Immune System

Total 15 Posts

COVID-19 immunity: How long does it last?

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

Pfizer vaccine final results: it’s highly protective – but how long for?

5 min read
We still need to know exactly what part of the immune response offers protection – and how strong it needs to be to remain protective.

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.

Coronavirus reinfection – What it actually means, and why you shouldn’t panic.

3 min read
Scientists were not surprised by reports on coronavirus reinfection; the lack of symptoms on reinfection is encouraging.

Why vaping may increase your risk of developing COVID-19.

4 min read
Vaping increases the number of receptors that allow coronavirus to invade your cells and compromises your immune system.

Approval of a coronavirus vaccine would be just the beginning – Huge production challenges could cause long delays.

6 min read
Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved, billions of doses need to be manufactured. Current vaccine production is nowhere near ready, for a variety of reasons, but planning now could help.

How COVID-19 might increase risk of memory loss and cognitive decline.

5 min read
Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell to delirium to a higher risk of stroke. Down the road, will COVID-19 survivors face a wave of cognitive issues?
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