COVID-19 vaccination elicited antibody responses in nearly nine out of 10 people with weakened immune systems, although their responses were only about one-third as strong as those mounted by healthy people, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Thousands of people in Missouri and around the country are coming down with new COVID-19 infections as the delta variant of the virus rages. In this episode of “Show Me the Science,” an infectious diseases specialist and a data scientist from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis talk about the need to get … Continued
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified an antibody that is highly protective at low doses against a wide range of viral variants. Moreover, the antibody attaches to a part of the virus that differs little across the variants, meaning that it is unlikely for resistance to arise at this … Continued
Despite causing a surge in infections this summer that has resulted in thousands of hospitalizations and deaths, the delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is not particularly good at evading the antibodies generated by vaccination, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers analyzed a … Continued
Despite the emergence of delta as the dominant variant of Covid-19 in the U.S., nearly all of the antibodies produced by the Pfizer vaccine are able to neutralize it, according to a study published Monday, underscoring the protection offered by vaccinations in a pandemic where nearly all cases—and virtually all serious cases—are among the unvaccinated. … Continued
It can be stressful to be pregnant in the middle of a pandemic. It’s also stressful to deliver babies during such a time. In this episode of “Show Me the Science,” we hear about those stresses from a pair of Washington University physicians: one doctor who works in labor and delivery and another who gave … Continued
Washington University in St. Louis is launching a smartphone system that allows Washington University faculty, staff and students to use COVID-19 Exposure Notifications. It is being launched with approval from the state of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and uses the exposure notifications system provided by Google and Apple. The … Continued
Masks, physical distancing and preventing students and teachers from coming to school when sick kept schools relatively safe during the recently completed school year. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe having many teachers and some students vaccinated will make classrooms even safer when school resumes in the fall.