Instagram Q&A: COVID-19 and your immune system

9th August 2021

SARS-CoV-2 virus computer generated image

Taking your questions: 9 August 2021

Tune in for the answers soon!


Do you have questions about how the immune system interacts with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19? Do you want to hear what we’ve learned straight from an expert scientist? 

We’ve partnered up with the British Society for Immunology to bring you a Q&A on COVID-19 and the immune system. We’ll be joined by Professor Alex Richter, Clinical Immunologist at the University of Birmingham and UK-CIC researcher. 

Alex took questions from the public on the immunology of COVID-19 over on the BSI's Instagram on Monday 9 August. We'll be back soon with the answers!

Click here to head over to the BSI's Instagram feed


More on UK-CIC

Scientists across the UK have been researching the immunology of COVID-19 in a collaborative effort as part of UK-CIC. In doing so, it hopes to deliver real benefits to patient and public health. This includes understanding questions such as: 

  • Why are some people's immune systems better able to fight off the virus? 

  • What parts of the immune system protect us from COVID-19 and how long does immunity last? 

  • What happens when the immune system overreacts? 

  • Does immunity to one of the seasonal coronaviruses that cause the common cold alter a person's outcome with SARS-CoV-2? 

  • How does the virus 'hide’ from the immune system and how can this be tackled? 


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