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Immunology Is Where Intuition Goes to Die. Which is too bad because we really need to understand how the immune system reacts to the coronavirus.

Health Article by Ed Yong, online at The Atlantic, August 5, 2020.

My kids always remind me how much of a nerd I am. Guilty as charged! This TPOTD is further evidence. Another thoughtful piece by Ed Yong at the Atlantic, this article dives into the mystery of what immunity really means. Spoiler alert: it’s not a black-and-white thing. Like most epidemiologists, immunology seems like a confusing and overly complicated specialty that I wish I understood better. As we inch toward herd immunity and a vaccine, now is a good time to bone up on what that field has to teach us.


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