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NEW YORK – Host factors rather than viral genetic differences appear to influence disease outcomes among COVID-19 patients, according to a new study from China.

Researchers in Shanghai examined clinical, molecular, and immunological data from more than 300 people with confirmed COVID-19. While infection with SARS-CoV-2 can lead to severe respiratory disease and death, it also can result in more mild pneumonia in some patients. 

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