We hear a lot about how the novel coronavirus affects the world around us—the economy, our health care system, the education of our children. But how exactly does it affect the world inside us? How do our bodies fight this virus?
Americans aren't exactly the greatest at helping out our immune systems, even in the best of times.
We sleep too little, or we change our sleep patterns day-to-day. We don't eat enough or we eat too much junk food. And right now, most of us are stuck inside, making it that much harder to exercise and stick to a routine.
Given these less-than-stellar conditions, how do our immune systems fight a virus that our body has never even seen before?
Matt Richtel helped us get to the bottom of this question. He's a Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter with the New York Times who covers business, technology and health. He's also the author of "An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System."
We invite you to listen to the whole podcast at NPR.
Hosted with Sasha-Ann Simons and guest Liz Stokes.
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