The human body produces T cells to fight invaders like the coronavirus. Yellow coronavirus particles can be seen emerging from a red human cell in this colourised electron micrograph image. Photo: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases handout via AFPThe human body produces T cells to fight invaders like the coronavirus. Yellow coronavirus particles can be seen emerging from a red human cell in this colourised electron micrograph image. Photo: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases handout via AFP
The human body produces T cells to fight invaders like the coronavirus. Yellow coronavirus particles can be seen emerging from a red human cell in this colourised electron micrograph image. Photo: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases handout via AFP

Coronavirus: immune response could be difference between life and death, study shows

  • Researchers identify three ways in which people suffering from Covid-19 produce T cells to fight infection, with varying degrees of success
  • Study of 125 patients by American scientists is largest of its kind yet conducted

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The human body produces T cells to fight invaders like the coronavirus. Yellow coronavirus particles can be seen emerging from a red human cell in this colourised electron micrograph image. Photo: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases handout via AFPThe human body produces T cells to fight invaders like the coronavirus. Yellow coronavirus particles can be seen emerging from a red human cell in this colourised electron micrograph image. Photo: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases handout via AFP
The human body produces T cells to fight invaders like the coronavirus. Yellow coronavirus particles can be seen emerging from a red human cell in this colourised electron micrograph image. Photo: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases handout via AFP
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