Covid-19: Debunking the Hemoglobin Story

In recent days, I’ve had a number of people ask me for my thoughts on a now-deleted Medium blog post entitled “Covid-19 had us all fooled, but now we might have finally found its secret.” It seems that, even following its deletion, this post has become widely shared in an archived form, largely by people who seem to entirely accept its premise. That premise, to be very brief, is essentially that the SARS-CoV-2 virus harms patients entirely through its interactions with the oxygen transport protein hemoglobin (Hb). A Google search for the title will still turn up the post, should you…



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Matthew Amdahl, MD, PhD

University of Pittsburgh MD/PhD Grad. Mayo Clinic Clinician-Investigator Program (IM and Cardiology) starting June 2020. All opinions are entirely my own.