Some People’s Bodies Learn to Live With Covid-19

The new science of ‘disease tolerance’ could open the door to revolutionary Covid-19 treatments

Markham Heid
Elemental

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Illustration: Cha Pornea

One of the tragic ironies of disease-causing infections is that, in many cases, it’s not the offending virus or bacteria that kills. At least not directly. It’s the immune system’s response to a pathogen — or, more…

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Markham Heid
Elemental

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.