If sitting is the new smoking, then COVID is the new sitting. I’m so sorry. This is no time to joke. In fact, now (more than ever) it’s time to disseminate correct information. An X-Ray has gleaned even more necessary information for staying safe from coronavirus.
That’s why Texas doctor Brittany Bankhead-Kendall is sounding the alarm about the long-term effect the coronavirus can have on your lungs. Wow. First, they tell us we might never taste anything again, then they tell us we might have serious brain damage. Now, these doctors want to tell us that an airborne illness might affect the organs we use to breathe air?
I don’t know what to believe. Wait- Yes, I do. I believe X-Rays and the advice of doctors. I’m not a doctor, so I’m not an authority. I’m here to report what a doctor said. She said that COVID is bad. I believe her.
Here is why one Texas doctor believes X-Rays prove post-COVID lungs can be worse than a smoker’s lungs:
Doctor Brittany Bankhead-Kendall blew the whistle on Twitter first:
I guess “blowing a whistle” is an unfortunate turn of phrase. Did not mean to offend anyone with limited lung capacity. This is deadly serious. Please take precautions.
Here’s an example of a healthy lung that Dr. Bankhead-Kendall shared in a tweet:
More black space is a good thing. That’s the X-Ray passing through a healthy set of lungs.
Here’s an example of a smoker’s lungs:
As you can see, there is more white on the lungs. This is a sign of congestion and scarring.
In case you didn’t know, an X-Ray sends electromagnetic radiation through the body. These rays pass easily through the soft tissue of organs, but not denser objects like bones. It’s why you can see on various X-Rays we’ve seen before where the household items that someone stuck in their butt are located, but not necessarily the soft tissue of the colon itself.
In short, the X-Ray picks up the problem spots where there should be soft tissue.
Now, let’s see how much white scarring and congestion is visible on a post-COVID patient:
As you can see, there’s an intense amount of obstruction in the lungs of a post-COVID patient. More so than your average smoker. That’s how dangerous this disease is. I hope they start putting these photos on the windows of storefronts to encourage people to wear masks.
Dr. Bankhead-Kendall spoke to a local CBS station about what this could mean for people who recover from the disease:
Wow. Now is not the time to risk catching this virus. We need a D.A.R.E. program for adults that teaches them the danger of going to Costco without a mask on. Tobacco is whacko if you’re a teen, but catching coronavirus as an adult may ruin the rest of your life.
Many people on Twitter thoughts, questions, and more personal evidence to show. This is how we get information now, I guess.