With regard to an autophagy defect, you are not the only person to make this connection. However, the data are not completely clear. That is an entire article of its own. My prediction is that there are going to be multiple underlying causes for why diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and age put people into a higher risk category for severe COVID-19. All will have some immunology issue as the basis, but different molecular or genetic mechanisms.

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