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Perrin and Armah

Assistant professors Seth Armah and Maryanne Perrin are waist-deep in a project examining the interplay of nutrition and COVID-19 in our state. Their funding comes from the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory, as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act passed in March.

The researchers are looking at how micronutrient status affects the severity of COVID-19 symptoms, with a focus on zinc and selenium. Their inspiration came from a study from China, which found that regions with selenium deficiencies had higher COVID-19 mortality rates than other areas.

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