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A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged

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They may have found a unified theory about how Covid-19 impacts the body...and how to treat it...with drugs already approved by the FDA...and it ain't hydroxychloroquine.

It's a very interesting and hopeful read....

"Earlier this summer, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee set about crunching data on more than 40,000 genes from 17,000 genetic samples in an effort to better understand Covid-19. Summit is the second-fastest computer in the world, but the process — which involved analyzing 2.5 billion genetic combinations — still took more than a week.

When Summit was done, researchers analyzed the results. It was, in the words of Dr. Daniel Jacobson, lead researcher and chief scientist for computational systems biology at Oak Ridge, a “eureka moment.” The computer had revealed a new theory about how Covid-19 impacts the body: the bradykinin hypothesis. The hypothesis provides a model that explains many aspects of Covid-19, including some of its most bizarre symptoms. It also suggests 10-plus potential treatments, many of which are already FDA approved. Jacobson’s group published their results in a paper in the journal eLife in early July...."

A Supercomputer's Covid-19 Analysis Yields a New Way to Understand the Virus
 

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Hopeful news .

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Now that the President has COVID-19 and has been hospitalized, this supercomputer's discovery of how COVID-19 produces bradykinin storms is of major relevance as we do indeed have drugs to treat bradykinin storms of fluids, like the kind of storms that can fill the lungs with suffocating gel, and thus the President has a fighting chance .. .. and so do we all.
 

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Now that the President has COVID-19 and has been hospitalized, this supercomputer's discovery of how COVID-19 produces bradykinin storms is of major relevance as we do indeed have drugs to treat bradykinin storms of fluids, like the kind of storms that can fill the lungs with suffocating gel, and thus the President has a fighting chance .. .. and so do we all.
Also, the president has been taking vitamin D and zinc and according to the article that could help lessen the severity of bradykinin storms as well.

Unfortunately, he has three things not in his favor....he's old, he's male and he's overweight...and he might have other conditions that we don't know about. But he's getting the best medical treatment in the world so he stands a better chance than most.
 
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