Like HIV, the new coronavirus was found to remove marker molecules on the surface of an infected cell so that it could evade attack. Photo: Shutterstock
Like HIV, the new coronavirus was found to remove marker molecules on the surface of an infected cell so that it could evade attack. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus uses same strategy as HIV to dodge immune response, Chinese study finds

  • Both viruses remove marker molecules on surface of an infected cell that are used to identify invaders, according to Chinese researchers
  • This commonality could mean Sars-CoV-2 may be around for some time, they say

Like HIV, the new coronavirus was found to remove marker molecules on the surface of an infected cell so that it could evade attack. Photo: Shutterstock
Like HIV, the new coronavirus was found to remove marker molecules on the surface of an infected cell so that it could evade attack. Photo: Shutterstock
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