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Doctor’s description of how people succumb to coronavirus

British doctor David Hepburn explained what COVID-19 does to the body.

A doctor gave horrific details of what it’s like to actually have coronavirus after contracting the same COVID-19.

Intensive care consultant Dr. David Hepburn at Newport’s Royal Gwent Hospital contracted the virus from a colleague.

Speaking with the Channel 4 news, dr. Hepburn reported what coronavirus actually does to the body, explaining that the disease causes respiratory failure and compares it to drowning.

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A doctor from the Elmhurst Hospital Medical Team reacts after exiting the emergency room on Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the New York district of Queens. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness or death. (Photo AP / Mary Altaffer)

Primitive sanitary civil protection auxiliaries a mascarilla de oxeno in a huge allegedly infected with coronavirus, April 3, 2020 in Paris (AFP / Archivos | Lucas Barioulet)

The bodies are wrapped in protective plastic in a detention facility at Funeral Home Daniel J. Schaefer, Thursday April 2, 2020, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York. The company is equipped to manage 40-60 cases at a time. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, he was taking care of 185 Thursday morning. (Photo AP / John Minchillo)

Doctors tend to a patient who arrives in a wheelchair at the emergency room reception, placed in a tent, in a courtyard of the Henri Mondor hospital in Crete, near Paris, on March 30, 2020, on the fourteenth day of a block. aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in France. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP) (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP via Getty Images)

Pope Francis collects his thoughts during the Mass on Palm Sunday behind closed doors in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 5, 2020 in the Vatican, during the blockade aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

A resident using an improvised face shield made from a plastic tank to protect him from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic walks into his Manila neighborhood on April 5, 2020, after the government has imposed enhanced quarantine measures in the city. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP) (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP via Getty Images)

Medical personnel returned to the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on February 2, 2020, in Nueva York. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer)

Shoppers wearing masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore on Tuesday 17 March 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying groceries in supermarkets following the announcement of neighboring Malaysia of a nationwide blockade by the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (Photo AP / Ee Ming Toh)

04 April 2020, Lower Saxony, Hannover: hospital beds are available in the improvised clinic in the exhibition area, visited by Minister Weil on the same day. The measures taken to contain the virus have currently had fewer effects than expected. Photo: Peter Steffen / dpa (Photo by Peter Steffen / picture alliance via Getty Images)

04 April 2020, Lower Saxony, Hannover: the improvised clinic in the exhibition area, visited by Minister Weil on the same day. The measures taken to contain the virus have currently shown a lower than desired effect. Photo: Peter Steffen / dpa (Photo by Peter Steffen / picture alliance via Getty Images)

Civiles y policías inclinan la cabeza during a homenaje at the víctimas of coronavirus in Wuhan, in the province of Hubei, in the center of China, in the 4 of abril de 2020. (AP Foto / Ng Han Guan)

A “keep your distance” sign outside Boscombe pier, while the UK continues to block to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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Aerial view of employees digging graves in the Vila Formosa cemetery, on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil, on March 31, 2020. – Vila Formosa cemetery, the largest in Latin America with an area of ​​780 thousand square meters and where there were over 1.5 million people buried, had a 30% increase in the number of burials after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP) (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP via Getty Images)

April 03, 2020, Saxony, Dresden: ILLUSTRATION – A dental technician wears protective goggles and wears an FFP3 (posing scene) respirator before treating a patient crown in a dental office. Photo: Robert Michael / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa (Photo by Robert Michael / picture alliance via Getty Images)

Families stand and observe the burial process of their family who died of coronavirus (Covid-19) at the burial site in Jakarta on April 2, 2020. The case of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Indonesia continues to increase, starting from April 2, the government officially confirmed 1,790 cases, with 112 recovered and at least 170 dead. Bringing Indonesia to the largest number of victims in Southeast Asia. (Photo by Aditya Irawan / NurPhoto via Getty Images)

April 03, 2020, North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf: Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU), Minister of Health of North Rhine-Westphalia, speaks during a press conference. The state government will report on the current situation and the measures taken by the state government in the context of the crown pandemic, as well as on cross-border cooperation with the Netherlands and Belgium. Photo: Federico Gambarini / dpa (Photo by Federico Gambarini / picture alliance via Getty Images)

