COVID-19 Evolution

What Scientists Have Learned So Far About COVID-19

Coronaviruses have been causing complications for humanity for quite some time. Some types of coronaviruses are known to cause common colds and recently, two types have triggered outbreaks of deadly illnesses: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). However, the impact of SARS and MERS has been relatively mild compared with …

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How Did COVID-19 Started in the Philippines

On January 30, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to the Philippines when the first case was confirmed in Metro Manila. It involved a 38-year-old Chinese woman who was admitted to the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. On February 2, a second case was confirmed – it involved a 44-year-old Chinese man …

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COVID-19 Etiology, Transmission, Pathophysiology, Management, and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, viral diseases continue to surface and represent a serious public health issue. In the last twenty years, several viral epidemics such as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in 2002–2003, the H1N1 influenza in 2009, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in 2012 have been recorded. Most recently …

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COVID-19: Epidemiology, Origin, and Evolution

Since original reports in Wuhan, China, COVID-19 has spread very quickly across the globe, prompting the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic. With no vaccines nor antiviral drugs, and the presence of carriers without apparent symptoms, traditional public health intervention measures are significantly less effective. But, when and how did the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerge? …

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SARS-CoV-2 Virus –A Combination of Two Pre-Existing Viruses?

In the span of a few weeks, we have all learned about SARS-CoV-2 and the disease that it causes: COVID-19. However, there have also been a lot of misconceptions and myths surrounding it. And while the number of scientific articles on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is increasing, there are still many questions regarding its origins and …

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Fast-Evolving Pandemic

On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization office in China received a report of 29 pneumonia cases of unknown etiology in Wuhan city in Hubei province, central China. Within a span of one week, it became clear that the initial cases were linked with a seafood market where wild animals and live poultry were …

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COVID-19: Separating Myths from Facts

With COVID-19 affecting millions of people worldwide, it is important to separate facts from myths. In this article, we debunk various myths surrounding this virus and reveal the facts behind them. Myth: It’s referred to as Wuhan Coronavirus because it happened there and only affects those who live in that area or are of Asian descent. …

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Coronavirus Evolution and Possible Origins

The COVID-19 outbreak, which began in China, is rapidly evolving. With the global case toll rising steadily, borders around the world closing, face masks and disinfectants flying off of store shelves, and the global economy upended by the virus, it’s no wonder fear and questions are swirling about Covid-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared …

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