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Training our immune systems: Why we should insist on a high-quality COVID-19 vaccine – The Conversation CA

Our first exposure to a pathogen, either naturally or via vaccination, can affect how our immune system responds in the future to the same or similar pathogens.

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Athletes understand that there are two very different approaches that can be taken when training their bodies. For example, lifting heavy weights is a great way to achieve maximum strength. In contrast, low-load high-repetition training is ideal for developing the stamina required for endurance sports.
Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor.(NIAID), CC BY
Remarkably, our immune system can be trained in a somewhat s…

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