COVID-19 can have devastating consequences for the lungs. But doctors and nurses are discovering new damaging effects every day, from cardiac arrest to kidney failure and even unexplained tissue growth. A new, more holistic understanding of the disease is emerging. Researchers turn to describe Covid-19 as less of a lung affliction, and much more a vascular illness. A severely ill coronavirus patient develops embolisms, or blockages, in blood vessels. On top of that, within hours uncontrolled excess tissue growth can set in. Aas our understanding increases, so does our ability to fight Covid-19.
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