Tag: SARS-CoV-2

Evidence of the Efficacy and the Effectiveness of First Generation COVID-19 Vaccines in Clinical Trials and Real-world Studies

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  More than 300 COVID-19 vaccine candidates have been developed or are currently in development. COVID-19 vaccines on the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing and other COVID-19 vaccine products conditionally approved by national regulatory authorities are already in large-scale use, thus preventing severe illness or death and […]

Effectiveness of Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines During a Delta Variant Outbreak in Hunan Province, China

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  This study investigates the effectiveness of inactivated COVID-19 vaccines against the Delta variant. The authors of this article performed a retrospective cohort study of close contacts of people with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections in Hunan province, China, from July to August 2021. Mixed-effect logistic regression was used to […]

Isothermal Amplification Technology for Diagnosis of COVID-19: Current Status and Future Prospects

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. During the COVID-19 pandemic, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has become the gold standard for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA worldwide. However, PCR-based nucleic acid detection technology remains relatively time consuming, and requires specialized instrumentation and technical personnel; therefore, PCR is difficult to apply at primary-level medical institutions. […]

Genome Characterization and Potential Risk Assessment of the Novel SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron (B.1.1.529)

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Si Qin, Mengnan Cui, Siqi Sun, Jiyang Zhou, Zongmin Du, Yujun Cui and Hang Fan from the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China review genome characterization and potential risk assessment of the novel SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron (B.1.1.529). As the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spread around the […]

Variants of SARS Coronavirus-2 and Their Potential Impact on the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. In this commentary the authors Xin Li, Kelvin Kai-Wang To and Kwok-Yung Yuen from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China and the Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China consider variants of SARS Coronavirus-2 and their potential impact on the future of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

Analysis of Intermediate Hosts and Susceptible Animals of SARS-CoV-2 by Computational Methods

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. In this article the authors Yueying Yang, Mengzhu Zheng, Yang Liu, Yali Wang, Yang Xu, Yirong Zhou, Dejuan Sun, Lixia Chen and Hua Li from tShenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, China and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China analyse, with computer modelling, the intermediate hosts of […]

SARS-CoV-2 Lambda Variant: Spatiotemporal Distribution and Potential Public Health Impact

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. In this article the authors Cao Chen, Qi Shi and Xiao-Ping Dong from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China, Center for Biosafety Mega-Science, Wuhan, China and China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China discuss the SARS-CoV-2 Lambda Variant in relation to spatiotemporal […]

Rapid Global Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta (B.1.617.2) Variant: Spatiotemporal Variation and Public Health Impact

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. In this article the authors Qi Shi and Xiao-Ping Dong from National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China discuss spatiotemporal variation and public health impacts of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta (B.1.617.2) Variant. The COVID-19 pandemic has already affected human society for more than 1.5 years. […]