Natural infection vs vaccination: Which gives more protection?
Nearly 40% of new COVID patients were vaccinated – compared to just 1% who had been infected previously. David Rosenberg , Jul 13 , 2021 9:24 AM Coronavirus patients who recovered from the virus were far less likely to become infected during the latest wave of the pandemic than people who were vaccinated against COVID,…Read More
Reaction of Human Monoclonal Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 Proteins With Tissue Antigens: Implications for Autoimmune Diseases
January 2021 We sought to determine whether immune reactivity occurs between anti-SARS-CoV-2 protein antibodies and human tissue antigens, and whether molecular mimicry between COVID-19 viral proteins and human tissues could be the cause. We applied both human monoclonal anti-SARS-Cov-2 antibodies (spike protein, nucleoprotein) and rabbit polyclonal anti-SARS-Cov-2 antibodies (envelope protein, membrane protein) to 55…Read More
EDITORIAL: Thrombosis after covid-19 vaccination
These rare events must not derail vaccination efforts Despite early confusion over efficacy and the initial paucity of data in older age groups,1 the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (ChAdOx1) has been shown to be highly effective, especially at preventing severe disease and death from covid-19, even after a single dose.2 Without the AstraZeneca vaccine it is doubtful…Read More