Antibodies mimicking the virus may explain long haul COVID-19, rare vaccine side effects

Antibodies mimicking the virus may explain long haul COVID-19, rare vaccine side effects

Creative rendition of SARS-CoV-2 particles (not to scale). Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH With around 256 million cases and more than 5 million deaths worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged scientists and those in the medical field. Researchers are working to find effective vaccines and therapies, as well as understand the … Read more

The Covid vaccines are working

The Covid vaccines <em>are</em> working

Lockdowns are back in continental Europe. Austria has been at the forefront, first locking down just those who have not been vaccinated, then imposing a national lockdown for everyone. Other governments have imposed new restrictions with the possibility of full lockdowns if the situation does not improve. Weren’t vaccines supposed to put an end to … Read more

Elapsed time since BNT162b2 vaccine and risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection: test negative design study

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Ariel Israel, head of research institute1, Eugene Merzon, senior investigator1 3, Alejandro A Schäffer, staff scientist2, Yotam Shenhar, head of laboratory1, Ilan Green, senior investigator1 4, Avivit Golan-Cohen, senior investigator1 4, Eytan Ruppin, branch chief2, Eli Magen, professor and head of medicine department1 5, Shlomo Vinker, professor and head of medical division1 4 1Leumit Health … Read more

Lung cancer experts fear extra 2,500 deaths from stay-at-home advice

Lung cancer experts fear extra 2,500 deaths from stay-at-home advice

Stay at home guidance for people with a cough during the pandemic could fuel 2,500 additional lung cancer deaths, a charity has warned. The UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) said improvements in survival that were occurring before Covid-19 are now in “jeopardy” unless urgent action is taken. It estimates that delays in diagnosis caused by … Read more