The team found that people who had received three-vaccine doses, those vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19, and those with a breakthrough infection had almost comparable neutralising antibody responses, in terms of magnitude and breadth.
Harvard researchers also found that five days after an initial positive test for Omicron, about half of tested individuals had viral loads high enough that they were probably still infectious.
To test the chewing gum, the team grew angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in plants, paired with another compound that enables the protein to cross mucosal barriers and facilitates binding, and incorporated the resulting plant material into cinnamon-flavoured gum tablets.
While Covid vaccines do prevent serious Covid illness and deaths, they are less effective at spreading infections, particularly since the emergence of the more infectious Delta variant.
While Khordha topped the list with 274 cases, Cuttack registered 37 new cases followed by Mayurbhanj (23), Balasore (20), and Jajpur (15). Meanwhile, Puri registered 13 cases and Kendrapara and Sambalpur recorded 11 cases each. All other districts of the state registered less than 10 cases each.
London: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that the lack of adequate ventilation in many indoor environments – from the workplace to the home – increases the risk of airborne transmission of Covid-19. In a study, published in the City and Environment Interaction journal, experts from the University of Surrey (UK) said that preventing […]
Bhubaneswar: The Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar on Saturday informed that the source of transmission of Covid19 virus, SARS-nCoV in Odisha could be attributed mostly to South East Asia and Europe. ILS Director, Ajay Parida informed about the same while sharing the details of the genome sequencing of as many as 1062 viral genomes […]
Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, who are unaware that they are infected with the Covid-19, are driving the spread of the deadly virus, it was reported on Tuesday. The proportion of young people with Covid-19 has risen, the BBC quoted WHO officials as saying […]
Hyderabad: Coronavirus can be transiently airborne but preventive measures can keep one safe, says a study by CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech), Chandigarh. The two institutes on Tuesday released data on the air-borne nature of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Scientists have worked with three hospitals each in Hyderabad […]