Marines help battle COVID-19 through cutting-edge study
It’s one of COVID-19’s many mysteries: why do young people more easily neutralize the virus? The answer could come from a cutting-edge study led by the U.S. Navy and Marines.
“We need to understand what those things are in order to further dive down into how our bodies can best and most effectively fight off the infection,” Navy commander and immunologist Dr. Andrew Letizia, who’s leading a study at the Citadel in South Carolina, told CBS News.
“There simply isn’t another cohort, where we have otherwise young and healthy individuals coming from around America, all to the very same place,” he added. “This particular population is very unique in the sense that many of them are young and healthy and are able to fight off infections and often do not even have any symptoms at all.”
Volunteers like the Marines’ Hezekiah Barron give Letizia’s team saliva, …continued .
[Source: CBS News]