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Experts: A balanced, optimal immune system is key to avoiding coronavirus

With COVID-19 still ravaging the entire world, medical experts have emphasized the importance of not just social distancing and proper hygiene, but also of a healthy, balanced immune system. The latter is especially important, according to Rafael Máñez, head of the intensive care unit at Bellvitge University Hospital, near Barcelona, Spain, because of COVID-19’s “severe” phase, which happens in around 10 percent of those stricken with the disease. During this phase, infected individuals develop what is known among experts as a “cytokine storm” or an uncontrolled inflammatory response of the immune system. This “storm” is what causes most of the critical conditions and eventually, fatalities, in infected individuals.  Read more....



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