Based on the astronomical level of inflammation in his body and reports written by Chinese and Italian physicians who had treated the sickest COVID-19 patients, the doctors came to believe that it was not the disease itself killing him but his own immune system.
It had gone haywire and began to attack itself — a syndrome known as a “cytokine storm.”
The immune system normally uses proteins called cytokines as weapons in fighting a disease. For unknown reasons in some COVID-19 patients, the immune system first fails to respond quickly enough and then floods the body with cytokines, destroying blood vessels and filling the lungs with fluid.Emergency room doctor, near death with coronavirus, saved after experimental treatment by Richard Read
Hmm… “an immune system that first fails to responds quickly enough and then floods the body with cytokines, destroying blood vessels and filling the lungs with fluid.”
Reminds you of anything?