3 shocking Covid-19 Research that will blow your mind

Source: becker.wustl.edu

COVID triggers a range of neurological problems

According to a new study conducted by Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Covid-19 likely does not directly infect the brain cells but still inflict significant neurological damage.

Dominant coronavirus strain binds to host cell, more infectious

The dominant ‘G’ variant of the Covid-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2), is more infectious, claims a new study published in Science Advances.

Simulations demonstrated that the dominant G variation of SARS-CoV-2 mutated that allows it to more easily attach to host receptors, while also being more susceptible to antibodies than the original ‘D’ form. (Source: Los Alamos National Laboratory, US Department of Energy)

Antipsychotic drugs may act as a protective layer against COVID-19

While studying the effect of antipsychotic drugs on Covid-19 patients, a group of researchers from the Mental Health Unit of the Virgen del Rocio University Hospital in Seville, Spain found that antipsychotic drugs could act as a shield against COVID-19.

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