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Old 05-18-20, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Here's a Dr from NYC speculating that the covid19 patients he's seeing are looking more like altitude sickness than ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?), and perhaps ventilators are the wrong approach
Now this is interesting. So he is saying the problem is not the lungs, but in getting O2 into the bloodstream.
Here is a PDF file of a recent paper: Covid-19: acquired acute porphyria hypothesis
The theory is that porphyria, (a normally inherited disease), is being caused by the virus, interfering with the blood hemoglobin:
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