What Does The Coronavirus Do To Your Body? 

Everything You Need To Know About The Infection Process 

The Truth… Basics From Dr’s Fauci and Birx…

  • The World Health Organization ( WHO)  and US Centers for Disease Control ( CDC) and Prevention advise the public be watchful for fever, dry cough and shortness of breath, symptoms that follow contraction of the new COVID-19 known as SARS-CoV-2.  

  • From infection, it takes approximately five to 12 days for symptoms to appear. According to the CDCthe virus can spread person-to-person within 6 feet through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  It’s also possible for the virus to remain on a surface or object, be transferred by touch and enter the body through the mouth, nose or eyes.

  • “It’s a respiratory virus and thus it enters through the respiratory tract, we think primarily through the nose,” he said. “But it might be able to get in through the eyes and mouth because that’s how other respiratory viruses behave.”  When the virus enters the body, it begins to attack. Fever, cough and other COVID-19 symptoms and It can take two to 14 days for a person to develop symptoms after initial exposure to the virus, Hirsch said. The average is about five days.

  • Once inside the body, it begins infecting epithelial cells in the lining of the lung. A protein on the receptors of the virus can attach to a host cell's receptors and penetrate the cell. Inside the host cell, the virus begins to replicate until it kills the cell.  This first takes place in the upper respiratory tract, which includes the nose, mouth, larynx and bronchi.

  • Younger people respond better to the ventilators but critical care ICU patients of age are having a rough go, they are not making it. It is estimated we will hit the 400 - 500,000 mark by January. 

  • While the best defenses include basic precautions like hand washing, staying calm, and protecting medical workers, we face more difficulties. The disease is transmitted with relative ease (evidently between people, through the air, like influenza and unlike Ebola, SARS, and MERS), and the timing seems to be bad. 

😇  Dr. Hirsch… 

  • The World Health Organization reported last month about 80% of patients have a mild to moderate disease from infection. A case of “ Mild” COVID-19 includes a fever and cough more severe than the seasonal flu but does not require hospitalization.  Those milder cases are because the body’s immune response is able to contain the virus in the upper respiratory tract, Hirsch says. Younger patients have a more vigorous immune response compared to older patients.

  • The 13.8% of severe cases and 6.1% critical cases are due to the virus trekking down the windpipe and entering the lower respiratory tract, where it seems to prefer growing.  “The lungs are the major target,” Hirsch said.   As the virus continues to replicate and journeys further down the windpipe and into the lung, it can cause more respiratory problems like bronchitis and pneumonia.  

  • Pneumonia is characterized by shortness of breath combined with a cough and affects tiny air sacs in the lungs, called alveoli, Viscidi said. The alveoli are where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged.  When pneumonia occurs, the thin layer of alveolar cells is damaged by the virus. The body reacts by sending immune cells to the lung to fight it off. "And that results in the linings becoming thicker than normal," he said. "As they thicken more and more, they essentially choke off the little air pocket, which is what you need to get the oxygen to your blood." “So it’s basically a war between the host response and the virus,” Hirsch said. “Depending who wins this war we have either good outcomes where patients recover or bad outcomes where they don’t.”

  • Restricting oxygen to the bloodstream deprives other major organs of oxygen including the liver, kidney and brain. In a small number of severe cases that can develop into acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which requires a patient be placed on a ventilator to supply oxygen. 

  • However, if too much of the lung is damaged and not enough oxygen is supplied to the rest of the body, respiratory failure could lead to organ failure and death.  Dr. Vidcidi stresses that outcome is uncommon for the majority of patients infected with COVID-19  Those most at risk to severe developments are older than 70 and have weak immune responses. Others at risk include people with pulmonary abnormalities, chronic disease or compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients who have gone through chemotherapy treatment. 

  • Dr. Viscidi urges to public to think of the coronavirus like the flu because it goes through the same process within the body. Many people contract the flu and recover with no complications.   "People should remember that they're as healthy as they feel," he said. “And shouldn’t go around feeling as unhealthy as they fear.” 

More Fauci And Truth

  • Dr. Fauci Made President T-RUMP Look Even Stupider With Truth  -  But where someone else’s suffering might not be enough to move the President, a trend that makes him look bad may. He also, apparently, started to feel envious of Fauci who, polls show, is more trusted on COVID-19 than the President.  He spoke in his intimidation jealous way…

  • "Dr. Fauci's made some mistakes, but I have a very good -- I spoke to him yesterday at length -- I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci," Trump said. "He's a little bit of an alarmist -- that's OK."   T-RUMP in the interview listed several “mistakes” he said Fauci has made in recent months, including his original stance on the wearing of masks.  

