Here is a collection of articles related to the SARS-CoV2 outbreak. The articles are all fully referenced with links to the studies that were used to write the articles. All are freely offered (not membership restricted).
Not everyone gets sick when exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. While there are many factors that come into play here, research points to genetics as playing a role. Several good genetic studies have recently been released showing which genes are important in COVID-19 susceptibility. Learn more and check your genes (Member's Enhanced Article)
Like most nutrients, our genes play a role in how vitamin C is absorbed, transported, and used by the body. This can influence your risk for certain diseases, and it can make a difference in the minimum amount of vitamin C you need to consume each day.
Not everyone reacts the same way to vaccines. For some vaccines, there can be up to a 100-fold difference in antibody response. Learn more and check your genes. (Member's enhanced article
ARDS is caused by an overwhelming immune response to a virus, bacteria, or lung injury. Learn more about which of your immune system genes are involved in ARDS.
Researchers are finding that blood type may play a role in the susceptibility to coronavirus (COVID-19). While this may seem strange at first, blood type actually influences susceptibility and severity of several different pathogenic diseases.
Kawasaki disease is an excessive inflammatory response that some children have due to viral or bacterial illnesses. Several genetic variants are tied to an increased susceptibility to Kawasaki disease.
Blood clots are in the news these days due to increased numbers for people with COVID-19. Learn more about how genetic variants increase the risk of blood clots that can lead to DVT and pulmonary embolisms.
Viral Immunity: Your genes protect you Your genetic variants shape your immune system and give you superpowers against some pathogens - and perhaps more susceptible to others.
Your circadian rhythm influences your immune response. Learn how this rhythm controls white blood cell production and why melatonin is important in protecting against viral and bacterial infections.