Getting exposed to another coronavirus can help you fight COVID-19, study says

Posted on AllSides November 27th, 2021
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via Associated Press

Getting sick from a harmless coronavirus may protect you from COVID-19, researchers at the University of Zurich recently found.

A team of researchers found that antibody responses from previous coronavirus infections can help create immunity to COVID-19.

  • “People who have had strong immune responses to other human coronaviruses also have some protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection,” said Alexandra Trkola, head of the Institute of Medical Virology at the university, according to SciTechDaily.

The researchers reviewed antibody levels from people sick from coronaviruses before SARS-CoV-2 was around and compared them to samples taken from people infected with COVID-19.

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