Our news section reports on this French study that indicates those of us with reduced immune systems from DMT’s does not increase the risk of severe Covid-19.
Covid can be fatal because it causes a cytokine storm. A severe overreaction of the immune system. There’s an hypothesis out there [hey, even thought of it meself!] that our very suppressed immune systems might actually stop this from happening.
There still seems to be a concern about the DMTs that suppress CD-20 B-cells.
The most recent recommendations from the MS International Federation include this:
Therapies that target CD20 – ocrelizumab and rituximab – may be linked to an increased chance of being admitted to hospital or requiring intensive care treatment due to COVID-19. This preliminary finding requires further investigation.
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