• The Coronavirus Has One Strategy We Can't Vaccinate Against

    9 days ago - By The Atlantic

    By the time a cell senses that it's been infected by a virus, it generally knows it is doomed. Soon, it will be busted up by the body's immunological patrol or detonated by the invader itself. So the moribund cell plays its trump card: It bleats out microscopic shrieks that danger is nigh. These intercellular messages, ferried about by molecules called interferons, serve as a warning signal to nearby cells-“‘You are about to be infected; it's time for you to set up an antiviral state,'” says Juliet Morrison, an immunologist at UC Riverside. Recipient cells start battening down the hatches...
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