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Are pangolins the intermediate host of the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?

May 14, 2020

Are pangolins the intermediate host of the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?

A new COVID-19 research article by Ping Liu, Jing-Zhe Jiang and colleagues.

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Harnessing the natural anti-glycan immune response to limit the transmission of enveloped viruses such as SARS-CoV-2

Humans possess natural anti-αGal antibodies generated in response to bacteria of the microbiota. In this Opinion article, Breiman et al discuss how the potential enhancement of these antibodies could lower both the risk of emergence of coronaviruses, or other enveloped viruses, from a nonprimate mammals and the risk of transmission within the human population.

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Harnessing the natural anti-glycan immune response to limit the transmission of enveloped viruses such as SARS-CoV-2

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