Researchers: COVID-19 Studies Should Also Focus on Mucosal Immunity

Updated December 3, 2020

A story about severe COVID-19 cases as well as the loss of taste and smell mentions a publication by UB researchers arguing that mucosal immunity should be a focus of more research into the novel coronavirus. The story quotes Michael W. Russell, PhD, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: “Could it be that this is due to early mucosal immune responses that succeed in containing and eliminating the infection before it becomes serious? We will not know unless these questions are answered.”