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A medical worker describes terrifying lung failure from COVID-19 — even in his young patients

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    heyhup
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    These articles keep coming up over the past two weeks. Absolutely terrifying. Yet it seems that around 80% of people can ride it out at home, that's what I don't understand. We just don't have a...

    These articles keep coming up over the past two weeks. Absolutely terrifying.

    Yet it seems that around 80% of people can ride it out at home, that's what I don't understand. We just don't have a good understanding of this virus at this point. We don't even know the extent of these milder cases. And yet people have been given the message that this is not a big deal, and that it doesn't affect young people... it's all very unsettling isn't it.

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      Adys
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      There was a Chinese study the other day that claimed O blood group is more resistant, and A blood group more fragile, towards COVID-19. In my very limited contact list, all the more severe young...

      There was a Chinese study the other day that claimed O blood group is more resistant, and A blood group more fragile, towards COVID-19. In my very limited contact list, all the more severe young cases have been blood type A, and the less severe ones O. I'm O+ and had flu like symptoms for less than 24h with suspicious timing.

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        Loire
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        It seems that any sort of manual lung damage greatly increases your risk for complications. Not smoking/vaping probably gives you a huge leg up in remaining asymptomatic/low level. (which reminds...

        It seems that any sort of manual lung damage greatly increases your risk for complications. Not smoking/vaping probably gives you a huge leg up in remaining asymptomatic/low level.

        (which reminds me: remember that vape death epidemic that was just four months ago? Did that ever end or did the pandemic just override it?)

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          Gaywallet
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          Last I heard it was still preliminary, with the substance likely causing an issue to be vitamin E acetate. My understanding is that they are still collecting samples. I hear it's a fairly rare...

          (which reminds me: remember that vape death epidemic that was just four months ago? Did that ever end or did the pandemic just override it?)

          Last I heard it was still preliminary, with the substance likely causing an issue to be vitamin E acetate. My understanding is that they are still collecting samples. I hear it's a fairly rare ingredient in most vape juice and chances are most of the producers have already pivoted away from this ingredient as a response to likely consumer demand.

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          1. cfabbro
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            From my understanding Vitamin E Acetate was also used primarily in THC/CBD e-liquids, and but not Nicotine based ones. This is why the CDC was warning people to stay away from vaping products with...

            From my understanding Vitamin E Acetate was also used primarily in THC/CBD e-liquids, and but not Nicotine based ones. This is why the CDC was warning people to stay away from vaping products with THC in them, especially from "informal sources", but actually still recommending that ex-tobacco smokers continue to vape rather than go back to smoking tobacco products: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html#cdc-recommends

            @Loire

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    2. skybrian
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      It seems a lot of people just aren't getting pneumonia from it.

      It seems a lot of people just aren't getting pneumonia from it.