Doctors Keep Discovering New Ways the Coronavirus Attacks the Body

By Lenny Bernstein and Ariana Eunjung Cha
MAY 10, 2020

Once inside a cell, the virus replicates, causing chaos. ACE2 receptors, which help regulate blood pressure, are plentiful in the lungs, kidneys, and intestines — organs hit hard by the pathogen in many patients. ... Those cells “are almost everywhere, so it makes sense that the virus would cause damage throughout the body,” said Mitchell Elkind, a professor of neurology at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and president-elect of the American Heart Association. [read more]

Editor's Note: Dr. Elkind was also interviewed by Vox.