In March 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic. Coronaviruses are actually quite common. However, while some can cause mild colds and respiratory infections, others can evade the immune system and cause more severe symptoms and illnesses. The coronavirus behind COVID-19, is among those rare and novel types that managed to elude the human immune system – so much so that the disease became a pandemic.
Determining how the human immune system responds to a virus is crucial in the development of vaccines. But as anyone can get infected and infect others, it is also important for us to understand how COVID-19 affects the body after infection. In today’s blog post, RiteCare Medical Center in Hialeah hopes to shed light on this matter so each of us can better recognize the importance of getting tested and vaccinated.