If I Had Covid-19 but Never Any Symptoms, Am I Some Kind of Superhuman?
Here’s what the experts say
If someone’s immune system fights off Covid-19 without producing symptoms, what does that mean exactly? Scientists are trying to figure that out right now.
“We don’t know yet, [but] there’s a sense that much of the asymptomatic infections are in the younger individuals,” says Warner Greene, MD, PhD, director of the Gladstone Center for HIV Cure Research and a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of California, San Francisco. “[We need to] figure out the whole biology of asymptomatic infection: Who are they? What kind of immune response do they make? Why are they asymptomatic in the first place? Is it their innate immune response was more vigorous? There’s a huge number of immunological questions.”