New research underscores the lasting toll the CCP virus can take on the lungs.
In one new study, 66 out of 70 patients hospitalized with coronavirus-caused pneumonia were left with tissue lesions indicative of chronic lung disease.
While we don’t yet know for certain, there’s a chance the damage is permanent. Similar damage was seen in the previous SARS and MERS outbreaks. But unlike those, which generally impaired a single lung, CCP-virus appears more likely to inflict both lungs right away.