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Does catching the common cold make COVID-19 less severe

Early stages of research suggest that being infected previously with a different type of coronavirus to SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-190, such as the common cold, may lessen the severity of the infectious virus.

Is a cure for the common cold on the horizon?

York - Scientists have successfully cracked a code that controls the functions of a major group of viruses including the common cold and polio. Does this mean that a cure for the common cold is realizable?

Mom was right, it is best to wrap up warm in the winter

Wrap up warm or you’ll catch a cold is a common saying. There may be an element of truth to this for the cold causing virus is more virulent in cold temperatures when compared with warmer ones.

Why is there no cure for the common cold?

Through a series of genetic studies, scientists have explained why, despite all of the other advances in medical science, there is still no cure for the common cold.

Child's Death Raises Concern Over Adenoviruses

On November 30, 9-year old Anthony Scott died after coming down with a common, seasonal virus. His death has raised concerns in his community and school, thus highlighting the potential dangers of adenoviruses. Typically, these viruses are rarely fatal.

Common Cold May Not Be So Common After All

Scientists are finding that what used to be called the common cold could in fact be the result of a number of viral infections, which all share similar symptoms. Different “colds” are only starting to be discerned from one another thanks to a new tool
 

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DRACO successfully treats viral infections. The microscope images show that in the left set of four ...
DRACO successfully treats viral infections. The microscope images show that in the left set of four photos, rhinovirus (the common cold virus) kills untreated human cells (lower left), whereas DRACO has no toxicity in uninfected cells (upper right) and cures an infected cell population (lower right). In the right set of four photos, dengue hemorrhagic fever virus kills untreated monkey cells (lower left), whereas DRACO has no toxicity in uninfected cells (upper right) and cures an infected cell
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