BEIJING, March 28, 2020 – Cemetery staff members leave after helping to clean the tombstone and offer flowers at the Babaoshan People’s Cemetery in Beijing, capital of China, March 28, 2020. People can ask the staff at the cemetery. to help clean the tombs and offer flowers to the deceased on their behalf through the reservation system in Beijing around the Day of the Tombs, which falls on April 4 of this year, as methods to prevent mass gatherings on the occasion of the epidemic of COVID-19 (Photo by Peng Ziyang / Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua / Peng Ziyang via Getty Images)

ANKARA, TURKEY – APRIL 3, 2020: A man walks through a mobile disinfection chamber for citizens in the Mamak district amid the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19.- PHOTOGRAPHY BY Altan Gocher / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (photo credit should read Altan Gocher / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

PERTH, SCOTLAND – APRIL 03: Police patrol the High Street during the Coronavirus blockade on April 3, 2020 in Perth, Scotland. The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has spread to many countries around the world, causing over 50,000 victims and infected 1 million people. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)

Medical personnel transport a COVID-19 infected patient on board a medicalized high-speed TGV train to Strasbourg railway station in eastern France on April 3, 2020, before his evacuation, together with 23 other patients, to hospitals Bordeaux Southwest France, where the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has so far been limited. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

ACEH, INDONESIA – APRIL 3, 2020: Acehnese Muslims are seen attending Friday prayers at the mosque of the Islamic center, in Lhokseumawe, without applying the rules of social distance between fears of a coronavirus outbreak, on April 3, 2020, ad Aceh, Indonesia. According to the latest report, on April 3, Indonesia confirmed 1,986 cases of COVID-19, with 181 deaths and 134 reported recovered. – PHOTOGRAPH BY Fachrul Reza / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (the photo credit should read Fachrul Reza / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

STRASBOURG, FRANCE – APRIL 03: An officer in a protective suit performs disinfection work for trams in central Strasbourg, eastern France, on April 3, 2020. (Photo by Elyxandro Cegarra / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Gardai stops and interrogates people at a checkpoint on Dublin’s O’Connell Street as the Covid-19 crisis continues. (Photo by Niall Carson / PA Images via Getty Images)

French Elven aircraft carrier (PHA) Dixmude leaves the port of Toulon on 3 April 2020 to join the West Indies and Guyana in order to provide logistical support and health equipment, in particular “more than one million surgical masks”, ” more than 170,000 FFP2 masks “and” several hundred liters of hydroalcoholic gel “, to combat the Covid-19 epidemic. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP via Getty Images)

Spanish soldiers assemble beds in a temporary homeless shelter set up in a sports center in Valencia on April 3, 2020, in the middle of a national blockade to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. – More than 900 people have died in Spain in the past 24 hours for the second consecutive day, government data showed on Friday, although the rate of new infections and deaths has continued to slow. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / STR / AFP) (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / STR / AFP via Getty Images)

A medical staff waits for a patient infected with COVID-19 to be boarded on a medicalized high-speed TGV train at Strasbourg railway station in eastern France on April 3, 2020, during the evacuation of 24 patients in the hospitals of Bordeaux Southwest France, where the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has so far been limited. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

April 03, 2020, Saxony, Dresden: ILLUSTRATION – A dental assistant wears a protective visor before treating a crown patient in a dental office. Below she wears an FF3 type respirator (posing scene). Photo: Robert Michael / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa (Photo by Robert Michael / picture alliance via Getty Images)

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock touches his face and eyes during the opening of the “NHS Nightingale” field hospital, created at the ExCeL exhibition center in London, on April 3, 2020, to help the novel coronavirus pandemic COVID -19. – The new state-run National Health Service (SSN) hospital, named after the 19th-century pioneering nurse Florence Nightingale, was built in just nine days. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN / AFP via Getty Images)

Local resident Alex Girdwood is working on his plot at Mudchute Allotments on the Isle of Dogs, east London, while the UK continues to blockade to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Yui Mok / PA Images via Getty Images)

Medical personnel transport an infected patient from COVID-19 to a medicalized TGV high-speed train at Strasbourg railway station in eastern France on April 3, 2020, before his evacuation, together with 23 other patients, to hospitals in the south -West of Bordeaux France, where the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has so far been limited. – The information sheet reports: The disease generally disappears after a few days with rest, but (…). (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

Police personnel wearing coronavirus-themed helmets ride horses while participating in an awareness campaign during a 21-day government-imposed national blockade as a preventive measure against the coronavirus COVID-19 in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on April 2 , 2020. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP) (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP via Getty Images)

VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA – APRIL 2, 2020: Travelers are seen at Vladivostok airport on arrival on a return flight from Bangkok, Thailand during the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All Russian citizens repatriated by plane must be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine for observation. In Vladivostok, travelers are sent to an observation facility at the Sakharny Klyuch health resort. As of April 2, 2020, Russia has reported more than 2700 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, with 5 confirmed cases in the Primorye Territory. Dmitry Yefremov / TASS
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NEW YORK, USA – APRIL 1: The Empire State Building lights up as an ambulance to honor emergency health workers who respond to the new type of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in New York City, United States, on 1 April 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA – APRIL 2, 2020: A masked pilot is seen at Vladivostok airport after a repatriation flight from Bangkok, Thailand, during the coronavirus novel pandemic (COVID-19). All Russian citizens repatriated by plane must be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine for observation. In Vladivostok, travelers are sent to an observation facility at the Sakharny Klyuch health resort. As of April 2, 2020, Russia has reported more than 2700 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, with 5 confirmed cases in the Primorye Territory. Dmitry Yefremov / TASS (photo by Dmitry Yefremov TASS via Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 2: An aerial view of an empty Bondi beach on April 2, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The Australian government has introduced further restrictions on movements and meetings in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Public meetings are now limited to two people, while Australians are invited to stay at home if not absolutely necessary. New South Wales and Victoria have also taken additional blocking measures to allow the police the power to sanction people who violate the outside meet limit for two people or leave the house without a reasonable excuse. Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory have closed their borders to non-essential travelers and international arrivals to Australia are sent to hotels in mandatory quarantine for 14 days. (Photo by James Gourley / Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – April 01: Replica of Christ the Redeemer with surgical mask on Copacabana beach, to remind people of the danger of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Fabio Teixeira / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

HIMEJI, JAPAN – APRIL 2: Tourists wear face masks while sitting on an empty boat during the cherry blossom season in Himeji Castle Lake on April 2,2020 in Himeji, Japan. In Japan, the rapidly growing number of coronavirus infections (COVID-19) in urban areas, Tokyo and the city of Osaka has suggested preventing the spread of coronavirus self-controlled bars, karaoke, live houses and entertainment restaurants. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images)

Hindu priests wearing masks perform rituals during the Rama Navami festival, the birthday of God Rama, in a temple during a 21-day blockade imposed by the government at national level as a preventive measure against the coronavirus COVID-19 in Hyderabad, on the 2nd April 2020 (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP) (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP via Getty Images)

A woman wearing a protective mask to help stop the spread of coronavirus rides through cherry blossom trees on Wednesday April 1, 2020, in Tokyo. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness or death. (Photo AP / Eugene Hoshiko)

People wear protective masks to help curb the spread of coronavirus next to a police statue with their own mask at Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms due to most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, can cause more serious illness or death. (Photo AP / Sakchai Lalit)

The impoverished Indians offer prayers outside a Hindu temple along the road closed due to the blockade to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Prayagraj, India on Wednesday April 1, 2020. The 21-day blockade of India actually held home 1.3 billion people for all but essential trips to places like markets or pharmacies. But the world’s largest bloc has turned into a humanitarian crisis for the poor of India. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness or death. (Photo AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Corporal Mathias Jahn, a member of the German Armed Forces Bundeswehr, repairs glasses next to a coronavirus mobile test station before Bundeswehr members demonstrated his work in a test run after a press conference in a drive-through testing center (drive-in) COVID-19 in Gera, Germany, Wednesday April 1, 2020. The appointment-only drive-through test center started twelve days ago. Medical personnel reach a car to collect a nasopharyngeal swab from a patient. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illnesses, including pneumonia. (Photo AP / Jens Meyer)

People wearing face masks ride an escalator near a winged statue in a luxury shopping mall in Beijing on Tuesday March 31, 2020. On Tuesday, China reported only one new death from coronavirus and a few dozen new cases, all brought from overseas. (Photo AP / Mark Schiefelbein)

Visitors wearing masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus walk along the Cheonggye stream under the posters of the upcoming National Assembly elections in central Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday 31 March 2020. Elections will be held on approximately April 15. 14,300 polling stations across the nation to choose legislators. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness or death. (Photo AP / Lee Jin-man)

An Indian worker prepares to load milk powder cartons into a parcel train during the blockade as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 in Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday March 31, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, they can cause more serious illness or death. (AP Photo / Ajit Solanki)

An ultra-orthodox young Jew is tested for COVID-19 by medical personnel wearing protective clothing as part of government measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus in the Orthodox city of Bnei Brak, a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness or death. (Photo AP / Ariel Schalit)

