Supercomputer Analysis of COVID -19 Reveals Startling New Theory and How to Fight the Infection
9Can the bradykinin hypothesis be used to identify serious patients?
One of the biggest mysteries of COVID-19 baffling doctors is why there are some patients who suffer even more severe infections and symptoms in comparison to others. While there are common risk factors like age, obesity, diabetes, poor immunity and underlying conditions, still it is confusing that among these also there are contrasting symptoms. So, what exactly makes COVID-19 so lethal for some.
Some experts feel it is genetics at play or it could be microbiota and blood groups responsible for this. But with Summit’s analysis and the bradykinin hypothesis, experts feel they can now figure out who is more at risk of severe infection from COVID-19.
10Women are less likely to succumb to the virus than men
One important finding that scientists have found is how women are less likely to succumb to the virus than men. Researchers feel that this is due to a protein called thymosin beta-4 that is present twice in number in women than men. It is this which could be protecting women from the worst symptoms of COVID-19.
11How can the new analysis find a treatment?
With Summit’s new analysis and the bradykinin hypothesis, researchers feel that the best treatment would be those that target bradykinin storms. The researchers wrote “Further experiments identified several existing medicinal drugs that have the potential to be re-purposed to treat the Bradykinin Storm. A possible next step would be to carry out clinical trials to assess how effective these drugs are in treating patients with COVID-19. In addition, understanding how SARS-Cov-2 affects the body will help researchers and clinicians identify individuals who are most at risk of developing life-threatening symptoms.”