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Doctors believe the Coronavirus not only attacks your lungs, but also other parts of your body

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According to the Washington Post, doctors are finding that the Coronavirus is affecting the heart, kidneys, brain, and more. It is commonly known that the Coronavirus inflames and clogs the tiny air sacs in the lungs. This blocks off the body’s air supply and shuts down the body’s essential organs. But now, doctors are seeing that patients with severe cases of COVID-19 have acute kidney diseases, heart inflammations, blood clots, neurological malfunctions, intestinal damage, and liver problems. These problems are leaving patients and hospitals in a state of panic as doctors are unable to accommodate for all of these issues. ~

Almost half of the people hospitalized for COVID-19 have blood or protein in their urine, indicating early kidney damage, said Alan Kliger, a nephrologist at the Yale School of Medicine. In addition to this, fourteen to thirty percent of patients in New York and Wuhan, China are losing kidney function. Similarly, forty percent of patients in China have arrhythmias, a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, and twenty percent have some form of cardiac injury, claims Mitchell Elkind, a Columbia University neurologist and president of the American Heart Association (New Oxford American Dictionary). The coronavirus also attacks the olfactory nerve endings, which cause patients to have a lack of smell, according to president of the British Rhinological Society Claire Hopkins. Sixty percent of patients report losing their sense of smell. ~

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are now 677,529 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and 35,394 confirmed deaths. The same data displays 2,173,432 total cases of COVID-19 around the world, and 146,291 total deaths. The WHO is urging everyone to wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their faces, practice good respiratory hygiene – which consists of covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing – and practice social distancing. ~

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