A Kashmiri couple paddle their Shikara at home after purchasing flour and other food products from a nearby market during the blockade in Srinagar, India-controlled Kashmir, Tuesday 31 March 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for the most part some people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, they can cause more serious illness or death. (Photo AP / Dar Yasin)

A man shaves out of closed shops during a nationwide blockade imposed by the government as a preventative measure against the new coronavirus COVID-19 in the old neighborhoods of New Delhi on March 30, 2020. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (Photo by MONEY SHARMA / AFP via Getty Images)

The Ukrainian military of the national guard wears masks, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, guarding the parliament during an extraordinary session of March 30, 2020. – Ukraine announced on Monday a sharp revision of its economic forecasts year from 3.7 percentage growth to a contraction of 3.9% due to the new coronavirus. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP) (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP via Getty Images)

Beneficiaries of the “Essener Tafel” charity bank stand with their shopping cart lined up at the food bank in Essen, West Germany, on March 30, 2020 amid the new COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP via Getty Images)

An ambulance medical staff sprays disinfectant on his colleague after arriving at the Wuhan Red Cross hospital with an elderly woman, who recovered from COVID-19, in Wuhan, central Hubei province in China on March 30, 2020, after city travel restrictions were eased following more than two months of blockade due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. Wuhan, the central Chinese city where coronavirus first surfaced last year, partially reopened on March 28 after more than two months of near-total isolation for its 11 million population. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP via Getty Images)

A South African National Defense Force (SANDF) soldier makes a gesture towards a row of shoppers in a supermarket in Soweto on March 30, 2020. – On March 27, 2020, South Africa was blocked by a national blockade, joining other African countries by imposing strict curfews and closings in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus across the continent. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP) (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP via Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – MARCH 29: The Oculus transportation hub and mall are found almost deserted in lower Manhattan on March 29, 2020 in New York City. Across the country, schools, businesses and workplaces have been closed or are limiting operating hours as health officials try to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

March 28, 2022, Berlin: a family takes a walk in Friedenau. All family members wear colored masks to protect against coronavirus. The masks were sewn by a friend of the family itself. Photo: Wolfram Steinberg / dpa (Photo by Wolfram Steinberg / picture alliance via Getty Images)

MOUNT JULIET, TN – MARCH 29: Aerial view as Global Vision Bible Church pastor Greg Locke holds services in the church parking lot on March 29, 2020 in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order prohibiting social gatherings of 10 or more in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), which is also recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Brett Carlsen / Getty Images)

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – MARCH 29, 2020: An officer of the environmental agency Mospriroda in a face mask uses a megaphone to remind visitors of the rules of social distance, at the entrance to the Serebryany Bor forest park in a northwestern suburb of Moscow. The Russian government has announced a paid working week (March 30 to April 3) for employees and school holidays (March 21 – April 12), while Moscow authorities have ordered the closure of restaurants, leisure facilities and other service sector activities and urged Muscovites to isolate themselves to counter the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The forest parks remain open but the public is advised to observe the rules of social removal. Sergei Karpukhin / TASS (Photo by Sergei Karpukhin TASS via Getty Images)

COURSE VITTORIO EMANUELE II, MILAN, ITALY – 2020/03/29: general view of the almost abandoned exhibition Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. The Italian government has imposed unprecedented restrictions to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, among other measures the movements of people are only allowed for work, for the purchase of essential goods and for health reasons. (Photo by Nicolò Campo / LightRocket via Getty Images)

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – MARCH 29: General view of an almost empty beach in Tel Aviv on March 29, 2020 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has spread to many countries around the world, causing over 30,000 victims and infecting hundreds more. (Photo by Guy Prives / Getty Images)

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – MARCH 29, 2020: A young couple in facial masks stroll in the Serebryany Bor forest park in a northwest suburb of Moscow. The Russian government has announced a paid working week (March 30 to April 3) for employees and school holidays (March 21 – April 12), while Moscow authorities have ordered the closure of restaurants, leisure facilities and other service sector activities and urged Muscovites to isolate themselves to counter the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The forest parks remain open but the public is advised to observe the rules of social removal. Sergei Karpukhin / TASS (Photo by Sergei Karpukhin TASS via Getty Images)

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Migrant workers and their families from Delhi enter an overloaded bus to reach their city and villages during the government imposed the national blockade as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Allahabad on March 29, 2020. (Photo by Ritesh Shukla / NurPhoto via Getty Images)

