Infectious Disease

Where did COVID-19 come from? UA researcher discusses latest assessment

13 News

While those on the front line have no official cause of “where” or “how” the virus came to be, the United States Energy Department is out with a new report. The agency is claiming the virus could be from a lab leak in China, but not everyone is on board with the new findings.

A tiny circular racetrack for light can rapidly detect single molecules

This is Engineering
The Conversation

Some diseases, like cancer, can progress silently, avoiding detection until it’s too late. An ultrasensitive sensor could detect a disease before symptoms appear, letting health care providers treat the disease early, when it’s still curable. The sensor could also be used in a COVID-19 breath test.

Coronavirus origins still a mystery 3 years into pandemic

A medical mask and handsanitizer
CBS News

A crucial question has eluded governments and health agencies around the world since the COVID-19 pandemic began: Did the virus originate in animals or leak from a Chinese lab? Now, the U.S. Department of Energy has assessed with “low confidence” in that it began with a lab leak, according to a person familiar with the report who wasn’t authorized to discuss it. The report has not been made public.

Immunity Acquired From A Covid Infection Is As Protective As Vaccination Against Severe Illness And Death, Study Finds

Hand holding a Covid-19 test.
NBC News
BIO5 researcher, Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya, joins the conversation about how the immunity generated from a COVID-19 infection was found to be “at least as high, if not higher” than that provided by two doses of an mRNA vaccine.