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Did you know that after applying the SARS CoV2 booster vaccines, antibodies improve the neutralization effect against the Omicron variant?

One of the goals of vaccines is to produce neutralizing antibodies against viruses. A new published study confirms how the antibodies produced by booster vaccines against SARS CoV2, improve the neutralization effect against the new variant of this virus.

Did you know that fever is the most common symptom in children with the systemic inflammatory response syndrome associated with COVID-19?

Both the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the United Kingdom and the World Health Organization concur that 100% of pediatric patients with COVID-19 present with a fever of 24 hours or more.  If your child has a fever during this time of pandemic, it is best to get him or her tested […]

Did you know why the reduction in ability to taste (hypogeusia) and the loss of the olfactory sense (anosmia) are viewed as alarm signals for COVID-19?

In a region in France patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were asked to fill out a questionnaire with reported symptoms. 32% of them confirmed that hypogeusia and anosmia were new symptoms.  In the paper the authors assert that these symptoms are caused because SAR-CoV2 has the ability to invade the olfactory nerves.

Did you know that coronavirus is responsible for 10-15% of all common cold infections?

The common cold is a mild or moderately mild upper-respiratory tract infection cause by approximately 200 different viruses. These viruses are members of the Rhinovirus family and are responsible for 30-50% of all common colds, of which coronaviruses are responsible for 10-15% of the total. Coronavirus 2019-nCoV was first isolated in pneumonia patients in China […]