American scientists, after numerous studies, named the main “trick” of the coronavirus. This is a slowing down of the body’s response to the invasion of infection, which makes it possible to avoid a response for a significant period of time from the innate immunity of the body and especially type I interferon.
American virologist Shane Crotty told Bloomberg about the “trick” of the coronavirus. It consists in avoiding the initial innate immune response for a significant period of time and, in particular, avoiding the early response of type I interferon, the edition quotes the doctor.
Scientists have already noted this feature of the coronavirus before, for example, that a lack of interferon can lead to a severe course of the disease. On this basis, virologists came to the conclusion that the coronavirus can be treated with synthetic interferons. These studies were published in the Science journal.
However, representatives of the Radbaud University Medical Center in Nijmegen noted that treatment with artificial interferons will only be effective at the initial stage of treatment. In other cases, the course of the disease and the patient’s recovery will depend on time.