Rates of kidney injury in hospitalized COVID-19 patients are extremely high.
Kidney injury can also be a sequela of shock, muscle breakdown from immobility (while ventilated, perhaps), and from drug metabolism by already struggling kidneys.
Although acute kidney injury can sometimes heal, it can also leave a person with decreased function from baseline.
Surprise, surprise:@CAgovernor @newportbeachgov Record number of new COVID-19 cases in OC.
pic.twitter.com/JYaAlz2MyE — Bill McBride (@calculatedrisk) May 14, 2020If you look at excess deaths by comparing all current deaths to deaths this time last year, you find we’re likely underestimating our COVID-19 death count:

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