Fighting COVID-19 exhausts T cells

Fighting COVID-19 exhausts T cells

According to publication in Nature, a retrospective study of 522 patients with COVID-19 and 40 healthy controls from Wuhan, China suggests that as disease severity progresses, a concomitant rise in inflammatory cytokine levels may drive the depletion and exhaustion of T cell populations.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait
TheLibCon 4 weeks

No surprise there, it seems that even the "experts" don't know what they're talking about when it comes to Covid-19, but sure let them strip away our freedoms anyways.

Will Miller
Will Miller 4 weeks

It kills you by existing in your body when you have a heart attack, or get hit by a car, or get shot, ect. That is, at least, according to American hospitals

NotACerealKiller 4 weeks

Actually, we know quite well how it kills people. The virus makes the immune system overreact. Where the lungs are concerned, the antibodies part of our immune system start attacking everything. This includes healthy and infected cells. This opens up a path to the aveoli which are then attacked by bacteria, therin causing pneumonia. Healthy individuals aren't too heavily hit, and have a decent survival chance. Unhealthy individuals, especially those with lung issues have a harder time. The papers have been published. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses. SARS is part of that family. They all do similar things, just Covid is a bit more aggressive. To say that "we don't know how", is a complete fabrication.

Arikawa “Secret Princess” Hime
Arikawa “Secret Princess” Hime 4 weeks

It's called stripping your immune system and respiratory system and becoming extremely vulnerable to other diseases. It's not the COVID-19 that kills people, who are usually young and healthy, but it's rather them being stupid and thinking "I survived! I'm safe!" and then they get sick from something else. That weak, damaged immune and respiratory system leads to death. How do people NOT know how viruses work? This has to be some sort of fake news, wtf.

Fin 4 weeks

Behaves very much as hiv did in. Destruction of t cells.... Pay attention because even though a person is hiv positive for antibody never meant one had an immunity.... Having the antibody in many viruses does not mean instant immunity only that the body has been exposed

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