Translating what we learn

What we learn from this study may help us understand why some people get very sick with COVID-19 and some people remain well. This information may help us focus efforts on how to fight COVID-19 and how to protect people.

Identifying the genetic differences between people who have had severe COVID-19 or no symptoms may show how the immune system works against this infection.

Understanding these genetic differences may help guide the management of affected patients, including vaccine development and the individualized management of patients with varying disease severity.