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Could Ivermectin help fight COVID-19?

Could Ivermectin help fight COVID-19?

As seen in The Journal of Antibiotics:
Ivermectin – a systematic review from antiviral effects to COVID-19 complementary regimen

Ivermectin proposes many potentials effects to treat a range of diseases, with its antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti-cancer properties as a wonder drug. It is highly effective against many microorganisms including some viruses. In this comprehensive systematic review, antiviral effects of ivermectin are summarized including in vitro and in vivo studies over the past 50 years. Several studies reported antiviral effects of ivermectin on RNA viruses such as Zika, dengue, yellow fever, West Nile, Hendra, Newcastle, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, chikungunya, Semliki Forest, Sindbis, Avian influenza A, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, Human immunodeficiency virus type 1, and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Furthermore, there are some studies showing antiviral effects of ivermectin against DNA viruses such as Equine herpes type 1, BK polyomavirus, pseudorabies, porcine circovirus 2, and bovine herpesvirus 1. Ivermectin plays a role in several biological mechanisms, therefore it could serve as a potential candidate in the treatment of a wide range of viruses including COVID-19 as well as other types of positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses. In vivo studies of animal models revealed a broad range of antiviral effects of ivermectin, however, clinical trials are necessary to appraise the potential efficacy of ivermectin in clinical setting.

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Oxytocin For Men 

Oxytocin For Men 

Oxytocin 

Peptide hormone oxytocin is produced naturally in the human body. The hypothalamus region of the brain makes it, and it gets secreted during social interactions, childbirth process, and sexual intercourse. Oxytocin is sometimes recommended as an oral drug to support the formation of emotional connections, enhance or achieve sexual orgasm, and to assist with certain other behaviors.  

American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide. 

Oxytocin in Men 

Oxytocin facilitates bonding in men, just like it does in women. A 2012 study revealed how fathers can bond more closely with their newborn babies when they receive a boost of oxytocin through a nasal spray. Some other research studies have shown more complex characteristics of oxytocin hormone in men’s behavior.  

In one research study, it was found that Dutch students who receive a snort of this “cuddle hormone” because more favorable towards certain Dutch fictional characters. But interestingly, they also became more adverse towards characters with German or Arabic names.  

The finding indicates that the social bonding effects of oxytocin are targeted at individuals whom the recipient believes to be a part of their own group or community. The results of this study were published in PNAS journal in 2011.  

In another research study, published in the same journal a year earlier involved men who were given a dose of this cuddle hormone and asked to write a description of their mothers. The ones who had a secure relationship with their moms described them as highly caring (after they received the hormone dose) 

However, the men with troubled relationships with their moms described them as less caring (after oxytocin dose) than they would usually do. The study showed that the hormone might help in forming social memories because it strengthens past associations, whether good or bad.  

Oxytocin and Monogamy 

The Time magazine published an article a few years ago, which discussed the results of a study that had been conducted at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study revealed that men are often fueled by the natural oxytocin hormone when they are feeling love for their female partners.  

The men who were a part of this study did not exhibit similar responses when they were presented with images of strangers, irrespective of how physically attractive they were. This led the researchers to conclude that this cuddle hormone may have a role to play in the monogamous behavior of men.  

Researchers found this phenomenon extremely interesting because it has remained an unsolved mystery for long as to why human beings are largely monogamous by nature. Out of all the mammal species, only three percent are monogamous. This has made researchers wonder all along what makes these three percent of the world’s mammals so different. 

While more research needs to be done in this area, researchers safely conclude that oxytocin in men and women may have a role to play in what causes them to stick with a single partner of their choice.  

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Oxytocin For Women 

Oxytocin For Women 

Oxytocin For Women 

Oxytocin, popularly known as the “love hormone”, is now increasingly accepted among researchers as the trigger behind a range of physical and emotional effects in women. The influence of the hormone begins in brain, where it is produced by the hypothalamus, and then gets transferred to the pituitary gland. This gland finally releases the hormone into a woman’s bloodstream.  

Oxytocin receptors are present throughout the body’s cellular network. The hormone levels become higher during social bonding as well as stressful experiences, as per the American Psychological Association. Some experts describe it as the “hormone of attachment,” which creates feelings of closeness and a sense of calm in women.  

Although researchers have already known about the role of oxytocin in childbirth and breastfeeding, new studies over the last decade have revealed additional facts about the effects of this hormone on a woman’s body and mind. 

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Effects in Pregnant Women 

A research study published in the Psychological Science journal in 2007 showed that pregnant women who had high levels of oxytocin during their first trimester were able to bond more deeply with their babies following childbirth. In comparison to other women, the women who had higher oxytocin levels throughout their pregnancy as well as in the first month after childbirth reported more intimate involvement with the baby.  

