Updated: May 16
The COVID-19 pandemic has made a lot of us think seriously about health and wellness — maybe for the first time. We've educated ourselves on questions like: "How does the virus spread? What are its symptoms? How can I protect myself?"
While we are still waiting for an effective vaccine, it's important to remember how our immune system functions. After all, in the event that we get infected with any virus (COVID-19 or otherwise) it's up to our immune system to protect our body and fight off the invading organisms.
Our immune system defends us in two basic ways:
It develops virus-specific antibodies that adapt to and fight