Antibodies against original COVID-19 strain may not be effective against variants
The antibodies produced from the original COVID-19 virus strain are not equipped to fight against viral variants, a study suggests. The study, published in June, identified two gene sequences commonly found in antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19.1 These gene sequences called “clonotypes” are part of the antibodies that bind to the spike protein. […]
Traumatized and exhausted hospital staff face new wave of Covid cases as omicron rips through U.S.
US Army Critical Care Nurse, Captain Catherine Sison, tends to a non-covid patient on a ventilator at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan, on December 17, 2021. Jeff Kowalsky | AFP | Getty Images Hospitals across the country are bracing for another wave of Covid-19 cases that promises to be just as bad, if not worse, […]
UK becomes the first country to approve a dual Covid vaccine targeting omicron
Britain has become the first country in the world to approve Moderna’s bivalent Covid-19 vaccine, which targets both the original strain of the virus and the newer Omicron variant. Long Visual Press | Universal Images Group | Getty Images LONDON — Britain on Monday became the first country in the world to approve a dual […]