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Coronavirus: B cells and T cells explained

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  • Coronavirus: B cells and T cells explained

    I recently learned that the immune system includes B cells and T cells and that there is a difference. I reviewed some articles and thought this was one of the best explanations of what they are and how they work.
    Raj Thaker

    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 it’s 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.
    The immune system is a network of intricately connected cells to protect the body from internal and external threats. It is broadly classified into two sub-types: innate (or natural) and adaptive (or acquired). The key differences between the two are the specificity and agility of the responses generated towards a perceived threat.

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    It would be great to learn about the side-effects of anti-covid vaccines and -therapies/treaments.

    For example if Regeneron still causes mutations it could be that Trump grows a second head before election day. Of course, this would have serious consequences:

    At first, it may look like an advantage to him, since he could ditch Mike Pence and run on a Trump/Trump ticket. Plus if both of his heads fall into sleep in alternating intervals - so that one rests while the other still controls the body - he could tweet a whole lot more!

    On the other hand this would disqualify him from 1 vs. 1 presidential debates. And in case of an existential threat it would be difficult to ensure the gov's survival since it may become difficult to bring Pres and VP to separate safe places


    • Uncle Sparky
      Uncle Sparky commented
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      And like Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trump will spend (at least), "two... of his presidential years in prison for fraud."