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Antibodies may actually help coronavirus invade cells in some cases, study suggests

Antibodies are produced by the immune system to fight foreign invaders like the coronavirus, but a new study in China suggests they could make the infection worse in some cases.Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai found that some of the 222 patients in their study had specific antibodies that could actually help the coronavirus invade their immune cells. They were present in 8 per cent of those with mild symptoms, and 76 per cent of those who had recovered from severe illness.The problem…

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