"Many tiny organisms including bacteria, fungi and viruses normally live on our
bodies, and even inside us. These are called the microbiome. The large number
of these organisms living in the gastrointestinal tract are collectively known
as the gut microbiome.
Increasingly the gut microbiome is recognised as playing a large part in health
and disease, particularly relating to human physiology, metabolism and immune
There are now more than 700 published papers looking at the interaction between
COVID and the gut microbiome. Many of these studies demonstrate the possible
contribution of gut bacteria to COVID infection and severity, as well as the
effect COVID (and its treatment) potentially has on our gut bacteria.
Now, a new study has found severe COVID may be related to fungal bugs in our
gut microbiome. This could be through a variety of changes to the immune system
in response to specific fungal species."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics