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Two new studies have elevated the potential of antibody resistance, with detailed analysis. Two new studies have elevated the potential of antibody resistance, with detailed analysis. 

This is the most promising data on COVID-19 antibodies and immunity yet

The patients’ immune responses linked to the disease's severity.The patients’ immune responses linked to the disease's severity.

Survey of patients correlates COVID-19 severity with immune system changes | Ars Technica

The patients’ immune responses linked to the disease's severity.The patients’ immune responses linked to the disease's severity.

Survey of patients correlates COVID-19 severity with immune system changes | Ars Technica

Acting before or very soon after an infection is the best way to handle most acute viral diseases. Why aren’t we focusing on that with Covid-19?Acting before or very soon after an infection is the best way to handle most acute viral diseases. Why aren’t we focusing on that with Covid-19?

A sensational new study, to be published in a leading science journal, Cell, hints at the possibility that some of us may already be immune against COVID-19.A sensational new study, to be published in a leading science journal, Cell, hints at the possibility that some of us may already be immune against COVID-19.

COVID-19: What if some of us are already immune? | Deccan Herald

“via @NYTOpinion Bad news: we believe hot weather killed SARS. Not true. It isn't helping halt Covid. You still gotta keep physical distance, wear mask, bathe 5 times daily with plenty of soap. You gotta go Asian which is to say clean & no B.O. https://t.co/rmZnGDqTqq”

Teddy Locsin Jr. on Twitter: "via @NYTOpinion Bad news: we believe hot weather killed SARS. Not true. It isn't helping halt Covid. You still gotta keep physical distance, wear mask, bathe 5 times daily with plenty of soap. You gotta go Asian which is to say clean & no B.O. https://t.co/rmZnGDqTqq"

“There’s so many songs with “corona” “virus” “quaratine” right now in it . Lol”

danileigh on Twitter: "There’s so many songs with “corona” “virus” “quaratine” right now in it . Lol"

“My favorite doctor @DrZachBush shares brilliant insights and knowledge about the corona virus that unfortunately you won’t hear on the news. I hope everyone in the world will watch this. https://t.co/vOrxJjPwO7”

Jon Gordon on Twitter: "My favorite doctor @DrZachBush shares brilliant insights and knowledge about the corona virus that unfortunately you won’t hear on the news. I hope everyone in the world will watch this. https://t.co/vOrxJjPwO7"

“Thank you to all the BMDA members and Frontliners for a great work every day to help with this pandemic of corona virus,In these tough times they kept helping ppl in Vadodara @bmdabaroda @zubergoplani #doctors #Warriors”

Irfan Pathan on Twitter: "Thank you to all the BMDA members and Frontliners for a great work every day to help with this pandemic of corona virus,In these tough times they kept helping ppl in Vadodara @bmdabaroda @zubergoplani #doctors #Warriors… https://t.co/SnT8GZpZE2"

Researchers looking for a coronavirus cure have figured out how the new pathogen interferes with the immune response once it infects cells. The doctors showed that SARS-CoV-2 can inhibit interferon cells that would be able to slow down the viral replication, but allows other proteins to call ...Researchers looking for a coronavirus cure have figured out how the new pathogen interferes with the immune response once it infects cells. The doctors showed that SARS-CoV-2 can inhibit interferon…

Doctors might already know which drugs can kill the coronavirus – BGR

Several studies have suggested that the new coronavirus has mutated into more than one strain. However, opinions among experts are divided.Several studies have suggested that the new coronavirus has mutated into more than one strain. However, opinions among experts are divided.

COVID-19: How many strains of the new coronavirus are there?

A new review discusses the findings from over 40 studies on coronavirus immunity and what they could mean for the Covid-19 pandemic.A new review discusses the findings from over 40 studies on coronavirus immunity and what they could mean for the Covid-19 pandemic.

New review discusses findings on coronavirus immunity

Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.

The Week That Wasn't: Cannabis, Hamster Masks, Another 'Cure'

How does a relatively common type of virus turn into one so deadly it could spur a pandemic? The answer may lie in its microscopic spikes.How does a relatively common type of virus turn into one so deadly it could spur a pandemic? The answer may lie in its microscopic spikes.

Coronavirus: Tips And Spikes Contain Mysterious Protein Loops

Why is the coronavirus deadlier than the flu?Why is the coronavirus deadlier than the flu?

