Hospital chief warns even mild COVID-19 cases can lead to chronic health – Health News Today

We’re more than six months into a global pandemic caused by a virus doctors knew little about at the start of the year, but they’re starting to get a better understanding of COVID-19’s insidious effects on the human body.”It can cause much more severe consequences than we initially believed,” explained Nebraska Medicine Chief Executive Dr. James Linder.Linder shared this wake up call to anyone of any age: the virus can attack more than your lungs; it can damage your blood stream, brain and heart and leave lasting damage. “A 25-year-old now who has a mild infection and doesn’t think much of it could have heart or lung disease in 10 years,” he said.Linder, a pathologist by training, knows stopping the spread of the coronavirus is the only way to end the pandemic. Linder also said the frontlines aren’t in his hospital.Instead, the health executive sees the battle instead at grocery stores and in schools or shops where your actions mean the difference between winning and losing the COVID-19 war.”The challenge we have is there are too many people coming into the hospital because of a patchwork of behaviors — social distancing and mask wearing — that has prevented our country from controlling the number of cases we have,” Linder explained.But, he still has hope for the future.Linder knows knows science will prevail. Humans just need some patience.”Ground yourself in that future, because we will have vaccines against this virus and we will have therapies that if you do get sick will lessen the chance of a severe outcome,” he said. “It will pass, and we will learn from it in how we design offices and how many people work from home,” Linder said.He also said the quicker everyone starts to take the pandemic seriously, the quicker ‘normal’ life will return.

We’re more than six months into a global pandemic caused by a virus doctors knew little about at the start of the year, but they’re starting to get a better understanding of COVID-19’s insidious effects on the human body.

“It can cause much more severe consequences than we initially believed,” explained Nebraska Medicine Chief Executive Dr. James Linder.

Linder shared this wake up call to anyone of any age: the virus can attack more than your lungs; it can damage your blood stream, brain and heart and leave lasting damage.

“A 25-year-old now who has a mild infection and doesn’t think much of it could have heart or lung disease in 10 years,” he said.

Linder, a pathologist by training, knows stopping the spread of the coronavirus is the only way to end the pandemic.

Linder also said the frontlines aren’t in his hospital.

Instead, the health executive sees the battle instead at grocery stores and in schools or shops where your actions mean the difference between winning and losing the COVID-19 war.

“The challenge we have is there are too many people coming into the hospital because of a patchwork of behaviors — social distancing and mask wearing — that has…

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