24 October, 2020

The C-Company

How COVID-19 kills? Frankly, we know little. The cunning, stubborn virus acts like no pathogen modern science has ever seen. Here’s a snapshot of what we know so far, based on publicly available data and studies/reports, some published at warp speed and not yet peer reviewed at the time of publication.

The C-Company
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2020-06-16T17:59:26+05:30

How COVID-19 kills? Frankly, we know little. The cunning, stubborn virus acts like no pathogen modern science has ever seen. Although the lungs are ground zero, doctors and scientists are realising that it is attacking its human host with devastating ferocity—from the brain to the toes, and the heart and blood vessels, kidneys, gut in between. Here’s a snapshot of what we know so far, based on publicly available data and studies/reports, some published at warp speed and not yet peer reviewed at the time of publication. Wait for research to sharpen the picture. 

Don C: The Coronavirus Family’s new don—a cousin of SARS of 2003. Codenamed SARS-CoV-2, he began small in Wuhan in December 2019 and quickly became the world leader (like most Chinese products). With a diameter of 75 to 160 nanometers (a good face mask can hold him off) and a continuous linear single-stranded RNA (genetic material of viruses), he is lightweight—around 0.85 attograms, or about one millionth of a trillion gram (70 billion of him makes a...

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