• Will Omicron Leave Most of Us Immune?

    4 monthes ago - By The Atlantic

    Even before Omicron hit the United States in full force, most of our bodies had already wised up to SARS-CoV-2's insidious spike-through infection, injection, or both. By the end of October 2021, some 86.2 percent of American immune systems may have glimpsed the virus's most infamous protein, according to one estimate; now, as Omicron adds roughly 800,000 known cases to the national roster each day, the cohort of spike-zero Americans, the truly immunologically naive, is shrinking fast. Virginia Pitzer, an epidemiologist at Yale's School of Public Health and one of the scientists who...
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  • Q&A: Passive air sampler clip detects personal exposure to SARS-CoV-2

    Q&A: Passive air sampler clip detects personal exposure to SARS-CoV-2

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    Initial findings indicate that a passive air sampler clip can detect airborne SARS-CoV-2 indoors and may provide a way for individuals in high-risk settings to assess their personal exposure to the virus.
    The Fresh Air Clip, which is currently under development by Yale University researchers, allows virus-laden aerosols to continuously deposit onto a polydimethylsiloxane filter without the need for power sources, according to findings published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.
    Using a PCR or rapid test kit, the filter can be analyzed for SARS-CoV-2 RNA to determine an...
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