I keep seeing stories of runners and athletes who are succumbing to the Coronavirus and ending up on ventilators. It is time for MD’s to make the cytokine connection so we can alert the public potentially saving lives.
I spent a great deal of time researching natural foods and supplements that inhibit cytokines. What I found through my many studies is that Marathon runners are often used as the subjects in these studies, marathon runners suffer elevated cytokine levels post run. This can often lead to a compromised immune system, and infection.
In the case of SARS-COV-2 Coronavirus, the real killer is the deadly cytokine storms. It makes sense that this would put athletes who train hard at a higher risk than other members of society.
Cytokines seem to be the connection for all of the unanswered questions.
Why are we seeing more deaths in the elderly than young people. Why are we seeing more deaths in men than women? Why are we seeing more deaths in adults than children? Why are we seeing athletes in the prime of health ending up on ventilators?
It is time to put the pieces together.