Real-time tracking of pathogen evolution

I do admit I like Wikipedia and I use it for medical information too. Surfing the SARS-CoV-2 page led me to the Nextstrain page. What a discovery it was! I have spent hours navigating the site, decrypting the colourful intricate diagrams and playing round with the interactive settings including a play button for the animation of genomic… Continue reading Real-time tracking of pathogen evolution

Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19: Review of the Literature so far

In the search for a treatment for COVID-19, attention has turned to preexisting drugs in the hope to reduce the lead time in finding a cure. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), chloroquine (CQ) and macrocodes (MC) are all known to have antiviral effects (first two through endosomal acidification) in other viral diseases and there were promising results in… Continue reading Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19: Review of the Literature so far