“Following a typical case of mild Covid-19, SARSCoV2–specific CD8+ Tcells not only persist but continuously differentiate in a coordinated fashion well into convalescence into a state characteristic of long-lived, self-renewing memory”

1/New Peer-reviewed


2/ “Importantly, relative to antibodies, Tcells are less prone to evasion by the variants of concern emerging worldwide, suggesting a potentially important role for these immune effectors in long-term population-based immunity in the years ahead.”

3/ “If one assumes similarities to nucleocapsid- specific CD8+ Tcells from SARSCoV1, then the course of differentiation we describe here may be one that leads to SARSCoV2-specific memory CD8+ Tcells that can persist for up to 17 years, and perhaps even longer.”

Originally tweeted by Kulvinder Kaur MD (@dockaurG) on August 27, 2021.

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