An ultra-Orthodox Jew walks next to a billboard with instructions on how to sneeze correctly, in Jerusalem on March 29, 2020, amid measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. – Israel has 3,865 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with another 99 in the occupied Palestinian territories and tens of thousands of self-isolation. (Photo by Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP via Getty Images)

March 28, 2020, Bavaria, Munich: the Königsplatz in front of the Propyläen is almost deserted. Photo: Sven Hoppe / dpa (Photo by Sven Hoppe / picture alliance via Getty Images)

LIVORNO, ITALY – MARCH 28: People attend the afternoon mass respecting the social distancing in the ancient Church of the Madonna on March 28, 2020 in Livorno, Italy. In Italy liturgical celebrations are not prohibited and can take place with a limited number of people necessary for the workshop of the rite and through respect for the appropriate distances and precautions. The Italian government continues to apply blockade measures at national level to control the spread of COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Italy has exceeded 92,470 with a death toll that has risen to over 10,000. (Photo by Laura Lezza / Getty Images)

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – MARCH 28: A commercial area is closed as a preventive measure against the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia on March 28, 2020. Parks, entertainment venues, restaurants and places will be closed public between March 28 and April 5 in Moscow. (Photo by Sefa Karacan / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

SERIATE, ITALY – MARCH 28: Military personnel prepare preparations before leaving the church of San Giuseppe to transport the coffins of the coronavirus pandemic victims (COVID-19) to the crematorium in Seriate, Italy, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca / Anadolu Agenzia via Getty Images)

TORONTO, MARCH 28 – Prime Minister Trudeau has announced that passengers with any COVOD-19 symptoms will not be able to board domestic flights or trains as only essential industries are open because the province has closed non-essential services and industries to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Toronto. March 28, 2020. (Steve Russell / Toronto Star via Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 27: The message “Merci” (thank you) in homage to those who are on the front lines to fight coronavirus disease, is seen on the Eiffel Tower at night during the Coronavirus epidemic (CODIV 19) on 27 March 2020 in Paris, France. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe today announced the extension of the French confinement until April 15, 2020. The country has introduced fines for people caught in violation of its national blocking measures aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic has spread to at least 182 countries, causing over 10,000 victims and infecting hundreds more. (Photo by Chesnot / Getty Images)

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – MARCH 27: General view of an improvised emergency field hospital while it is installed at the Pacaembu stadium for coronavirus patients (COVID-19) with a capacity of 200 beds on March 27, 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Secondo il Ministero della salute, ad oggi, il Brasile ha 2.915 casi confermati di coronavirus (COVID-19) e almeno 77 decessi registrati. (Foto di Miguel Schincariol / Getty Images)

DALLAS, TEXAS – 27 MARZO: In questa illustrazione fotografica, una cartolina postale che delinea le linee guida del coronavirus dalla Casa Bianca e dal Center for Disease Control and Prevention il 27 marzo 2020 a Dallas, in Texas. Attualmente gli Stati Uniti hanno oltre 1.300 morti per COVID-19. (Illustrazione fotografica di Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)

KIEV, UCRAINA – 27 MARZO 2020: Cittadini russi che si imbarcano su un treno alla stazione ferroviaria centrale. Russia e Ucraina hanno concordato un accordo per riprendere brevemente il collegamento ferroviario tra i due paesi per rimpatriare i loro cittadini in relazione alla pandemia di coronavirus COVID-19. Un treno speciale con cittadini russi lascerà Kiev il 27 marzo e arriverà a Mosca il giorno successivo. Durante il viaggio di ritorno, il treno porterà i cittadini ucraini a Kiev. Anna Marchenko / TASS (foto di Anna Marchenko TASS via Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – 27 MARZO: I jet sono parcheggiati sulla pista 28 all’aeroporto internazionale di Pittsburgh il 27 marzo 2020 a Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania. A causa della riduzione dei voli a causa della pandemia di coronavirus (COVID-19), quasi 70 aerei dell’American Airlines vengono accatastati e parcheggiati all’aeroporto. (Foto di Jeff Swensen / Getty Images)

