What makes the elderly and people with underlying conditions more vulnerable to COVID-19? According to a new study led by McGill University researchers, clues can be found in the proteins involved in initiating infection, as the virus binds to host cells of different animals. Greater cellular oxidation with aging and sickness may explain why seniors and people with chronic illness get infected more often and more severely. The research was conducted by a multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Professor [Jaswinder] Singh [Plant Science]. The team includes Professor Rajinder Dhindsa (McGill University), Professor Baljit Singh (University of Calgary) and Professor Vikram Misra (University of Saskatchewan).
NOTE: Le Journal de Quebec recently identified this research one the 12 major discoveries related to Covid-19 (see item #1 “Et si les animaux détenaient la clé du remède” in article).