Immune System's Response To Coronavirus

Jul 23, 2020

This episode originally aired on April 14, 2020.

How the immune system responds to COVID-19 is one of the mysteries doctors and scientists are trying to solve.

Our immune system usually functions as a bodyguard, protecting us against harmful bacteria and viruses. Yet, it’s behaving quite differently with novel coronavirus. Why?

Coming up, a new look at science and the body’s immune system.


  • Matt Richtel, New York Times reporter and author of “An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives.”