WHO chief FINALLY admits it was premature to discount lab leak theory
(Natural News) After more than a year of denying it, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged that it was far too premature to rule out the possibility that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was engineered in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where it then accidentally leaked out after infecting an employee. This... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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In vitro Zoo helps in understanding SARS-CoV-2
(University of Bern) A team of researchers from the University of Bern and the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) have used a unique collection of advanced cell culture models of cells lining the airways from various domesticated and wildlife animals to determine which animals are susceptibly to SARS-CoV-2 infection. The team found that SARS-CoV-2 efficiently infected respiratory cells from monkey and cats, and proposes that SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in these animals and its close relatives is necessary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

China Reviewing WHO Plan for Next Phase of Virus-Origin Probe
China said it was reviewing plans for further inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus, after the World Health Organization chief urged Beijing to cooperate in the next phase of the investigation. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular news briefing Friday that Beijing was mulling over a proposal made by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Zhao reaffirmed China’s position that any decision on continuing the probe “should be reached by all members through consultation.” “The Chinese side noted the draft plan made by Tedros and the secretariat and the Chinese sid...
Source: TIME: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized China Londontime wire Source Type: news

Updates on SARS-CoV-2 resources and cloud data services at ASV 2021
NCBI staff will be presenting  talks and a poster on accessing SARS-CoV-2 at NCBI and in the Cloud at the American Society of Virology 2021 virtual conference, July 19-23, 2021. Presentations July 19, 2021, 6:00PM to 9:30PM, Epidemiology and Public Health Eneida Hatcher, Ph.D.,  will present ‘Providing an easy-to-use, graphics driven interface for normalized public SARS-CoV-2 … Continue reading Updates on SARS-CoV-2 resources and cloud data services at ASV 2021 → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - July 15, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New ASV2021 Cloud computing Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Sequence Read Archive (SRA) Source Type: news

Measures and clinical approach of COVID 19
(Bentham Science Publishers) COVID-19: Diagnosis and Management covers all the aspects of COVID-19. Detailed discussion on Virology, pathophysiology to diagnosis and management of COVID-19. It Presents a summary of the current standards for the evaluation and diagnosis of COVID-19 (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
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Prevention, detection and various approaches on coronaviruses
(Bentham Science Publishers) Coronaviruses presents compilations of reviews which present information about coronaviridae, (virology and molecular biology), on SARS-CoV-2 infection and related topics (COVID-19 epidemiology, economic impact, and so on. The series should prove to be an essential resource on this group of viruses for multidisciplinary researchers and healthcare professionals alike. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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National third wave unlikely as majority Indians already exposed, says veteran virologist Jacob John
“The extent of population that is unexposed to the virus during the last two waves and vaccination coverage will determine the next wave,” former head of departments of clinical virology and microbiology at Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, told ET. (Source: The Economic Times)
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Virologist and Former HHMI President Purnell Choppin Dies at 91
Choppin drastically expanded the institute during his tenure in the 1980s and '90s. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Former CDC director: Scientists modified coronavirus before it leaked out of Wuhan lab
(Natural News) Virologist Dr. Robert Redfield said he thinks the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was modified by Chinese scientists before it leaked out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China’s central Hubei province. The former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added that the COVID-19 virus’s ability to jump from an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Scientists Press Case Against the Covid Lab Leak Theory
In a review of recent studies and comparisons to other outbreaks, a group of virologists contends that there is more evidence to support a natural spillover from animals to humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer and James Gorman Tags: Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bats Animals SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Nature Medicine (Journal) Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) your-feed-science Source Type: news

New study on delta variant reveals importance of receiving both vaccine shots, highlights challenges posed by mutations
Virologists fear more dangerous variants are on the horizon without speedy global vaccination. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

I Got a J & J Vaccine. Should I Get a Booster Shot as Delta Spreads?
Welcome to COVID Questions, TIME’s advice column. We’re trying to make living through the pandemic a little easier, with expert-backed answers to your toughest coronavirus-related dilemmas. While we can’t and don’t offer medical advice—those questions should go to your doctor—we hope this column will help you sort through this stressful and confusing time. Got a question? Write to us at covidquestions@time.com. Today, N.C. in Washington, D.C., asks: I got a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. With the Delta variant spreading, I’ve heard that some people in my position are also getting s...
Source: TIME: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID Questions COVID-19 Source Type: news

