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Why do kids tend to have milder COVID? This new study gives us a...

A new Australian study, published overnight in Nature Communications, gives an insight into how kids’ immune systems respond to infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus...

5 ways our immune responses to COVID vaccines are unique

The Oxford vaccine trial at the centre of safety concerns this week highlights the idea that people’s immune systems respond to vaccines differently. We don’t...

Exposure to common colds might give some people a head start in fighting COVID-19

Could we have some immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, without ever having been exposed to it? Some new studies found people who...

No, the extra hygiene precautions we’re taking for COVID-19 won’t weaken our immune systems

During the COVID-19 pandemic we’re constantly being reminded to practise good hygiene by frequently washing our hands and regularly cleaning the spaces where we...

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