Why Are so Many COVID Patients Dying of Sepsis?

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  • In July 2020, famous Broadway actor Nick Cordero died of complications from COVID-19, including septic shock, or sepsis
  • Sepsis is a leading cause of deaths overall, and it’s also an important contributor to the death of COVID-19 patients — one that’s been flying largely under the radar
  • The symptoms of sepsis may be confused with those from a bad cold or the flu, and include high fever, chills, confusion, rapid heartbeat, nausea or vomiting and cold, clammy skin
  • A sepsis treatment protocol developed by Dr. Paul Marik, which involves intravenous vitamin C with hydrocortisone and thiamine (vitamin B1), has been shown to dramatically improve chances of survival in sepsis cases

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