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Coronavirus: B cells and T cells explained – The Conversation UK

It’s hard to discuss COVID without referring to white blood cells. Here is a primer on the two you need to know about.

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To get the upper hand on the coronavirus, we first need to understand how our immune system reacts to it. Understanding this will lead to better treatments, effective vaccines and knowing how near we are to herd immunity and if its even achievable.
Every day, new research adds to this knowledge and is widely reported in the media. To follow the discussion, you need to know about two very important cells: B cells and T cells. Here is a quick primer to get you up to speed.
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