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COVID Severity Linked To Your Gut.

  While everyone focuses on a “cure all” vaccine, why hasn’t anyone focused on why some people aren't getting sick from COVID-19? The past six months have been monumental for all healthcare workers. While some were considered frontline heroes, some have had their offices closed and labeled as non-essential. There’s no denying one thing however--this Covid pandemic has placed every single person’s immune system on the frontline. Since the pandemic affected the NYC area early, my husband, a Pulmonologist/Intensivist, was thrust on to the front lines in late March. From the beginning, he and I would have nightly conversations about his patients in the ICU and the treatment protocols they were using. I was interested to discover  that the majority of his sickest patients had very high levels of inflammatory markers and that some of the treatments being used focused on inhibiting one of these inflammatory markers--Interleukin-6. Interleukin-6 is also the inflammatory marker involved in