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Aberrant immune features in healthy elderly and male subjects with severe COVID-19 may predate infection – News-Medical.Net

A new study shows that the immunological features of severe COVID-19 are already present in healthy older adults and in men, before they are infected, indicating…

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has shown a disproportionate tendency to cause severe or critical disease and death in men, and in older adults, in the first wave at least. But why does its causative virus – the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – show this predisposition?
A new study, released as a preprint on the bioRxiv* server, shows that the immunological features of severe COVID-19 are already present in healthy older adults and in men, before they…

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