Studies Report Rapid Loss of COVID-19 Antibodies
Studies Report Rapid Loss of COVID-19 Antibodies
The results, while preliminary, suggest that survivors of SARS-CoV-2 infection may be susceptible to reinfection within weeks or months.
Studies Report Rapid Loss of COVID-19 Antibodies
Studies Report Rapid Loss of COVID-19 Antibodies

The results, while preliminary, suggest that survivors of SARS-CoV-2 infection may be susceptible to reinfection within weeks or months.

The results, while preliminary, suggest that survivors of SARS-CoV-2 infection may be susceptible to reinfection within weeks or months.

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Neutrophil Extracellular Traps May Augur Severe COVID-19
Neutrophil Extracellular Traps May Augur Severe COVID-19
Alakananda Dasgupta | May 28, 2020
These webs of chromatin and proteins, released by immune cells to control microbial infections, could serve as a therapeutic target in coronavirus infections.
COVID-19 Vaccine Researchers Mindful of Immune Enhancement
COVID-19 Vaccine Researchers Mindful of Immune Enhancement
Katarina Zimmer | May 26, 2020
There is no evidence that any of the coronavirus vaccines in development worsen a coronavirus infection rather than confer immunity to it, but the phenomenon is something scientists are closely monitoring.
SARS-CoV-2–Fighting T Cells Found in Recovered Patients
SARS-CoV-2–Fighting T Cells Found in Recovered Patients
Shawna Williams | May 15, 2020
While the finding doesn’t prove people become immune to the virus after infection, it is good news for vaccine development.
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Why the Accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Varies So Much
Why the Accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Varies So Much
Diana Kwon | May 5, 2020
The FDA cracks down on test makers as independent evaluations of their products’ performance show a need for improvement.
Opinion: Public Health Trumps Privacy in a Pandemic
Opinion: Public Health Trumps Privacy in a Pandemic
John D. Loike, Ruth L. Fischbach | Apr 16, 2020
If governments were to use SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests to manage who can re-enter the workplace, society must accept a sacrifice of privacy.
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What Do Antibody Tests For SARS-CoV-2 Tell Us About Immunity?
What Do Antibody Tests For SARS-CoV-2 Tell Us About Immunity?
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 15, 2020
Studies from serum samples could transform our understanding of the spread of COVID-19, but what antibodies alone say about immunity is not yet clear.
COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gain Enhanced Access to Supercomputers
COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gain Enhanced Access to Supercomputers
Lisa Winter | Mar 27, 2020
Federal agencies, academic institutions, and industrial partners are joining forces to combat COVID-19 using artificial intelligence.
FDA to Allow for Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Patients
FDA to Allow for Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Patients
Lisa Winter | Mar 26, 2020
Under emergency protocols, doctors can request to use survivors’ plasma to treat some critically ill COVID-19 patients.  
Monkeys Develop Protective Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
Monkeys Develop Protective Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 17, 2020
A small study of macaques finds they don’t develop a coronavirus infection the second time they are exposed, supporting the idea of using plasma from recovered patients as a treatment for COVID-19.