These new moms performed behaviors such as feeding, bathing and singing for their infant in unique ways that promoted the special relationship between the two. According to behavioral neuroscientists, oxytocin hormone also plays a vital role in causing uterine contractions during labor as well as helps shrink the uterus muscles post-delivery.  

It also facilitates the delivery of milk from the mother’s breast to enable the suckling infant’s feed.  

Mother and Child Bonding 

Mother and child bonding over the long term is also promoted by oxytocin hormone. Studies conducted on animals showed that female rats are averse towards pups when they (the females) are virgins. However, once these same female rats have given birth, their brain in changed positively in favor of the pups. Researchers believe that similar findings are also noticed in humans.  

However, a mother and child’s bonding may not always be hardwired. A unique situation occurs when human females adopt babies instead of giving biological birth. These moms are also able to bond equally well with the child and take care of him or her in every way.  

But the existence of these exceptional human behaviors does not dilute the fact that oxytocin hormone released during pregnancy will have role to play in boosting the mom’s feelings of connectedness and her motivation towards her baby. Researchers have also noted how interacting with the infant causes the baby’s own oxytocin levels to go up, which further supports the child-mother bonding.   

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About Oxytocin The ‘Cuddle Hormone’ 

About Oxytocin The ‘Cuddle Hormone’ 

Oxytocin The ‘Cuddle Hormone’ 

Oxytocin hormone is secreted by the pituitary gland posterior lobe. This gland is a tiny structure that is present at the base of the brain. Oxytocin is commonly called the “love hormone” or the “cuddle hormone” because it gets secreted when people bond socially or snuggle up to each other. Oxytocin surge can occur even when you are playing with your dog, as per a study published in the Hormones and Behavior journal in 2009.  

Oxytocin is also known to intensify old memories of bonding or relationships gone bad. It can also sometimes make people less accommodating of others whom they perceive as outsiders. So, depending on your environment, you may feel cuddly or suspicious of others because of oxytocin.  

American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide. 

Oxytocin in Women 

Oxytocin plays a significant role in a woman’s life and well-being. According to Larry Young, a neuroscientist at Emory University, this hormone is a peptide created in the brain, which has a role to play in the birth process as well as in nursing.  

Oxytocin hormone helps cause uterine contractions during labor and enables the uterus shrinkage after childbirth. When the breast suckling by an infant takes place, it releases oxytocin in the mother’s body, which signals the brain to “let down” milk so that the baby can drink it. This cuddle hormone also promotes the bonding between the mother and the child.  

Oxytocin in Men 

Oxytocin not only works for women, but also promotes bonding in men. A research study in 2012 showed that dads who received a boost of this cuddle hormone through a nasal spray engaged more closely with their five-month old babies compared to dads who were not given oxytocin.  

Oxytocin Nasal Sprays 

Nasal sprays to provide oxytocin hormone have been used over the years to address various conditions as well as to improve bonding and relationships. The sprays have been used for treating autism, which is a neurological disorder involving social functioning challenges. A research study published in PNAS journal in 2013 gave a dose of oxytocin to kids and teens with autism.  

The participants were asked to identify emotions based on images of people’s eyes. Although the participants could not identify the emotions in a better way after the oxytocin dose, but the areas of their brains related to social interaction became positively active. This heightened processing of emotions could indicate that oxytocin bursts might support behavioral therapy for children with autism. 

Some people wonder whether oxytocin dose through nasal sprays or other delivery mechanisms may lead to any side effects. As of now, no long-term research studies have been conducted to show any side effects of the oxytocin nasal sprays. Most research studies involve only short-term doses of the hormone to the subjects.  

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LDN treatment maintains health in patients with MS, chronic pain and fibromyalgia

LDN treatment maintains health in patients with MS, chronic pain and fibromyalgia

Article Resources: Long term treatment with low dose naltrexone (LDN) maintains stable health in patients with multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and fibromyalgia

  • Fibromyalgia Symptoms Are Reduced by Low-Dose Naltrexone A Pilot Study:

    This pilot study is the first to examine the effectiveness of LDN in reducing the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Overall symptom severity was significantly reduced in the drug condition, as contrasted to baseline and placebo conditions. In the entire group of participants, LDN reduced fibromyalgia symptoms by 30.2% over and above placebo. Specific symptoms, including average pain, highest pain, fatigue, and stress, were also significantly impacted by the drug. The observed effects were accompanied by a very low incidence of side effects, suggesting LDN may be an effective and well-tolerated treatment option for individuals with fibromyalgia.

