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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 16th March 2021 20:16
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Whilst having this discussion in private with medical staff, certain staff members became silent and signalled the approach of another doctor.

As you can imagine, this is a very delicate topic in certain sectors.

Anyway, upon the sudden silence, the doctor asked what happened. One of the staff members mentioned the fact that some places of work in the medical field are forcing staff to take the vaccine, otherwise there could be consequences.

The Doctors response was positive and supportive.

The doctor said they were ready to quit their job rather than have an experimental vaccine

During the discussion, this old topic was also mentioned, so I thought I'd share it with you here.

Cytokine Storms May Be Fueling Some COVID Deaths

By Brenda Goodman, MA

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One of the great mysteries of the new coronavirus is why it causes only mild disease in most people, but turns fatal for others. In many cases, it seems the worst damage may be driven by a deranged immune response to the infection, rather than the virus itself.

In many of the sickest patients with COVID-19, their blood is teeming with high levels of immune system proteins called cytokines.

Scientists believe these cytokines are evidence of an immune response called a cytokine storm, where the body starts to attack its own cells and tissues rather than just fighting off the virus.

Cytokine storms are known to happen in autoimmune diseases like juvenile arthritis. They also occur during certain kinds of cancer treatment, and can be triggered by infections, like the flu. One study of patients who died of H1N1 influenza, for example, found that 81% had features of a cytokine storm.

Though the virus that causes COVID-19 has been circulating for only a few months, early research shows that like other infections, it, too, may cause this kind of catastrophic immune problem, and researchers say the size of the storm it triggers is gale-force.

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 17th March 2021 01:05
The cytokine storm response was known and written about in relation to COVID19 by the medical community. Here is an article from health dot com published May 2020 that talks about cytokine storms in COVID19 patients.

health . com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/cytokine-storm

The news cycle is heavily saturated with stress-inducing information about COVID-19, but one of the most worrying aspects so far has been the huge disparity in the way the novel coronavirus presents itself: Why do some people have no symptoms (or only mild ones), while others are so sick they require ventilation?

There isn’t a definitive answer, but many experts suspect our own immune system is to blame for the intense illnesses some people are experiencing. The immune system is there to help us fight infection—and usually it does—but sometimes it goes rogue, wreaking more havoc than the disease itself.

It’s called cytokine storm syndrome (known more broadly as a cytokine storm), and although no one knows for sure how many COVID-19 patients are becoming very ill as a result of this escalated immune response, it’s reasonable to assume that the condition's responsible for at least some of the coronavirus-related fatalities we’ve seen. Here’s everything you need to know.
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