Yiping0759 karma2020-11-27 15:35:34 UTC
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!
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Yiping0722 karma2020-11-27 15:57:58 UTC
Thank you so much!!
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