Scientists target coronavirus immunity puzzle
By Rebecca Morell
A new effort is under way to understand how the immune system responds to coronavirus.
Scientists from 17 UK research centres are attempting to answer questions such as how long immunity lasts and why disease severity varies so much.
The new UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) says learning about immunity will help to fight the virus.
It has received £6.5m from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Prof Mala Maini, a viral immunologist from University College London, who is leading one of the UK-CIC teams, said: “Our immune response to a virus is really what dictates how we respond when we get infected, how ill we get when we get an acute infection…
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