Hypothetic immunopathological impacts of SARS-CoV-2 and HIV co-infection on COVID-19 severity
To the Editor, The world is currently battling with and trying to survive yet another pandemic that threatens human health security. Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the etiological agent of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is one of the three most virulent coronaviruses (CoVs). Based on available clinical details, geriatric group of over 65 years of age and persons with chronic comorbidities such as type-2 diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular diseases and immunodeficiencies tend to rapidly develop multi-organ failure, severe COVID-19 and ultimately, death...
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