Understanding why the coronavirus is so good at making us sick | Genetic Literacy Project

Four months into the severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, we still do not know enough about postrecovery immune protection and environmental and seasonal influences on transmission to predict transmission dynamics accurately. However, we do know that humans are seasonally afflicted by other, less severe coronaviruses. Kissler et al. used existing data to build a deterministic model of multiyear interactions between existing coronaviruses, with a focus on the United States, and used this to project the potential epidemic dynamics and pressures on critical care capacity over the next 5 years. The long-term dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 strongly depends on immune responses and immune cross-reactions between the coronaviruses, as well as the timing of introduction of the new virus into a population. One scenario is that a resurgence in SARS-CoV-2 could occur as far into the future as 2025. Science , this issue p. [860][1] It is urgent to understand the future of severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission. We used estimates of seasonality, immunity, and cross-immunity for human coronavirus OC43 (HCoV-OC43) and HCoV-HKU1 using time-series data from the United States to inform a model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission. We projected that recurrent wintertime outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 will probably occur after the initial, most severe pandemic wave. Absent other interventions, a key metric for the success of social distancing is whether critical care capacities are exceeded. To avoid this, prolonged or intermittent social distancing may be necessary into 2022. Additional interventions, including expanded critical care capacity and an effective therapeutic, would improve the success of intermittent distancing and hasten the acquisition of herd immunity. Longitudinal serological studies are urgently needed to determine the extent and duration of immunity to SARS-CoV-2. Even in the event of apparent elimination, SARS-CoV-2 surveillance should be maintained because a resurgence in contagion could be possible as late as 2024. [1]: /lookup/doi/10.1126/science.abb5793

Projecting the transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 through the postpandemic period | Science

The CCP virus was likely introduced to the Chinese wet market in Wuhan that was originally said to ...The CCP virus was likely introduced to the Chinese wet market in Wuhan that was originally said to ...

CCP Virus Likely Introduced to Chinese Market by Humans, Not Animals: Study

Two studies show that rapid coronavirus testing helped contained outbreaks in long-term care facilities.Two studies show that rapid coronavirus testing helped contained outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

Studies: Early tests, not symptom screening, can control COVID-19 in nursing homes | CIDRAP

The tests are crucial to understanding the full scope of the COVID-19 pandemic. But right now, the results aren’t reliable.The tests are crucial to understanding the full scope of the COVID-19 pandemic. But right now, the results aren’t reliable.

The viral protein known as ORF3b limits the induction of the type I interferon response, which typically alerts other immune system components to the presence of a virus, in cultured cells.The viral protein known as ORF3b limits the induction of the type I interferon response, which typically alerts other immune system components to the presence of a virus, in cultured cells.

SARS-CoV-2 Protein Hampers Innate Immune Reaction In Vitro | The Scientist Magazine®

COVID-19 doesn't have an ending date, but here's what we do know about when the pandemic might end and how to make it through until it does. Experts explain how close and how far away we are.

When Will Coronavirus End? COVID-19 Predictions and Vaccine Updates

Do you wonder if you had COVID-19, but aren’t sure because you never were tested? An antibody test might give you an answer.Do you wonder if you had COVID-19, but aren’t sure because you never were tested? An antibody test might give you an answer.

COVID-19: Do I Need to Get an Antibody Test?

Researchers have found a monoclonal antibody in the blood of a SARS patient that has potent therapeutic action against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus).Researchers have found a monoclonal antibody in the blood of a SARS patient that has potent therapeutic action against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus).

COVID-19: Potential neutralizing antibody against SARS-CoV-2 found in a SARS patient - Firstpost

New variants of Covid-19 virus may hamper efforts to create a vaccineNew variants of Covid-19 virus may hamper efforts to create a vaccine

Mutant menace - The Week

Restricting movement on the basis of biology threatens freedom, fairness and public health. Restricting movement on the basis of biology threatens freedom, fairness and public health.Restricting movement on the basis of biology threatens freedom, fairness and public health.

Ten reasons why immunity passports are a bad idea

A 7-week-old Italian child kid was determined to have SARS-CoV-2 contamination before the neighborhood episode by cell-culture segregation, as indicated by another case report.

SARS-CoV-2 contamination analyzed by cell culture in 7-week-old Italian child - Laboratory Equipment Magazine,Microbiology and Healthcare News,Scientific Equipment News

The full-throttle pace of pandemic science is likely here to stay.The full-throttle pace of pandemic science is likely here to stay.

Scientists are responding to the coronavirus at record speed, but there are limits - Axios

It'll be "quite some time" before we know whether people who have contracted Covid-19 are immune to re-infection, experts say.It'll be "quite some time" before we know whether people who have contracted Covid-19 are immune to re-infection, experts say.

The antibody S309, first identified in a blood sample from a recovered SARS patient, inhibits the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, researchers report.The antibody S309, first identified in a blood sample from a recovered SARS patient, inhibits the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, researchers report.

Antibody from SARS patient blocks coronavirus in lab - Futurity

The SARS-CoV-2 epidemic is likely to be attenuated in Zimbabwe, possibly with a reduced mortality, but this may still overwhelm the health

COVID-19 in Zim: Where are we going? - NewsDay Zimbabwe

For the majority of people, even just a basic, fundamental understanding of how viruses work?and how they kill?should help in parsing through snake oil remedies and sensationalist headlines on the coronavirus pandemic.  For the majority of people, even just a basic, fundamental understanding of how viruses work?and how they kill?should help in parsing through snake oil remedies and sensationalist headlines on the coronavirus pandemic. 

