Every day we can see many, and I really mean many, people being tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. While many of you reading this article are alive and well, the same cannot be said for the unfortunate ones who contracted this disease.
As of now, there is no vaccine or cure for this disease, even though China claims a vaccine will be ready early next year. Many of us have already read articles online telling us how to avoid contracting this disease.
Today, we’ll discuss what happens when you contract the coronavirus.
As we know, the Covid-19 virus can spread through coughs, sneezes, and even through physical contact. Once any of the above is accomplished, the virus will enter our cells and starts replicating itself within the cells, making them into factories to produce their army to invade the other cells.
The virus will then accumulate within the lungs or the digestive tracts, or a combination of both. This fact right here proves that the stomach acids are not strong enough to kill off the virus. This is also why we suffer abdominal pain as well as cough and sneeze.
From there the coronavirus causes even more severe damage to our bodies. After the coronavirus is fully accustomed to our lungs, it then moves on the other vital organs of our bodies, the heart, kidneys, the liver and our blood vessels. There is a possibility that the coronavirus can in fact infect our central nervous system.
As the lungs suffer from the infection, our immune system will be heavily stimulated from cytokines, the chemical important for signalling between cells. As the cytokines are barraged throughout the body, the blood pressure will drop from this, attracting more deadlier immune and inflammatory cells.
This could be linked to the muscle aches, fatigue, swelling and body rashes, the other symptoms of the coronavirus.
These cells would then travel throughout other parts of the body like the lungs, heart and kidneys and cause damage in those areas.
As damage caused by coronavirus progresses on, the victim will no longer be able to breathe on his or her own and will require a ventilator.
Once the heart is attacked by the coronavirus, people will experience irregular heart rhythms and eventually, heart failure.
It has been discovered by researchers that Covid-19 patients exhibit abnormal clotting in the legs and in the lungs. These clots are called thrombosis. These clots are also seen in arteries, being a primary reason why we see some Covid-19 patients suffering strokes after they contract the disease.
One autopsy revealed that clots were evident in multiple organs. A study done in The Netherlands showed that 31 percent of their patients with the Covid-19 virus had clots even though they were on blood thinners. The reason as to why the coronavirus causes clots throughout the body remains unclear and will need further research.
Other things scientists took note of during the autopsy revealed that the coronavirus was also evident in other parts of the body, not just the throat and nasal passages. This included the kidneys, the liver, the pancreas, the heart and even in the tears.
Treating the coronavirus is very troublesome for several reasons. This is because the ACE2 receptor that the virus uses to attach itself on our cells is the key to reducing our blood pressure and preventing inflammation. Trying to block this receptor is a risky method of treatment as it could lead to increased blood pressure, increased risk of heart problems and even an increase of inflammation.
Even the idea of using drugs to lower the cytokine storm would affect the immune response, which in the long run makes it harder to combat the virus and recover properly. As stated earlier, blood thinners have no effect as the Covid-19 virus still causes clots to form throughout the body.
In short, the coronavirus causes many symptoms that affect most parts of our body. With this in mind, I hope everyone follows through on the extensions of the MCO.
27th April 23:10