In our “new normal” world, we hear about antibodies, vaccines, and immunity almost every day, and if you’ve never studied immunology, all of this can be very confusing. Immune systems are complicated, and everyone is different, but anyone can understand the basic mechanisms our bodies use to keep us safe from infections.
As we shift gears now, from “urgency” mode to “new normal”, it’s useful to examine our new habits for ways to make them work for us in the longer term. Among our new habits is mask wearing. When we started wearing masks, we thought they were a short-term thing.