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Biden’s CUREIT initiative aims to develop a toolbox of technologies to fight cancer, autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases.
Monoclonal antibodies used to prevent COVID-19 in immunocompromised people aren’t active against new virus variants.
Older people, immunocompromised people and those with underlying health conditions can benefit most from additional shots.
CoVac-1 induced T-cell responses in about 90% of immunocompromised people with impaired B-cell function.
While vaccination typically provides robust protection against severe disease, they’re less effective for immunocompromised people.
Immunocompromised people ages 12 and older are also eligible for an additional shot.
Protecting the immunocompromised is not only a matter of health equity, it’s critical to ending the pandemic.
The CDC’s move triggered mixed feelings from the public and laid bare a split within the health care community.
Transplant recipients, people with advanced HIV and certain people with cancer or autoimmune diseases can get an additional vaccine dose.
Boosters reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by about 80% for people with HIV, cancer, autoimmune conditions or organ transplants.
Boosters further reduce the risk of severe illness and can help curb coronavirus transmission.
Post-exposure and pre-exposure prophylaxis could be a game-changer for immunocompromised people.
A growing number of transplant programs are barring patients who refuse COVID vaccines or giving them lower priority on waiting lists.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
Trial will assess antibody response in people who did not respond to two-dose regimen.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
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