Clue to children's COVID immune response

Clue to children's COVID immune response

Kids' noses may be better at fighting off COVID-19 than those of adults. Dr Kirsty Short from the school of chemistry and molecular biosciences at the University of Queensland says it may be one reason immune responses among children have proved more effective against the virus. Advertisement "Children have a lower COVID-19 infection rate and milder symptoms than adults but the reasons for this have been unknown," she says. "We've shown the lining of children's noses have a more pro-inflammatory response to the ancestral SARS-CoV-2 than adults' noses." Dr Short and her colleagues exposed samples of nasal lining cells from 23 healthy children and 15 healthy adults to the virus. …
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