More »
Women masks covid
Sameer P. Sethi

Almost 3.3 million US coronavirus cases and over 130,000 deaths

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported 3,296,599 cases of the coronavirus, an increase of 60,469 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 312 to 134,884. The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by

Read More »
covid deaths mexico medical-min
Sameer P. Sethi

Coronavirus Deaths in Mexico Rise Past 30,000

Mexico reached 30,000 COVID-19 deaths overtaking France as the country since the Coronavirus outbreak started. Officials reported 523 more confirmed deaths bringing the total of the nation. The total of Mexico confirmed infections rose with Spain. Saturday, about 200 street sellers blocked big avenues to demand they be permitted to the market amid the pandemic.

Read More »
south africa covid-19 surge-min
Sameer P. Sethi

Hospitals Prep for COVID-19 Surge in South Africa

The nurse began crying when describing her job in a Johannesburg hospital:  20 of her colleagues have tested positive.  “A lot, a lot, a lot of people are coming in daily.” South Africa’s Coronavirus instances that were reported quadrupled in June — the rate of growth of new cases is picking up although some of

Read More »
Inmate Coronavirus
Inmate Coronavirus
Sameer P. Sethi

Inmate Coronavirus Cases Reach 50,000

Inmate Coronavirus: As recent outbreaks threatened to reverse control measures earlier in the pandemic the number of prison inmates testing positive for the coronavirus soared well past 50,000 this month. Of those, at least 35,796 have recovered, and at least 616 offenders have passed, the data showed. Among the employees, more than 11,180 instances of

Read More »
Sameer P. Sethi

Several States Added To List That Must Quarantine

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut leaders will tell travelers from states with higher coronavirus numbers to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to a statement from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. The announcement came Tuesday and followed an earlier travel advisory from those three states, all of which have regions considered part of the New

Read More »
pooled testing for coronavirus-min
Sameer P. Sethi

Officials are trying “Pooled Testing” Strategy to Combat Lack of Tests

The country’s top health officials are banking on a new strategy to dramatically improve U.S. screening efforts for the coronavirus by combining evaluation samples in batches rather than running them one by one. The advantages include expanding testing to millions, decreasing costs, and stretching lab supplies. Health officials think folks that aren’t currently showing symptoms

Read More »
fauci us wrong coronavirus covid-min
Sameer P. Sethi

Fauci says Some Regions are Putting the Entire Country at Risk

Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some areas are putting the whole nation at risk With about 40,000 new cases being reported a day, Fauci, the government’s leading infectious disease specialist, said he “wouldn’t be surprised when we go up to 100,000 per day if this doesn’t turn around.” Infections are climbing mostly in areas

Read More »

Get your COVID-19 test results
without waiting at clinic or hospital

choose your self test type below

COVID-19 ANTIGEN TEST KIT

COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST KIT