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Breaking news: On November 9th, 2020, the world got a glimmer of hope when the pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer announced that it's COVID 19 vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis.

Vaccine development process
Vaccine development process

mRNA vaccine

  • The vaccine currently being developed and studied by Pfizer is an RNA vaccine that targets the spike protein, the spiky protrusion on the SARS-CoV-2 virus that allows the virus to attach to and invade human cells, initiating infection.
  • An RNA vaccine basically consists of an mRNA strand artificially created that codes for a disease-specific antigen which when injected in to the human or animal body, creates an antibody response.
  • In fact, all of the vaccines being developed by major manufacturers working with Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government effort to fast-track vaccines, target the spike protein.

Preliminary analysis

The preliminary analysis evaluated 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in trial participants. The study enrolled 43,538 participants, with 42% having diverse backgrounds, and no serious safety concerns have been observed; Safety and additional efficacy data continue to be collected. See full press release

Diet and Nutrition

Keto friendly dinners - salmon
Keto friendly dinners - salmon

ketogenic diet is a high-fat adequate-protein low-carbohydrate diet. A ketogenic diet is a popular lifestyle for many dieters trying to lose weight or to live a low carbohydrate load diet. Learn more...

COVID-19 drug

Bamlanivimab is a monoclonal antibody that recieved emergency use authorization from the US FDA on November 9th, to be used in the treatment of COVID-19.

Emergency use authorization

  • Bamlanivimab received an emergency use authorization (EuA)by the FDA for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients.
  • Bamlanivimab is authorized for patients with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing
  • Are 12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms (about 88 pounds), and
  • Are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization including those that are 65 years of age or older, or who have certain chronic medical conditions.

Reduced COVID-19 related hospitalizations

Bamlanivimab was shown in clinical trials to reduce COVID-19-related hospitalization or emergency room visits in patients at high risk for disease progression within 28 days after treatment when compared to placebo.

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Wiki is the way

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  • In traditional publishing, readers must wade through many articles on a subject, each written by a few experts, published at 1 moment in time.
  • In Wikipedia you read 1 living article written by many, continually updated by many.
  • Who needs 50 articles on avian flu when 1 will do? And Wikipedia content is often the best on the Web, which means the best anywhere.
  • For writers, Wikipedia offers neither authorship, recognition, reward, nor punishment.
  • Articles aren't indexed, but with Google and Yahoo!, who needs it?
  • The motivation for writing is love of information and a desire to share it. I say a variant of Wikipedia for medicine is the future -- and it's good."

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Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Ewing sarcoma is a type of tumor that forms in bone or soft tissue.
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  • Signs and symptoms of Ewing sarcoma include swelling and pain near the tumor.
  • Tests that examine the bone and soft tissue are used to diagnose and stage Ewing sarcoma.
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