I Got a J & J Vaccine. Should I Get a Booster Shot as Delta Spreads?
Welcome to COVID Questions, TIME’s advice column. We’re trying to make living through the pandemic a little easier, with expert-backed answers to your toughest coronavirus-related dilemmas. While we can’t and don’t offer medical advice—those questions should go to your doctor—we hope this column will help you sort through this stressful and confusing time. Got a question? Write to us at covidquestions@time.com. Today, N.C. in Washington, D.C., asks: I got a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. With the Delta variant spreading, I’ve heard that some people in my position are also getting s...
Source: TIME: Science - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID Questions COVID-19 Source Type: news

Tokyo ’s Plan to Avoid Pandemic Disaster During the Olympics
The Olympics and COVID-19 were never going to be compatible. The cardinal rule when it comes to controlling an infectious disease is to limit the contact people have with one another. Yet the very essence of the two weeks of competition, which begin on July 23 in Tokyo, is to invite the world to meet, greet and engage in friendly—and often socially not so distant—contests. An estimated 70,000 athletes, coaches, staff, officials and media will be descending on Tokyo from July to August for the Olympic and Paralympic Games—at a time when infections in the city are rising again. On July 8, the government d...
Source: TIME: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine olympics overnight Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Lancet scientists who rejected theory Covid leaked from Wuhan lab double-down on claim
A group of 24 experts signed a letter in the Lancest doubling down on their opinion that Covid could not have originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory in China. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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So just how long will your jab protect you from Covid?
A booster jab increases the number of immune cells capable of producing antibodies to fight off the virus, explains Will Irving, a Professor of Virology at the University of Nottingham. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid: Dr Chris admits huge problem we ALL have when it comes to 'long-term' protection
VIROLOGIST Dr Chris admitted nobody knows the "long-term protection" Covid vaccines offer. It's for this reason, as a precautionary measure, that booster jabs are on the horizon. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kansas State University virologists publish new findings on SARS-CoV-2 treatment option
(Kansas State University) A recent study by Kansas State University virologists demonstrates successful post-infection treatment for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Virus expert at Wuhan lab denies COVID-19 lab leak theory
(Natural News) Top Chinese virus expert Shi Zhengli has found herself once again at the center of clashing narratives about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic because of her extensive work on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), according to a report from The New York Times. In 2020, former President Donald Trump and several officials... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google provided funding for virus experiments of Wuhan collaborator Dr. Peter Daszak for over a decade
(Natural News) A new report has found that Google funded research conducted by Dr. Peter Daszak’s charity, the EcoHealth Alliance. Daszak and his charity openly collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in its research regarding coronaviruses. The EcoHealth Alliance is a nonprofit that supposedly supports research regarding emerging diseases. Daszak, EcoHealth’s president, became infamous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Effectiveness and Safety of DTG Two-Drug Regimens in HIV Effectiveness and Safety of DTG Two-Drug Regimens in HIV
Could these two-drug ART regimens provide a safe and effective treatment option for virologically suppressed people living with HIV?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

HUH? China says Wuhan lab should be given the Nobel Prize for Medicine for its work on the coronavirus
(Natural News) China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is arguing that the scientists working at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) deserve to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine. These remarks were made by Zhao Lijian, foreign ministry spokesman and deputy director of the information department, during a press conference on June 17. As part of the press conference, Zhao also criticized... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bombshell: Google helped fund bioweapons development that led to the creation of covid-19
(Natural News) Bioweapon research has been taking place for over a decade, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and EcoHealth Alliance aren’t the only US institutions funding this unethical, highly controversial research in China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology. In fact, U.S. taxpayer money is also being funneled into bioweapons research through the United States... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Covid lab leak' Wuhan Institute of Virology is nominated for China's top science award
The laboratory was put forward for the Chinese Academy of Sciences' 2021 Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After 35-Day Manhunt for Far-Right Soldier, Body Is Found in Belgium
Jürgen Conings, 46, disappeared after threatening the government and virologists responsible for the country’s pandemic response. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists battle over the ultimate origin story: Where did the coronavirus come from?
Speculation about origin abounds as the lab-leak theory puts a spotlight on virological research. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Under-18s could be ‘reservoirs’ for virus when all adults are jabbed, expert warns
Unvaccinated children have potential to drive third wave of highly transmissible Delta variant, says virologistThe drive tovaccinate all adults over the age of 18 in the UK could lead to the concentration of Covid-19 cases in schoolchildren, a leading British virologist has warned.Under-18s would then become reservoirs in which new variants of the virus could arise, said Julian Tang, of Leicester University.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Children Science Society UK news Health Source Type: news

