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Important news and research for this week:
COVID research updates:
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- "...so-called love hormone, ...may be worth investigating as a treatment for COVID-19, a new study suggests. ...(factors) indicate that (it) may have potential as a targeted treatment for cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients, the researchers said in a news release from the American Physiological Society."
"Understanding the mechanisms by which (the love hormone) system can be a new immune target is crucial."
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"The team’s model predicts relatively short, intense spikes in COVID-19 cases in relatively uncrowded cities where residents stick to their own neighbourhoods rather than mingling freely. In crowded cities, however, people are more likely to have to cope with outbreaks that last longer than do those in the countryside."
"A twindemic, per the Times, is the possibility of a severe flu season coinciding with a surge in COVID-19 cases. Even a mild flu season is concerning, given that the inevitable serious cases of the flu tax the medical system each year, Amesh A. Adalja, MD, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, tells Health."
"From what we currently know, the preponderance of the evidence is that transmission is mainly through respiratory droplets and aerosols, with contamination of surfaces playing a limited role in transmission,"