U of T researchers find clues about COVID-19 virus immunity

Tania Watts (L) and Mario Ostrowski (Handout) Tania Watts (L) and Mario Ostrowski (Handout)

U of T researchers find clues about COVID-19 virus immunity

New findings from Temerty Faculty of Medicine researchers may help explain why SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – can cause more severe inflammation and lung tissue damage than a regular, seasonal influenza virus.

“The research helps us understand the immune response by people to the virus that causes COVID-19,” said physician Tania Watts, co-lead on the study and professor in the department of immunology. “We have gained insights into why some people might get severe outcomes from infection from SARS-CoV-2.”....

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