May 18, 2021

Frédéric Keck: “Bats deserve to be protected”

INTERVIEW – The researcher coordinated a book on flying mammals, unfairly accused of being responsible for many epidemics, including that of Covid-19. Anthropologist and CNRS ...
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In Italy 9,660 new cases and 499 deaths. The positivity rate drops to 3.9%: today’s bulletin

I’m 9,660 new cases of coronavirus in Italy (yesterday they were +7.925, here the bulletin). Salt so at least 2,570,608 the number of people who ...
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WHO on a mission to Wuhan: visit to the live animal market

Covid cases worldwide exceed 101 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while confirmed deaths are more than 2.1 million since the start ...
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Covid: antibodies decrease in a few months. What does it mean

I study In the first round of tests, in late June and early July, about 60 out of 1,000 people had detectable antibodies. But in ...
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Covid, the epidemic in the US: 5 possible scenarios (and a proposal)

How will the epidemic evolve in the United States and what measures would need to be taken in the coming months to contain the infections? ...
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What is “viral load”, the number that reveals how contagious one is

Viral load is rising to very high levels, il number of copies of the genetic material of the new coronavirus present in one milliliter of ...
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Ilaria Capua: “Covid, here are the (very few) rules to protect us”

The contagion curve is vertical: almost 75,000 positives in Italy, 5,700 only yesterday. Ilaria Capua, director of One Health Center of Excellence at the University ...
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Mascherine, the virologist’s answers: “They reduce infections but beware of the viral load”

Mandatory throughout Italy outdoors and indoors, with few exceptions. The mask is becoming a sort of “natural appendix”, so much so that sometimes if we ...
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“We can stop the virus, we still have time”

“We have to hold out for a year, a year and a half maximum. Maybe even less if effective drugs or a vaccine will arrive ...
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All you need to know about swabs (quick or classic) for Covid: response times, cost and reliability

The tests for Covid-19 are more than one, based on different techniques, offered by the public and the private, more or less fast. The very ...
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