Blog tagged as coronavirus

Cov2 Might Unbind Heme Causing Anemia and Pulmonary Inflammation
a simulation of COV2 suggests a possible affinity for heme
09.04.20 05:18 PM - Comment(s)
COV2 - loss of smell (anosmia), and a bitter taste in the mouth (dysgusia).
When sometime during the early course of my infection, which started with a scratchy throat and snotty nose around or before Feb 20, but after the fever crept up, I completely lost my sense of smell and nearly lost taste.   The best news is that my senses have restored, and in most cases t...
22.03.20 03:31 AM - Comment(s)
Severe shortage of protective gear already
We're on mile one of a marathon with this pandemic.
19.03.20 09:35 PM - Comment(s)
Novel Coronavirus is not "just the flu"
Coronavirus is much worse than Flu
19.03.20 07:55 PM - Comment(s)
A warning about ACE-Inhibitors (a prescription blood pressure medicine) and Coronavirus

ACE Inhibitors (i.e. LOSARTAN and LISINOPRIL)  are a class of drugs used to lower blood pressure.  Unfortunately, they come at a cost.  ACE-inhibitor use leads to an elevation of ACE2 in the tissues that present it, especially the heart.   They can increase ACE2 as much as 5-time...

12.03.20 07:40 PM - Comment(s)
Wear Masks: Reduce Viral Load
"Viral load" is the measure of how many viruses are in and on a given bodily tissue.  The "infectious dose" is the minimum required to create an infection, which could be as few as 10-100 viral particles, if it's like many other viruses.  Sometimes, when it comes to ini...
12.03.20 07:22 PM - Comment(s)
Prepare for millions of the course of 2 months.

"One slide in a leaked presentation for US hospitals reveals that they're preparing for millions of hospitalizations as the outbreak unfolds" (business insider)

09.03.20 04:16 PM - Comment(s)
Coronavirus Preparedness Update

Novel Coronavirus, aka SARS-nCoV2, is upon us.  There is no mistake about it, the time to be prepared is now.  I have been following this story since the first few accounts came out of China in late December. 

Until now I have been careful about disclosing this, but by now you deserve...

09.03.20 02:41 PM - Comment(s)