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Thu May 28, 2020, 09:38 AM

COVID & Blood Clots

Not a particularly political post. Not a request for vibes/thoughts/prayers/tots/pears.

Several months back, this friend had a bad upper respiratory illness. Now, the friend has been diagnosed with a blood clot. AFAIK, the blood clot, although it will need to be treated, isn't life-threatening. The friend's doctor has revisited the illness from several months back and believes that my friend had COVID. The question in my mind is this: we've seen COVID do some odd blood-related things, so how many people are going to have additional symptoms weeks and months down the road?

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Algernon Moncrieff May 28 OP
PCIntern May 28 #1
Ilsa May 28 #2
samnsara May 28 #3
Jarqui May 28 #4
woodsprite May 28 #5

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:41 AM

1. Many many people will...

Lung involvement In many instances is permanent. The damage is horrific on x-ray.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:42 AM

2. exactly. No one knows the extent of havoc wrought

on survivors. Had badly are kidneys damaged, DVT, placental insufficiency in pregnant women, stroke, etc?

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:50 AM

3. its destroyed kidneys too..so even if it doesnt kill you there are many other health issues..

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:06 AM

4. The doctors in Italy for example tried to tell us this

They warned young people that just because young people do not die nearly as often, they can be seriously disabled or damaged from this virus.

The 358,000 world wide who are recorded as having died from the virus is probably substantially understated. I suspect at least 500,000 if not 700,000 or more.

And those represent a fraction of the people who have not died but are significantly damaged or disabled. I suspect it is much higher than a 1:1 ratio of dead to disabled/partially disabled.

I also feel that opening up is really stupid.
Nothing has substantially changed in terms of being able to treat this virus. There's a lot of good work going on trying to solve the treatment problem but we have not seen convincing, definitive treatment results that are widely repeatable yet. I suspect we will in the next 90 days - something for blood clots, something from plasma, etc - a cocktail.
They're still learning about how to contain the virus and the public needs better education.
So a significant number of folks will get it and will continue to die or be disabled from it.
The stimulus is getting wasted
The stock market will go down worse with a shattering of confidence
And we'll be digging ourselves out of a depression with more disabled folks to care for.

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #4)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:14 AM

5. That's what I keep telling my family.

I told them it just means that the hospitals have cleared some ICU beds for the next COVID victims. IMO, Delaware shouldn't be opening up and allowing groups up to 250 people outside. It looks like our Gov. is giving in and moving to the 'natural selection' protocol.

Yes, we're going to try to go on a 1wk vacation to the beach, but we're totally self contained, will wear masks when out/about except when social distancing outside or contained in the RV. We're going to be using the facilities in our RV rather than bathhouses, and use the ocean instead of the pool. We'll be packing lunches and cooking breakfasts and dinners in our kitchen. Pretty much the only things different from our normal beach vacations is that we won't be driving up/down the coast to try out all the beaches (no communal portapotties or latrines) and instead of eating a meal or 2 inside a restaurant, we'll either have something delivered or do a curbside pick-up.

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