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Hybrid immunity shown to offer sub-optimal protection against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

7 days ago   |   By News Medical

In a new study, researchers evaluated the neutralizing power of the vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 and vaccine plus infection-induced antibodies against the Omicron variant in a live virus neutralization assay.
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SARS-CoV-2 viral mutations shown to have a limited effect on T cell immunity

7 days ago   |   By News Medical

New research suggests that viral mutations have a minimal effect on T cell immunity, which could explain the protection provided by vaccination against severe COVID-19, despite the significant loss of neutralizing antibodies.
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Efficacy of surgical masks and N95 respirators in lowering SARS-CoV-2 transmission

7 days ago   |   By News Medical

In a new study, researchers determined the adherence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 Delta variant to masks and respirators and the role of buccal protection in controlling SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
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Effectiveness of prior infection in preventing reinfection with Omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants in Qatar

7 days ago   |   By News Medical

Researchers estimate the effectiveness of prior infection in preventing reinfection with Omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants for the resident population of Qatar.
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Neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 variants by three-dose mRNA vaccinated kidney transplant recipient sera

7 days ago   |   By News Medical

In a new study, researchers determined three-dose messenger ribonucleic acid vaccinated kidney transplant recipients' neutralizing responses against SARS-COV-2 variants, breakthrough coronavirus disease 2019 infection rate, and transplant rejection rate.
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Catching a common cold may protect you from getting Covid, another study finds 

Catching a common cold may protect you from getting Covid, another study finds 

7 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

Imperial College London researchers said T-cells created by the body when infected with coronaviruses that cause the common cold can protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid.
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Mathematical modeling the vaccination of children against SARS-CoV-2

7 days ago   |   By News Medical

Researchers evaluated the safety of mRNA vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in children using mathematical modeling.
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Sydney smashes January humidity records as La Nina nears its peak

Sydneysiders have been experiencing humidity levels up to 85 per cent in the mornings and dew points equivalent to those in Darwin. Read more ...

Thompson loses marathon, wildcard O'Connell celebrates win

Jordan Thompson fell in a brutal Australian Open five-setter against American Steve Johnson to continue a tale of hope and heartache for Australian men in the first round. Read more ...

Paying extra to NHS bosses does not boost quality of hospitals, study suggests 

Paying extra to NHS bosses does not boost quality of hospitals, study suggests 

Employing more health managers or paying them higher salaries does not improve the quality of NHS hospitals, a study suggests. Read more ...

All Starved: NRL clubs concerned about releasing players for All Stars

Club boss have expressed concerns about releasing players for the All Stars game and will seek detail from the NRL about their COVID protocols on Friday. Read more ...

Omicron: a deep dive into the data

The science on Omicron is starting to settle, so what does it reveal about the new dominant strain's infectiousness, mortality and vaccine resistance. Read more ...

PM tells Australians to disregard George Christensen over ‘dangerous'...

Scott Morrison has urged parents to ignore Mr Christensen, a member of his own government, after labelling his calls for parents not to immunise their children as “dangerous”. Read more ...

Tennis Australia board backs Tiley, admits ‘lessons to learn' from Djokovic saga

Chair Jayne Hrdlicka said the saga had been “a significant distraction for everyone, and we deeply regret the impact this had on all players”. Read more ...

In Arkansas, Trans Teens Await an Uncertain Future

Even as the medical community grapples with how best to provide care to transgender adolescents, some states seek to ban it outright. Read more ...

Khawaja and Lyon poised for BBL returns ahead of blockbuster final round

Test stars Usman Khawaja and Nathan Lyon have returned to the BBL franchises ahead of key matches on Wednesday. Read more ...

Norovirus sickens more than 120 in Slovenia; contaminated packaging suspected

Norovirus was the cause of more than 120 illnesses in late December 2021 in Slovenia, according to findings of an investigation. The National Institute of Public Health , the... Read more ...