Children more susceptible to COVID reinfection than adults: Experts amid new variants fear2 min read . Updated: 27 Jan 2023, 04:53 PM IST
Infants have a high proportion of naive T cells and as they move towards adulthood, they get exposed to to more viruses, the naive T cells are replaced by memory T cells
Unlike adults, children have largely avoided the deadly wrath of severe COVID-19 symptoms owing to the fact that they have a strong initial 'innate' immune reaction that quickly defeats the virus. However, at the same time, their immune system does not remember the virus and does not adapt to it and hence, the risk of reinfection is much higher as compared to adults, a new study has revealed.
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