Covid-19 cases can be traced to weak spots in patients’ immune systems

WNM | Sep 28, 2020 at 10:14 AM

Two new analyses suggest that some life-threatening cases can be traced to weak spots in patients’ immune systems. A subset of patients has mutations in key immunity genes; other patients have auto-antibodies that target the same components of the immune system.

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Influenza may facilitate the spread of SARS-CoV-2

WNM | Sep 15, 2020 at 11:38 AM

Researchers found consistent evidence for a 2-2.5-fold population-level increase in SARS-CoV-2 transmission associated with influenza during the period of co-circulation.

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Apes may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection – analysis

WNM | Aug 24, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Genomic analysis reveals that many animal species are potentially susceptible to infection by the coronavirus. They include a number of endangered and threatened species, notably apes and old world primates.