The head of the Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergology and the International Laboratory of Immunopathology of Sechenov University, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Karaulov, said that allergic asthma may be a protective factor against infection with a new coronavirus, the Izvestia newspaper writes.
According to him, in the case of a severe form of the disease in patients with a combination of several pathologies, this disease is much less common than usual.
“Together with German, Chinese and American colleagues, we are studying the role of allergic asthma as a protective factor in COVID-19,” Karaulov said.
The specialist noted that one of the reasons for this is a special type of inflammation that all allergy sufferers have, Th-2-mediated.
“Perhaps it is the polarization of the immune response in this direction that protects patients with allergic asthma from severe course and death,” the professor explained.
Earlier, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston said that the coronavirus outbreak could be predicted by analyzing Google search queries.
In turn, Singaporean scientists have developed a special sensor system that detects signs of coronavirus infection. It was noted that the sensors can be embedded in the mask.