Internal viral protein antibody profiles predict severe COVID-19 outcomes

Most research on immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the development of the COVID-19 vaccine has focused on antibody responses to the spike protein and other viral surface proteins. But antibodies that recognize the virus’s internal proteins could also be important for immunity and disease outcomes, according to a new study by researchers at the … Read more

All people in Macau must undergo a rapid antigen test for the new coronavirus by tomorrow (June 25)

MACAU, June 24 – In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Macau from June 18, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center (hereinafter referred to as “the Center”) has decided to require all people in Macau to perform a rapid test of the antigen for the new coronavirus (hereinafter referred to as … Read more

Asymptomatic maternal COVID-19 can also potentially cause complications during pregnancy

A recent study published in Cellular reports The journal analyzed placental immune ecology in mild or asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection during pregnancy. She studies: Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals immunological rewiring at the maternal-fetal interface following asymptomatic / mild SARS-CoV-2 infection. Image Credit: MIA Studio / Shutterstock Background The ongoing pandemic … Read more