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COVID-19 vaccines produce T-cell immunity that lasts and works against virus variants

COVID-19 vaccines produce T-cell immunity that lasts and works against virus variants

OVER the past year or so, ordinary people have learnt a lot about viruses, vaccines and the immune system. We have all had to digest a lot of complex specialist knowledge about how safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are. DEWALD SCHOEMAN, PhD Candidate, Molecular Biology and Virology, University of the Western Cape BURTRAM C. FIELDING, Professor and Director: Research Development, University of the Western Cape But one important – and positive – aspect of the vaccines hasn’t been well communicated. The statistics about COVID-19 vaccine efficacy have only focused on one aspect of immunity: antibodies. But there’s another aspect too:…
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