Sweden, the United Kingdom and the U.S. have tried at different times to control the spread of the virus rather than eradicating it in hopes of building immunity in less vulnerable populations to protect those who are more likely to become seriously ill or die. Sweden has continued, keeping the spread relatively under control, but has higher mortality rates than its neighbors and is now more restricted than New Zealand. The researchers also evaluated the disinfection effectiveness on skin of 80 per cent ethanol against SARS-CoV-2 and IAV.
"Protecting our economies is inextricably tied to controlling Covid-19". We have to protect our workforce and avoid long-term uncertainties.
Dr Nicole Robb, formally a Royal Society Fellow at the University of Oxford and now at Warwick Medical School, said: "A significant concern for the upcoming winter months is the unpredictable effects of co-circulation of SARS-CoV-2 with other seasonal respiratory viruses; we have shown that our assay can reliably distinguish between different viruses in clinical samples, a development that offers a crucial advantage in the next phase of the pandemic".
Researchers have now claimed that antibody levels in the blood of Covid-19 patients drop rapidly during the weeks after their bodies have cleared the virus and symptoms have subsided.
Working directly on throat swabs from Covid-19 patients, without the need for genome extraction, purification or amplification of the viruses, the method starts with the rapid labelling of virus particles in the sample with short fluorescent DNA strands.
"Our method quickly detects intact virus particles", said Professor Achilles Kapanidis, at Oxford's Department of Physics, adding that this meant the test would be "simple, extremely rapid, and cost-effective".
"There is no evidence for lasting protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2 following natural infection, and the endemic transmission that would be the outcome of waning immunity would present a risk to vulnerable populations for the indefinite future". "We can not afford distractions that undermine an effective response; it is essential that we act urgently based on the evidence".
In India, a total of 1,14,031 people died and 74,94,551 had been infected by the coronavirus by now.
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