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!
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?