Read more and download the pdf: Fibromyalgia Symptoms Are Reduced by Low Dose Naltrexone A Pilot Study

  • Long-term treatment with low dose naltrexone maintains stable health in patients with multiple sclerosis:

    This study illustrates that LDN is safe for people with MS, particularly RRMS as it does not appear to increase MRI activity or alter regular blood tests of liver, kidney and hematopoietic function. The efficacy of LDN needs to be evaluated in prospective clinical studies of MS because of its interesting mechanism of action and preclinical data. The safety findings of our study indicate that prospective studies of up to 3 years could be safely performed. Evaluation of clinical values, behavior, and MRIs revealed that patients on a long-term LDN treatment regimen did not show that LDN alone increased inflammatory disease progression or impaired clinical blood values. These data could assist physicians in their decision to prescribe LDN as a safe, inexpensive therapy for MS patients who are reluctant to take other, more costly, or more cumbersome DMTs. Moreover, these data support and warrant prospective clinical studies of MS, examining treatment outcome in patients receiving LDN only.

Read more and download the pdf: Long-term treatment with low dose naltrexone maintains stable health in patients with multiple sclerosis

  • Low-Dose Naltrexone for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia:

    In this study, we found evidence that daily treatment with naltrexone (3.0–4.5 mg) reduces pain associated with fibromyalgia syndrome. The results largely support our earlier preliminary work (1), further suggesting a potential role of low-dose naltrexone in the treatment of fibromyalgia. The average reduction in pain we observed after 12 weeks of low-dose naltrexone administration was 28.8%, which was slightly lower than the average 32.5% reduction observed in our first trial. The percentages of participants who exhibited at least a 30% reduction in pain levels was very similar between the two studies, with a 57% pain response rate in the current study and a 60% response rate in the previous study. Unlike the first study, however, we did not find an effect of low-dose naltrexone on fatigue. The collective results suggest that low-dose naltrexone.

Read more and download the pdf: Low-Dose Naltrexone for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

  • Reduced Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines after Eight Weeks of Low-Dose Naltrexone for Fibromyalgia:

    The goal of this study was to test if LDN administration is associated with reduced markers of inflammation in FM. We found that, after eight weeks of LDN administration, plasma levels of a range of broadly pro-inflammatory cytokines were decreased. In addition, we found that participants reported less pain and symptoms following LDN. Combined, these results support the hypothesis that LDN may help chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, by acting as an atypical antiinflammatory medication.

Read more and download the pdf: Reduced Pro Inflammatory Cytokines after Eight Weeks of Low-Dose Naltrexone for Fibromyalgia

  • The use of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a novel anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic pain:

    The totality of the basic and clinical research to date suggests that LDN is a promising treatment approach for chronic pain conditions thought to involve inflammatory processes. The clinical data supporting its use are very preliminary, and more research is needed before the treatment approach can be widely recommended. Critical parameters such as dosing still need to be refined. LDN may emerge as the first of many glial cell modulators that could be used to treat chronic conditions, with more specifically targeted medications developed in the future. As conventional anti-inflammatories have poor blood brain-barrier permeability, we expect centrally active immune modulators to be an area of interest in the future.

Read more and download the pdf: The use of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a novel anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic pain

  • Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome CRPS Using Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN):

    Our use of LDN treatment for CRPS patients was motivated by a presumed neuroinflammatory etiology for longstanding CRPS symptoms. The remission of pain and dystonic spasms in Case 1, as well a remission of all CRPS symptoms (including fixed dystonia) in Case 2, provide evidence that a multi-modal interventional approach, which includes low-dose naltrexone (a known glial attenuator), should be considered as a treatment option for the treatment of CRPS patients, particularly those patients with dystonic movement disorders.

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As Seen on PCCA: Why Oxytocin ‘the Love Hormone’ Medication is Helpful

As Seen on PCCA: Why Oxytocin ‘the Love Hormone’ Medication is Helpful

Why Oxytocin Is a Helpful Hormone

By Devaki Lindsey Berkson for PCCA

Oxytocin has classically been regarded as a pregnancy and lactation hormone. It’s also infamous as the “cuddle chemical” since it is released during orgasm and tends to bind couples together emotionally—alas, more in ladies than gents.

But oxytocin, it turns out, is much more.

At the 2018 International Seminar, I taught a lucky audience of compounding pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and marketers, and physicians how this “neuropeptide of attachment” could be used clinically for a variety of conditions. They learned a wide array of oxytocin basics and clinical applications along with delivery modes and dos and don’ts. Here is a brief glimpse at some of the information I shared.

