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How will isolation affect long-term immunity?

16/05/2021 06:01 PM | Click to read full article

In our day-to-day open life, we are greeted by over 10m bacteria. Disturbing as these figures may seem, many scientists believe that exposure to these microbes helps fine-tune our immune systems – the network of cells and molecules that protect us from diseases.

For most of the last year, we’ve been locked up at home by ourselves. So, what’s happened to our immune systems in lockdown? What’s going to happen now that the country is opening back up?