White blood cells: Types of WBCs, their role in fighting pathogens and what fluctuations in their numbers could mean
White blood cells (WBCs) make up about one percent of all the cells in our blood. These cells make up our immune system and are responsible for fighting infections and pathogenic microbes that enter our body.
While asymptomatic patients could reportedly spread the infection as well as symptomatic ones, it is still hard to identify them, let alone understand the clinical characteristics of this infection.
Research finds three distinct immune reactions to coronavirus; severity of COVID-19 disease linked to WBCs
Based on the clinical data, researchers said, one may be able to predict a patient's immune response to COVID-19 disease, which could also help enroll different types of patients during clinical trials