- May 8, 2017
- Reaction score
- New York City area
- Political Leaning
- Very Liberal
Vaping Links to Covid Risk Are Becoming Clear (link)
Why then are so many willing to lock us down rather than to stop those that smoke and vape from destroying themselves? We have pulled the plug on the economy. We have deprived young people of their education. Why? To protect the self-destructive. And don't say "the elderly." On Monday I was narrowly beaten in tennis by an opponent who turns 94 on Friday.New York Times said:Since the start of the pandemic, experts have warned that the coronavirus — a respiratory pathogen — most likely capitalizes on the scarred lungs of smokers and vapers. Doctors and researchers are now starting to pinpoint the ways in which smoking and vaping seem to enhance the virus’s ability to spread from person to person, infiltrate the lungs and spark some of Covid-19’s worst symptoms.
“I have no doubt in saying that smoking and vaping could put people at increased risk of poor outcomes from Covid-19,” said Dr. Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, a pediatric pulmonologist at Columbia University. “It is quite clear that smoking and vaping are bad for the lungs, and the predominant symptoms of Covid are respiratory. Those two things are going to be bad in combination.”