How COVID-19 mutations influence our immune system

Could a new variant emerge that effectively sets us back to square one? Find the answer in the new podcast episode.

2 min
Published on May 4, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 spread rapidly and began mutating differently all over the world. Tracking, testing, and treatment options had to keep pace. 

Today, Siemens Healthineers President of Laboratory Diagnostics, Deepak Nath is joined by Ankur Mutreja, MD, a global health scientist from the University of Cambridge, and Kevin Latinis, MD, a clinical Rheumatologist with a practice in Missouri. Their experiences throughout the COVID-19 outbreak will help us understand how the virus continues to mutate globally, why viruses mutate, and how early antibody testing helped us to understand the ability of this virus to spread at such an advanced pace. 


Get deep insights in our latest episode about variants of the virus, how our immune systems respond through these mutations, and why names matter. We’ll also rewind back to the beginning of the pandemic and hear about some of the earliest serology tests that took place in a Missouri nursing home, and how that timely information helped us understand how COVID-19 spread.

How much do you already know about mutations? Find out in the new podcast.

How COVID-19 mutations influence our immune system with Ankur Mutreja, MD, and Kevin Latinis, MD | Deepak Nath
20 min
Listen to Ankur Mutreja, a global health scientist from the University of Cambridge, and Dr. Kevin Latinis, a clinical Rheumatologist with a practice in Missouri | Deepak Nat‪h‬