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Old 03-25-2020, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Esprise Me View Post
I'm not sure this is true. Some of the harmful effects of some illnesses are thought to be the result of the body's reaction rather than the infection itself.
A cytokine storm is the result of mutations within the T-cells, which are responsible for stimulating the immune response. If I recall correctly, anywhere from 5-15% of the population may have mutations that could trigger an immune hyper-response under the right/wrong circumstances, which can indeed be dangerous. Given a choice, though, I'd rather have a maximum strength immune system ready to suppress the virus and stimulate resistance than to be immuno-compromised. Last time I checked, the data are pretty clear that weaker immune systems are more of a danger with pulmonary infections.