There’s still a lot we don’t know about the new Coronavirus. According to many experts, the unpredictable virus is unpredictable – no one knows for sure how everything will develop the coming months.
Just take this frightening example about Chinese doctors infected by the virus.
Dr Yi Fan and Dr Hu Weifing, both 42 years old, became seriously ill with COVID-19 after treating patients in Wuhan, the city where the virus first started to spread.
When the doctors were hospitalised and battled the virus, something strange began to happen to their bodies – their skin became noticeably darker, according to Chinese state media.
This is thought to be due to a hormonal imbalance after their livers were damaged by the virus, The Daily Mail reports.
Dr. Yi first fell sick after contracting the virus on January 18.
He needed a ventilator to survive – for 39 days he was assisted by a life-support machine, according to Beijing Satellite TV.
According to Dr. Yi himself, he has now recovered and can move quite well. But he still has trouble walking.
”When I first became conscious, especially after I got to know about my condition, I felt scared. I had nightmares often,” Dr Yi said.
For Dr. Hu, the situation is far worse. He has now been in bed for 99 days and needed EMCO therapy for 45 days. The EMCO machine replaces the function of the heart and lungs.
His overall health is still said to be poor and he has a hard time talking, his doctor tells Chinese state television. The doctor who takes care of Dr. Yi and Dr. Hu is called Dr. Li.
He suspects that the medics’ skin became darker due to a medication they received at the beginning of treatment. According to Dr. Li, their skin should return to normal when their liver functions are improved.
I really hope these two doctors recover soon. They were close to paying the ultimate price for helping people and they will be in my prayers!
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