Researchers found a reason why COVID-19 may be life-threatening

University of Tartu researchers participated in a study published in Science, indicating that about 10 per cent of young and healthy people who develop severe COVID-19 have misguided antibodies that attack not the virus, but the immune system itself. Another recently published study showed that another 3.5 per cent of such patients carry a specific kind of genetic mutation. In both cases, the patients did not have type I interferons that are essential in protection against viruses. Read More