Isolation and sanitation during COVID-19 may affect human microbiome

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The pandemic affects our health in more ways than you’d expect. Necessary health protocols such as isolation and rigorous sanitation are affecting our microbiome — the “collection of microbes that live on and inside our bodies”. Developing a diverse microbiome is crucial to developing a robust immune system; for example, exposure to pets early in life reduces the risk of developing allergies. What then shall we do to maintain a healthy microbiome during this sanitisation-frenzy?
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