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The Nuance

Covid-19 Is Looking More and More Like an Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmunity may explain how the virus inflicts such widespread and unpredictable damage

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6 min readDec 10, 2020


Throughout the pandemic, doctors have noticed a confounding phenomenon: A lot of people infected by the coronavirus develop myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that…



Markham Heid

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