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October 23, 2020 – Strong implication of the innate immune system’s role in healthy outcomes from SARS-CoV-2 infection

The article demonstrates that the innate immune system is central to good health outcomes from an infection.

October 21, 2020. Interferon levels and the severity of Covid-19

This article demonstrates our interferon levels are connected to the severity of Covid-19.

October 19, 2020 – Prospects for a Safe Covid-19 Vaccine

This article explains vaccine-associated enhancement and how we will not truly know the effectiveness of a vaccine until it has been administered to humans. 

October 14, 2020 – Training our Immune System.

This article explains “trained immunity” – something that current vaccines in testing are not designed to do. Current vaccines are designed to treat diseases, not prevent infection or transmission. 

October 9, 2020 – Contextualizing Bats as Viral Reservoirs

This is why we need research to develop broad spectrum antivirals. Vaccine development is just too slow (even at warp speed…) to keep a pandemic from causing much death and misery. Rapid response antiviral strategies like Spartina Biotech’s SIREN technology will be much better.

October 6, 2020 – Charting A Covid-19 Immune Response

How the immune system responds to Coronavirus: It’s all about timing and intensity.

September 30, 2020 – This could be the coronavirus cure we’ve been waiting for, and it’s not a vaccine

The race to develop effective coronavirus treatments that can cure COVID-19 yielded more promising results. Regeneron announced that its monoclonal antibody compound was effective and well-tolerated in a Phase 1 trial focused on treating COVID-19 outside of the hospital. The company said that the new medicine helped reduce viral levels in confirmed coronavirus patients and…

September 25, 2020 – How Do Children Fight Off Coronavirus?

Recent research indicates that the innate immune system mounts an effective response to control Coronavirus infections in children, unlike adults. Spartina’s SIREN technology directly targets activation of the innate immune response in adults and in children to control Coronavirus infections.

September 25, 2020 – First Covid Vaccines Will Not Be A Silver Bullet Scientists Warn

Dr. Charlie Weller, head of vaccines at the Wellcome Trust, said that the first Covid vaccines were likely to be limited in their effectiveness and that other measures were still likely to be required to control infections. “We need to carry on focusing on therapeutics because vaccines won’t solve everything.

September 18, 2020 – Why We Can’t Rely on Natural Immunity to Protect Us from Covid 19

A new study, compounded with recent reports of reinfection, shows why building immunity to Covid-19 is trickier than we’d like to believe..

December, 2015 – a SARS-like cluster of Circulating Bat Coronaviruses Shows Potential of Human Emergence

A circulating bat coronavirus that can infect human cells but can’t be controlled by antibodies or vaccines to SARS-CoV-2. And there will be many more out there in nature…