If waves of coronavirus infections ebb and flow until a vaccine arrives and if — as some have posited — we’re all likely to get it at some point, should we be preparing for a possible infection?
The coronavirus is fatal for some, while others — between 25% to 50% according to the latest estimates — have no symptoms at all. Everyone else falls somewhere in between.
As the medical community seeks possible explanations for that variability — viral load (how much of the virus you have in your body) and genetic susceptibility are both being studied — we are left to wonder what amount of influence, if any, we have over how our bodies will react to being infected.
Age, gender and underlying health conditions can affect outcomes, but there may be many simple things people can do to boost their immunity — and some of the world’s most prominent resorts, hotels and restaurants were encouraging them even before the pandemic struck.