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May 11, 2020
Boost Your Immunity during COVID-19

COVID-19, which has affected over 1.5 million globally and killed more than 100,000 people, is not different from how influenza viruses, or even the coronaviruses responsible for the common cold, attack the body. Therefore, the immune system has a predictable response.

What is Immunity?

Immunity is a state of resistance of an organism to invading biotic or abiotic pathogens and their harmful effects that prevents the development of infection and maintains organism’s integrity by counteracing, neutralizing, and clearing pathogens.

Types of Immunity

  1. Innate Immunity: First line of defence against infection and not specific to a particular pathogen.
  2. Adaptive Immunity: Provides a specific immune response directed at an invading pathogens.

How can one boost immunity?

A holistic approach would be required for a strong immune system.

Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the s