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By Amy Portacci
Virginia Mason Edmonds Family Medicine 

Tips to keep your immune system healthy during COVID-19 | Guest View

Series: Coronavirus | Story 135

Last updated 4/29/2020 at 11:40am

Amy Portacci

Keeping your immune system healthy is important anytime, but even more so during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

That's because our bodies have never met this year's coronavirus, which means we have no idea how to fight it off. We don't have the right antibodies to deploy.

Some of us are being hit harder than others with the infection, undermining our sense of control.

While we can't simply eat "this food" or take "that vitamin" to ensure a healthy immune system, we can take simple steps to optimize its functionality and give our body its best fighting chance at a healthy defense.

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