Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Studies reveal key clues about COVID-19 immunity, immune recall

How does the immune system remember and recognize viral invaders it has encountered in the past? A trio of newly published studies of people infected with SARS-CoV-2, vaccinated against the virus, or both are providing tantalizing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID booster needed for broad protection against omicron variants

A COVID-19 booster shot will provide strong and broad antibody protection against the range of omicron sublineage variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in circulation, two new studies using serum from human blood samples suggest.

Immunology

'Natural immunity' from omicron is weak and limited, study finds

In unvaccinated people, infection with the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 provides little long-term immunity against other variants, according to a new study by researchers at Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF), ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19, MIS-C and Kawasaki disease share same immune response

The emergence of COVID-19 had doctors racing to define and treat the new disease, but they soon discovered it was not the only novel illness caused by SARS-CoV-2. A subset of children infected by the virus also experienced ...

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