Natural coronavirus immunity could be TWICE as common as expected

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Natural coronavirus immunity could be TWICE as common as experts thought after Public Health England study claims millions have protective T-cells from catching similar cold virusesResearchers find 25 per cent of almost 3,000 key workers have high T-cell levelsAntibody surveys have consistently found no more than 6 per cent test positiveStudy finds no one with high T-cell responses got Covid in the next four months By Ben Spencer Medical Correspondent For The Daily Mail and Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline Published: 18:32 EST, 19 November 2020 | Updated: 05:10 EST, 20 November 2020 Natural immunity to the coronavirus could be twice as common as experts believed, according to a Public Health England study.  Researchers at PHE found T-cells – a key part of the immune system – in a far higher number of people than expected.The cells are vital for destroying human cells that have been infected with coronavirus to stop them going on to infect others – antibodies and other parts of the immune system can’t get to the virus once it gets this far in.The research, among 2,847 key workers from the NHS, police and fire service in June, found that 25 per cent of participants had high levels of T-cells which recognised Covid. That is far higher …

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