A possible new COVID-19 treatment

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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby gunnarre » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:31 pm

The Israel Institute for Biological Research has some promising results from testing a compound from the Covid Moonshot on the South African variant of the Covid-19 virus (posted by the London lab of Weizmann Institute of Science on Twitter): https://twitter.com/london_lab/status/1 ... 0336152580
Will be interested to read the paper on this one. (On a personal note I know someone who can't take a vaccine, so I'm even more interested in therapeutics for Covid than I already was.)

NTNU in Norway has also been testing combinations of existing drugs, and have found 5 combinations with significant in vitro and organoids results. They're moving on to human testing with those. I haven't seen any preprint articles on this, but here's news article in Norwegian with some microsope images: https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/medisin-mo ... 1.15410326

A reminder for both of these news items that just because something works in an assay/in vitro doesn't mean that it'll work in human patients (like hydroxychloroquine) but they do seem promising.
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby robertmiles » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:17 pm

Could the COVID-19 vaccines make long-haulers feel better?

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/covid-long-haul-vaccine-symptoms-20210313.html


Are vaccines safe in patients with Long COVID? A prospective observational study
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https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 21253225v2[/url]
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby robertmiles » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:41 am

Researchers race to develop antiviral weapons to fight the pandemic coronavirus

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/03/researchers-race-develop-antiviral-weapons-fight-pandemic-coronavirus
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby MeeLee » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:31 pm

I think the best 'treatment', is contracting the English variant.
It's very contagious, but much more mild than the original covid.
Once you get it (if you have any symptoms at all), you'll have a better immunity against the original COVID virus.
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby robertmiles » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:15 am

Revealed: How a single pill home cure for Covid could be available this year

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/revealed-home-cure-covid-could-available-year/
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby robertmiles » Sun May 02, 2021 2:11 am

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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby robertmiles » Sun May 02, 2021 2:15 am

If you want to work against COVID-19 using a GPU but under BOINC, World Community Grid now offers such tasks.

Select Open Pandemics and enable GPU use. Expect to get a few CPU tasks at first, before it goes to only GPU tasks.

https://join.worldcommunitygrid.org?recruiterId=480838
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby JimF » Sun May 02, 2021 3:14 am

robertmiles wrote:If you want to work against COVID-19 using a GPU but under BOINC, World Community Grid now offers such tasks.

I do both, but I always reserve my fastest cards (GTX 1070, RTX 2060, etc.) for Folding, due to the increased value of the extra speed.
This is reflected in the quick return bonus, but it is not the points but the value for the science that I am interested in.

I use my lower-power cards (GTX 1060, GTX 1650 Super) on OPNG. They do very well there, and each work unit takes only about 8 to 10 minutes, even running two work units at a time.
It would seem to be a waste of the higher-power cards to use them there, but either project is very worthwhile, you just need to match hardware to project.

By the way, even my GTX 750 Ti does an OPNG work unit in only about 16 minutes (one at a time). It is a card that I would no longer use on Folding, but it works fine on OPNG.
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby robertmiles » Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:55 pm

A New Coronavirus May Be Jumping From Dogs to People, Scientists Report

https://gizmodo.com/a-new-coronavirus-may-be-jumping-from-dogs-to-people-s-1846935191
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby robertmiles » Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:15 am

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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby robertmiles » Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:59 am

Biden Administration Unveils $3.2 Billion Hunt For Pill To Treat COVID-19, Other Viruses

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/covid-19-antiviral-pill-biden_n_60cbf90de4b01af0c26e5662
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