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Want to know more about infection vs. vaccine induced immunity to SARS-CoV-2?

Biology/Immunity Vaccines

Immunologists who *really* do their own research on this topic have thoughts. Check out this infographic from the British Society for Immunology: TL;DR: ➡️ For most people vaccination will induce more effective & longer lasting immunity compared to natural infection. ➡️ Even if you’ve had COVID-19, vaccination will significantly boost the immunity you have from

Can sleep boost my immune function?

Biology/Immunity Health & Wellness

A: Today we focus on the importance of sleep health as an evidence-based strategy for improving your immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic. ** Long-term sleep deficiency is associated with a range of co-morbidities (type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia) that put you at higher susceptibility and more severe outcomes of COVID-19. You can reduce

Why do children have less severe COVID-19 than adults?

Biology/Immunity Families/Kids Vaccines

A: A better innate immune response may explain milder COVID-19 disease in kids, but they still CAN and DO get infected and transmit SARS-CoV-2, especially the more transmissible Delta variant. 👉🏽 TL;DR. Children have fewer ACE2 receptors, a more robust innate immune system, and produce more anti-viral proteins (like type 1 interferons) than adults. These

¿Pueden las vacunas para COVID-19 llevar a nuevas variantes o a una evasión inmune?

Biology/Immunity Posts en Español Vaccines

No. Las vacunas REDUCEN las oportunidades de replicación viral necesarias para que surjan nuevas variantes. ➡ ️ Conclusión Clave: El virus tiene más oportunidades de replicarse en poblaciones no vacunadas, lo que crea un riesgo MUCHO mayor para el desarrollo de mutaciones del SARS-CoV-2. Aun así, la buena noticia es que se considera poco probable

¿Cuál es la diferencia de la inmunidad natural después de la infección por SARS-CoV-2 de la inmunidad generada por las vacunas COVID-19?

Biology/Immunity Posts en Español Vaccines

Las vacunas COVID-19 inducen niveles más altos y una gama más amplia de anticuerpos neutralizantes contra el dominio de unión al receptor (RBD por su sigla en inglés) de la proteína de pico que la infección natural. Es menos probable que los anticuerpos inducidos por la vacuna se vean afectados por los cambios en el

Is immunity from natural COVID infection “better” than vaccine immunity?

Biology/Immunity Vaccines

A: No. Getting vaccinated is by far the safest way to develop immunity to SARS-CoV-2. If you’ve already been infected, getting vaccinated still provides you with the best protection-in fact likely *better* than either previous infection or the vaccine alone. A recent study from Israel created waves with findings that people with previous COVID-19 infection