Past SARS-CoV-2 Infection Mostly Protects Survivors
Past SARS-CoV-2 Infection Mostly Protects Survivors
A large study of UK healthcare workers finds that immunity after coronavirus infection lasts for months, but those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus upon reexposure.
Past SARS-CoV-2 Infection Mostly Protects Survivors
Past SARS-CoV-2 Infection Mostly Protects Survivors

A large study of UK healthcare workers finds that immunity after coronavirus infection lasts for months, but those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus upon reexposure.

A large study of UK healthcare workers finds that immunity after coronavirus infection lasts for months, but those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus upon reexposure.

immunology
UK Approves Arthritis Drugs for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
UK Approves Arthritis Drugs for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
Asher Jones | Jan 11, 2021
The immunosuppressive drugs tocilizumab and sarilumab improved survival and recovery time of intensive care COVID-19 patients, according to a preprint.
Severe Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Are Rare: CDC
Severe Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Are Rare: CDC
Lisa Winter | Jan 7, 2021
The majority of people experiencing anaphylaxis had a history of allergic reactions, a report by the agency finds.
South African SARS-CoV-2 Variant Alarms Scientists
South African SARS-CoV-2 Variant Alarms Scientists
Max Kozlov | Jan 5, 2021
An additional mutation in the spike protein of the coronavirus may help it elude antibody recognition, and scientists are investigating if current vaccines will protect against it.
US Officials Debate Efficacy of Half Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
US Officials Debate Efficacy of Half Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
Lisa Winter | Jan 5, 2021
The head of Operation Warp Speed says that by spreading out doses of the Moderna vaccine, more people would be able to get some level of protection sooner, a strategy opposed by other experts.
First US Case of UK SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected
First US Case of UK SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected
Max Kozlov | Dec 30, 2020
Variant B.1.1.7, though likely more contagious than other strains, does not appear to be more deadly.
The Biggest Science News of 2020
The Biggest Science News of 2020
Kerry Grens | Dec 23, 2020
Neanderthal DNA surprises in modern humans, the first blood test for Alzheimer’s, a discovery of new human salivary glands, and, oh yeah, a pandemic
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
Abby Olena | Dec 23, 2020
The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.
The Brain on COVID-19
The Brain on COVID-19
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 21, 2020
Connecting the dots between COVID-19 and neurological disorders
2020 in Pictures
2020 in Pictures
Amanda Heidt | Dec 18, 2020
This year yielded stunning images of transparent human organs, apex predators, and the world’s response to the ongoing pandemic.