While China is ground zero for this epidemic, Japan is now experiencing a bloom of coronavirus cases.
With nearly 40 known people now infected, Japanese officials fear that a ‘silent outbreak’ is underway and that many more people are catching and spreading the disease. Most of the new cases are of people with no connection to China, signaling that the virus has now gained a foothold in the local population.
In other breaking news, not only does it seem that it’s possible to contract the virus more than once, but if you do, the second time can be far deadlier.
Chris dives deep into the science of the how covid-19 attacks your cells (through the ACE2 receptors) and can ultimately lead not only to pneumonia, but heart failure.
As we keep repeating: this is one virus you do NOT want to catch, if at all possible.