'COVID-19 comes in, we have our immune response, the immune response overtakes COVID-19 in no time, usually within a day.'
'Fortunately, the majority who get infected will also be in that first category, where there is no damage and the virus is completely overcome.'
Is COVID-19 like a thief in the night?
Dr Sanjeeth Peter explains why it is.
The heart surgeon, who is a critical care team member for COVID-19 patient care in Gujarat, sheds light, in a precise and simple way, on this viral disease and its numbers in India.
Dr Peter, who qualified from the Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia, and has been operating for 25 years, is the director and chief cardiac surgeon at the DDMM Heart Institute, a super specialty hospital, in the small town of Nadiad, southeast Gujarat, about 60 km from Ahmedabad.
In Part I of this interview to Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com, Dr Peter graphically portrays how COVID-19 is quite like a burglar, who is stealthily trespassing, and breaking into your home ie illegally entering your body. Further he describes what happens during that unlawful entry, by the virus, into your lungs and cells.
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com