Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
SK
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
MB
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
ON
81 365 80 21,111 21,459
QC
86 115 26 13,653 13,793
Atlantic
0 14 9 4,614 4,658
North60
10 326 56 19,406 19,499
 

COVID-19 antibody treatments aren’t as effective on variants. Here’s why – CTV

June 8, 2022

A new study has found that COVID-19 antibody treatments aren’t as effective for new variants due to the evolving mutations of the differing virus strains.

Authors behind the study, which was published Tuesday in peer-reviewed journal Biochemistry, say the findings could be used to better inform the development of vaccines and therapeutics in the fight against emerging coronavirus variants.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus professor and corresponding author Krishna Mallela says the study can also aid scientists in understanding the properties of current and new variants.

“Earlier studies, including ours, have focused on explaining the effect of single mutations and not the mechanism underlying the co-evolution of mutations,” Mallela said in a press release.

“Our study helps explain the concept of convergent evolution by balancing positive and negative selection pressures.”

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/covid-19-antibody-treatments-aren-t-as-effective-on-variants-here-s-why-1.5937878

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