BIOL 204 Intro. Microbiology:: 1. COVID , SARS. Pandemics

This guide supports microbiology class discussions, assignments, and laboratory projects on microbiology, SARS Cov-2, and Covid 19.

Treatment update

                                                       Cornerstones of care

How do you treat coronavirus? Here are physicians’ best strategies By Kelly ServickJennifer Couzin-FrankelCatherine MatacicPosted in: Science Health  Coronavirus doi:10.1126/science.abi5263

Latest Science issue 12 March 2021 Vol 371, Issue 6534

"Doctors have few treatments for the early stages of COVID-19, but have developed a small arsenal of therapies to employ as symptoms become more severe. Research continues on how and when to administer drugs, oxygen, and other treatments.

  • Fluids, rest, acetaminophen
  • Monoclonal antibodies appear to reduce risk of hospitalization in outpatients at high risk of severe disease...
  • The antiviralremdesivir is widely used in hospitalized patients, but evidence is mixed on its ability....
  • Oxygen, delivered through nasal prongs, a mask, or an inva-sive breathing tube, is crucial to COVID-19 care........
  • .Anticoagulants can prevent blood clots that are common in COVID-19 patients, but physicians must weigh the risk .....
  • The immunosuppressant drugs dexamethasone and tocilizumab have both reduced mortality in large clinical trials of hospitalized patients, showing that it's possible to tame the potentially deadly inflammation that characterizes ........."

SARS/COVID websites, news alerts

COVID/SARS database sources


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