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Mosaic Vaccines and COVID19

A ‘pan-coronavirus’ vaccine would protect immunized people against many coronaviruses at once- stopping future pandemics before they happen. Here’s the fun part: how do we make one?

COVID-19 Outbreak in an Air-Conditioned Restaurant

The paper we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along! This article was reviewed by Dr. Zachary Benet, one of our subject matter experts. Tl;DR A COVID-19 outbreak infected 10 people from 3 different families, who all ate lunch at the same restaurant. The outbreak most likely occurred from droplet … Continue reading COVID-19 Outbreak in an Air-Conditioned Restaurant

Death from COVID-19 Causes Man’s Fall from 3 metre Height

This post was reviewed by Dr. Jasmin Chahal, one of our subject matter experts. The paper we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along! TL;DR Autopsy reports reveal that a man had fallen from a height of 3 metres because he had passed away from COVID-19. Introduction Currently, there are … Continue reading Death from COVID-19 Causes Man’s Fall from 3 metre Height

Immune States in Severe COVID19 Cases

This article was reviewed by E. Idil Temel, one of our subject matter experts. The paper we’re demystifying today can be found here, if you would like to follow along.  Summary  The researchers in this study wanted to investigate and get a better understanding of how the immune system cells respond to mild-to-moderate and severe cases … Continue reading Immune States in Severe COVID19 Cases

CovMT: An Interactive SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Tracker

Image credit: “COVID-19 Outbreak World Map per Capita” by Raphaël Dunant is under a CC BY 4.0 license. The article we’re demystifying today can be found here if you’d like to follow along. It’s rare that sequels are an improvement on the original. Thor gave rise to Thor: The Dark World, Call of Duty descended … Continue reading CovMT: An Interactive SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Tracker

Cleaning House: How SARS-CoV-2 Evades Cellular Clean-up

Image credit: “Mouse Intestine Tissue Autophagy” by Dimitra Kalamida is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license. This article was reviewed by Dr. Phil Lange, one of our subject matter experts. The paper we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along! TL;DR: Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences found a SARS-CoV-2 … Continue reading Cleaning House: How SARS-CoV-2 Evades Cellular Clean-up

The UK Variant: What We Know and What We Don’t

This sidebar was fact-checked by Manolya Sag. Viruses, with their large numbers and fast replication time, are always evolving. For the RNA virus SARS-CoV-2, mutations are constantly occurring during its replication. In fact, it has been estimated by the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium that approximately 4000 mutations have arisen in the virus’ spike protein alone. … Continue reading The UK Variant: What We Know and What We Don’t

A Crystal Clear View of the SARS-CoV-2 Protease

This article was reviewed by Dr. Daniel Kneller and Dr. Andrey Kovalevsky. Dr. Kneller is the first author on this paper and Dr. Kovalevsky is the principle investigator. Drs Kneller and Kovalevsky are also two of our subject matter experts. The paper we’re demystifying today can be found here, if you’d like to follow along. Introduction As … Continue reading A Crystal Clear View of the SARS-CoV-2 Protease

Are HIV-Infected Adults More At-Risk For COVID-19?

This article was reviewed by Dr. Carolina Camargo, one of our subject matter experts. The paper we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along! TL;DR Adults living with HIV are similarly affected by COVID-19 in comparison to the public. Therefore, HIV-infected adults should receive similar COVID-19 treatment options as the … Continue reading Are HIV-Infected Adults More At-Risk For COVID-19?

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