Immunology experts participate in Reddit Ask Me Anything
The team from Manchester received more than 500 questions about their research into COVID-19 and how the virus behaves.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, immunology experts at Manchester have been researching how the virus behaves in order to develop better diagnostics, treatments and vaccines.
In December 2020, three University researchers – Professors Tracy Hussell, Sheena Cruickshank and Dr John Grainger – took to Reddit, the massive online community featuring thousands of discussions on wide-ranging topics, to host an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on COVID-19 and immunology.
At the time of writing, the AMA had received more than 500 questions on everything from the COVID-19 vaccine to the chances of catching the virus more than once.
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Meet the researchers:
- UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium
- Coronavirus: we must step up research to harness immense power of the immune system– blog by Professor Cruickshank and Professor Daniel M Davis
- Coronavirus: how T cells are involved and what it might mean for vaccine development – blog by Professor Cruickshank and Professor Daniel M Davis
- One vaccine to beat COVID, Sars, Mers and common cold – possible? – blog by Professor Cruickshank
- Inflammation: the key factor that explains vulnerability to severe COVID – blog by Professor Cruickshank
- Coronavirus reinfection cases: what we know so far – and the vital missing clues – blog by Professor Cruickshank
- A new study suggests coronavirus antibodies fade over time – but how concerned should we be? – blog by Professor Cruickshank
- 'Is it safe to have more than one type of COVID vaccine?’ and other questions answered by an immunologist – blog by Professor Hussell
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