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Inflammation: the key factor that explains vulnerability to severe COVID – Australian Times

The virus disproportionately affects men and people who are older and who have conditions such as diabetes and obesity.

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Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester
The severity of COVID-19 can vary hugely. In some it causes no symptoms at all and in others its life threatening, with some people particularly vulnerable to its very severe impacts.
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The virus disproportionately affects men and people who are older and who have conditions such as diabetes and obesity. In the UK and other western countries, ethnic minorities have also been disproportionately affected.
While many factors cont…

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