The Novel on Coronavirus
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The Novel Coronavirus: Cunning, Baffling and Powerful
There is evidence emerging that how the coronavirus infection affects people is varying from country to country and worse still, new symptoms are now being discovered.
The latest is a new study which states a skin rash could now most be likely an indication of COVID-19 infection or onset, especially among untested persons.
The Skin rashes cluster with other COVID-19 symptoms, are predictive of a positive swab test and occur in a significant number of cases, either alone or before other classical symptoms. Recognising rashes is important in identifying new and earlier COVID-19 cases,states a study conducted by researchers at King’s College London and Zoe Global Ltd.
Then there’s the issue of blood clots. The Director of AIIMS, Dr Randeep Guleria, has recently gone on record to say that coronavirus patients have been found to suffer thickening of blood vessels and blood clotting, leading to squeezing of the oxygen supply to vital organs.
So is it a respiratory disease or a vascular disease? We just don’t know. What we do know is that the virus has killed over 573,000 in the world, including more than 24,000 in India.
As more research goes on, there’s now also an association established between coronavirus infection and possible neurological and neuropsychiatric illnesses say researchers at London’s King’s College and as also reported in the medical journal The Lancet. The neurological damage could well be linked to clotting since oxygen supply to the brain is depleted. Some experts also believe the virus attacks the central nervous system.
Another research study by King’s College released on Monday gave evidence that antibodies to the virus were actually disappearing with time. In a clinical trial, a number of previously infected patients showed no signs of antibodies in their bloodstream after 3 months. This leaves the door of speculation wide open that a person could, possibly, be re-infected by the coronavirus.
There is also evidence mounting that the virus triggers varying degrees of symptoms between countries themselves. People in the UK with coronavirus reported having diarrhoea almost 2.5 times more frequently than those from India, and a loss of taste and smell twice as frequently, according to a survey by Your.MD in collaboration with a project by UK’s NHS.
“Most of a third of UK residents reported loss of smell and taste, compared to only 1 in 12 in India and the same amount in the Philippines And while nearly half of those in the UK (45%) report experiencing shortness of breath as a symptom of COVID-19, just over a third (38%) of respondents in the Philippine and a fifth (20%) people in India and a sixth (16%) of people living in Mexico experienced the symptom”, the survey stated.
There were up to 57,000 respondents in the global sample who had tested COVID-19 positive or had self-assessed definitive signs of the disease. Up to 44% of respondents from India reported fatigue as a symptom.
Also really highlights that people are reporting big differences and variations in symptoms around the world and It is vitally important for us to continue collecting data on symptoms of COVID-19, particularly as there are so many unknowns about the clinical course of this illness,said MD's Chief Medical Officer and past chair of the Royal College of GPs, Professor Maureen Baker.
The data also stated that worldwide globally - fatigue, a sore throat and headaches are the three most common symptoms. Whatever the case, one thing’s for sure-The coronavirus is not going anywhere, anytime soon.
It also appears to be speaking to us in tongues- an enigma of a virus with no code of conduct.