The Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant and Vaccines

January 18th, 2022 | Miscellaneous

From the beginning, pharmaceutical companies engaged in the development of COVID-19 vaccine were aware that to defeat the pandemic they had to address proactively virus variants. Moderna in a Nov. 2021 press release (https://investors.modernatx.com/news/news-details/2021/Moderna-Announces-Strategy-to-Address-Omicron-B.1.1.529-SARS-CoV-2-Variant/default.aspx) stated that a 100-µg booster dose of the Moderna approved COVID-19 vaccine is studied for protection against the Omicron variant. In addition, the […]

COVID-19 vaccine booster for children aged 12–15.

January 11th, 2022 | Miscellaneous

The FDA reviewed data from Israel from children 12–15 years old who received a booster five months after the primary Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and is amending the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow the booster five months after the primary two-dose vaccination for children aged 12–15. In addition, real-world data that has become available provide […]

Omicron, the second variant of concern after the Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant.

January 4th, 2022 | Miscellaneous

Several SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: Alpha (B.1.1.7 and Q lineages) Beta (B.1.351 and descendent lineages) Gamma (P.1 and descendent lineages) Epsilon (B.1.427 and B.1.429) Eta (B.1.525) Iota (B.1.526) Kappa (B.1.617.1) 1.617.3 Mu (B.1.621, B.1.621.1) Zeta (P.2) On November 30, 2021, the U.S. government SARS-CoV-2 Interagency Group (SIG) […]

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August 5th, 2021 | Miscellaneous

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Electrographic Seizures and COVID-19

May 25th, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Electrographic seizures and other epileptiform patterns are common in patients with COVID-19 and associated with adverse outcomes By: Dr. Maria Niu There have been 137,866,311 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 2,965,707 deaths in the world, according to the WHO reports of April 15, 2021(https://covid19.who.int). In addition to the typical pulmonary complication, neurological manifestations were also […]

COVID-19 Pandemic and Mental Health

April 29th, 2021 | Miscellaneous

The Lancet: 34% COVID-19 survivors have neurological and psychiatric disorders By: Dr. Maria Niu Previous case reports had described the altered mental problems and psychiatric disorders in people diagnosed with COVID-19 infection. In the latest study (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00084-5) reported by The Lancet Psychiatry on April 6, 2021, the authors confirmed a high incidence of neurological and […]

Mutants: the challenges of COVID 19 Vaccine

April 13th, 2021 | Miscellaneous

True or false: Virus variants weaken the effectiveness of COVID 19 Vaccine Coronavirus vaccines have significantly reduced the infectiousness of COVID 19 cases and showed significant protective efficacy against COVID 19. However, the recent reported COVID19 variants B.1.1.7 in the UK and B.1.351 in South Africa are of concern because of their more accessible and […]

Covid-19 vaccine reduces infectiousness—a key factor in slowing virus spread.

February 17th, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Preliminary results from an Israel-based study suggest that one dose of the Pfizer’s vaccine reduces viral load- a key factor in slowing virus spread. Several of the approved to market COVID-19 vaccines are over 90% effective in preventing disease. But no much data have been available about whether vaccinated individuals can still transmit the SARS-CoV-2 […]

New Spike Mutants from SARS-CoV-2

February 4th, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants are circulating globally. Several new variants have emerged in the fall of 2020. Many variants are relatively unremarkable. But scientists have been keeping a close watch on three rapidly spreading variants—first identified in the UK, South Africa, and Brazil—which harbor an unusual constellation of mutations. They all share a mutation that affects […]

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Against New COVID Variants

February 2nd, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Moderna announced on January 25 plans for testing two different booster vaccines aimed at the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351 that emerged in South Africa and has now spread to numerous countries. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine produced neutralizing titers against all key emerging variants tested, including B.1.1.7 and B.1.351, first identified in the UK and Republic of South […]

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