Bergen Covid-19 Research Group

Bergen Covid-19 Research Group

Bergen Covid-19 Research Group

Scientific Publications from this Project – Chronologically


1.     Blomberg B, Mohn KG, Brokstad KA, et al. Long COVID in a prospective cohort of home-isolated patients. Nat Med. 2021.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01433-3


2.     Fjelltveit EB, Cox RJ, Kittang BR, et al. Lower antibiotic prescription rates in hospitalized COVID-19 patients than influenza patients, a prospective study. Infectious Diseases. 2021:1-11. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23744235.2021.1974539


3.     Trieu MC, Bansal A, Madsen A, et al. SARS-CoV-2-Specific Neutralizing Antibody Responses in Norwegian Health Care Workers After the First Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Infect Dis. 2021;223(4):589-599.

https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/223/4/589/6009023


4.     Kuwelker K, Zhou F, Blomberg B, et al. Attack rates amongst household members of outpatients with confirmed COVID-19 in Bergen, Norway: A case-ascertained study. The Lancet Regional Health – Europe. 2021;3.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666776220300144?via%3Dihub


5.     Langeland N, Cox R. Are low SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in infected children missed by RT-PCR

testing? Lancet Reg Health Eur. 2021;5:100138. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666776221001150?via%3Dihub


6.     Cox RJ, Brokstad KA, Krammer F, Langeland N, Bergen COVID-19 Research Group. Seroconversion in household members of COVID-19 outpatients. Lancet Infect Dis. 2021;21(2):168. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30466-7/fulltext


7.     Cox RJ, Brokstad KA. Not just antibodies: B cells and T cells mediate immunity to COVID-19. Nature Reviews Immunology. 2020;20(10):581-582.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41577-020-00436-4




Dissemination and Public Outreach



Cox had 232 media interviews in 2020


COVID-19; Derfor vil ikke dødeligheten være stor hvis viruset spres i Norge Norsk helsevesen er godt forberedt på at Wuhan-viruset kan spre seg til landet og beredskapen er på plass. Rebecca Jane Cox and Karl Albert Brokstad Bergens Tidende, Debattinnlegg 14.februar 2020

COVID-19 og jakta på ein vaksine. Nina Urke Ertesvåg, Rebecca J. Cox og Karl Albert Brokstad.  Naturen, September 2020; 4; 118-127.

Det er ikke bare antistoffer som beskytter mot covid-19. Karl A. Brokstad og Rebecca J. Cox. Aftenposten, Kronikk. 5. November 2020.

SARS-CoV-2; livssyklus, mutasjoner, immunreaksjoner og vaksiner Karl A. Brokstad og Rebecca J. Cox. Bioingeniøren 2021, 2, 22-27.

SARS-CoV-2; Mutasjoner og Varianter. Karl A. Brokstad og Rebecca J. Cox. Bioingeniøren 2021, 7, 22-26.

Immunogens dag. COVID-19 studie på Vestlandet. https://litteraturhuset.no/arkiv/immunologiens-dag-2021/ (popular science lecture)

Scientific Advisor to European Commission to assist the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors with the development of the policy-based Scientific Opinion on Pandemics (international)

Cox and Langeland are members European expert group on SARS-CoV-2 variants

Helse Vest. PhD fellowship. Kanika Kuwelker. A prospective case-ascertained study of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Bergen (Grant).

EU H2020. European Corona Vaccine Trial Accelerator Platform. 31 partners.  RJ. Cox is the National coordinator and WP leader (Grant)