A health worker collects a swab from a traveller at Johannesburg airport in South Africa. Photo: Reuters
A health worker collects a swab from a traveller at Johannesburg airport in South Africa. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: studies show T cells fight Omicron even when vaccine antibodies wane

  • T cells, the body’s weapon against virus-infected cells, were primed enough by vaccination that they offered protection against severe disease with the new strain
  • The findings could help explain why the wave of Omicron cases hasn’t so far caused a global surge in mortality

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker collects a swab from a traveller at Johannesburg airport in South Africa. Photo: Reuters
A health worker collects a swab from a traveller at Johannesburg airport in South Africa. Photo: Reuters
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