Infectious Diseases

Articles:
322 A human apolipoprotein L with detergent-like activity kills intracellular pathogens.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/373/6552/eabf8113

321 Safety, Immunogenicity, and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 Covid-19 Vaccine in Adolescents.
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2107456

320 Analysis of thousands of people who tested COVID positive in Germany reveals that many were asymptomatic and a minority exhibited high viral loads.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/373/6551/eabi5273

319 The anti-leprosy drug clofazimine inhibits coronavirus replication in several cell models and shows potent antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 infection in a hamster model, particularly when used in combination with remdesivir.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03431-4

318 Alcohol narrows physical distance between strangers.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/20/e2101937118

317 Songling virus is a newly discovered orthonairovirus found in the blood of patients hospitalized with febrile illness and having a history of tick bites.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-01228-y

316 The major coronavirus variant that emerged at the end of 2020 in the UK is more transmissible than its predecessors and could spark resurgences.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6538/eabg3055

315 SARS-CoV-2 infection is effectively treated and prevented by EIDD-2801.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03312-w

314 Vaccinating the oldest against COVID-19 saves both the most lives and most years of life.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/11/e2026322118

313 Elevated cerebrospinal fluid cytokine levels in tuberculous meningitis predict survival in response to dexamethasone.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/10/e2024852118

312 Tocilizumab in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 (RECOVERY): preliminary results of a randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial.
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.11.21249258v1

311 The hygiene hypothesis, the COVID pandemic, and consequences for the human microbiome.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/6/e2010217118

310 Phylogenetic analysis of complete SARS-CoV-2 genomes provides evidence that superspreading profoundly influenced epidemic spread.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6529/eabe3261

309 Reductions in 2020 US life expectancy due to COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact on the Black and Latino populations.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/5/e2014746118

308 COVID-19 lockdown induces disease-mitigating structural changes in mobility networks.
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/52/32883

307 Face masks considerably reduce COVID-19 cases in Germany.
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/51/32293

306 Fluoxazolevir inhibits hepatitis C virus infection in humanized chimeric mice by blocking viral membrane fusion.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-020-0781-2

305 Sore eyes as the most significant ocular symptom experienced by people with COVID-19: a comparison between pre-COVID-19 and during COVID-19 states.
https://bmjophth.bmj.com/content/5/1/e000632

304 A probiotic yeast-based immunotherapy against Clostridioides difficile infection.
https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/12/567/eaax4905

303 Remdesivir and interferon fall flat in WHO’s megastudy of COVID-19 treatments.
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.15.20209817v1

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