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Saliva viral load is a dynamic unifying correlate of COVID-19 severity and mortality
While several clinical and immunological parameters correlate with disease severity and mortality in SARS-CoV-2 infection, work remains in identifying unifying correlates of coronavirus disease...
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.04.21249236v1
Prof. Akiko Iwasaki @VirusesImmunity - Sun Jan 10
What is the relevance of viral load in #COVID19 disease severity? A very talented @YaleMSTP student @SilvaJ_C found that saliva viral load to be a better predictor of disease than nasopharyngeal viral load. Here is a thread to explain the findings. (1/n) medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
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