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Coronavirus patient on hellish ordeal: ‘I was
screaming for mercy and praying to God’

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 3/19/2020 2:39:09 PM

It started out as a tickle in his throat before bed, but by the next morning, it felt like the worst flu ever. And by the time Kevin Harris was admitted to a hospital in Ohio five days later, he thought he was suffocating. The doctors at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren were certain Harris, 55, had pneumonia — but three days later, they had the real diagnosis: coronavirus. One of the doctors had tears in his eyes when Harris asked if he would live. Another doctor just shrugged and mumbled, “I don’t know.” “They told me they didn’t have a cure,” Harris told The Post from his hospital room,

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This is a description of an extreme case of Wuhan Flu.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 3/19/2020 2:58:40 PM (No. 351192)
They completely ignore the 83% of the passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were exposed, but didn't get the virus, or the ones who caught it had such a mild case they didn't even realize it. And that in an overwhelmingly older population! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/03/16/diamond-princess-mysteries/
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 3/19/2020 3:04:30 PM (No. 351195)
I understand that it can be very rough for some people. Extremely rough for those who don't survive at all. I'm praying for all every day. I just don't think that stories like these are helpful when trying to keep people from panicking. The ones who have had it and say it was "nothing" probably don't help either, giving people the idea that they don't have to follow personal guidelines. After it's all over might be the time to document all experiences.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 3/19/2020 3:11:09 PM (No. 351198)
He had a fairly classic case of the Wuhan flu that is serious enough to send the patient to ICU. They don’t say whether he was a smoker or had any underlying conditions, but his flu progressed fairly quickly to pneumonia. His remarks about tp at the end show he may be regaining his sense of humor...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 3/19/2020 3:39:06 PM (No. 351212)
This is pretty much just cherry picked to try to drive the hysteria higher. The media is disgusting.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starboard_side 3/19/2020 4:01:56 PM (No. 351234)
Seems his story is one the media is trying to plaster all over, as if it's how everyone will end up, or will experience. Believe the public will look at the media with even more scrutiny later in the summer. And, they are using modeling (remember this from global warming/climate change) to come up with their extreme numbers, which will also likely cause more to question those computer modeling projections.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: offrope 3/19/2020 4:26:41 PM (No. 351259)
About 6 years ago I spent 5 days hospitalized with pneumonia. Not CV, but pretty bad. I also prayed to God for mercy. Seemed like a reasonable thing to do.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 3/19/2020 4:49:35 PM (No. 351290)
Boo-Hoo
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Reply 8 - Posted by: tom7 3/19/2020 5:13:51 PM (No. 351309)
And even now, he can't drop the dramatizing.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: poliposter 3/19/2020 6:26:44 PM (No. 351369)
#3, the article states that he runs 5 miles a day. I don't know many 55 year olds who run 5 miles a day but I doubt he was a smoker.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 3/19/2020 7:02:46 PM (No. 351397)
A doc speaking on Hannity this PM noted that the overproduction of cytokines by some people's immune system reaction, which are toxic to viruses and bacteria, but also toxic to your own cells, is what creates a "cytokine storm" which is what is causing the serious lung damage in those who happen to have this kind of immune reaction. His comment was in response to a runner asking if having a high VOC (extra good lungs) would protect him from the worst part of the virus. One doc said, "Yes, healthy lungs is a big plus", and then the other doc said, "Yes, but...." and added that the individual person's immune response was impossible to predict and with a cytokine storm, it can cause serious lung damage. He went on to point out that one of that dual advantages to the hydrocholorprine (sp?) antiviral drug is that it both inhibits reproduction of the virus AND provides an anti-inflammatory effect which can help slow down the cytokine storm. Sounds like hydrocholorprine (antiviral) is generating high expectations among the docs.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 3/19/2020 9:00:28 PM (No. 351502)
Thankfully, they have discovered a very successful malaria drug that helps....that is, if we don't need to order it from China.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: kono 3/20/2020 12:39:49 PM (No. 352174)
This article smells fishy, or at least hyped to a crisp. Two things in particular seem to merit mention, but are nowhere in this: 1. Did he already have Cystic Fibrosis or some other incurable respiratory disease that would multiply the destructive potential of any influenza-related illness? A daily running regimen (what IS mentioned) does not necessarily rule that out. And a cold can be fatal for people in such a condition. and 2. What seemed like pneumonia would be a dire diagnosis for many 55-year-olds, for a wide variety of reasons not entirely related to the virus, itself. (We aren't exactly 'spring chickens', any more; and our bodies are prone to less vigorous recovery from ordinary illnesses...)
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