1. SARS-CoV-2 Attacks Germinal Centers, Implications for Herd Immunity and Reinfection

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In our first episode, we discuss how SARS-CoV-2 attacks germinal centers in lymph nodes and spleens, resulting in a weakened immune response.  Review paper from the life sciences journal Cell:  Loss of Bcl-6-Expressing T Follicular Helper Cells and Germinal Centers in COVID-19.  Hosted by John Houghton, with special guests Dr. Faz Alam, Microbiologist and graduate of the Imperial College of London, and Danny Chan, PhD candidate, Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago and President of Biotech Without Borders.  Faz and Danny are co-hosts of the YouTube Microbiology Journal Club and they also covered the same paper in their September 6, 2020 episode.

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