Common Cold Virus May Prevent COVID-19

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Yale School of Medicine researchers found exposure to rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold can protect people against infection by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
In a new study published by the Journal of Experimental Medicine on June 15, 2021, Yale researchers found that the common respiratory virus jump-starts the activity of interferon-stimulated genes, early-response molecules in the immune system, which can halt the replication of the SARS-CoV-2 beta coronavirus within a person’s airway tissues infected with the common cold. 

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