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david lilienfeld
As an epidemiologist, I'm amazed that the only thing that's discussed about Covid-19 and the lockdown is mortality. It's not just mortality, though.
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david lilienfeld Apr 17
Replying to @lilienfeld1
A 25% pulmonary function deficit that takes 15-20 years to heal, some sort of coagulopathy present in ⅓ of patients (long term implications not clear), neurological deficits (do you really think that only smell and taste are affected?).
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david lilienfeld Apr 17
Replying to @lilienfeld1
Joint inflammations (now being investigated), and liver damage--all of these aren't exactly appealing. Everyone talks about death--I think we physicians blew that one.
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david lilienfeld Apr 17
Replying to @lilienfeld1
We know that kids are infected. It seems relatively benign. Do they have any alterations in their neurobehavioral development? Growth?
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david lilienfeld Apr 17
Replying to @lilienfeld1
The comparison is oft made to the flu. The flu is not neurotoxic, and it isn't hepatoxic either. And while there are some pulmonary consequences, they're pretty rare.
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david lilienfeld Apr 17
Replying to @lilienfeld1
Talking about mortality with Covid-19 is like talking about the failure of Fannie Mae or AIG in 2008. Significant, but hardly the whole story.
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Stephanie Weiss Apr 17
Amen sister! I too have CFS, the easiest way I’ve found to explain “recovering” is saying “If you get hit by a bus, and recover, it’s not like you’ve somehow been UN-HIT by the bus!” Then I wait for💡to come on!
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Susan Smith Apr 17
Some of this I read in reports from Wuhan -- kidney damage also?-- and I can't understand why there isn't more focus on long-term consequences. For how many? Are American doctors following up on this?
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david lilienfeld Apr 29
There's follow-up going on, but the health care system is stretched pretty thin right now and the people you need involved in those studies are fighting a war in the ER trenches. But what's known is that the effects are real, and hardly benign.
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Slim Pickens Apr 17
Pretty baseless fearmongering. The virus sucks. But it exists, and we can't hide from it forever. The vaccine may never come - there's never been one for a coronavirus, and the vaccines we have often take a decade. Thank God it's not as bad as we thought, and get on with life
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david lilienfeld Apr 21
So it's only bad if people die? Suffering because they can't breath enough isn't of concern? Was 9/11 fearmongering? 'Cause the consequences here are so much more dire than 9/11. Putting people on the alter of Donald Trump's re-election is just so wrong. No other word works.
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