Coronavirus: Immunity may be more widespread than tests suggest

For every person testing positive for antibodies, two were found to have specific T-cells which identify and destroy infected cells. This was seen even in people who had mild or symptomless cases of Covid-19. But it's not yet clear whether this just protects that individual, or if it might also stop them from passing on the infection to others.

Publisher: BBC News | Author: Rachel Schraer

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antibody, immunity, and transmission
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2020-07-01 (Modified: 2021-05-18)

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