COVID Transmissions Glossary

This forms a running glossary for my COVID Transmissions newsletter, found at covidtransmissions.substack.com

Adaptive immunity

Adjuvant, vaccine

Antigen

Antigenome

Asymptomatic

B-cell

Boost or booster dose

Control

Correlate of protection

Ct (“cycle threshold”)

Elimination

Eradication

Extinction

Herd immunity

Innate immunity

The innate immune response offers the ability to deal with some minor infections, but it only slows the more serious pathogens down. In those situations, the innate immune response buys time for the adaptive immune response to provide a more specific remedy for infection.

Interferon

mRNA

Neutralizing antibody

Phase 3 trials

Placebo

Preclinical

Prime or prime dose

Prognostic biomarker

Reactogenicity

Reproduction number

Seroconversion

Spike glycoprotein (S)

Sterilizing immunity

Subclinical

T-cell

Virion

Zoonotic/Zoonosis

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