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3 minutes ago, gurn said:

This arthritis drug may show promise in treating COVID-19 lung damage

Here’s the Damage Coronavirus (COVID-19) Can Do to Your Lungs

How the coronavirus causes acute respiratory distress syndrome
In critical COVID-19 -- about 5% of total cases -- the infection can damage the walls and linings of the air sacs in your lungs. As your body tries to fight it, your lungs become more inflamed and fill with fluid. This can make it harder for them to swap oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Is COVID-19 lung damage reversible?

After a serious case of COVID-19, a patient’s lungs can recover, but not overnight. “Recovery from lung damage takes time,” Galiatsatos says. “There’s the initial injury to the lungs, followed by scarring. Over time, the tissue heals, but it can take three months to a year or more for a person’s lung function to return to pre-COVID-19 levels.”

Dr Mortman said it’s not known whether the man will fully recover, since for some patients, the damage has so far been irreversible.

Coronavirus symptoms: COVID-19 causes ‘irreversible’ lung damage

While 80 per cent of the population will only endure mild illness if infected with COVID-19, for one in six people the lung damage the virus causes can be “irreversible”.

“For a small number of people who are severely affected by the disease, breathing normally may never be the same again, and getting short of breath on minimal exertion or requiring medication to help you breathe may become the norm,” Dr Khan explained.

Chief of thoracic surgery at the George Washington Hospital, Dr Keith Mortman, told CNN when the lungs encounter a viral infection, the organ will start to seal the virus off – with the damage to the lungs “rapid and widespread”.

“Unfortunately, once damaged to this degree, the lungs can take a long time to heal,” he said, adding “irreversible” damage can be caused.

Hong Kong Hospital Authority Infectious Disease Centre medical director Owen Tsang Tak-yin told media in March some patients who experienced severe cases of COVID-19 “might have around a drop of 20 to 30 per cent in lung function” after full recovery.

Hypothesis not evidence.


At this point there are way too many variables, including previous conditions. And not enough data has been collected.

Athletes in their prime are also extremely unlikely to end up in critical condition. Besides that they are going to be receiving regular testing and are in a much more controlled situation than the rest of us. If anything these guys would be less likely to get infected than someone who goes out in public where thousands of people could be spreading the virus.

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Not evidence?

I'll listen to the multiple doctors, thanks.



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1 minute ago, gurn said:

Not evidence?

I'll listen to the multiple doctors, thanks.



Evidence can be incomplete which most doctors will tell you. Nothing in those articles is definitive.


Even if you go by those stats. Calculate the odds of a player getting coronavirus by the roughly 20% of cases that end up critical and then take 5% of that.


You’re talking about odds so low that’s it’s really not even a serious risk.


And that’s without even factoring in that the vast majority of critical cases are over the age of 50. You’re talking about 1 in millions of chances.

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