One of the most devastating effects of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the virus that causes Covid-19, is its ability to invade many organs at the same time and cause a systemic infection. But until now, it had not been identified what conferred this capacity on the coronavirus.
SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins have long been known to help the virus infect its host by attaching itself to healthy cells. But the study published in “Circulation Research” shows that it also plays a key role in the disease itself.
The article conclusively indicates that Covid-19 is a vascular disease and demonstrates exactly how the SARS-CoV-2 virus damages and attacks the vascular system at the cellular level.