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Answers to your top 3 COVID-19 immunity questions

The Lung Health Foundation is made up of some pretty incredible people who are working together (but apart!) to help Canadians breathe with ease. Today, we would like to introduce you to Dr. Dawn Bowdish, a member of our national Lung Health Advisory.
 
Dr. Bowdish is McMaster University professor and a Canada Research Chair in Aging & Immunity. She’s also a dedicated LHF volunteer and a member of our Board of Directors!
 
Below, you’ll find Dr. Bowdish answering some of your top questions about COVID-19 and your body’s immune response. Oh, and one more thing — she’s practicing social distancing and filming her answers from her own backyard!

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Have more questions? We can't wait to hear from you!

If you would like to suggest new COVID-19 topics for our expert video series, click “ask an expert” below.
 
If you have general lung health questions, or questions about your specific chronic lung condition, you can get the answers and advice you need through our Lung Health Line. Click “speak to a CRE” (Certified Respiratory Educator) below. It’s free and confidential.

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