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How have COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns affected our immune systems?

Source Medical News Today

The world is more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, so many people have been living with lockdown restrictions, quarantine periods, and physical distancing for an extended period of time. Hand sanitizer and masks are rife, and the common cold has not felt so common. But what will these lifestyle changes do to our health?

In this article, we look at what effect living physically distanced from other people might have on the immune systems of adults, children, and infants born during the pandemic.

Some people have voiced concerns over whether their immune systems are being challenged, given that the general public is no longer physically mixing.

Might our immune systems consequently “forget” how to fight off disease-causing agents? For adults and older children, there is some good news: This is not how immunity works.

Read the full article at: Medical News Today

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