Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy increases risk of complications for mother and infant

In a recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers investigate the obstetric and neonatal outcomes in pregnant females infected with the severe acute respiratory…

Children’s tonsils are major sites of prolonged SARS-CoV-2 infection

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, causes respiratory infection in people of all ages. Compared to adults, children…

Pregnancy has no effect on long-term immune response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination

The emergence and rapid outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) resulted in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have worked rapidly…

Children’s immune systems do not develop ‘adaptive’ memory to protect against second time SARS-CoV-2 infection

Children have largely avoided severe COVID-19 symptoms because they have a strong initial ‘innate’ immune reaction that quickly defeats the virus. And now, researchers led by scientists at the Garvan…

Updated bivalent mRNA booster protects against circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants

In a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers discuss the efficacy of the bivalent coronavirus disease 2019…

COVID-19 booster doses could significantly reduce the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among young adults

A recent study published in the journal PLOS Medicine examined the effectiveness of booster doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in protecting vaccinated young adults against severe acute respiratory…

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy protects infants from SARS-CoV-2 infection

In a recent study under review at the Nature Portfolio journal and currently posted to Research Square* preprint server, researchers evaluated the efficacy of maternal coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination…

Study suggests relationship between maternal COVID vaccination, SARS-CoV-2 placentitis, and stillbirth

Since the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, several pregnancy complications and adverse clinical outcomes have been observed in both the mother and fetus following infection with the…

Differential effects of SARS-CoV-2 variants on children and adolescents

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has massively affected the global healthcare sector and the economy. Despite adults being mainly affected…

Modeling the risk factors for household transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Households are settings that involve repeated and close contact between individuals of different generations. Such a setting could be useful to study the factors that contribute to the transmission of…