COVID-19 convalescent plasma with greater antibody levels is safe and shows promise

Convalescent plasma, the use of survivors’ antibodies transfused into sick COVID-19 patients is safe and significantly improves clinical outcomes when using high levels of antibodies, according to a new publication by scientists at Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network. The treatment was safe, transferred the survivors’ antibodies, and did not […]

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Prioritizing who gets vaccinated for COVID-19 saves lives

Waiting for your turn can be frustrating, especially when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. But prioritizing who receives the limited supply of vaccines available saves lives and reduces spread of infection, according to a study published in the journal PNAS from the University of California, Davis. While there is mostly universal agreement that older people […]

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COVID-19 survivors might need just one dose of two-part vaccine

A single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for individuals who previously had COVID-19 generates an immunologic response similar to that of individuals receiving the two-dose recommended sequence, according to a Cedars-Sinai study published today by the journal Nature Medicine. “Our findings extend those from smaller studies reported elsewhere and support a potential strategy of providing […]

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