The coronavirus has affected the lives of everyone, but despite the chaos all over the world, people are not taking the virus seriously.
As a response to this, doctors have created a virtual reality video, which shows how the coronavirus affects the lungs of a person.
In a 3D simulation, the deadly virus can be seen moving rapidly, showing how it can infect the tissue of our lungs.
The blue lungs represent healthy lungs.
The video was reportedly created by doctors at the George Washington University Hospital in the United States of America.
Doctors used VR technology to show the devastating impact of how the coronavirus can have on a human.
The simulation was based on a patient that was in their 50s.
The patient was transferred to GWUH after his initial symptoms of a fever, shortness of breath, and cough quickly escalated.
Despite being hooked up to a ventilator, his condition deteriorated and he needed intensive treatment.
The current health state of the male patient is not known.
Dr. Keith Mortman, the chief of thoracic surgery at the hospital, said that you do not need to consult a doctor to understand the damage the virus does to a body.
In a statement that was released, Dr. Keith Mortman said: “What we’re seeing is that there was rapid and progressive damage to the lungs so that he needed higher levels of support from that ventilator and it got to the point where he needed maximal support from the ventilator.”
He added, “There is such a stark contrast between the virus-infected abnormal lung and the more healthy, adjacent lung tissue.”
He continued, “And it’s such a contrast that you do not need an MD after your name to understand these images… the damage we’re seeing is not isolated to any one part of the lung. This is severe damage to both lungs diffusely.”
Most of the people that contract the deadly virus are likely to survive, but for those that suffer the damage that are seen in the video, it can be possible that the damage the virus can be irreversible.
The Dr. said, “When that inflammation does not subside with time, then it becomes essentially scarring in the lungs, creating long-term damage. It could impact somebody’s ability to breathe in the long term.”
The video is a reminder for people to take the virus seriously.
As of writing this article, the coronavirus has infected over 600,000 people all over the world, which has resulted the deaths of 25,607 people.