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Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19

Take actions to protect yourself from wildfire smoke during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evolution of Viruses

Pathogens that switch to a new host species have some adapting to do. How does that affect the course of a pandemic like COVID-19?

Coronavirus Mutations: Do These Create A More Severe Virus?

Wang thinks a version of the virus may have circulated earlier in humans in southern Asia, perhaps flying under the radar because it didn’t cause severe disease.

Not All 7 Human Coronaviruses Are The Same

The current global pandemic, caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, emerged in December 2019.

U.S. Shut Down Came At Hefty Cost But Has Saved Lives

Because SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus, the researchers knew that early in the pandemic, everyone was susceptible, and the outbreak would grow exponentially.

How COVID-19 Hijacks Cells

“Most other viruses interfere with some aspect of both the call to arms and the call for reinforcements,” tenOever said.

Llama Antibody Engineered to Block Coronavirus

The engineered nanobody bound strongly to SARS-CoV-2 and was able to stop the virus from entering cells in laboratory experiments

Investigational Vaccine Protects Monkeys Against COVID-19 Pneumonia

The vaccine was developed at the University of Oxford Jenner Institute.

NIH: Finding the Body Cell Targets for COVID-19

The discovery suggests that SARS-CoV-2 and potentially other coronaviruses that rely on ACE2 may take advantage of the immune system’s natural defenses.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial Begins Today

Study enrolling Seattle-based healthy adult volunteers.

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