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"Doctors Keep Discovering New Ways the Coronavirus Attacks the Body" - Lenny Bernstein and Ariana Eunjung Cha

  • Washington Post
  • New York, NY
  • (May 10, 2020)

Doctors continue to learn more about how COVID attacks the body, where it comes from, and how to treat it. “At the beginning, we didn’t know what we were dealing with,” said Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, physician-in-chief at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak. “We were seeing patients dying in front of us. It was all of a sudden, you’re in a different ballgame, and you don’t know why.” More than four months of clinical experience across Asia, Europe and North America has shown the pathogen does much more than invade the lungs. “No one was expecting a disease that would not fit the pattern of pneumonia and respiratory illness,” said David Reich, MD, a cardiac anesthesiologist and president of The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. 

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