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Research: 90% of SARS-CoV-2 viral transmission is cell-to-cell

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“The results indicated that around 90 percent of viral transmission was cell-to-cell, possibly via fusion between neighboring infected and uninfected cells, Liu says. Further in vitro experiments that paired authentic SARS-CoV-2 with either the antiviral medication remdesivir or serum samples from people who received mRNA vaccines hinted that cell-to-cell transmission helped the virus avoid being neutralized by drugs or antibodies. This ability to spread without exiting the intracellular environment could help “lead to persistent or prolonged infection.”

The-Scientist.com article: SARS-CoV-2 Can Spread Via Cell-to-Cell Transmission

 

 

 

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