Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: antibodies

Majority Indians have natural immunity. Vaccinating entire population can cause great harm

For recovered Covid patients, the vaccines provide no benefit and some harm. It is thus unethical to vaccinate them.

Covid immunity can protect against reinfection for at least 6 months, UK study finds

UK health dept study conducted at Oxford University Hospitals tracked 12,541 health workers over 31 weeks by constantly screening them for Covid with RT-PCR, antibody tests.

Vaccines not the only solution to Covid, past viral infections are key too

Three doctors who sat at lunch with a Covid-infected colleague in a Delhi hospital didn’t get infected. Once we know why, we’ll also know who to vaccinate.

Covid immune response is long-lasting, could protect people for even decades, US study says

The study, yet to be peer-reviewed, analysed multiple types of immune cells in 185 Covid cases, including 41 patients who had recovered before the study.

Antibodies that attack body and not virus found in 10% patients with severe Covid, study says

Study by researchers from US, Italy, Canada, Paris says patients with ‘life-threatening’ Covid pneumonia were found to have autoantibodies that attack the body.

Why falling Covid antibody levels doesn’t mean immunity is waning

The adaptive immune system first produces many antibodies to clear a pathogen, and then forms a memory of it to tackle reinfection.

Robust antibody response in mild-to-moderate Covid patients up to 5 months, says study

The study by Mount Sinai Health Systems in New York City said these antibody responses were 'very likely' to decrease the odds ratio of reinfection.

Eli Lilly won’t resume paused Covid antibody trial as drug unlikely to help advanced cases

Researchers, however, didn’t find that the treatment caused any harm, which may bode well for a regulatory review of the antibody’s use in a different setting.

Antibodies against coronavirus detectable up to 7 months post-infection, says study

According to the research, the participants had antibodies with confirmed neutralisation activity for up to six months post infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Early Covid treatments could be ‘bridge’ to vaccine, Anthony Fauci says

The aim is to prevent patients from developing the serious lung damage for which Gilead's remdesivir and the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone are administered.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.