COVID-19: not all patients develop protective antibodies
A laboratory test that has now been developed by a study group from MedUni Vienna is able to determine whether COVID-19 patients develop protective antibodies after having the…
High cortisol levels associated with greater risk of death from COVID-19
COVID-19 patients with extremely high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood are more likely to deteriorate quickly and die, according to new research published in…
Substandard hand sanitisers readily available on market, confirm pharmacists
“…the general public are often unaware that such products cannot ensure disinfection and are not fit for use amid the pandemic…” – new research describes the extent of…
THE LANCET – First human trial of COVID-19 vaccine finds it is safe and induces rapid immune response
Study of 108 adults finds vaccine produced neutralising antibodies and T-cell response against SARS-CoV-2, but further research is needed to confirm whether the vaccine protects against SARS-COV-2 infection
Immunity to coronaviruses: what do we know so far?
A new review discusses the findings from over 40 studies on coronavirus immunity and what they could mean for the Covid-19 pandemic.