Coronavirus (692) The Lancet: Endothelial cell infection and endotheliitis in COVID-19

2 June, 2020

Dear HIFA Colleagues

"Many of the COVID-19 infection’s bizarre symptoms have one thing in common. An impairment in blood circulation. Add in the fact that 40% of deaths from Covid-19 are related to cardiovascular complications, and the disease starts to look like a vascular infection instead of a purely respiratory one".

These statements are drawn from a recent post on the Elemental website which considers new research focusing on the impact of endothelial cell infection and endotheliitis on the virus:

CITATION: The Lancet Correspondence: Endothelial cell infection and endotheliitis in COVID-19

Zsuzsanna Varga, Andreas J Flammer, Peter Steiger, and others


The Lancet Correspondence: Vol. 395, No. 10234, p1417-1418

Published: April 20, 2020

The link to the Elemental post can be found here:

Best wishes


Martin Carroll

Independent Consultant

HIFA profile: Martin Carroll has worked on issues affecting health in LMICs for over fifteen years. Whilst at the British Medical Association, he led a major project, funded by DfID, to develop the organisation's role as a leading advocate for improving health in LMICs, which it continues to hold today. He has worked with HIFA since 2008 and is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the following HIFA Working Groups: Fundraising, Multilingualism and Social Media. He is also the author of the monthly HIFA Blog. martinmichaelcarroll(at)iCloud(dot)com Twitter: @MMCarroll Website: martinmcarroll(dot)com