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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:06 PM

Straight-Up Fire' in His Veins: Teen Battles New Covid Syndrome

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/17/health/coronavirus-children-inflammatory-syndrome.html



Jack McMorrow, 14, awoke in agony, with heart failure. His case may help doctors understand a frightening new affliction in children linked to the coronavirus.

By Pam Belluck

May 17, 2020
Updated 5:47 p.m. ET

When a sprinkling of a reddish rash appeared on Jack McMorrow’s hands in mid-April, his father figured the 14-year-old was overusing hand sanitizer —- not a bad thing during a global pandemic.

When Jack’s parents noticed that his eyes looked glossy, they attributed it to late nights of video games and TV.

When he developed a stomachache and didn’t want dinner, “they thought it was because I ate too many cookies or whatever,” said Jack, a ninth-grader in Woodside, Queens, who loves Marvel Comics and has ambitions to teach himself “Stairway to Heaven” on the guitar.

But over the next 10 days, Jack felt increasingly unwell. His parents consulted his pediatricians in video appointments and took him to a weekend urgent care clinic. Then, one morning, he awoke unable to move.

He had a tennis ball-size lymph node, raging fever, racing heartbeat and dangerously low blood pressure. Pain deluged his body in “a throbbing, stinging rush,” he said.

“You could feel it going through your veins and it was almost like someone injected you with straight-up fire,” he said.

Jack, who was previously healthy, was hospitalized with heart failure that day, in a stark example of the newly discovered severe inflammatory syndrome linked to the coronavirus that has already been identified in about 200 children in the United States and Europe and killed several.

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Jesus!

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Dennis Donovan May 2020 OP
Karadeniz May 2020 #1
kentuck May 2020 #2
cayugafalls May 2020 #3
mercuryblues May 2020 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #4
sheshe2 May 2020 #5
SheltieLover May 2020 #6
Politicub May 2020 #8
James48 May 2020 #9

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:08 PM

1. Covid has no rules.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:09 PM

2. Wow!

This is some bad sh*t!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:10 PM

3. That is scary!

I can't even begin to understand how people think this virus is just a flu.

This is just insanely scary stuff.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #3)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:43 PM

7. Because that's what the orange anus

said on national TV everyday for over a month. No matter how much the media tried to convince people this wasn't the flu, the trumpglodytes screamed fake news.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:13 PM

4. So are the assholes who insist on the freedumb to drink in crowded bars

willing to bring this home to their kids? Maybe Grandma is just a useless and expendable old drag on the economy, but what about the kids? Or aren't they as important as your beer or your haircut, either?
This is the DU member formerly known as The Velveteen Ocelot.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:22 PM

5. Does anyone know what he is 'signing' in that pic?

Right hand looks to be a heart.

Hearts to you, Jack. Please get well.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:33 PM

6. OMG! Horrifying!

Ya. Just get to work everyone.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:03 PM

8. We have no clue about all of this virus is capable of

It could have effects we won’t see coming for years.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:13 PM

9. Just seems this virus is weird.

I still think it resembles somehow a weapon. If it is a naturally occurring virus, what more could one ask for in a Chinese manufactured biological weapon that got loose?

Please don’t flag this as conspiracy theory garbage, but this thing doesn’t act like any virus that we’ve seen before. Think about it- it’s attack isn’t universal, but it is common enough and transmittable enough that large portions of those exposed to it are going to catch it.

It doesn’t always kill you- BUT it kills enough that everybody develops fear or a healthy respect for what it can do.
In some people, it attacks organs and system and leaves long lasting damage.

In some, it now appears residual effects happen weeks or even months after initial infection. And we still don’t understand how all of that is happening.

If this is naturally occurring, it sure picked some nasty characteristics, didn’t it?


I sure hope they are able to come up with a vaccine for this. I really don’t want to get it!

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