Early studies of recovered coronavirus patients hint at permanent lung damage – even in young patients.
It’s not being talked about, but early reports show coronavirus may cause permanent lung damage – even in young patients. A Belgian doctor who studied coronavirus patients said scans of young patients’ lungs was “nothing short of terrifying”. The studies As we get past the skewed (i.e. misreported) stats coming out of China, a pattern is beginning to emerge among recovered patients. Several studies are revealing those that recover have a high chance of suffering permanent or severe lung damage. One study published in the US National Center for Biotechnology Information studied patients in Wuhan, China between January 1 and January 20. They found nearly 20% of the patients developed ARDS or acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of respiratory failure that prevents a person’s lungs from providing