Some people may have immunity to COVID 19 said the German virologist

BERLIN, April 24 – RIA Novosti. The survivors-informed any of the coronaviruses, can have immunity to COVID-19, said Friday the leading virologist of the Berlin clinic Charite Christian Drosten.

“there Was held an interesting study. Was investigated by T-cells in their reactivity to the new coronavirus – the virus SARS-CoV-2 in patients undergoing infection. But researched and patients who have not had the disease. That is, T-cells, which were collected from patients before the epidemic. Miraculously, although many who do it, it is not surprising, it was found that 34% of (these) patients were reactive T cells, although they have never had contact with a SARS-CoV-2”, – noticed Drosten, speaking from the traditional review under the podcast for the TV channel NDR.

According to the expert, he mentioned research in the laboratory of the Berlin Charite clinic have shown that a number of coronaviruses that cause colds, “have similar plots” with COVID-19 and “can stimulate T-cells”, which “to some extent” as opposed to the coronaviruses that cause the common cold and SARS-CoV-2.

Therefore, said Drosten, the results of the study do not lead to the generalization that 34% of the population could have immunity against the new coronavirus, with the result that “the pandemic will end quickly.” However, he drew attention to “a very soft and subtle cases of the disease” and it can be explained by the presence of immunity in certain parts of the population resulting from diseases of other species of coronaviruses.

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest world health organization, worldwide there were more than 2.6 million cases, more than 181 thousand people died.

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