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It's hard to buy into the severity of the disease and the need for social distancing if you don't see much of it in your region.

In my neck of the woods,  hospitalizations and intubations continue to decrease off the mid-April high.  Youngest patient I've seen on a vent is 20 yrs old. Youngest I've seen with diffuse bilateral pneumonia, not on a vent, is 16.

Most patients who die from the virus, tend to die within the first week of being hospitalized.  A neighbor of mine died 4 days ago after being on a ventilator for more than 2 months.  What is also becoming obvious is that this not just a respiratory disease, but also a vascular disease.  The virus apparently promotes thromboembolic events.  Patients are dying from stroke, pulmonary emboli, and multisystem organ failure. Youngest patient I've seen with stroke from Covid is 32.

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