Is COVID-19 just the environment and our body cleaning house?
A team of scientists conducted a comprehensive analysis of worldwide COVID-19 data to identify key strategies moving forward to develop effective therapeutics. The scientists suggest that COVID-19 should be treated as an acute inflammatory disease and that severity of infection is associated with the dysregulation of inflammatory immune responses and subsequent inability to develop protective immunity from the virus.
Inflammation is an ordered sequence of events engineered to maintain tissue and organ homeostasis. Additionally, inflammation is a protective tissue response to injury or destruction of tissues that serves to destroy or dilute both the injurious agent and the injured tissues.
There are two types of inflammation; the first is acute inflammation that lasts for a short time and is characterized by edema and migration of leukocytes, and the second one is chronic inflammation that lasts for a long time and is characterized by the presence of lymphocytes and macrophages and the proliferation of blood vessels and connective tissue.
It is considered a characteristic feature of metabolic syndrome. Obesity is also considered a characteristic feature of metabolic syndrome. The link between them has been attributed to the inflammatory process.
Taken from the following two sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5507106/ & https://www.sciencedaily.com/rel…/2020/08/200805124027.htm