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How are the most serious COVID-19 cases treated, and does the coronavirus cause lasting damage?

  • Written by Peter Wark, Conjoint Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

As the number of COVID-19 cases around the world continues to climb, hospitals are under increased pressure to provide emergency care for the most severely ill patients. What does this involve, and how does the coronavirus damage the respiratory system?

The virus first invades our bodies by attaching to a protein called ACE2 on cells in the mouth,...

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