The brutal microscopic battle between coronavirus and human immune system

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An electron microscope image with Sars-CoV-2 picked out in yellow – the contagion scientists say engages the body’s defences in life-or-death chemical combat. Photo: EPA-EFEDeadly ‘dance’ between Sars-CoV-2 and human immune system is playing out in thousands of coronavirus cases the world over, immunologists say ‘The lung is the worst place to have that happen,’…

An electron microscope image with Sars-CoV-2 picked out in yellow – the contagion scientists say engages the body’s defences in life-or-death chemical combat. Photo: EPA-EFE

  • Deadly ‘dance’ between Sars-CoV-2 and human immune system is playing out in thousands of coronavirus cases the world over, immunologists say
  • ‘The lung is the worst place to have that happen,’ as body’s reaction to infection can become so violent it is self-destructive, expert says

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Coronavirus outbreak

Simone McCarthy

Updated: 2:46pm, 14 Mar, 2020

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