Basic Physiology
Many hormones send signals to receptors. Receptors are proteins in the shape of satellite dishes designed to receive hormone signals and deliver them to genes to turn “on” or “off” actions related to these hormonal messages.

Wherever the human body has receptors, hormones act. Tissues containing receptors are greatly influenced by the hormones that signal these receptors. These tissues are called target tissues.

Oxytocin has target tissues all over the human body, not just in the uterus and breast. Looking at where oxytocin receptors live within the human body—where target tissues lie in wait for signals—starts to give us an understanding of oxytocin’s widespread potential use clinically.

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Progesterone Cream Can Help Menopause Symptoms

Progesterone Cream Can Help Menopause Symptoms

Menopause Treatment Progesterone Creams

Scientific research has shown that progesterone cream can be beneficial in treating the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, depression, night sweats, lack of sleep, and fatigue. In addition, progesterone cream could also lead to improved heart health in some patients. 

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Custom Compounded Hormone Creams

Researchers looked at the benefits of custom compounded progesterone creams made from plant-based hormones, which are biochemically similar to the hormones produced in the body (bioidentical hormones). A custom compounded preparation may contain progesterone as well as other hormones in different proportions to match with the unique medical needs of a woman

Custom compounded bioidentical hormones have become widely accepted over the years, particularly after a major government-backed study called the Women’s Health Initiative found a linkage between several life threatening conditions and conventional HRT (hormone replacement therapy). 

A number of well-designed research studies have shown that custom compounded bioidentical hormone preparations, including progesterone cream, actually work. According to the researchers, these compounds can make a significant improvement in a woman’s quality of life. 

Many doctors now agree that individualized hormone preparations, including progesterone creams, are just what women need to alleviate their menopause symptoms. 

 

Effectiveness of Progesterone Cream

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a review of studies in 2007, which indicated that progesterone cream continues to be a treatment option for women undergoing menopause. While the researchers could not find quality evidence to support the efficacy of progesterone cream conclusively, they agreed that product failure did not occur. 

But recent studies have shown promising benefits of progesterone cream. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology published a research study in 2018, which showed that progesterone cream applied for 12 days (twice a day) delivered the same hormone level in the bloodstream as a 200 mg dose of oral progesterone taken once a day. 

The effect of progesterone cream on serum hormone levels was found to be exceptionally robust. 

 

Dosage and Preparation of Progesterone Cream

Progesterone cream is usually available in different strengths ranging from 25 mg/mL to 250 mg/mL. Although recommendations may differ between physicians, in most cases, a daily application of 25 mg/mL of the progesterone cream would be sufficient to manage symptoms such as hot flashes. By the time the patient is using a dose of 75 mg/mL, it will deliver progesterone levels equivalent to about 200 mg of oral dose. 

If you experience the benefits in terms of reduction of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, your doctor may recommend you to apply the cream once a day for six days, and skip every 7th day. The areas where you may apply the cream include the vaginal/labial area, lower abdomen, forearms, inner thighs, and neck area. It is important to use the progesterone cream only in the recommended dosage.

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Health Benefits of Natural Progesterone Cream

Health Benefits of Natural Progesterone Cream

Progesterone cream is a safe and effective way to deliver HRT (hormone replacement therapy) in order to obtain relief from symptoms of menopause, prevent bone loss, and reduce skin-related signs of aging. Progesterone cream could be a viable alternative to pills, gels, patches, and suppositories that are more commonly used for HRT.

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Health Benefits

Progesterone depletion during menopause can give rise to a number of physical and emotional signs and symptoms. Progesterone cream can improve your health and quality of life during menopause by: 

  • Treating hot flashes 
  • Reducing vaginal dryness
  • Improving sleep and mood
  • Fighting fatigue
  • Preventing bone loss 
  • Mitigating wrinkles, thinning skin, and dry skin
  • Combating weight gain 
  • Improving sexual desire 

Skin Health

When it comes to skin care, progesterone cream can deliver positive benefits. The British Journal of Dermatology published a study in 2005, which showed that progesterone cream was more effective than non-progesterone anti-aging creams in terms of improving skin elasticity and firmness in peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women

The study conducted over several months showed that progesterone cream use resulted in marked improvements on four key counts when compared to an average skin cream: 

  • Higher reduction in wrinkle and fine lines (29% vs. 16%)
  • Higher increase in skin tightening (23% vs. 13%)
  • Higher reduction in the depth of eye wrinkles (10% vs. 7%)
  • Higher reduction in the depth of “laugh lines” (10% vs. 7%)

However, surface lipids and skin hydration did not show any changes or additional benefits when progesterone cream was applied. 

