- Nov 15, 2016
As we learn more and more about this terrible virus, one of the more recent discoveries is that the virus has a high propensity to lead to blood clots, even when patients are treated with anti-coagulants. This has been a particular problem with some young people who contract the virus, but are largely asymptomatic relative to coughing, fever, etc. In effect, people that did not even know they had the virus, often younger people, are suffering strokes or heart attacks.I wish the relatively simply path suggested above turns out to be an enlightened one. If college students begin to succumb to the disease in increasing numbers after returning to campuses, then our problem becomes a much bigger one. I think that it may be a little premature and naive to characterize COVID-19 as a "fairly week virus." As more and more is discovered anecdotally by physicians and nurses about how the virus attacks the body and leads to death, the realization by many is that our current treatment options aren't enough to save patients who weeks earlier were relatively healthy.
As a parent of a college student who is receiving instruction remotely, I am in no hurry for college classes to resume in the physical classroom until more is known about the transmission of the disease and comprehensive testing protocols are discussed and vetted.