Data shows greater, broader SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies with third dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccineA third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine significantly increased neutralizing antibody levels against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
UTMB molecular biology Professor Pei-Yong Shi commented on his close work with Pfizer to study COVID variants. To create a new variant, a new spike protein is inserted into the old SARS-2 virus. “Our system is very different from a lot of other labs, and I think we’re the only one in the world doing it this way,” Pei-Yong Shi said.
A news team with ABC’s Good Morning America visited UTMB’s Galveston Campus last week to talk to doctors and nurses treating covid patients. This report was picked up and used by ABC TV stations across the nation.
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