Severe COVID-19 cases can be predicted by new test

“You can predict with really high sensitivity that someone is going to have a severe case of COVID-19,” said Emily Sanders, a graduate student in the lab of Gregory Weiss, Ph.D, [professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry] at the University of California, Irvine. Sanders led the study together with Sanjana Sen and Kristin Gabriel, also graduate students in Weiss’s lab. … “Everyone else was looking for the good antibodies that neutralize the virus,” said Weiss, senior author on the study. “We weren’t seeing enough about antibodies that are unhelpful.”