Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has afflicted at least 4.9 million patients worldwide, 36 causing more than 328 thousand deaths to date (according to the Center for Systems 37 Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University: http://coronavirus.jhu.edu.html,
May 21th 38 , 2020). This pandemic impacts not only social and economic activities, but also 39 healthcare workers globally. Patients with Covid-19 exhibit a wide range of symptoms: 40 from almost no symptoms to critical conditions similar to the so-called cytokine storm or 41 fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, we still do not have effective vaccines 42 or specific remedies for this disease.
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