//Russian scientist warns COVID-19 is more insidious than we know it

Russian scientist warns COVID-19 is more insidious than we know it

About 10-15% of those who went through severe forms of COVID-19 may come across an insidious peculiarity of the virus, Alexander Ginzburg, the head of the Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology said.
“Now, the more we learn about the pathogenic mechanism of this pathogen, the more we understand that it is becoming increasingly insidious,” the scientist said.
According to Ginzburg, COVID-19 may trigger the production of antibodies to interferon – a protective protein that is secreted in the body to fight different types of viruses. This process may occur in those who experienced severe forms of coronavirus disease. Interferon blocks “not only the secondary immune response, but even the innate immune response,” the scientist said.