Low T Cells Linked To High COVID Risk

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readJun 4, 2020

German scientists have identified a connection between immune cell counts and the risk of developing severe, potentially life-threatening symptoms of COVID-19. The team, led by professor of virology, Ulf Dittmer, found that people who have low T cell counts at the time of infection have higher odds of developing a severe form of COVID-19. The study was published in the medical journal, The Lancet.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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