Common cold T cells can provide protection against COVID-19-study
High levels of T cells from the common cold coronavirus can provide protection against COVID-19. This could be useful for a second-generation vaccine approach in a study published at Imperial College London on Monday. The study, initiated in September 2020, examined the levels of cross-reactive T cells produced by previous common colds in contacts in 52 households of COVID-19-positive cases immediately after exposure and was infected. I checked if it progressed. “We have found that high levels of existing T cells produced by the body when infected with other human coronaviruses such as the common cold can prevent COVID-19 infection,” said research author Dr. Rhia Kundu. ..