FRI on PBS news hour: Medical community scrambles to understand COVID-19 ‘long haulers’
During a news item on PBS news hour, January 13, COVID-19 “long haulers” were discussed.
Long haulers are COVID-19 patients who are not fully recovered, their symptoms run the gamut, from shortness of breath, to heart palpitations, to extreme fatigue.
Doctor William Li, a vascular biologist from Cambridge Massachusetts started a study on long-haulers, and was interviewed by PBS news hour. Dr. Li thinks this long hauler syndrome has a vascular component, an autoimmune component, inflammation, and a neurological component.
During his investigations he noticed that CT-scans of the lungs of (ex) COVID-patients, interpreted by radiologists were at times considered completely normal. But when using FRI-technology to analyze the CT-scans, he found that acute small blood vessels of the lung still showed substantial abnormalities.
Long haulers is a real and quite extensive phenomenon with still more questions than answers that need to be investigated with urgency.
The whole news item can be seen here.
Categorised in: Miscellaneous / January 20, 2021 2:39 pm /Tags: COVID, COVID19, FRI, News, TV