Brazil: previously infected and fully vaccinated subjects with high anti-S IgG titers are susceptible to infection by VOC

Here we show that even previously infected and fully vaccinated subjects with high anti-S IgG titers are susceptible to infection by VOC, highlighting that immune responses induced by either natural infection or vaccination may not be sufficient to prevent infection by SARS-CoV-2 variants....More...

Brazil: new strain of coronavirus identified in Rio de Janeiro, designated P5

Monitoring in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has identified a possible new Sars-Cov-2 lineage, originating from P.1.1.28, in the region of Barra Mansa and Porto Real, on the border with the State of São Paulo, and which has only now been called P5....More...

Countries with increasing coronavirus rates as of mid June 2021

There are still a large number of countries across the globe where Sars-CoV-2 is increasing as of June 16th 2021 – Great Britain, Colombia, Mongolia, Kuwait, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, Oman, Panama, Tunisia, and Afghanistan have all seen recent surges. ...More...

The highest ever coronavirus daily case rates recorded on Planet Earth – and it’s not India or Brazil

The highest ever daily country case figure for coronavirus on Planet Earth was recorded in The Seychelles in May 2021....More...

Identification of a novel coronavirus lineage harboring E484Q and N501T spike mutations in Minas Gerais, Southeast Brazil

We report a cluster of two sequences characterized by a unique array of 18 mutations, including new non-synonymous changes in the same critical spike amino acid positions, E484Q and N501T....More...