Professor Sheena Cruickshank

Professor Sheena Cruickshank

Total 4 Posts
  • Manchester, UK.
Professor in Biomedical Sciences, University of Manchester.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters: Is a third dose really needed?

5 min read
If immunity is waning or ineffectual against new variants, then boosters could be needed – but there needs to be evidence that they are necessary.

COVID-19 immunity: How long does it last?

5 min read
Long-term protection will depend on the ‘memory response’ developed by our immune systems – and the initial signs are promising.

A new study suggests coronavirus antibodies fade over time – But how concerned should we be?

4 min read
Antibody levels naturally fade – the key question is whether infected people sustain adequate levels of T cells and B cells. Right now, we shouldn’t be overly worried. COVID-19 is a giant puzzle we are gradually unlocking.

Inflammation: The key factor that explains vulnerability to severe COVID.

5 min read
Abnormal functioning of the immune system is what characterises severe COVID, and can be driven by diabetes, obesity, sex and age.
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