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.