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originally posted by: sirric
Covid-19 had us all fooled, but now we might have finally found its secret.
Apr 4 · 8 min read
In the last 3–5 days, a mountain of anecdotal evidence has come out of NYC, Italy, Spain, etc. about COVID-19 and characteristics of patients who get seriously ill. It’s not only piling up but now leading to a general field-level consensus backed up by a few previously little-known studies that we’ve had it all wrong the whole time. Well, a few had some things eerily correct (cough Trump cough), especially with Hydroxychloroquine with Azithromicin, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
There is no ‘pneumonia’ nor ARDS. At least not the ARDS with established treatment protocols and procedures we’re familiar with. Ventilators are not only the wrong solution, but high pressure intubation can actually wind up causing more damage than without, not to mention complications from tracheal scarring and ulcers given the duration of intubation often required… They may still have a use in the immediate future for patients too far to bring back with this newfound knowledge, but moving forward a new treatment protocol needs to be established so we stop treating patients for the wrong disease.
originally posted by: Gothmog
originally posted by: Kenzo
a reply to: Gothmog
What`s wrong with that ? Maybe they are opening now a lot new care units in NYC
It would most likely not be an "I" situation
Not saying it would be impossible , just highly unlikely .
Maybe a very poor choice of wording ?
originally posted by: Crosswinds
a reply to: Bhadhidar
Interesting. Thanks for the summary. And where, I wonder, does the heart damage sit in this whole picture? I know oxygen starvation is bad for the old ticker in any form, but this article here:
seems to state the virus is potentially capable of infecting the heart muscle.
So give them O2, but then what? If it attacks the heart, even with the extra O2, that implies bad news.
New virus. New treatments. No wonder things aren't quite "right" yet.
It's interesting that the world finally gets to see that doctors and researchers are human beings and can only think so fast, even in teams. Hats off to the medical professionals working as hard as they can to figure this out.
a reply to: Gothmog
Right? This situation is a WE thing. Not a ME thing. That wording struck me as "off" as well.