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Has the Corona Virus infected anyone you know?

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Here is a good read that has some limited stats and anecdotes from Houston. 

The TL;DR version is that at home deaths and emergency calls for cardiac arrest are up. Some verified as COVID, but no data available on most. Heart attacks are up and often related to COVID. 
Other deaths seem to be up due to people not seeking care earlier, although some later confirmed COViD. 

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Hearing about more people at my job going out from positive tests. More confirmed cases at a higher rate than earlier in the pandemic. One person’s baseball team had to drop from a tournament due to most of the team being infected.

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To follow up on an earlier narrative about why deaths are not the gold standard:

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-warning-from-italy-effects-of-covid-19-could-be-worse-than-first-thought-12027348

The virus is a systemic infection that affects all the organs of the body, not, as was previously thought, just a respiratory disease, they say.

 

The physicians warn that people who do not consider themselves in a vulnerable group and aren't concerned at contracting the disease could be putting themselves in danger of life-changing illnesses if they ignore the rules to keep safe.

 

"At first, initially, we thought it was a bad flu, then we thought it was a bad flu with a very bad pneumonia, it was the phase when you came here, but subsequently we discovered that it is a systemic illness with vessel damage in the whole body with renal involvement, cerebral involvement," 

"So we are seeing other acute manifestations of renal failure that require dialysis; or stroke, and then acute myocardial infarction, so a lot of complications or other manifestations of the virus.

"And also now we see a significant proportion of the population with chronic damage from the virus."

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8 hours ago, 97and03 said:

To follow up on an earlier narrative about why deaths are not the gold standard:

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-warning-from-italy-effects-of-covid-19-could-be-worse-than-first-thought-12027348

The virus is a systemic infection that affects all the organs of the body, not, as was previously thought, just a respiratory disease, they say.

 

The physicians warn that people who do not consider themselves in a vulnerable group and aren't concerned at contracting the disease could be putting themselves in danger of life-changing illnesses if they ignore the rules to keep safe.

 

"At first, initially, we thought it was a bad flu, then we thought it was a bad flu with a very bad pneumonia, it was the phase when you came here, but subsequently we discovered that it is a systemic illness with vessel damage in the whole body with renal involvement, cerebral involvement," 

"So we are seeing other acute manifestations of renal failure that require dialysis; or stroke, and then acute myocardial infarction, so a lot of complications or other manifestations of the virus.

"And also now we see a significant proportion of the population with chronic damage from the virus."

I mean, lingering after effects was true with the Spanish Flu as well.  People were thought to have been impacted by years from it.  It's hypothesized by some historians that it may have contributed to President Wilson's stroke in late 1919 (he had the flu in March).

 

But at the end of the day when the pandemic is discussed in historic terms, deaths is the headliner.  

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