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A cytokine storm is the body's reaction to various forms of infections. We might consider it to be an over-reaction, because it is the defensive reaction which kills people rather than the germ itself.
Some people seem to be more prone to it than others. In the case of COVID-19, children with their less-developed immune systems are unlikely to react in this way.
Not sure how Sweden's idea is 'paying off.' Right now they have a higher mortality rate per 1M than we do...with a 12% mortality rate based on current known cases and current deaths. And, their cases only got swinging about the beginning of March with a handful. They are only about 6-7 weeks into this thing.
I have been a small investor in a New Jersey company which has a product approved for use in some European countries. They have a cartridge which is placed in a dialysis machine. Blood is then sent thru the cartridge which removes cytokines.