Do you know this little guy?! Most people don’t! The thymus is a tiny, often overlooked organ in the lymphatic system and endocrine system, but it plays a super important role in the body’s immune system!
Our body’s immune system helps us fight infection, meaning the thymus is vital to keeping us healthy. This is especially important during a global pandemic!
We all need our thymus to help protect against illness, including COVID-19 and its new highly contagious strain: Omicron.
People with thymus disorders such as thymic cancer, leukopenia, athymia, or other immunodeficiencies may be more vulnerable to illness or experience worse symptoms of an illness (such as COVID-19) than those without.
Wearing a mask can help take the load off your (and other peoples’) thymus, among other organs, not just to protect from COVID-19, but also from all viruses, as well as pollution. In some cities like Hong Kong, China, people have worn masks to help their immune systems long before worldwide quarantine!
Your thymus is your friend! Looking for a reminder not to neglect it? Grab a thymus plush buddy of your own here.