SARS-CoV-2: Anatomy of a Pandemic | ABS-CBN News

The COVID-19 pandemic has made brutally clear the need for further research into many aspects of viruses.

The Novel Coronavirus Story so Far, From Virology's Point of View - The Wire Science

Recent research and leading scientists have suggested that lifelong immunity from Covid-19 might not be possibleRecent research and leading scientists have suggested that lifelong immunity from Covid-19 might not be possible

Coronavirus immunity: everything we know about whether you can catch Covid-19 more than once | inews

According to the study, all nine animals showed little to no symptoms after re-challenge and exhibited immune responses that protected against the second infection.According to the study, all nine animals showed little to no symptoms after re-challenge and exhibited immune responses that protected against the second infection.

Macaques Don't Get Reinfected With Coronavirus in Study, May Help in Developing Vaccine: Report

The coronavirus neutralizing antibody, called S309, is on an accelerated path toward clinical trials. An antibody first identified in a blood sample from a patient who recovered from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in 2003 inhibits related coronaviruses, including the cause of COVID-19. The

Antibody Neutralizes SARS and COVID-19 Coronaviruses – On Accelerated Path Toward Clinical Trials

Antibody Neutralizes SARS and COVID-19 Coronaviruses – On Accelerated Path Toward Clinical Trials – SciTechDaily

Immunity passports have been touted as a way to reopen the economy. But there are serious concerns they'll create an incentive to intentionally contract the coronavirus.Immunity passports have been touted as a way to reopen the economy. But there are serious concerns they'll create an incentive to intentionally contract the coronavirus.

Immunity passports could help end lockdown, but risk class divides and intentional infections

Immunity passports could help end lockdown, but risk class divides and intentional infections

Advanced imaging IDs antibody for potential COVID-19 treatment

Researchers studying the novel coronavirus and ways to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 that don't involve a vaccine are working on antibody-based drugs. Centivax has been exploring antibodies that work on SARS to prevent the novel coronavirus from attacking cells.Researchers studying the novel coronavirus and ways to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 that don’t involve a vaccine are working on antibody-based drugs. Centivax has been exploring antibodies that work…

Scientists say they’re getting closer to finding a cure for the coronavirus – BGR

A report published May 14 in the journal Cell offers some encouraging signs about how our immune systems respond to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.A report published May 14 in the journal Cell offers some encouraging signs about how our immune systems respond to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

People who’ve had COVID-19 show promising disease-fighting cells in their blood | Popular Science

RACGP - We need reliable serological tests to track coronavirus flare-ups. Are they finally here?

Science News: Researchers have revealed the components of the immune system in macaques which help them develop immunity to coronavirus re-infection, findings whichScience News: Researchers have revealed the components of the immune system in macaques which help them develop immunity to coronavirus re-infection, findings which

'How macaques resist coronavirus re-infection decoded, may help develop vaccine' - Times of India

Science News: Researchers have revealed the components of the immune system in macaques which help them develop immunity to coronavirus re-infection, findings whichResearchers have revealed the components of the immune system in macaques which help them develop immunity to coronavirus re-infection, findings which have helped them uncover the likely protective function a potential vaccine should exhibit.

'How macaques resist coronavirus re-infection decoded, may help develop vaccine' - Times of India

The trouble with coronaviruses is that they have evolved to evade immunity. They possess all sorts of unknown weaponry that dampens our immune responsesThe trouble with coronaviruses is that they have evolved to evade immunity. They possess all sorts of unknown weaponry that dampens our immune responses

‘Herd immunity’ is impossible without a vaccine | Spectator USA

The research showed that S309 antibody is particularly potent at targeting and disabling the spike protein that promotes the coronavirus entry into cellsThe research showed that S309 antibody is particularly potent at targeting and disabling the spike protein that promotes the coronavirus entry into cells

Coronavirus: SARS antibody found to neutralise COVID-19

While the Coronavirus vaccine remains a work in development, scientists and researchers are looking at a more immediate set of solutions that can be deployed to prevent Coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2). Which is why neutralizing anti-bodies seems to be a viable candidate.While the Coronavirus vaccine remains a work in development, scientists and researchers are looking at a more immediate set of solutions that can be deployed to prevent Coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2). Which is why neutralizing anti-bodies seems to be a viable candidate.

Coronavirus Update: Antibodies Offer Help As Vaccine Is Under Development

While the Coronavirus vaccine remains a work in development, scientists and researchers are looking at a more immediate set of solutions that can be deployed to prevent Coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2). Which is why neutralizing anti-bodies seems to be a viable candidate.While the Coronavirus vaccine remains a work in development, scientists and researchers are looking at a more immediate set of solutions that can be deployed to prevent Coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2). Which is why neutralizing anti-bodies seems to be a viable candidate.

Coronavirus Update: Antibodies Offer Help As Vaccine Is Under Development