Small study yields ‘really good news’ for COVID-19 vaccine odds

Alba Grifoni, a postdoctoral researcher in the Sette lab and study first co-author, tests the T cell response in blood samples collected from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. (Image from the La Jolla Institute of Immunology)

Scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology have documented a robust antiviral immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in a group of 20 adults who had recovered from COVID-19.

Their work, published in today’s online edition of Cell, show that the body’s immune system is able to recognize SARS-CoV-2 in many ways, dispelling fears that the virus may elude ongoing efforts to create an effective vaccine.

The collaboration between the labs of Alessandro Sette and Shane Crotty, both professors at the institute’s Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, offers some good news for vaccine developers and is providing the first cellular immunology data to help guide soc…

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