COVID-19

New variants will keep COVID-19 circulating at high levels throughout the summer, experts say

New variants will keep COVID-19 circulating at high levels throughout the summer, experts say

Even as the U.S. grapples with its most recent wave of COVID-19, new research suggests that variants on the horizon may keep case levels high.The next influx of infections will probably come from the newer omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, two closely related viruses that were first characterized in South Africa and that landed in …

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Why This New COVID Antibody Test Could Unlock Mass Screening for Immunity

Why This New COVID Antibody Test Could Unlock Mass Screening for Immunity

The uptick in COVID cases these days is driven a lot of different factors—in great part the emergence of highly contagious variants like omicron and a drop in masking and social distancing rules, but also an overall waning in immunity for those who are vaccinated, which is no surprise. Antibodies, whether prompted by infection or …

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