Michael Russell and his co-authors believe that more attention should be paid to the mucosal immunity system in COVID-19 studies on potential treatments and vaccines. Courtesy of Douglas Levere/University at Buffalo Anyone who has undergone a nasal swab or saliva test for COVID-19 knows that the virus is most easily detected in the nose and mouth. That’s why, University at Buffalo researchers argue in a new paper, more COVID-19 studies should be devoted to how immunity emerges to SARS-CoV-2 in the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth. The paper was published Nov. 30 in Frontiers in Immunology.

 

 

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