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Protecting the immunocompromised is not only a matter of health equity, it’s critical to ending the pandemic.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
More than 95% of people who recovered from COVID-19 had durable immune system memory up to eight months after infection.
Long-lived memory immune cells continue to provide protection even after antibody levels drop.
Different types of white blood cells provide protection against infections and cancer.
People with cancer, heart disease and diabetes are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
The “sunshine” vitamin may help the immune system fight the virus and avoid severe respiratory distress.
Researchers were careful to note that the findings do not support the idea that HBV exposure is ’desirable’ from a public health perspective.
The liver-damaging virus seems to successfully restrain a dangerous immune response that causes the body to reject new organs.
More needs to be done to increase HBV immunity rates among at-risk adults in the country.
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