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COVID illness split in viral and inflammation phase; Dr Vivek Nangia explains

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Dr. Vivek Nangia, principal director of Pulmonology at Max hospital said COVID illness is a two week illness, split in viral phase & inflammation phase. He said that the disease is seeing a change, viral phase has shortened & inflammation phase starts early post day 5 of symptoms.

India currently has nearly 2 million active COVID-19 cases; the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. Multiple states now have restrictions in place to curb the large scale movement of people and goods.
Dr Vivek Nangia, principal director of Pulmonology at Max hospital said COVID illness is a two-week illness, split in viral phase and inflammation phase.
He said that the disease is seeing a change, a viral phase has shortened and the inflammation phase starts early post day 5 of symptoms.
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