Maybe COVID-19 Isn't That Weird

Is COVID-19 really a strange and unpredictable disease—or is public perception of its inherent qualities skewed by its massive scale and the rapt attention it commands? asks Ed Yong. 
 
For example, studies linking COVID-19 to heart inflammation, or myocarditis, even in milder cases, have been “explosive”—even more so amid stories of young athletes dropping dead of heart attacks after contracting COVID-19.
 
The condition, however, is often triggered by viruses and is a leading cause of sudden death in young adults. Its outsize attention amid COVID-19 highlights how neglected some of these conditions usually are.
 
“Perhaps that tells us they should never have been dismissed at all,” Yong writes.
 
The Atlantic

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