Little by little, we learn more about the Covid-19 virus’ characteristics and the negative consequences it leaves on the body. Covid-19 leaves damage to internal organs that we still do not know if they are reversible, such as lung and kidney damage. Pulmonary abnormalities have also been found among asymptomatic patients studied. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart found that between 7% and 20% of sick patients showed cardiac damage after being infected.
On the other hand, many young patients with COVID-19 experience long-term illnesses, such as chronic fatigue, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal problems, short-term memory loss, and gynecological problems. Neuroscientist David Putrino, who has conducted studies on the virus’ sequelae, found that many of the people who suffer the sequelae and become chronic patients are previously healthy women under 44 years old (with a good diet, non-smokers, and with a healthy weight).
In the case of men in their 30s, about 1.2% of COVID-19 infections result in hospitalization, according to a study published in the journal Science. This may not be the result only of the biological condition (gender), it could also be a consequence of the sexual division of labor, or the fact that many men prefer not to wear face masks for fear of being perceived as vulnerable to their peers women.
In any case, they are not exclusive hypotheses, but, as we have already said in other spaces, they help us better understand both the behavior of the virus and the societies in which we live.
In any case, if you are a young person (under 40), you are in good health, and you also have the conditions to stay at home and learn from scientists and experts, do so. The choice is yours, you save your life and that of others; You help to flatten the contagion curves and not to saturate the health systems.
We know that staying home for so many months has become frustrating at times of helplessness. However, it is one of the simplest measures until there is an effective treatment or a vaccine.