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There is 1 comment on What Sets Off Deadly Levels of Lung Inflammation in Some COVID-19 Patients?

  1. Take a look at the effect of Covid to disassociate toxic levels of iron from blood hemoglobin, which causes hypoxia, as the source of the lung inflammation. Covid induced iron poisoning usually hits both lungs simultaneously, whereas pneumonia usually starts in one then spreads to the other. And the liver takes a big hit in the process. Look for the presence of an enzyme called alanine aminotransferase released by the liver as it is overloaded with toxic levels of iron and is starved for oxygen due to hypoxia. Death can come soon afterward due to multiple organ failure, unless the patient is treated with whole blood transfusions . . . whole blood with Covid antibodies from recovered patients is even better, if available.

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