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COVID-19 patients often infected with other respiratory viruses, preliminary study reports

Ever since this thing started I have suspected that the “pandemic” was actually a manifestation of multiple illnesses rather than a singular one. In addition to suspecting there have probably been a lot of misdiagnoses. The same thing happened with AIDS in the 80s, particularly in Africa, where anybody that kinda sorta had symptoms relatively similar to AIDS was considered to be HIV positive, even without a test. Btw, Dr. Antony Fraudci was involved in the AIDS debacle as well.

Krista Conger, Stanford Medicine

A preliminary analysis finds that people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 are often co-infected with other respiratory viruses.

About 1 in 5 people with COVID-19 are also infected with other respiratory viruses, according to a preliminary analysis led by Ian Brown, MD, a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine.

In addition, the analysis found that about 1 in 10 people who exhibit symptoms of respiratory illness at an emergency department, and who are subsequently diagnosed with a common respiratory virus, are co-infected with the COVID-19 virus.

The findings challenge the assumption that people are unlikely to have COVID-19 if they have another type of viral respiratory disease.

“Currently, if a patient tests positive for a different respiratory virus, we believe that they don’t have COVID-19,” said Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD, associate professor of medicine and of biomedical data science at the medical school. “However, given the co-infection rates we’ve observed in this sample, that is an incorrect assumption.”

Accurate and rapid testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is necessary to identify those who are infected and slow the spread of the disease. Understanding the likelihood of co-infection is an important step in this process.


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