Patients with COVID-19 infections face a variety of risks, many of which are still being studied. COVID-19 may increase the risk of developing blood clots in both veins and arteries (venous & arterial thromboembolism). This prevents regions of the body from getting proper blood flow and this is dangerous if it affects a large area or vital organs such as the heart, lungs or brain.
Author: Rafi Meher
A fourth year Integrated Sciences student at the University of British Columbia, with a focus on physiology and immunology. After hearing about the project, he quickly joined the team as he feels it it is important for the scientific community to make research easily available to everyone, regardless of educational backgrounds. During a pandemic situation, it is especially important to provide explanations that are clear and thorough, as crucial facts can be misrepresented in news, in social media, or by some public figures.