Brain Development Benefits 

Research shows that mothers who received treatment with progesterone in any form, including progesterone cream during their pregnancy may have children with better brain development. According to some researchers, progesterone is vital for the optimal brain development in the fetus. If progesterone levels are abnormally low, it can put the infant at a developmental disadvantage.

Reducing Anxiety and Improving Memory

Progesterone metabolizes naturally in the brain tissue to certain metabolites, which can produce anti-anxiety, calming and potential enhanced memory effects. Women who experience reduction in progesterone levels with age may benefit from progesterone cream or delivery of the hormone in another form in order to preserve and maintain cognitive function.

Sleeping Aid 

Women who use progesterone in oral or cream forms may experience its sedative properties. Therefore, many physicians recommend that progesterone be taken at bedtime in order to counteract the symptoms of sleeplessness arising in peri-menopause. 

Once progesterone is absorbed in the intestines, it produces metabolites in the liver. These metabolites have hypnotic and sedative effects. Many women could experience the calming effects of progesterone when they regularly use it in cream form. 

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Types Of Menopause Treatments And Prescription Medications

Types Of Menopause Treatments And Prescription Medications

Menopause Treatments

Women often have experience hot flashes, irregular periods, and various other symptoms that are indicative of menopause. In some cases, it may be necessary to seek treatments and medications to obtain relief from the symptoms. 

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Treatment Options

Menopause by itself is not a harmful condition and does not require any medical treatment. However, treatments could be necessary to provide relief from menopause symptoms and manage or prevent the onset of chronic conditions that may be triggered with aging. Some of the common treatments include: 

 

Hormone Therapy

One of the most effective solutions to the problem of menopausal hot flashes is estrogen therapy. Your physician will assess your medical history and systems in order to prescribe the lowest dose of estrogen and the minimum time frame required to provide symptomatic relief. You might need progestin in addition to estrogen if you still have your uterus. 

Estrogen therapy also prevents bone loss. Starting hormone therapy close to the time of your menopausal transition has proven benefits for a woman’s health. Discuss with your physician about the potential benefits of hormone therapy for you. Bioidentical hormones are an excellent option to achieve the desired effects.  

 

Vaginal Estrogen 

Sometimes estrogen may be administered into the vagina directly using a vaginal ring, tablet or cream. This will relieve the symptoms of vaginal dryness. The treatment will release a tiny amount of estrogen, which the vaginal tissue will absorb. The treatment also provides relief from vaginal discomfort during intercourse as well as some urinary symptoms.

 

Low Dose Antidepressants 

Some of the antidepressants in the class of SSRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) can help reduce menopausal hot flashes. If you are unable to take estrogen therapy or you are dealing with a mood disorder, a low dose antidepressant therapy may help in the management of hot flashes. 

 

Gabapentin and Other Medications

Although Gabapentin is a medication for the treatment of seizures, it has proven to be beneficial in treating hot flashes. The drug is helpful for women who are unable to use estrogen therapy as well as the ones who experience nighttime hot flashes. 

Clonidine in pill or patch forms is normally meant to treat hypertension, but it is also known to provide relief from the symptoms of menopause. Many women also experience conditions such as osteoporosis around the time of their menopausal transition. Depending on their symptoms, your physician may prescribe medications to treat or prevent osteoporosis.

A number of medications are available that can help mitigate the loss of bone density and the risk of fractures. You may also consider vitamin D supplements, which will help improve the bone strength. It is best to review your treatment options every year as your medical needs with regard to menopause symptoms might change. 

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On Live Science: How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?

On Live Science: How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?

How does the new coronavirus compare with the fluResearch so far indicates that COVID-19 spreads more easily and has a higher death rate than the flu.

Since the new coronavirus was first discovered in January, many people have compared it with a more well-known disease: The flu.

Many of these comparisons pointed to the perhaps underappreciated toll of the flu, which causes millions of illnesses and tens of thousands of deaths every year in the U.S. alone. (During the current flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there have been 39 million to 56 million flu illnesses and 24,000 to 62,000 flu deaths in the U.S., although that number is an estimate based on hospitalizations with flu symptoms, not based on actually counting up every person who has died of flu.)

The new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has caused more than 1 million illnesses and 60,000 deaths in the U.S. as of April 29, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Both COVID-19 and the flu are respiratory illnesses. But COVID-19 is not the flu. Research so far indicates that COVID-19 spreads more easily and has a higher death rate than the flu.

Scientists are racing to find out more about COVID-19, and our understanding may change as new information becomes available. Based on what we know so far, here’s how it compares with the flu.

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