Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus 2: the strain of a coronavirus that causes COVID-19. First identified in 2019, it subsequently set off a global pandemic.
- See also SARS-CoV-1.
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How to use SARS-CoV-2 in a sentence
In the case of SARS-CoV-2, which has an RNA genome based on adenine, cytosine, guanine and uracil, sometimes mistakes happen.How to Understand COVID-19 Variants and Their Effects on Vaccines | Tara C. Smith | February 25, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
In other words, while a vaccinated person can still test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the vaccine reduces the chances that they’ll spread the virus to others.We'll Probably Never Eliminate COVID-19 from the U.S. It's Still Worth Trying | Gavin Yamey | February 25, 2021 | Time
SARS-CoV-2 has already mutated into several worrying new variants, and this process will continue.Why a failure to vaccinate the world will put us all at risk | Niall Firth | February 13, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Key among them is how well vaccines work to block transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.Covid-19 vaccines are great — but you still need to wear a mask for now | Umair Irfan | February 9, 2021 | Vox
Janssen’s vaccine targets the spike protein that SARS-CoV-2 uses to attach to and infect human cells, and the variant circulating in South Africa has changed its genetic structure so that it attaches in a slightly different way.Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Results Are Better Than They May Sound | Alice Park | January 29, 2021 | Time