Supercomputer Analysis of COVID -19 Reveals Startling New Theory and How to Fight the Infection
5Earlier discovery of cytokine storms could also be linked to a bradykinin storm
Medical researchers are now realizing that fatalities and serious cases were because of a cytokine storm which is an enhanced and exaggerated response of the body’s immune system that endangers and injures the host’s vital organs. Researchers who interpreted the analysis of the supercomputer feel that more than a cytokine storm, it is a bradykinin storm that is to blame. A bradykinin storm is a dysfunction of the body’s vascular system where blood vessels start to leak. They also feel that the earlier cytokine storm and the bradykinin storm could also have a link making COVID-19 lethal for some.
6COVID19 is like a burglar who tries to smash or throw open your windows
The new hypothesis says that it could be the bradykinin storm that is the culprit causing the most severe and lethal symptoms of COVID-19. The theory is in line with the common process discovered earlier how a COVID infection stars with the virus gaining entry into the body via ACE2 receptors that are present in abundance in the nose, intestines, kidneys and heart. The Summit supercomputer showed that the virus effects were not just being caused by colonization of ACE2 receptors but the virus was manipulating them as well. Instead, COVID-19 was a hijacking and tricking the body’s own systems into increasing the response of the receptors.
7COVID is tricking the body like a burglar opening a window to let other in through the main door
Essentially this means that while it was infecting cells where several ACE receptors were present, it was also tricking the body to increase the receptors in areas where they are found in lower levels such as the lungs. It then attacked those areas too which is why the lungs are also one of the main areas being damaged by COVID-19. According to Smith “”In this sense, COVID-19 is like a burglar who slips in your unlocked second-floor window and starts to ransack your house. Once inside, though, they don’t just take your stuff — they also throw open all your doors and windows so their accomplices can rush in and help pillage more efficiently.”.
COVID-19 increases ACE2 receptors that decrease blood pressure and also fights against an enzyme called ACE to leave the door open for bradykinin according to researchers. Bradykinin then causes vascular permeability, dilation and hypotension meaning in simple terms it makes our blood vessels extremely vulnerable and open to the virus much like a burglar opening the door for others.
8Why respirators become useless in many cases of COVID-19
In a situation of uncontrolled blood pressure, the permeability of blood vessels is increased making the body open and vulnerable to dysfunction throughout the body. In effect the doors don’t close, they stay open to make the infection worse and worse. In a bradykinin storm where COVID-19 patients are concerned, the lung alveolus get coated with a jelly-like substance creating a drowning like condition. In such a scenario, health workers have observed severe damage to the blood vessels of the respiratory system and other organs. This also explains why in certain cases, oxygen and respirators become useless.