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.
Healthcare professionals are risking their personal health to help treat patients and fight the virus, and sometimes they must make difficult triage decisions in order to efficiently provide patient care to those who need it most.