Omicron variant does cause different symptoms from Delta, study finds People who have the Omicron Covid variant tend to have symptoms for a shorter period, a lower risk of being admitted to hospital and a different set of symptoms from those who have Delta, research has suggested.
Hybrid immunity Immunity to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is a vital issue for global society. Determining the quality and duration of that immunity is therefore key. But the adaptive immune system is complex, and these factors may differ between natural immunity (obtained by infection) and vaccine-generated immunity. Additionally, there is the […]
World leaders commit US$ 4.8 billion to help Break COVID The 2022 Break COVID Now Summit, co-hosted by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance alongside the governments of Germany, Ghana, Indonesia and Senegal saw world leaders come together to reaffirm support for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and acting urgently to break COVID now.
A New Wave of Covid-19 Is Coming according to the New York Times Taking specific steps now can lower your risk and minimize the disruption to your family’s life. The culprit this time is BA.2, a subvariant of the highly infectious Omicron variant. Nobody knows for sure how much havoc it will cause, but BA.2 […]
The psychological impact of COVID-19 on the mental health in the general population As a result of the emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in the Chinese city of Wuhan, a situation of socio-economic crisis and profound psychological distress rapidly occurred worldwide. Various psychological […]
Long COVID isn’t going away, and we still do not have a way to fully prevent it, cure it, or really to quantify it. The world was slow to recognize long COVID as one of the most serious consequences of the coronavirus. Six months into the pathogen’s tear across the globe, SARS-CoV-2 was still considered […]
Covid can cause strange eye and ear symptoms From conjunctivitis to vertigo, coronavirus infections can affect disparate senses. Red eyes, ringing ears, sensitivity to light, trouble hearing: although a loss of taste and smell have become well-known sensory symptoms of COVID, accumulating research suggests that vision and hearing are also frequent targets of SARS-COV-2, the […]
What the Omicron wave is revealing about human immunity Immunologists have raced to work out how to protect against multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2. Their research has yielded a wealth of insights and a few surprises. A health worker in the Philippines prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during the January surge of Omicron cases. No […]
Covid 4th wave: World Health Organization warns about new mutant strain XE, a hybrid of three variants Early studies claim that the XE strain has a growth rate advantage of 10 per cent as compared to the BA.2 variant. After fighting against the Omicron and Delta variant of Covid-19, we have to now prepare ourselves […]
Seasonal and daytime variation in multiple immune parameters in humans: Evidence from 329,261 participants of the UK Biobank cohort Seasonal disease outbreaks are perennial features of human infectious disease but the factors generating these patterns are unclear. Here we investigate seasonal and daytime variability in multiple immune parameters in 329,261 participants in UK Biobank and […]