COVID-19 Makes B Cells Forget, but T Cells Remember

Cell. 2020 Oct 1;183(1):13-15. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.09.013. Epub 2020 Sep 4.


Understanding which arms of the immune response are responsible for protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection is key to predicting long-term immunity and to inform vaccine design. Two studies in this issue of Cell collectively suggest that, although SARS-CoV-2 infection may blunt long-lived antibody responses, immune memory might still be achieved through virus-specific memory T cells.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • B-Lymphocytes
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections*
  • Pandemics*
  • Pneumonia, Viral*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • T-Lymphocytes*