Duke-led team finds why women may be better equipped to Fight COVID

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
SARS CoV-2 Virus protein with spikes

When it comes to COVID-19, women seem to be the stronger sex, suffering severe disease at about half the rate as men, but the reason for this has been elusive.

Now a chance experiment by an ophthalmology researcher at Duke Health has led to an insight: Women have more of a certain type of immune cell that fights infections in mucosal tissue, and these immune cells amass in the lungs, poised to attack the COVID virus. 

Read at Duke Health News