Toronto Doctor Shares The Effect Of U.K. Variant On A Healthy 35-Year-Old (PHOTO)
A Toronto doctor is warning young people about the dangers of COVID-19.
Kashif Pirzada, an emergency physician, took to Twitter on Sunday to share an X-ray of a 35-year-old patient's lungs after they contracted the B.1.1.7. variant, a variant that was first identified in the U.K.
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This is thread of cases to get the point across that variant Covid is brutalizing young people. Please post your o… https://t.co/1FTO2tMeh3— Kashif Pirzada, MD (@Kashif Pirzada, MD) 1616341072.0
The teacher, who had no previous medical problems, reportedly had to be taken to the ICU after getting COVID-19 from a student.
Pirzada also shared photos of his colleague's cases, which showed similar lung deterioration due to variants.
"The game has clearly changed, these variants affect younger people harder and faster," the doctor told Narcity. "These are the most severe cases we see, but we are seeing lots of younger people who are still quite ill who manage to go home and recover there."