How the Coronavirus Short-Circuits the Immune System

In a disturbing parallel to H.I.V., the coronavirus can cause a depletion of important immune cells, recent studies found. An alarming new study may explain why immunity after coronavirus infection might be fleeting, and suggests that the virus may need a cocktail of drugs to be brought under control.Credit…Niaid At the beginning of the pandemic,Continue reading “How the Coronavirus Short-Circuits the Immune System”

Fighting Viruses

How Do Antivirals Work? Antivirals are medications used specifically to treat viral infections. They aim to minimize the symptoms of an infection and shorten its duration. They also can help reduce transmission of a virus. Rather than killing a virus directly, antivirals usually suppress the virus’s ability to infect and multiply in your cells. TheseContinue reading “Fighting Viruses”