Doctors Warn of Even Deadlier Coronavirus ‘Reinfection’, Patients Dying of Sudden Heart Failure
Doctors working on the front lines of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak have told the Taiwan Times that it’s possible to become reinfected by the virus, leading to death from sudden heart failure in some cases. “It’s highly possible to get infected a second time.
A few people recovered from the first time by their own immune system, but the meds they use are damaging their heart tissue and when they get it the second time, the antibody doesn’t help but makes it worse, and they die a sudden death from heart failure,” reads a message forwarded to Taiwan Times from a relative of one of the doctors living in the United Kingdom.
This message suggests that the need of the time is to be more cautious and take better care of the health, particularly of the heart. It should be in the best interest of people who have recovered to get their heart health checked by a medical professional of the Cardiovascular Group. This preventive measure can address the underlying problems and perhaps help lower sudden heart failure rates.
The source also said the virus has “outsmarted all of us,” as it can hide symptoms for up to 24 days. This assertion has been made independently elsewhere, with Chinese pulmonologist Zhong Nanshan saying the average incubation period is three days, but it can take as little as one day and up to 24 days to develop symptoms. Also, the source said that false negative tests for the virus are fairly common. “It can fool the test kit – was there were cases that they found, the CT scan shows both lungs are fully infected but the test came back negative four times. The fifth test came back positive.” – Taiwan Times.