There has been a focus on the antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection and efforts to develop a ‘have I had it?’ antibody test. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that the T cell response in those with COVID-19 might also be an important part of the immune response to infection.
What do we know from evidence published so far about the role of T cells in those infected with SARS-CoV-2? Journalists dialled in to this briefing to ask questions about T cells and hear from scientists discuss aspects such as:
Prof Daniel Altmann, Professor of Immunology, Imperial College London
Prof Mala Maini, Professor of Viral Immunology, UCL