Here's why some people with coronavirus get symptoms while others don't

Everything you need to know on coronavirus symptoms. Image: REUTERS/Stefan Jeremiah

Abela Mahimbo

Lecturer in Public Health, University of Technology Sydney

David Isaacs

Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Sydney

Melanie Wong

Head of Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory, Kids Research

Melissa Kang

Associate professor, University of Technology Sydney


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Here the SARS-CoV-2 virus (in green and orange) attaches to the ACE2 receptor (in pink). Image: Shutterstock
Children’s resilience to coronavirus might be due to their innate immune response. Image: Shutterstock
Fluid in the lungs makes it difficult to breathe. Image: Shutterstock
Older people’s immune systems respond very differently to children’s. Image: Shutterstock

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