Did a top Chinese official defect to the US and reveal bioweapons secrets about the Wuhan lab?
(Natural News) One of China’s highest-ranking counterintelligence officers has reportedly defected to the United States. This person may have also handed over secrets regarding Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) that influenced the White House’s recent turn to supporting the lab leak origin theory. The spy chief in question is Dong... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India should brace for third COVID-19 wave by October, say health experts
The June 3-17 snap survey of 40 healthcare specialists, doctors, scientists, virologists, epidemiologists and professors from around the world showed a significant pickup in vaccinations will likely provide some cover to a fresh outbreak. (Source: The Economic Times)
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Fauci accused of misleading Congress about taxpayers' money given to Wuhan lab
(Natural News) Dr. Anthony Fauci has been accused of misleading Congress about the taxpayers’ money given to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) to study bat coronaviruses. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said during a Senate questioning that $600,000 was donated to the WIV in the span of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Coronavirus: UK's SAGE virologist says she 'cannot exclude possibility' of Wuhan lab leak theory
Professor Wendy Barclay, a member of SAGE and infectious disease expert at Imperial College London, said she 'could not exclude the possibility' of a leak but that a natural jump was more likely. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sage adviser and bagpiper premieres Covid-inspired musical work
Piece featuring bagpipe solo by one of government ’s scientific advisers aims to capture collaborative nature of experts’ workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA musical composition inspired by research into the Covid pandemic and featuring a bagpipe solo by one of the government ’s scientific advisers is to have its world premiere on Thursday.Prof Calum Semple, one of UK leading virologists and a keen Highland piper, says practising for the piece, sometimes in his garden, has helped him deal with the stress of his Covid research.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Weaver Tags: Classical music Coronavirus Culture Science UK news Source Type: news

Whether Covid escaped from a lab or not, it ’s time to talk about biosecurity | Gregory D Koblenz and Filippa Lentzos
We studied safety at the world ’s most sophisticated laboratories, and found their policies often left much to be desiredDr Gregory D Koblentz is an associate professor at George Mason University, and Dr Filippa Lentzos is senior lecturer in science and international security at King ’s College LondonThe debate on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic has recently focused on the potential for the Sars-CoV-2 virus to have escaped from theWuhan Institute of Virology, located in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the centre of the pandemic. This institute houses a maximum containment laboratory, more commonly known as abio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Gregory D Koblenz and Filippa Lentzos Tags: Microbiology Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Whether Covid came from a leak or not, it ’s time to talk about lab safety | Gregory D Koblentz and Filippa Lentzos
We studied biosecurity at the world ’s most sophisticated laboratories, and found their policies often left much to be desiredDr Gregory D Koblentz is an associate professor at George Mason University, and Dr Filippa Lentzos is senior lecturer in science and international security at King ’s College LondonThe debate on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic has recently focused on the potential for the Sars-CoV-2 virus to have escaped from theWuhan Institute of Virology, located in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the centre of the pandemic. This institute houses a maximum containment laboratory, more commonly known as...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Gregory D Koblentz and Filippa Lentzos Tags: Microbiology Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Shi Zhengli, A Virologist in Wuhan, Speaks Out Against'Lab Leak' Theory
The virologist, Shi Zhengli, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless. But China ’s habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Qin and Chris Buckley Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bats SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Science and Technology Research Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Wang Linfa Fauci, Anthony S Disease Rates Shi Zhengli Source Type: news

Lab-Leak Theory: Kristian Andersen On His Fauci Email and Covid Origins
In early 2020, Kristian Andersen wrote to Anthony Fauci about the possibility of an engineered coronavirus. His research has since dispelled those suspicions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman and Carl Zimmer Tags: Bats Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Science and Technology United States Politics and Government Animals Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Shi Zhengli, Chinese Virologist, Faces Scrutiny Over Wuhan Lab Research
Shi Zhengli, a top virologist, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless. But China ’s habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Qin and Chris Buckley Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bats SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Science and Technology Research Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Wang Linfa Fauci, Anthony S Shi Zhengli Disease Rates Source Type: news

