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Genetic factor may soften COVID blow for Japanese: study

Research suggests T cells that remember cold viruses react to SARS-CoV-2

A computer image created by Irish company Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin shows a coronavirus model.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A genetic feature linked to white blood cells found in more than half of Japanese people may help the body fight back against COVID-19, activating immune cells that recognize seasonal cold viruses, according to a study by Japan's Riken research institute.

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