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  • Reply to: Modern Explanation for Plasmodium vivax Malarial Recurrences   2 days 12 hours ago

    In regard to the saga (see above), this publication teaches us what an ethically correct paper looks like citation-wise:

    Obaldía N 3rd & Nuñez M. 2020. On the survival of 48 hr Plasmodium vivax Aotus monkey-derived ex vivo cultures: the role of leucocytes filtration and chemically defined lipid concentrate media supplementation. Malaria Journal 19: 278.

    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-020-03348-9

  • Reply to: Artemisinin resistance in Africa.   4 days 41 min ago

    So ACT become obsolete!

    Bill Gates will try to sell his vaccine. No thanks!

    We Africans rely on Artemisia afra

  • Reply to: Artemisinin resistance in Africa.   5 days 22 hours ago

    Finally, after so much evidence accumulated in many African countries WHO and Pasteur also recognize that ACT resistance spreads in Africa
    A Uwimana, P Ringwald,, D Ménard. Emergence and clonal expansion of in vitro artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum kelch13 R561H mutant parasites in Rwanda , Nature Medicine, August 3, 2020

  • Reply to: Malaria inhibits Covid   1 week 5 days ago

    Another paper confirms that the hypothesis proposed by Munyangi and Lutgen is fact more than speculation.
    This year Italian people were living a severe crisis due to a Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The North of Italy, is particularly affected with a great proportion of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Bergamo is the epicenter with up to 35% of the population infected.

    In the northern Italian regions the presence of recently immigrated African people, usually employed in iron-steel factories and agricultural works, is high. Now, among the people in the hospitals with moderate or severe COVID-19, the presence of black people is very low. According to the data of Italian Superior Institute of Health, in Bergamo, the black people with moderate to severe COVID-19 are about 1,6% of COVID-19 patients
    This huge difference could be due to a different genetic susceptibility of Africans. However it is known that in African-Americans the severity of COVID-19 is high.
    In Subsaharan Africa malaria is one of the diseases which cause significant morbidity and mortality. We speculate that anti-malarial immunity may also play a protective role against corona. Individuals who have had malaria or asymptomatic malaria have antibodies (IgG) to Plasmodium specific antigens.
    Aurora Parodi and Emanuele Cozzani⁎
    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) and Malaria.
    Med Hypotheses. 2020 Jun 25

  • Reply to: Malaria inhibits Covid   1 week 6 days ago

    A recent paper from Odisha,India confirms our hypothesis that malaria may inhibit corona.
    Comparing antibodies in healthy subjects in malaria-endemic areas (IgG: 144.62±47.23; IgM: 19.93±15.08) to residents of non-endemic regions (IgG: 30.15±9.3; IgM: 8.5±6.1) demonstate a possible cause-effect relationship. Further validation of this hypothesis might be established from other P. falciparum endemic areas of the world