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Knowing what we know about these viruses, plans should consider controlling SARS-CoV-2 more like we would norovirus than flu.
Antibiotics are among our most commonly used drugs. But they seldom help.
Reinfections appear to be very rare. Out of over 40 million Covid cases worldwide, there have been only 5 documented reinfections. That’s a rate of 1.25 per 10 million infections.
Covid-19 is very likely to be epidemic that co-exists with humans for long time, becomes seasonal & is sustained within human bodies, top Chinese scientists say.
Numbers show the fatality risk from Covid-19 is much higher than that of influenza for every age group above 20.
While vaccine for coronavirus will take another year to be developed, India needs to do more to prevent seasonal flu that kills despite having a vaccine, say health experts.
Paracetamol is being widely used in the treatment of coronavirus symptoms, along with antivirals and antiretrovirals.
The coronavirus doesn't kill as many people as other flu infections, but once it gets going, everybody gets it.
Flucelvax, produced by Melbourne-based CSL’s Seqirus unit, is 36.2 % more effective than conventional shots in preventing flu-like illness that killed almost 200 American children last winter.
Compared to Tamiflu that requires two doses daily for 5 days, now a single dose of Xofluza can cure the illness. New drug to reach Indian markets in 2-3 years.