immunity

Study: Comparative pathogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants including BA.1, BA.2, and BA.5. Image Credit: Dkoi/Shutterstock

Study suggests BA.5 evolved to induce enhanced inflammation when compared to prior Omicron subvariants

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated the comparative pathogenicity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron sub-variants BA.1, BA.2, and BA.5, in vitro and in vivo. Study: Comparative pathogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants including BA.1, BA.2, and BA.5. Image Credit: Dkoi/Shutterstock Background Omicron subvariant  BA.5 recently emerged …

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Can you judge your COVID immunity with an antibody test? Israeli research says yes

Can you judge your COVID immunity with an antibody test? Israeli research says yes

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, scientists have been reticent about using results of standard antibody tests to judge COVID immunity levels. But new Israeli research suggests such tests can be a reliable indicator. The scientists behind the study say such tests could be used as a screening tool for allocation of the first batches of updated vaccines, …

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