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‘It’s something I have never seen’: How the Covid-19 virus hijacks cells | STAT News
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‘It’s something I have never seen’: How the Covid-19 virus hijacks cells | STAT News

Recent studies and reports are stating that the coronavirus seizes control of the human cells they infect and changes segments of their DNA. This is most likely the cause for why elderly patients are more likely to succumb to the virus. “It’s something I have never seen in my 20 years of” stated virologist Benjamin TenOever of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Covid-19 can also block the launch of virus fighting genes while still allowing others to operate, something rarely seen in other viruses.

Source: https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/21/coronavirus-hijacks-cells-in-unique-ways/

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