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

COVID-19 results have improved for SARD patients thanks to the Omicron wave

In a recent study published in the medRxiv* pre-press server, researchers studied the incidence and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among patients with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs) in Massachusetts, United States (USA), between 1 March 2020 and January 31, 2022. She studies: Time trends in COVID-19 outcomes among patients with systemic autoimmune rheumatic … Read more