What is the key to a robust immunity against SARS-CoV-2? According to a study recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine, it could be a previous SARS infection—more specifically, the one that spread across 29 countries between 2002 and 2004—plus vaccination.
As cases of the Delta variant continue to raise concerns across the United States, a new variant reaches a warning level for the World Health Organization.
In a survey released by oncology data leader COTA, half of the respondents pointed to “Operation Warp Speed” for the Covid-19 pandemic as the seed of their belief that cancer treatments can and should be moving forward faster.
Researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) created a facemask using silver and copper nanolayers that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, the university’s official gazette said on Aug. 26.
Early data from a Phase III study of Brii Biosciences’ monoclonal antibody combination therapy for Covid-19 is showing significant promise.
Some 25 percent of SARS-CoV-2 infections among Los Angeles County residents occurred in fully vaccinated residents from May through July 25, a period that includes the impact of the highly transmissible Delta variant, U.S. officials reported on Aug. 24.
Ion channels may be the Achilles’ heel of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with research emerging from Israel that identified eight already-approved compounds that inhibit the activity of the E-protein channels in the virus’ membrane.
Trial data from AstraZeneca on Aug. 20 raised the prospect of a new treatment to prevent Covid-19 beyond vaccines, giving hope in particular for people who respond poorly to immunization shots.
Pfizer Inc. and the company’s German partner BioNTech SE submitted to U.S. regulators the initial data from an early-stage trial toward seeking authorization of a booster dose of their Covid-19 vaccine, the drugmakers said on Aug. 16.
The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spawned a Greek alphabet of variants – a naming system used by the World Health Organization to track concerning new mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19. Some have equipped the virus with better ways of infecting humans or evading vaccine protection.