COVID-19: A Redox Disease – What a Stress Pandemic Can Teach Us and What We May Learn

COVID-19 disrupts the body’s oxidative balance, thus resulting in the need of developing therapies aiming to restore homeostasis

COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, disrupts our bodies in profound ways. While vaccines offer hope, questions remain about their reach, safety against mutations, and overall effectiveness. Additionally, specific treatments for COVID-19 are limited. This review suggests a new approach to COVID-19, considering it a disease that disrupts the body’s natural balance between oxidizing molecules and antioxidants. This imbalance, triggered by the virus, can damage cells in various organs and lead to complications. The authors suggest that measuring this imbalance in patients could help develop new therapies to restore homeostasis, potentially reducing deaths from COVID-19 and other similar diseases.