T Cells

Total 7 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.

Are β€˜immunity passports’ a good idea?

5 min read
Vaccinated people may still transmit infection, and we need to gather evidence after the Covid-19 vaccines are rolled out to measure if vaccines can confer sterilising immunity and eliminate transmission.

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.

Coronavirus: Does the common cold protect you from COVID?

3 min read
Some people who have never had COVID-19 have the antibodies to fight it – possibly from an earlier infection with a different coronavirus.

Three major scientific controversies about coronavirus.

5 min read
Researchers cannot agree on topics such as face mask, immunity, and number of coronavirus infections. A microbiologist explains why.

Coronavirus: B cells and T cells explained.

4 min read
It is hard to discuss COVID-19 without referring to white blood cells. Here is a primer on the two you need to know about.
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