The Infection That's Silently Killing Coronavirus Patients

An emergency room Doctor explains how coronavirus effects the lungs. Most coronavirus patients don't report any sensation of breathing problems, because of a form of oxygen deprivation called "silent hypoxia". Most patients become short of breath the day they come to the hospital even though they have been sick for a week or more.

Publisher: NY Times | Author: Richard Levitan

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covid pneumonia, hypoxia, infection data, oxygen deprivation, and symptoms
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-04-20 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/opinion/coronavirus-testing-pneumonia.html

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