SARS-CoV-2–Positive Sputum and Feces After Conversion of Pharyngeal Samples in Patients With COVID-19

This study was reported as a letter to the scientific journal Annals of Internal Medicine on 30 March 2020. The authors report the outcomes of testing for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in sputum and faecal samples from COVID-19 patients after their apparent recovery, which was indicated by throat swabs no longer testing positive. The key finding wasContinue reading “SARS-CoV-2–Positive Sputum and Feces After Conversion of Pharyngeal Samples in Patients With COVID-19”

Survival of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (2005)

This research paper was published in 2005 and relates to SARS-CoV (responsible for the 2002/03 SARS outbreak), not SARS-CoV-2 (responsible for COVID-19). However, since these two viruses are closely related, it is insightful to observe what is known about the former, in order to consider what may be possible (or even likely) for the latter.Continue reading “Survival of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (2005)”