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Media Type: News / Op - Ed
Date of Publication: April 12
Year of Publication: 2020
Publication City: Ixelles, Belgium
Publisher: Alliance ELIANT
Author(s): Thomas Hardtmuth, MD,
There is a wave of anxiety going round the world. It is destructive and has a sickening effect on the one hand but it also provides a great learning opportunity and offers a chance for civilization to take a new step in its development. A systems-based scientific approach indicates that although pandemics require an understanding of viruses, even more important is a deeper understanding of the immune system. The one-dimensional focus on viruses, infection mechanisms and worst case scenarios, deflects attention away from the critical effects that psychological and social influences have on the human immune system.
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