Table 1—

Epithelial cell types pre and post virus or sham inoculation

Ciliated cellsDead cellsMucous cells
Corona
 Day 063.7 (46.8–80.6)0.0 (0.0–0.0)10.2 (3.1–17.3)
 Day 320.5 (3.8–37.2)*6.3 (1.4–11.2)*11.5 (7.5–15.5)
Sham
 Day 072.0 (66.2–77.8)0.0 (0.0–0 0)9.2 (7.8–10.6)
 Day 370.1 (67.5–72.7)0.0 (0.0–0.0)99 (8.3–11.5)
Group difference#
 Corona - sham−41.3 (−80.7–−1.8)*6.3 (0.5–12.2)*0.58 (−12.2–13.3)
  • Data are presented as mean percentage (95% confidence interval)

  • #: difference between changes from baseline in the two groups, i.e. (day 3 − day 0)corona−(day 3 − day 0)sham

  • *: p<0.05