Fighting coronavirus and longevity

When it comes to battling the coronavirus statistics show that women do better than men.  This is because the X chromosome provides women with a more powerful immune system enabling them to resist infections in a more robust manner and women also respond better to vaccination which gives them better protection.

 Research out of Italy, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus, at least in the initial stages, has revealed that centenarians who recovered from this illness had immune systems that were genetically programmed to fight viruses more effectively while at the same time reducing inflammation, in some ways an immune capability similar to that of women.

  While we might not all be blessed with the genetics of centenarians or the X chromosome, optimising our immune profiles, discussed at length in Immune Apocalypse, might enhance our chances for keeping the virus at bay together possibly with vaccination, if we chose to go down that path.

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