Although few, if any, studies have been conducted to understand if there is a connection to cigarette smoke and vaping aerosol, it’s a given that they are most likely linked to lung inflammation and lowered immune function.
Let’s take it a step further shall we? Of course everyone remembers months back when vaping was making headlines.
In November of last year, the CDC reported 2,290 vaping related lung injury cases, with 47 deaths.
The CDC then concluded the briefing stating “For the first time we have detected a potential toxin of concern, vitamin E acetate.”
I emphasize the word “potential”. Is it possible that some of these cases were linked to Covid-19?
Early data from the CDC stated only 16 percent reported using only nicotine-containing products. People affected by these illnesses range in age from 13 to 75 years old.
The agency said it was continuing to work with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), states, and health providers to track and investigate this “outbreak“.
The agency also said they are testing the vapor of e-cigarette products that have been involved in these cases to look for potentially harmful compounds. Is it possible coronavirus was present in at least some of these cases?
Lisa Lockerd Maragakis, senior director of infection prevention at the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, said Saturday There are serious discrepancies between the statements of scientists “and some of the political leaders,” she said. “I’m trying to be careful in how I say that.”
Just something to ponder because of the obvious common link between respiratory symptoms and the timing of both “outbreaks”.