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Tag Archives: SARS-CoV-2

Universal COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech to test a candidate | THE INDEPENDENT | Pfizer and BioNTech announced a new clinical trial for universal COVID-19 vaccine candidates.They say the candidates will include T-cell enhancing shots and pan-coronavirus shots that “protect against the broader family of viruses and its mutations.” A key challenge for …

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Study finds glucose-like metabolite effective against COVID-19

Beijing, China | Xinhua | Chinese researchers have identified a glucose-like metabolite associated with diabetes in human blood with effective antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2. The findings, led by researchers from Tsinghua University, were published in the journal Nature Metabolism on Tuesday. Previous studies show that the severity and mortality of COVID-19 …

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HEALTH: Long COVID

As much as 75% of hospital patients still not ‘fully recovered’ | THE INDEPENDENT | There are still many unknowns surrounding COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, or the duration of persistent symptoms experienced with long COVID. Researchers in the U.K. recently published a study in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine …

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COVID-19 virus harms human immune system: Research

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Israeli researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, harms the human immune system, Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in southern Israel said on Monday. In a genetic study published in the journal iScience, BGU researchers tried to find out what causes the “stormy” nature of …

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SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 named Omicron, designated “Variant of Concern”: WHO

Omicron (B.1.1.529): SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) classified on Friday the latest variant B.1.1.529 of SARS-CoV-2, which was first reported from South Africa, as a “Variant of Concern” (VOC), and asked countries to enhance surveillance and sequencing efforts. South Africa has seen …

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