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Immune System's Response To Coronavirus

A caregiver tests a patient for coronavirus at University Hospitals, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
Tony Dejak
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Associated Press

This episode originally aired on April 14, 2020.

How the immune system responds to COVID-19 is one of the mysteries doctors and scientists are trying to solve.

Our immune system usually functions as a bodyguard, protecting us against harmful bacteria and viruses. Yet, it’s behaving quite differently with novel coronavirus. Why?

Coming up, a new look at science and the body’s immune system.

Guests:

  • Matt Richtel, New York Times reporter and author of “An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives.”

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