China engaged in a "massive coverup" - stonewalls international investigation into the Wuhan lab
(Natural News) One of the leading investigators for the World Health Organization, Jamie Metzl, said China continues to engage in a “massive cover up” while concealing the origins of SARS-CoV-2. The former State Department official appeared on Fox News to call for a “full investigation” of the Wuhan Institute of Virology by the United States... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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PLANDEMIC: China had a covid "vaccine" ready and waiting long before the pandemic
(Natural News) A prominent Indian virologist by the name of Dr. T Jacob John claims that communist China had a “vaccine” ready and waiting for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) long before it made its appearance on the world stage. In a new report, John explains that there are “some mysteries” about China’s “pandemic” that suggest... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health
You don’t want to be a virus in Dr. David Ho’s lab. Pretty much every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ho and his team have done nothing but find ways to stress SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. His goal: pressure the virus relentlessly enough that it mutates to survive, so drug developers can understand how the virus might respond to new treatments. As a virologist with decades of experience learning about another obstinate virus, HIV, Ho knows just how to apply that mutation-generating stress, whether by starving the virus, bathing it in antibodies that disrupt its ability to infect cells, ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Genetics Magazine Source Type: news

‘I Truly Did Find My Calling.’ Meet the Young People Shaping Health Care’s Post-Pandemic Future
The COVID-19 pandemic has been exhausting for the world’s health care workers, who have spent the last year-plus putting their lives on the line to keep the rest of us safe and healthy. Now, their tireless efforts are inspiring a new generation to join their ranks: applications to U.S. medical schools shot up nearly 20% in fall 2021, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Individual schools are reporting similar spikes—New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing saw a 33% increase in applications this year over the previous year, for instance. To learn more about the people wh...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

NIH Director defends CCP scientists, admits to funding gain-of-function research, shedding more light on Fauci’s perjury
(Natural News) The Hugh Hewitt Show recently interviewed Dr. Francis Collins, the current director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In the interview, Collins admits to funding gain-of-function coronavirus engineering at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. He even defended the Chinese scientists and downplayed their connection to the Chinese Communist Party! Collin’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Belgian COVID Virologist in Hiding After Attempt on His Life Belgian COVID Virologist in Hiding After Attempt on His Life
Belgium's leading virologist has been forced into hiding as a manhunt continues for a heavily armed marksman with right-wing tendencies who took up position outside Prof Marc Van Ranst's home.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Smoking gun: Wuhan collaborator Peter Daszak admits to developing "killer" coronaviruses with communist Chinese
(Natural News) We now know that Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance, who funneled millions of dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology that carried out gain-of-function weaponization experiments, bragged about his Chinese colleagues (whom he helped fund) creating “killer” coronaviruses. A video unearthed by The National Pulse and widely circulated yesterday shows Daszak boasting about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Steve Hilton slams Fauci for lying about gain of function research following newly resurfaced video
(Natural News) Fox News‘s Steve Hilton slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci for lying about his role in gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). The host of “Next Revolution” made his criticisms following the resurfacing of a video showing Fauci advocating the experiments. The resurfaced video, taken at a 2012 gain of function conference, shows Fauci saying... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Dr. Mikovits: Covid "vaccine" spike protein injections could kill 50 million Americans
(Natural News) Plandemic creator Dr. Judy Mikovits recently sat down with the Health Ranger to discuss Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines,” warning that they are the real virus that will kill upwards of 50 million people in America alone. According to Dr. Mikovits, who has been working in the field of virology for decades, every “pandemic”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Generates Robust Immune Responses Against COVID-19 Variants
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a new study published in Nature, Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, Director of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, and colleagues report on the antibody and cellular immune responses generated by the Ad26.COV2.S vaccine against the original viral strain and against SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. The team found that this vaccine induced immune responses against all the viral variants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Genome sequencing almost certainly proves COVID was deliberately made in a lab, US experts claim
In recent weeks, many of the world's top scientists have pushed to determine whether the virus was leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covishield produces more antibodies than Covaxin, finds study
Covishield, from the Oxford-AstraZeneca stable, is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India in Pune. Covaxin is the indigenously manufactured vaccine by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR and National Institute of Virology (NIV). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For nearly three weeks Belgium's leading virologist has been living in a safehouse with his wife and 12-year-old son, guarded by...
Many scientists have come under attack in the pandemic, but Marc Van Ranst's family are in a safe house. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news