the positive test is just the beginning
Wed Apr 21 2021
People think Covid is like appendicitis. Come into hospital, get treated, go home. It’s not!
We see many patients who come to hospital after already being sick at home for 7-10 days. Then they get admitted and need oxygen. For days. Or even weeks! Their fevers don’t break. They can’t get off oxygen - their lungs show scarring. Some people go home with oxygen. Emaciated. Life altered.
And these aren’t ones that go to ICU. Or get a stroke. Or a blood clot to lungs.
This is a terrible disease. It is not the flu. It needs to be prevented. Not treated.
And we will be treating this for many years to come.