Therapeutic potential of convalescent plasma and hyperimmune immunoglobulins against SARS-CoV-2 BQ.1, BQ.1.1, and XBB variants

Lorenza Bellusci, Hana Golding, and Surender Khurana Journal of Clinical Investigation Published 2023 – More infoView PDF  Convalescent plasma (CP) and hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs) are routinely used to treat patients with COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants continue to evolve, generating multiple sublineages with increased transmissibility and antibody-escape mutations (1, 2). Several Omicron lineages that are currently circulating (BA.4, BA.5, […]

What are the side effects of the new COVID vaccine? Here’s what to know before getting the shot

Dalia Faheid, October 9, 2023 Ft Worth Telegram In September, updated COVID-19 vaccines targeting a newer strain of the omicron variant were approved for use in the United States and are now available in many pharmacies and clinics, but are the side effects the same as the previous vaccines? One study found that 32% of people who did not […]

COVID Variant That Beats Our Immunity Is Finally Here

Authors: David Axe Updated Oct. 16, 2022 A new subvariant of the novel-coronavirus called XBB dramatically announced itself earlier this week, in Singapore. New COVID-19 cases more than doubled in a day, from 4,700 on Monday to 11,700 on Tuesday—and XBB is almost certainly why. The same subvariant just appeared in Hong Kong, too. A highly mutated descendant of the Omicron […]