WHY COVID-19 IS LETHAL TO ELDERLY AND CHRONICALLY ILL?

Authors

  • Berghiche Amine Laboratory of Science and Technic of Living, Institute of Agronomic and Veterinarian Sciences, University of Mohamed Cherrif Messaâdia, Souk Ahras, Algeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v2iSP1.45

Keywords:

COVID-19 , age , chronic diseases, cytokine storm

Abstract

Our work consists of a systematic statistical approach and analysis of the pathophysiological literature review of the Coronavirus 2019. Firstly, we have given a realistic view of the re-emerging disease caused by the Coronavirus through the detailed information available, and secondly, we have given probable explanations based on old literature and research on the specific immune profile and the dangers related to age and chronic diseases. Systematic analysis of the data shows the relationship between age and chronic disease with CoVID 19 mortality, the closest explanation for this relationship is the phenomenon of the 'Cytokine storm', where the immune system acts reversibly on older people or people with chronic diseases. The suggestion obtained from this study is that at this point for this pandemic it is necessary to work only on the symptomatic treatment of cytokine shock in this population because even after having a vaccination for the virus the risk remains significant for them.

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Published

2020-06-01

How to Cite

Amine, B. (2020). WHY COVID-19 IS LETHAL TO ELDERLY AND CHRONICALLY ILL?. Global Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2(SP1), 185-195. https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v2iSP1.45

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Review Articles