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Scientists find how to predict who will die in COVID-19

Knowridge Science Report
Knowridge Science Report
 2021-11-27
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In a new study from Université de Montréal, researchers found the amount of a SARS-CoV-2 genetic material—viral RNA—in the blood is a reliable indicator in detecting which patients will die of the disease.

They were able to determine which biomarkers are predictors of mortality in the 60 days following the onset of symptoms

Thanks to the data, they have successfully developed and validated a statistical model based on one blood biomarker, viral RNA.

Despite advances in the management of COVID-19, doctors have found it hard to identify patients most at risk of dying of the disease and so be able to offer them new treatments.

In the study, the team analyzed blood samples collected from 279 patients during their hospitalization for COVID-19, ranging in degrees of severity from moderate to critical.

They measured amounts of inflammatory proteins, looking for any that stood out.

At the same time, the team measured the amounts of viral RNA and Finzi’s levels of antibodies targeting the virus.

Samples were collected 11 days after the onset of symptoms and patients were monitored for a minimum of 60 days after that.

The team found that the amount of viral RNA in the blood was directly associated with mortality and provided the best predictive response.

They also found that including additional biomarkers did not improve predictive quality.

To confirm its effectiveness, the team tested the model on two independent cohorts of infected patients.

It made no difference which hospital the patients were treated at, nor which period of the pandemic they fell into: in all cases, the predictive model worked.

Now the researchers want to put it to practical use.

If you care about COVID, please read studies about drug that treats gout could also battle COVID-19 and findings of diabetes and high blood pressure can increase brain damage in COVID-19.

For more information about COVID and your health, please see recent studies about the potential cause of COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’ and results showing that COVID-19 vaccine booster dose can reduce infection in those 60 and older.

The study is published in Science Advance. One author of the study is Dr. Daniel Kaufmann.

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Zelijah
11-27

Well since they have “figured this thing out for the millionth time” they should stop harassing everyone else to get the vaccine.

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Felix Fuentes
11-27

Hahahahaha. What a joke. The fake scientists know exactly that most of the vaccinated ones will die within the next 3 to 5 years. Why would they die? Because the vaccines are not vaccines but bioweapons that are killing people by destroying their immune system. Of course, they will always blame the virus, one that has over 98% survivavility rate.

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Bill Hewer
11-28

if you die during sex? Covid. hit by a bus? covid. fall off a roof? covid. rabies? covid. pneumonia? covid. motorcycle accident? covid. shot by jealous wife? covid.

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