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Can you be protected against COVID-19 without antibodies?

In just a few months, the coronavirus has gone from being completely unknown to being the focus of countless scientific investigations around the world. One of the most urgent and polemic aspects has been the development of diagnostic tests, which are not always easy to interpret. Understanding the body’s immune response to the virus will allow better development of diagnostic tests, treatments and, in particular, future vaccines.

Stock image from de Immunology Service, at the Biomedical Diagnostic Center from Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Photographer Francisco Avia