  • The President seemed irritated by Fauci's approval ratings. "So it sort of is curious," Trump said, "a man works for us, with us, very closely, Dr. Fauci and Dr. [Deborah] Birx also, very highly thought of — and yet, they’re highly thought of… and I’m not… ED:  Thats because you are a liar, laking compassion, feelings of others they know you are full of hatred, your friends are all crooks, you are a cheat who’s day has come… and you are definitively sick needing mental health help. 

  • Fauci said some states “ Went too fast” in reopening, while others followed the guidelines, “  But the people in the state didn’t listen and just threw caution to the wind.”   The nation’s top infectious disease expert said simple public health measures such as closing bars, spacing out seating at restaurants, avoiding crowds and wearing masks will curb the increase in cases.  “Guarantee you’re going to see that curve come down,”.

  • “ I  think as we get into 2021, several months in, that you would have a vaccine that would be widely available to people in the United States,” Fauci told the Washington Post’s Bob Costa during a Post Live event.  That means spring 2021 at the soonest.   Fauci noted that some companies have claimed they could have a vaccine available before the end of the year. “I  m a little skeptical about that, but, you know, anything is possible,” he told the Post.

  • But Fauci says he’s confident a vaccine will be able to stop the pandemic in its tracks, once it’s widely available.  Fauci also said that as many people as possible should get vaccinated for influenza this year, since the pandemic will complicate flu season.

Dr. Fauci  — The government’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who T-RUMP has repeatedly attacked in recent days, said Wednesday that although he was glad the President had recovered, his case should not be seen as indicative of everyone who gets infected.   “ It’s sort of like saying somebody was speeding in a car at 95 miles an hour and didn’t get in an accident, so I can go ahead and speed and not get in an accident," Fauci told "CBS Evening News."

Warning:   In The Real World, The Pandemic Is Getting Worse Quickly…

  • Average daily infections are at more than the disease that the President says should no longer “ dominate” American life is killing more than 1000 citizens a day. The high baseline of cases that is the legacy of the failure to better suppress the virus is leaving epidemiologists in despair at the suffering that will inevitably follow as the weather cools and people move indoors.  Friday the 6th, there were 122,000 new confirmed cases. In the past three days 102,000, 122,000, 125,000.

  • Trump's tactic of minimizing the crisis is rooted in his quest to maximize turnout from his most loyal base voters, whom he and his conservative media allies constantly target with misinformation about the virus. His rallies and public acts send a visual message that life is back to normal, even as polls suggest that clear majorities of Americans disapprove of his handling of the crisis — one of the dominant issues of the election.

  • Trump is not just risking the health of his supporters. People who get the virus at his rallies also can pass it on to others in wider society. But the President’s  word is still law among the voters who have disregarded reports that previous T-RUMP rallies and events have spread the virus and are flocking to his events in a remarkable show of support for his reelection bid.  

  • Remember the great motorcycle gathering at Sturgis with no masks, plenty of booze and fondling the Great Sturgis rally, you don’t want to know the numbers but look at maps of the mid and west state which exploded two weeks after and now we have half a million new patients…  Note: I love my bike but I don’t go in groups and enjoy living…

The other sobering message came from the CDC…
A new survey found that COVID-19 symptoms can linger for weeks, even among otherwise healthy young adults who don’t have severe symptoms. One in five people 18 to 34 said they had lingering symptoms, usually fatigue or a cough. The older people were, the more likely they were to have lingering symptoms.

More than 150 prominent US medical experts, scientists, teachers, nurses and others have signed a letter to political leaders urging them to shut down the country and start over to contain the surging COVID-19 pandemic. 

“ Right now we are on a path to lose more than 419,000 American lives by Next Year.  Yet, in many states people can drink in bars, get a haircut, eat inside a restaurant, get a tattoo, get a massage, and do myriad other normal, pleasant, but non-essential activities,” the letter said.   And get COVID-19 and die as a bonus…  

COVID-19 is set to become a leading cause of death in the US, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mortality statisticians told CNN.

ATCH 10-27-2020