B.S., Rutgers University SEBS. Biology. Presently fixated on #SARSCoV2 & #LongCovid, but have not lost sight of #Lyme. Thought-provoking machine. Let's discuss.
May 2, 2021 • 12 tweets • 6 min read
"Physicians like disease & injury to be visible, if they are going to accept it as real."
I'm going to start w/ a focus on #MECFS, and then round out this tweet-thread w/ a segway onto why all this matters for #longcovid, too. This chronology is poetically fitting, at any rate.
We know by now that #MECFS brains are generally replete w/ neuroinflammation. PET & MRSt scans demonstrate this readily and consistently.
Apr 30, 2021 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
I develop fixations in my studies. I develop fixations on elements that present promise in connecting dots. It's all one big puzzle, and my goal is to make the pieces fit. I can't do it without developing these fixations.
#SARSCoV2, microclots, infarcts, multi-organ damage.
#SARSCoV2 inhibits Type-1 interferon (IFN). This is its evolutionary advantage over its predecessor SARSCoV, & likely the reason behind the asymptomatic phenomenon, since IFN ➡️ immune activation, inflammation, fever ➡️ symptoms.
The immune-response and #COVID19. The "Wack-a-Mole" theory.
This is going to be heavy, and technical at points. But it's important that I regurgitate my thoughts. This is my Eureka moment. #SARS_CoV_2#COVID degrades the epithelial cells of the lungs, and begins infiltrating therein via the epithelial cells of the underlying vasculature.