Untangling Covid-19, Altitude Sickness, and Conspiracy Theory

An emerging hypothesis has been mischaracterized by the alternative media

There’s a lot doctors still don’t know about Covid-19 and how it affects the body. While its usual symptoms — cough, trouble breathing, tiredness, and fever — are well documented, some of its other effects remain unexplained. In particular, a peculiar observation about the blood oxygen levels of some people with Covid-19 has generated some new hypotheses among physicians — and dangerous speculation among…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.