Bone Marrow Suppression Secondary to the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine: A Case Report


TAuthors: oral Shastri 1, Navkiran Randhawa 2, Ragia Aly 3, Masood Ghouse 3 PMID: 35210894PMCID: PMC8863340DOI: 10.2147/JBM.S350290 J Blood Med.  2022; 13: 69–74.Published online 2022 Feb 18. doi: 10.2147/JBM.S350290 Abstract As of September 2021, SARS-CoV-2 booster shots became widely available in the US to ensure continued protection against the virus. A temporal relationship has been previously reported between the first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine […]

Severe aplastic anemia after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination: Causality or coincidence?


Authors: Shotaro Tabata 1, Hiroki Hosoi 2, Shogo Murata 1, Satomi Takeda 1, Toshiki Mushino 1, Takashi Sonoki 1PMID: 34920343 PMCID: PMC8668346I: 10.1016/j.jaut.2021.102782 J Autoimmun. 2022 Jan; 126: 102782.Published online 2021 Dec 14. doi: 10.1016/j.jaut.2021.102782 Abstract The development of various autoimmune diseases has been reported after COVID-19 infections or vaccinations. However, no method for assessing the relationships between vaccines and the development of autoimmune diseases has been established. Aplastic anemia (AA) is […]

Bone Marrow Suppression Secondary to the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine: A Case Report


Authors: Toral Shastri 1, Navkiran Randhawa 2, Ragia Aly 3, Masood Ghouse 3 PMID: 35210894 PMCID: PMC8863340DOI: 10.2147/JBM.S350290 Abstract As of September 2021, SARS-CoV-2 booster shots became widely available in the US to ensure continued protection against the virus. A temporal relationship has been previously reported between the first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and the development of thrombocytopenia. However, adverse events related […]

SARS-CoV-2 infection induces long-lived bone marrow plasma cells in humans


Authors: Jackson S. Turner, Wooseob Kim, Elizaveta Kalaidina, Charles W. Goss, Adriana M. Rauseo, Aaron J. Schmitz, Lena Hansen, Alem Haile, Michael K. Klebert, Iskra Pusic, Jane A. O’Halloran, Rachel M. Presti & Ali H. Ellebedy  Nature volume 595, pages421–425 (2021) Abstract Long-lived bone marrow plasma cells (BMPCs) are a persistent and essential source of protective antibodies1,2,3,4,5,6,7. Individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 have a substantially lower risk of reinfection with […]

Trained Innate Immunity, Epigenetics, and Covid-19


Authors: Alberto Mantovani, M.D., and Mihai G. Netea, M.D. Innate immunity is mediated by different cell types and cell-associated or fluid-phase pattern-recognition molecules and plays a key role in tissue repair and resistance against pathogens.1 Exposure to selected vaccines, such as bacille Calmette–Guérin (BCG) or microbial components, can increase the baseline tone of innate immunity and trigger […]

Multi-layered transcriptomic analyses reveal an immunological overlap between COVID-19 and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with disease severity


Authors: Lena F. Schimkea,5, Alexandre H.C. Marquesa, Gabriela Crispim Baiocchia, Caroline Aliane de Souza Pradob Dennyson Leandro M. Fonsecab , Paula Paccielli Freirea , Desirée Rodrigues Plaçab , Igor Salerno Filgueirasa ,Ranieri Coelho Salgadoa, Gabriel Jansen-Marquesc, Antonio Edson Rocha liveirab, Jean PierreSchatzmann Perona, José Alexandre Marzagão Barbutoa,d, Niels Olsen Saraiva Camaraa, Vera Lúcia Garcia Calicha […]

Good news: Mild COVID-19 induces lasting antibody protection


People who have had mild illness develop antibody–producing cells that can last lifetime Authors: by Tamara Bhandari•May 24, 2021 Months after recovering from mild cases of COVID-19, people still have immune cells in their body pumping out antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine […]

COVID-19 Science Update released: June 4, 2021 Edition 92


Authors: From the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, CDC COVID-19 Response, and the CDC Library, Atlanta GA. Intended for use by public health professionals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. PEER-REVIEWED Safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of the BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents.external icon Frenck et al. NEJM (May 27, 2021). Key findings: Vaccine efficacy was 100% (95% CI 75.3%-100%) […]

A long-term perspective on immunity to COVID


Determining the duration of protective immunity to infection by SARS-CoV-2 is crucial for understanding and predicting the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical studies now indicate that immunity will be long-lasting. Authors: Andreas Radbruch & Hyun-Dong Chang Generating immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is of the utmost importance for bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control, protecting vulnerable […]