Two Sars-Cov-2 strains may be in circulation, study finds

This is a sharp, very technical article, pre-published (and therefore not yet proofread and validated by peers) on April 30 on the platform. BioRxyv. It reveals that there are two strains of Sars-Cov-2 (the virus responsible for Covid-19) circulating since the start of the pandemic. “This mutation is not new, but what is it is […]

Covid-19: on the trail of the enigmatic “patient zero”

What if the coronavirus epidemic had started in France well before the end of January? “The first cases of Covid-19? We will surely have surprises ”, says Professor William Dab, former director general of health. “The first cases surely occurred well before the start of 2020, contrary to what we initially thought, abounds Dominique Costagliola, […]

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Spain and in the world | Society

Note to readers: EL PAÍS offers in open the essential information of the coronavirus during the crisis. If you want to support our journalism, subscribe here Coronavirus Europe panel Data updated to May 11 (11.00 Spanish peninsular time) The expansion of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late […]

AP-HP confirms link between Covid-19 and heart inflammation in children

The twenty children hospitalized in recent days in the Parisian resuscitation services for heart failure have “All been in contact” with the Sars-CoV-2 virus. The link was confirmed on Thursday by the Necker Hospital team at a press conference of the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AH-HP). Since April 15, an unexpected number of children with […]

Concern rises over inflammation affecting children

The alert is worrying and the many pending questions will inevitably fuel anxiety. For several weeks, several medical teams in Europe have been worried about the growing appearance of serious inflammatory syndromes in children, some of which are associated with myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle). These teams wonder about the potential link with the […]

Is it true that nicotine users contract Covid-19 less?

Hello, Many case studies demonstrate this unequivocally: smokers who contract Covid-19 have a greatly increased risk of developing severe forms of the disease. In this work, we find that the proportion of smokers is two to four times higher in severely ill patients than in those with a moderate form of the disease. On the […]

The economic debacle of the coronavirus in graphics | Economy

The impact that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic will have on the world economy is expected to be unprecedented in the last century. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just projected that the global economy will contract 3% in 2020, —8% in Spain— in an analysis surrounded by “extreme uncertainty” whose outcome will depend on how each […]

Coronavirus from A to Z – Release

like animal The World Health Organization (WHO) reminded him as early as January 12: “The data seem to clearly indicate that the outbreak is associated with exposures at a fish market in Wuhan” (see: Hubei). The hypothesis of a zoonosis, a disease transmitted by animals, is therefore preferred. February 7, the scientific journal Nature asks: […]