Preprint: Enhanced Fusogenicity of BA.4, BA.5 and BA.2.12.1

“We found that the new Omicron subvariants BA.4/5 and BA.2.12.1 were more resistant to neutralization by mRNA-vaccinated and boosted health care worker sera and Omicron-BA.1-wave patient sera than were the BA.1 and BA.2 variants.”...More...

USA: SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant spillover from human to horse

“A report on a possible direct exposure to SARS-CoV-2 from a COVID-19-positive individual to an adult horse.”

The individual, diagnosed with COVID-19 (Delta B.1.617.2), had daily contact to her two horses prior to and during the development of clinical disease....More...

USA: ABC reporter tests positive for Covid-19 after White House Correspondents’ Dinner *1 UPDATE*

In the least surprising news of 2022, ABC News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl has tested positive for Covid-19 days after sitting next to Kim Kardashian at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and interacting with President Joe Biden....More...

2021: Association between SARs-CoV-2 infection and acute hepatitis in children *1 UPDATE*

May 2021: “Our case suggests an unreported association between acute SARs-CoV-2 infection and acute hepatitis in children, thus supporting the notion that evaluation of liver enzymes during hospitalization for SARs-CoV-2 infection is also indicated in pediatric age....More...

USA: Biden White House Memorandum on Long Covid

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

SUBJECT: Addressing the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. ...More...

SARS-CoV-2 potential recombinants in Brazil, Belgium, France, Netherlands, US, Finland, Puerto Rico, Spain

SARS_CoV-2 recombinants seem to have been popping up across the globe recently. We have listed some of the most recent examples below, with links to their various Github issue pages....More...

Preprint: Identification of Deltacron recombinants in the United States

In this report, we describe viruses with recombinant genomes containing signature mutations from Delta and Omicron variants. These genomes are the first evidence for a Delta-Omicron hybrid Spike protein in the United States....More...