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Coronavirus: does the common cold protect you from COVID? – The Conversation UK

Some people who have never had COVID-19 have the antibodies to fight it – possibly from an earlier infection with a different coronavirus.

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An article in Science recently generated a lot of interest by providing a possible explanation of why COVID-19 can be deadly to some yet go virtually unnoticed in others.
Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California showed that infection with common cold coronaviruses can generate an immune response that resembles key pieces of the immune response generated by SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVID-19. This raises the possibility that previous infection with one of the milder …

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