Tag: <span>immune system</span>

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The more RNA virus load, the more organ damage

Among the greatest unknowns of COVID-19 is why the disease is so lethal for some people and so mild for others. Although various hypotheses have been proposed to explain this fact, a team from the Department of Clinical Microbiology at Nanchang University in China has shown that there is a clear relationship between damage to...

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Damage from COVID-19 beyond the lungs

The disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be surrounded by many unknowns. For now, everything points to the lungs being the main organs in which the ravages of this infection are shown. But beyond these, its reach could extend to different organs, including the heart and blood vessels, the liver, kidneys, intestine,...

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Air pollution may be key contributor to COVID-19 deaths

High air pollution could be one of the most important factors in deaths from coronavirus disease. This is indicated by a new study that analyzes what happened in 66 administrative regions in Italy, Spain, France and Germany, and which concludes that 78.5% of deaths from this disease occurred in only five regions, precisely those with...

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Mapping the body’s immune response to COVID-19

Australian team of scientists maps body’s overall immune response to new COVID-19 disease for the first time. According to Katherine Kedzierska of the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne, the authors were able to see a really strong immune response that preceded clinical recovery (they noticed an immune response,...

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Children are not immune to COVID-19

So far, the narrative has been that while the coronavirus may cause severe, or even fatal, disease in the elderly, the outcomes for children are reassuring. Nevertheless, there have been a few concerning reports of young people being seriously affected by the virus. Just as with adults, children exposed to the coronavirus can be infected...

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Why do more men die from COVID-19 than women?

In all the statistics of death by COVID-19 there are more deceased men than women. One well-known important factor in COVID-19 deaths is the presence of chronic diseases, particularly heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In this way, since they are more common in men than in women, it could partially explain the statistics. Furthermore, man...