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Sar-Cov-2 infiltrates a cell using the ACE2 receptor found on endothelial cells.  These cells line the interior surface of blood vessels. As the disease progresses these cells lose their functioning and cause bleeding. Endothelial cells are found throughout the body.  In fact endothelial cells comprise part of the blood/brain barrier so it's not much of a barrier.

Brain damage and brain dysfunction have been linked with even "mild" (sic) and asymptomatic cases of Covid-19.

Prognosis: immediate and continuing neurological and Mental Health problems over the long-term, i.e. decades.

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by ATinNM on Fri Jul 10th, 2020 at 02:27:30 AM EST
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