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Two drugs widely used to treat certain autoimmune diseases substantially improved clinical status and reduced deaths.
Vaccines designed to produce a strong T cell response may help protect against current and future SARS-CoV-2 variants.
The nation’s top pandemic adviser joins a growing number of people catching the coronavirus during the omicron wave.
NIH study finds high BMI and obesity raise infection risk, but asthma does not.
Women who reported chronic depression before the pandemic were 72% more likely to be hospitalized after COVID-19 diagnosis.
Using machine learning, researchers find patterns in electronic health record data to better identify those likely to have the condition.
With further testing, the antiviral proteins might be used as a nasal spray to prevent or treat COVID-19.
Antiviral drugs that target host cells may work against many existing and future variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.
The quick spread of the BA.2 subvariant is likely due to its greater infectiousness rather than its ability to evade the immune system.
NIAID is preparing for the possibility of future variants evading protection against currently available COVID-19 vaccines.
The benefits of achieving herd immunity thresholds have been less successful with respiratory viruses that continually mutate.
Studies found that COVID-19 vaccines elicit T cells that recognize the Omicron variant despite the many mutations in its spike protein.
Organ transplant recipients take immunosuppressive drugs that impair immune response to pathogens and vaccines.
An NIH-sponsored study assessed boosters for adults fully vaccinated with any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
SARS-CoV-2 will probably continue to circulate indefinitely, and animal coronaviruses may emerge at any time.
Studies suggest the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus prevents lung tissue repair and regeneration.
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