SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the global COVID-19 pandemic, causes a range of symptoms with great variability in the severity of disease. Funded by a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research grant, Dr. Mari DeMarco and a team of virologists, microbiologists, and physicians are developing a new diagnostic blood test for COVID-19. This test will only require a few drops of blood, and will predict how patients will respond to the infection – whether they will potentially develop severe illness, or easily fight off the virus. This will allow physicians to direct care to the most vulnerable, and enable public health resources to be effectively distributed and implemented to where they are most needed.
Read more about Dr. DeMarco study: http://thedailyscan.providencehealthcare.org/2020/07/blood-test-could-prevent-covid-19-patients-from-getting-sicker/