2021-02-27 General


A paper in Blood Advances describes some markers which a machine learning algorithm says indicate how likely a COVID-19 patient is to have a severe case. This is interesting for two reasons:

  • It can tell who should get really aggressive treatment.
  • Which elements of the blood are important can give clues to why COVID-19 is so bad and/or how to fight it.


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