Unlike bacteria and fungi, viruses exist in a gray area between “living” and “non-living” because of the way they are structured and how they reproduce. As we face down the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to understand not only how viruses work, but how our immune system responds.
An important piece of information that we lack is an accurate picture of the current spread of COVID-19. One way to get that information is to deploy widespread and high-quality serologic antibody testing.
The world at large is having to abide by social distancing orders amidst COVID-19, which is something that individuals with CF have been experiencing to some degree for much of their lives to protect their health.