Does COVID-19 really cause ARDS?

Opinion from the field: I am a physician Cameron Kyle-Sidell has been working at the bedside of COVID-19 patients in NYC. I believe we are treating the wrong disease and that we must change what we are doing if we want to save as many lives as possible. I welcome any feedback, especially from those bedside: doctors, nurses, xray techs, pharmacists, anyone and everyone. Does this sound wrong or right, is something more right? Please let me know. @cameronks

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franzreichsman@gmail.com
3 months ago

This physician’s ideas are potentially important, but his message is a bit confused and potentially confusing. He says we’re treating the wrong disease, which is not correct. The implication of that statement is there is some other cause of the disease than SARS-CoV-type2. What Dr.Kyle-Sidell is actually saying is that we have the pathophysiology of the disease wrong and that we need a better understanding in order to find the right treatment. Unfortunately the way he has phrased his concerns provides red meat for conspiracy theorists to attack everything Dr. Kyle-Sidell is trying to accomplish. Also, he is incorrect to… Read more »