Ibuprofen: Good or Bad for COVID 19?

Besides frantically searching for therapies to combat this little coronavirus, scientists also continue searching for those factors which either help or hurt patients during COVID infection.  Many risk factors find their ways into both scientific journals and social media.  The question arose over whether NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, like ibuprofen and naproxen, could help or…

Mutant SARS CoV 2 Viruses Are Not Gaining Superpowers

Science fiction thrillers fill our nightmares with deadly viruses mutating to the point of human annihilation.  While possible, this scenario is highly unlikely and research indicates that SARS CoV-21 does not appear to be gaining transmissibility super powers either.  Researchers from the University College of London Genetics Institute evaluated  over 40,000 strains of the virus…

COVID 19 and Autoimmune Risks – A Two Way Street

COVID risks and risks of COVID might sum up today’s post, highlighting the possible two-way street between this coronavirus pandemic and autoimmunity diseases.  Two questions have arisen from the COVID 19 pandemic.  First, who is at risk?  Second, after the infection is over what problems are left behind?  Autoimmunity, or the condition where our bodies…