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Catching COVID in the Past Won’t Protect You Against Omicron
Children and teenagers generally exhibited some loss of antibody cross-neutralization against all five COVID-19 variants, but Omicron had the most loss. Children who previously had COVID-19 are not protected against the newer Omicron variant, according to research based on the nationwide Overcoming COVID-19 project, which is directed by Boston Children’s Hospital.
SourceHeromag.net + 4 others
Jul 19, 2022 5
Study Finds Previous Covid-19 Infection Doesn’t Protect Children From Omicron
A new study found that less than 10 percent of children who contracted Covid-19 in 2020 or early 2021 developed neutralizing antibody titers against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. The researchers performed antibody profiling on the samples from 177 children and adolescents who were hospitalized with acute Covid-19 or MIS-C, or outpatient mild convalescent Covid-19. Children under the age of 5 who were hospitalized with severe acute Covid-19 were found to have lower neutralizing antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 variants compared with children older than 5.
SourceForbes.com
Jun 09, 2022 1
Study finds previous Covid infection doesn’t protect children from omicron
Fewer than 10 percent of children who contracted COVID-19 in 2020 or early 2021 developed antibodies that can fight off the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The researchers studied blood samples from children and adolescents who had COVID-19 or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children during 2020 and early 2021, before omicron emerged.
SourceHarvard Medical School + 1 other
Jun 06, 2022 2
Previous COVID-19 or MIS-C does not protect kids from Omicron
Research drawing on the national Overcoming COVID-19 study, led by Boston Children’s Hospital, and the hospital’s own Taking On COVID-19 Together Group provides evidence that children who previously had COVID-19 are not protected against the newer Omicron variant. “But we found that antibodies produced by prior infections in children don’t neutralize Omicron, meaning that unvaccinated children remain susceptible to Omicron.”
SourceNewswise + 1 other
May 27, 2022 2