Insights into the interplay between Covid and the nasal microbiome

New evidence points to yet another underlying factor that may control COVID outcomes—microorganisms in the nose. … To investigate, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, examined the nasal microbiomes of 68 hospitalized COVID patients, 45 healthcare workers, and 21 healthy controls. The team found that acute SARS-CoV-2 infections were associated with distinct shifts in the nasal microbiome.