Coronavirus May Be a Blood Vessel Disease, Which Explains Everything

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Story the corona virus pandemic is still with us and we'll cover it nineteen was initially thought to be a respiratory disease many of the symptoms have another thing in common poor blood circulation and blood vessel damage forty percent of deaths from corona virus related to cardiovascular complications for more on how this disease is starting to look like a vascular infection instead of a purely respiratory one we'll speak to Dana Smith senior writer at elemental I mean it's a really bizarre infection and I want to be clear you know it's definitely still in fact in the long people do still have pneumonia like we initially thought they did but like you said there's a lot of really bizarre other symptoms that have emerged things like strokes and blood clots a lot of cardiovascular complications that you don't typically see with a normal respiratory disease fell if I merge and I laugh mother Jill that it could be that the virus is not only affecting fell in the longer the respiratory tract but also infecting blood vessel cells and that's really unique not many buyers to do that and we don't think there's any other respiratory viruses apparently know that did it all felt felt the original hardwired influenza viruses don't infected blood vessel cells so it's really unique for Kobe to the novel coronavirus in particular and it could explain a lot of these really strange and really deadly complications that we're seeing so let's talk a little bit about how it progresses through the body sars Kobe to go through the body and connects to these AC E. two receptors that are usually in the nose and throat and from there what happens it can start destroying some lung tissue and it can break open some blood vessels and then it started catching to all these other cells that have to do with the blood vessels are called endothelial cells and and then it creates this immune response and then everything starts going haywire but it seems that all these other side effects seem to be kind of coming from the blood vessel problems we know that it could be to get them out of Iraq have to latch on to these these two receptors and there a few weeks after the all through your nose in your respiratory tract in your long thank you all for your body there the company and have been there some even in the brain and they're also on the bloodbath well we think that just like we've always thought about the virus gets into the body through the nose and throat which is why you still need to wash your hands don't touch your face the boy being around people who are coughing all the standard recommendations are critical it's still the same with this new development but we still get infected through the respiratory tract and then the virus travels down into the long wait is still causing damage and and ammonia but then the unique part is the final step where it does actually get into the blood vessel felt still activating on the H. two receptors on the bloodbath without editor there it can travel everywhere in the body and for that but you start being these really bizarre things that would like to call the toes that people are talking about that could be a problem with circulation all the way to you're good at your fingers and toes it's why you start being of the blood clot it's why risk being potentially damaging the intestines and the liver and the kidneys really furious diseases because a lot of information and can cause organ has shut down to the part of the body's overactive immune response which is what we thought was happening with Kobe nineteen to begin with and that still could be the case but the evidence is mounting that there's this kind of other route that the virus is using two is fast and caused damages other organs that

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