45% of Asymptomatic Covid Patients Have Significant Lung Damage

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    Jul 15, 2020 10:46 PM GMT
    Something to think about before running around maskless. (I'm not a doctor, but I can read what they write):

    A medical examiner in Florida has warned that individuals who contract the novel coronavirus and are asymptomatic still appear to have lung damage.

    "My gosh, I really don't know how to say it without being gruesome, it just destroys the lungs," Dr. Jon Thogmartin, the medical examiner for Pinellas and Pasco County said, WTVT-TV reported on Monday. "Let me just say that."

    Thogmartin cited his own experience doing autopsies and a study published earlier this month by Scripps Research, a nonprofit medical research facility. That analysis suggested that up to 45 percent of those infected with the novel coronavirus were asymptomatic, while also noting that these individuals appeared to suffer lung damage.

    "When the person dies, you can find lungs that don't look and feel like lungs anymore," Thogmartin said.

  • stemkin

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    Jul 16, 2020 8:25 PM GMT
    And there's most definitely gonna be more to it. Autopsies have shown that some of the hotspots of inflammation weren't even in the lungs or other tissues where you'd expect the virus to infect the most (based on ACE2 expression and previously observed symptoms). The full extent of the consequences of infection still isn't clear.