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Clots, Strokes And Rashes. Is COVID-19 A Disease Of The Blood Vessels? – NPR

COVID-19 can cause symptoms that go well beyond the lungs, from strokes to organ failure. To explain these widespread injuries, researchers are studying how the…

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Whether it’s strange rashes on the toes or blood clots in the brain, the widespread ravages of COVID-19 have increasingly led researchers to focus on how the novel coronavirus sabotages the body’s blood vessels.
As scientists have come to know the disease better, they have homed in on the vascular system the body’s network of arteries, veins and capillaries, stretching more than 60,000 miles to understand this wide-ranging disease and to find treatments that can stymie its most pernicious effects….

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