Un dipendente del Ministero dei Lavori Pubblici fumiga una strada in mezzo allo scoppio della COVID-19 a Santo Domingo il 27 marzo 2020. (Foto di Erika SANTELICES / AFP) (Foto di ERIKA SANTELICES / afp / AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – 27 MARZO: Strade e piazze sono vuote nel quartiere di Chinatown mentre le persone restano a casa e le attività non essenziali vengono ordinate chiuse a causa della pandemia di coronavirus in corso il 27 marzo 2020 a Washington, DC. Gli Stati Uniti hanno superato la Cina e l’Italia come il paese con il maggior numero di casi di coronavirus con oltre 97.000 persone confermate e oltre 1.000 persone decedute per COVID-19. (Foto di Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Le forze di sicurezza arrestano un uomo per aver gestito un ristorante che serve cibo ai clienti che mangiano nei locali, il che è stato proibito e sono consentiti solo i takeaway in base a misure volte a fermare la diffusione del nuovo coronavirus, a Nairobi, in Kenya, venerdì 27 marzo 2020. Il nuovo coronavirus provoca sintomi lievi o moderati per la maggior parte delle persone, ma per alcuni, in particolare gli adulti più anziani e le persone con problemi di salute esistenti, può causare malattie o decessi più gravi. (Foto AP / Brian Inganga)

Indiani impoveriti si mettono in fila per ricevere cibo gratis a Hyderabad, in India, venerdì 27 marzo 2020. Alcune legioni indiane di poveri e altre improvvisamente disoccupate da un ordine nazionale casalingo hanno iniziato a ricevere aiuti giovedì, mentre gruppi sia pubblici che privati ​​hanno lavorato per attenuare l’impatto degli sforzi per frenare la pandemia di coronavirus. Le misure entrate in vigore mercoledì, le più grandi del loro genere al mondo, rischiano di accumulare ulteriori difficoltà sul quarto della popolazione che vive al di sotto della soglia di povertà e sui 1,8 milioni di senzatetto. (Foto AP / Mahesh Kumar A.)

People line up to buy supplies in a shop during the coronavirus outbreak in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Residents of the densely populated Hillbrow neighborhood of downtown Johannesburg, confined in an attempt to prevent the spread coronavirus, stand and wave from their balconies, Friday, March 27, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Volunteers with the Red Cross sort homemade face masks meant to be sterilized and distributed among people in need in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, March 27, 2020. In Czech Republic it is mandatory that all people must cover their mouths and noses in public to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus called COVID-19. Improvised methods such as a scarf or homemade mask are allowed.The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Customers queue between social distancing markers on the pavement outside a supermarket in Westminster, London after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Foto di Victoria Jones / Immagini PA tramite Getty Images)

A man wearing a protective face masks shops at the partly closed Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market on March 26, 2020, after Israel has imposed tight restrictions to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, in Jerusalem. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)

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“So when it spreads to the lungs, it causes what we call a pneumonitis, where the lungs become very wet and waterlogged inside.

“So the normal mechanisms that keep fluid in the blood break down. The little membranes and tissues and the bases of the lungs become porous, and that allows fluid to leak in from the circulation into the lungs, almost like drowning.”

The doctor explained ventilators provide pressure which “pushes some of that fluid out and helps to keep the lungs open”.

“So, people become exhausted because the work of breathing is so great that they basically become exhausted and die,” he said.

UK doctor David Hepburn explained what COVID-19 does to the body.

Dr Hepburn explained normally, lungs were like a sponge – “light and easy to move” – but if you have ever immersed a sponge in water it becomes wet and heavy.

“It’s exactly the same thing – if your lungs are absolutely sodden then it’s very, very difficult to breathe.

“What happens over time is people’s levels of oxygen fall, the levels of carbon dioxide, which is a gas you normally breathe out, rise in the blood,” he explains, adding this makes patients more drowsy.

“Then people will slowly develop worsening respiratory failure, and eventually they’ll become unconscious and their breathing will get more shallow and they’ll die.”

Dr Hepburn said the leading cause of death among the COVID-19 patients he had seen was myocarditis.

“Often when they’re starting to recover – the heart can become very adversely affected and they develop heart failure,” he said.

The doctor explained he had also seen patients die after other organs start to shut down.

Previously Dr Hepburn appeared on the BBC pleading with people to abide by the UK’s lockdown restrictions in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus.

Janice Geary, clinical nurse consultant of Infection Management Services, in the fever clinic at Brisbane's Prince Charles Hospital.

Some of the patients Dr Hepburn has tended to at the hospital were in critical conditions, younger and fitter than he is.

“Certainly not frail elderly people that maybe some of us had been led to believe we would be seeing,” he said.

According to the BBC, Dr Hepburn was sleeping for 18 hours a day after he contracted COVID-19 from a colleague at the hospital despite being “fit and well”.

In the UK there has been 42,479 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins data, and more than 4300 deaths.

-This article first appeared on Yahoo

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