Every since the outbreak of covid-19 we’ve wondered why the virus hits some people like a ton of bricks while barely inconveniencing others.
Now we think we have a clue. New data suggests that the specific types of T-cells you have in your immune system determine how severely your body will react to the coronavirus upon infection.
As this dynamic becomes better understood (lots more research needed!), we’ll hopefully start to be able to better identify the folks truly at higher risk and prioritize their protection. And hopefully everyone else can worry a little bit less.