Anatomy of a Killer What the Coronavirus Does Inside the Body

SARS-CoV-2 does much more damage to the human body than initially assumed. It can attack any number of organs and even penetrates the brain. But why do some people experience worse symptoms than others?
The heart and its blood vessels can experience significant damage.

The heart and its blood vessels can experience significant damage.

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The SARS-CoV-2 Virus focuses its attack on the lungs. The delicate alveoli are most at risk.

The SARS-CoV-2 Virus focuses its attack on the lungs. The delicate alveoli are most at risk.

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The virus can make it all the way into the brain, triggering seizures and inflammation.

The virus can make it all the way into the brain, triggering seizures and inflammation.

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