Many older adults hospitalized with the flu face persistent functional decline

In a study of older adults admitted to the hospital with influenza and other acute respiratory illnesses during the 2011-2012 flu season, functional decline was common–and for some, this decline was persistent and catastrophic. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society . Among the 925 patients included in the study, […]

Researchers identify patients who cleared the disease faster and had a persistent antibody response, with important implications for immunity — ScienceDaily

One of the pressing questions about COVID-19 remains: How long does immunity last? One key indicator of immunity is the presence of virus-specific antibodies. Previous studies have provided conflicting accounts about whether people who have recovered from infection can sustain potentially-protective antibodies or not. A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]