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T cells take the lead in controlling SARS-CoV-2 and reducing COVID-19 disease severity

T cells take the lead in controlling SARS-CoV-2 and reducing COVID-19 disease severity

A multi-layered, virus-specific immune response is important for controlling SARS-CoV-2 during the acute phase of the infection and reducing COVID-19 disease severity, with the bulk of the evidence pointing to a much bigger role for T cells than antibodies. A weak or uncoordinated immune response, on the other hand, predicts a poor disease outcome.

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Source: ScienceDaily