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COVID-19 causes some patients’ immune systems to attack their own bodies, which may contribute to se … – Australian Times

Across the world, immunologists who retooled their labs to join the fight against SARS-CoV-2 are furiously trying to explain why some people get so sick while others…

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Matthew Woodruff, Emory University
Across the world, immunologists who retooled their labs to join the fight against SARS-CoV-2 are furiously trying to explain why some people get so sick while others recover unscathed. The pace is dizzying, but some clear trends have emerged.
In autoimmune diseases, circulating antibodies destroy an individuals own tissues. JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images
One area of focus has been the production of antibodies powerful proteins capable of disabling…

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