American scientists from Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute have found that the human body can remember coronavirus infections it has suffered.
According to the researchers, it is this mechanism that can help the immune system defeat COVID-19. Cell Reports Medicine reports about it.
The researchers analyzed the body’s immune response to several types of coronaviruses at once and concluded that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to activate the immune response as a result of having suffered a similar disease previously from any of the coronavirus types.
One of the authors of the study, infectious disease specialist John Altin notes that some people may have initially developed partial immunity to SARS-CoV-2 as a result of having previously suffered other types of coronavirus.
Scientists believe that the information they received during the study will contribute to the future development of universal vaccines against coronaviruses, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of blood plasma treatment of coronavirus survivors.