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What We Know (And Still Don’t) About How COVID-19 Affects The Body

A patient is treated for COVID-19 at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in ...

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Above: A patient is treated for COVID-19 at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles. Hospitalizations because of the coronavirus are surging in California.

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With a year of COVID behind us, we talk with an infectious disease specialist at UC San Diego Health to better understand how our understanding of COVID's effect on the ... Read more →

Aired: March 17, 2021 | Transcript

As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, many questions remain about what happens to the human body during an infection.

While respiratory issues were initially thought to be the primary way COVID-19 manifests itself, a number of different side effects and illnesses ranging from blood clots to inflammation have since plagued patients and left physicians with a far more complicated picture of the virus.

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With a year of research and response behind us, health experts are still learning more about the impact of COVID-19 on the human body.

Dr. Michele Ritter, an infectious disease specialist at UC San Diego Health, joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to share her expertise on COVID 19-related illness.

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