Elemental
Published in

Elemental

This Is How Your Immune System Reacts to the Coronavirus

And what it means for treatment

Photo illustration of the coronavirus Covid-19.
Photo: Bertrand Blay/iStock/Getty Images Plus

PPeople infected with the novel coronavirus can have markedly different experiences. Some report having nothing more than symptoms of a mild cold; others are hospitalized and even die as their lungs become inflamed and fill up with fluid. How can the same virus result in such different outcomes?

--

--

--

Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

Recommended from Medium

Dr Kulsoom Jabeen

Center for Disease Control

COVID Hurts

Chicago COVID-19 Cases by Ethnicity

FALSE: This claim that natural immunity against COVID-19 is superior to that induced by vaccines is…

New Symptom Surveillance System Identified Spike in COVID-19 Two Weeks Before Florida Department…

Case Study: Osteria Du, a Toronto Restaurant

Local hospital to receive Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental

More from Medium

Andy’s Quick Hits (210): Lower smartphone usage increases wellbeing

High protein revealed — part 2

What are the Most Popular Poisonous Mushrooms You Could Eat?

HOW TO EAT FOR THE SEASON: FALL AND WINTER NUTRITIONAL TIPS