Pregnant women are affected by COVID-19 on a larger scale.
According to the latest data, pregnant women become affected at larger scales by the coronavirus than any other adults. Only in March & June in Washington, 14 of 1,000 pregnant women get COVID., which is higher than non-pregnant adults., which are 7 in 1,000 non-pregnant women between the age (20 to 39), scientists found. After considering other risk factors., the infection is 70% more among pregnant women than in non-pregnant women.
Researchers published it in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Non-white racial and ethnic groups of pregnant women are more vulnerable. Compared to women(only Washington State) labored in 2018. The COVID-19 cases were 2 to 4 times higher in the most minority groups of pregnant women during the pandemic. The non-English (COVID-19)patients getting medical treatment are about 8%, of which roughly 30% of the patient are pregnant women. Along with the infection, pregnant women with COVID-19 have a larger scale of a critical sickness. study advises that pregnant women should prioritized for the vaccine for Covid,” the scientist concluded.
The mutant found in the UK-united kingdom result in causing more prolonged infections
The cause of mutant coronavirus in the UK is because the Virus spent more time inside infected patients. Researchers measured viral amounts in infected patients(65-patients)., including “7” who affected with the UK mutant virus. The number of viruses carried by each patient was quite similar. But the mutant, named B.1.1.7, has 13.3 days of infection. It is high compared to the older version, the 8.2 days infection. “The conclusions are preliminary, as the study includes only seven B.1.1.7 cases.” The researchers warned that they published the article without any peer review on the Harvard University website.
“The paper states an important point which is the necessity of much longer isolation time than the original 10-day period.”
Mutant Virus with the strong bond
Experts analyze the vaccine’s less effectivity in the mutant coronavirus. Scientists identified mutants in South Africa and Brazil. Scientists already know that these mutants display a complicated mutation named E484K. The researchers observed a spike poking out on the Virus., which helps viruses to tears into receptor cells. The mutant has “more approving electrostatic interactions.,” making the bonds stronger to the affected cell.
An article in the bioRxiv explains the shape of the spike protein in E484K. Mutations have a different location, which promotes the spike protein to bind more strongly. They bind to any receptor protein on the surface of infected cells. They found this because the electric charges that bond the antibodies with the spike are not sufficiently robust. These findings will help in developing effective vaccines.
Female sex-hormones to help men infected with COVID-19
During this pandemic, men got affected more with severe disease and an increased death rate than women.
Researchers conducted a study on 42 men for using female hormones. “To decrease COVID-19 severe lung injury. A group of men injected with the female hormone progesterone twice under their skin every day with other general care routines. And another group with only available care routines., to see if the female hormone might reduce the severe inflammation of COVID-19 lung injury”.There were no unfavorable side effects among patients due to hormonal injection. The people who’d taken the hormonal injection(progesterone) medical/clinical status improved significantly.
Men treated with progesterone injection needed 3 fewer days of oxygen supply. Patients with hormonal injection hospitalized 2.5 days lesser than the group of men who didn’t receive the female hormonal injection. Even though it’s a slight difference., “This could act as evidence to encourage the progesterone injection. The hormonal injection could be a potentially safe method to treat COVID-19, infected men, with moderate to critical infection.”, the scientists stated in the article published in the journal Chest.