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Mar 23, 2020

Augmenting Your Immunity: Fighting COVID-19

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

#Interesting opinion from a #Futurist


Why do the young survive, and older individuals fall ill?

Likely because our immune systems degrade as we age. It’s the same reason that humans see increased cancer rates as we age— as we grow older, our immune systems, which normally find and destroy cancers in our bodies, become overwhelmed, exhausted, depleted.

As researchers are racing to develop vaccines and antiviral therapies to treat the COVID-19 pandemic, one promising option is immunotherapy. This technology uses components of our immune system to alter or boost a patient’s immune response. Immunotherapy has been used successfully to treat other viral diseases as well as cancer and diseases of the immune system.

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