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Yiping0759 karma

Hi Professor Hussell, Professor Cruickshank, Professor Grainger, I am Yiping, a PhD student in mathematics. I am interested in the models in immune system and I have several questions about immunity of COVID-19. 1. Is the inflammation(including cytokine storm) the main reason that leads to COVID-19 death? 2. What’s the cause of cytokine storm? Is this because innate immune cells keeps secreting those cytokines? 3. Is lymphopenia associated with cytokine storm? 4. How do our body regulate the pro-inflammation cytokine and anti-inflammation cytokine? If the immune cells secret anti-inflammation cytokine, does it mean it’s going to shut down our immune defences? Thank you in advance! Kind regards. Yiping

Yiping0722 karma

Thank you so much!!