Dr. Sabra Klein Contributes to Scientific American Piece on COVID-19 Severity

Dr. Sabra Klein, a member of Johns Hopkins CEIRS, was recently interviewed for a piece published in Scientific American, exploring how and why COVID-19 is more likely to cause severe disease in some people compared to others. The article discusses the biological and social reasons why older people, men, people with chronic conditions, and people of color are at increased risk of severe disease due to COVID-19. In this article, Dr. Klein provides context for the COVID-19 severity differences between men and women, discussing sex-based differences in the immune system, differences in timing of chronic condition onset in men and women, and how the sex chromosomes themselves contribute to the immune system.

The article can be read in full on the Scientific American website.