A micrograph from the first US case of COVID-19, with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in blue
SARS-CoV-2 Can Spread Via Cell-to-Cell Transmission
The virus’s ability to slip directly from one cell to another may help it avoid some of the body’s immune responses.
ABOVE: Hannah A Bullock, Azaibi Tamin
SARS-CoV-2 Can Spread Via Cell-to-Cell Transmission
SARS-CoV-2 Can Spread Via Cell-to-Cell Transmission

The virus’s ability to slip directly from one cell to another may help it avoid some of the body’s immune responses.

The virus’s ability to slip directly from one cell to another may help it avoid some of the body’s immune responses.

ABOVE: Hannah A Bullock, Azaibi Tamin

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