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THREAD: Now that scientists have found a growing number of individuals who’ve caught the coronavirus twice, the question of whether people have immunity to SARS-CoV-2 after getting it, and if so for how long, has become more urgent. Here's what you need to know:
ICYMI Research in this week's issue—Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a large nationwide sample of patients on dialysis in the USA: a cross-sectional study
It's not clear why some people who've caught SARS-CoV-2 can be reinfected, though the virus’s mutation rate hasn't raised alarms yet. Read more about how we understand #Covid19 immunity in @business :
Wastewater monitoring for SARS-Cov-2 was supposedly an interesting tool to track the virus spreading trend. Did it lose its interest with increased testing capacity?
Starting Tuesday, MIT is offering a weekly class to undergraduates **and the public** called “COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and the Pandemic.” An impressive lineup of guest speakers are coming. Livestream info here:
Quick tip on #COVID_19 terminology: *Coronavirus: family of viruses that cause, eg, common cold, MERS, SARS *Novel coronavirus: a newly discovered kind of coronavirus *COVID-19: the disease caused by the new coronavirus *SARS-CoV-2: official designation of virus causing COVID-19
In a first, Indian scientists have revealed a microscopy image of SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID19). Scientists took the throat swab sample from first laboratory-confirmed COVID19 case in India, reported on Jan 30 in Kerala. The findings are published in the latest edition of the IJMR.
I wrote about the new coronavirus itself--where it came from, why it's behaving in the way it's behaving, how it infects and kills, and what the summer might bring. It's early days, of course, but this serves as a rough preliminary portrait of SARS-CoV-2.