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Monday, April 27, 2020

More knowledge has confirmed how little we knew and still know about the disease. Four months plus into the history of the disease [clinicians and researchers] know that COVID-19 can attack most of the body's major organs -- heart, liver, kidneys, brain, et al. It's far more insidious and copious in its range of potential attacks on the human body than they realized only six weeks ago.

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A new emerging issue is how COVID19 attacks or disrupts a patient's blood " specifically the delicate and critical balance of regulating when to flow and when to clot. When I first read articles about this I assumed these clotting issues were just part and parcel of the failure or near failure of the various organ systems. COVID19 attacks your liver or kidneys and clotting issues are just a manifestation of injury. But that does not seem to be the case. It seems to be a distinct way COVID19 attacks the body.

One surmise that comes in expert discussions of COVID19 is that the seeming randomness of who gets and doesn't get severe disease may not be so random. Many suspect that there must be some logic, some genetic dimension or some as yet unknown underlying factor, which makes the disease progress so differently in different people, even after controlling for age and the big preexisting conditions. Some of the discussions I've linked above appear to hint at the possibility that subtle, pre-existing differences in blood chemistry " ones which may have little or no impact on health in general " may drive these very different outcomes in COVID19 disease.

There's more information in the article that says monitoring a non-critical Covid patient's oxygen levels with a fingertip pulse oximeter can be vital in discovering the point where absorption levels precipitously drop, before most patients seek hospital care.

As usual, great information for those keeping up with the latest CV clinical research and observational findings from the field.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-04-27 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The base still believes it to be a hoax.

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-04-27 03:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am starting to see more articles about the younger people affected, like this person...

'I love you guys': Probation officer, 32, leaves message for family before coronavirus death
www.ctinsider.com

...Katie Coelho awoke to a phone call from a panicked Danbury Hospital nurse around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Something "terrible" had gone wrong with her husband's condition as he battled COVID-19, the nurse told her, and she needed to hurry to the hospital to say goodbye.

By the time Coelho arrived from her home in Bethel, it was too late.

Moments earlier, Jonathan Coelho died of cardiac arrest, a complication following a nearly monthlong battle with the coronavirus. He was 32....




#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-04-27 03:31 PM | Reply

Nobody should feel smugly safe about this. The whole thing is a crapshoot. If you get through with no complications it's just how it went. There are no guarantees or even things you can do to make it more likely. It's Chance.

#4 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-27 05:46 PM | Reply

www.newyorker.com

Somewhat related article. This might warrant its own article here, but I don't know how to do that.

#5 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2020-04-28 02:50 AM | Reply

Like the sane sensible people have saying all along...We learn something new about the virus every day.
What the experts said 2 months ago or 2 weeks ago keeps changing.. Of course!

#6 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-04-28 06:22 AM | Reply

What the experts said 2 months ago or 2 weeks ago keeps changing.. Of course!

#6 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Really they are just adding new information. They never said it doesn't cause clotting issues. It is still primarily a respiratory virus. Still much more infectious and deadly than the flu. Still a "novel" virus, so it will sweep through the entire population if given the chance.

They are scientists. If you actually read the papers and documentation they put out, they will generally give a confidence level for any assertions they make. So they have always acknowledged the unknown and try to give people a good idea of what is known, and what is not.

This is in contrast to Trump and conservatives, who have just spouted lies from day one, and have over and over been consistently shown to be completely wrong on their statements and predictions about the virus.

#7 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-04-28 09:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"We learn something new about the virus every day. "

We?

Prove it. I have read your posts.

I cannot see where You have learned anything.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-28 11:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The sad part is that evolving knowledge has already caused Dems to try to rewrite history. Everything new we find out about this virus will be spun by Dems eventually in articles that will say the world knew about it months ago and Trump didn't listen, ignored it, etc. That's what hate does. History will be rewritten by hate more than the truth. Happens all the time, people know the history books of every country have spin that reads differently than those of other countries about the same historic events. Do yourself a favor, in five years go to the libraries of different countries and read what they have about covid. You will see a lot of variations to the truth. It wouldn't be any different than if a Dem were in office; Reps would be doing the same exact thing.

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2020-04-28 03:06 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by humtake

Dem's don't need to spin it. Trump was first warned in November, Multiple times in December and in early January still more. Crickets. Really that's what we need to know. I mean his lies and bumbling response after it arrived is another story. We knew this was BAD in early January. We didn't need WHO or China to actually tell us that. When has China ever panic built over a dozen hospitals for an area - EVER? That told us all we needed to know and Trump was still skeptical.

That's when I went "oh ----" and started stocking up on some supplies. Not panic mode like most people went, maybe I should have because I didn't expect people to buy up all the damned toilet paper...

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-29 09:31 AM | Reply

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