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  1. COVID-19's Fatal Clotting Complication

    Doctors around the world are reporting blood coagulation in coronavirus patients that's causing embolisms, heart attacks and, in Broadway actor Nick Cordero's case, the loss of a leg. It's another deadly effect of a virus that can damage "almost anything," said one expert, including the heart, kidney and brain. But like so much about this disease, the reason is elusive, and even patients on anticoagulants have suffered clots. Some scientists hypothesize that blood problems could explain many bizarre and confusing complications of COVID-19, and some doctors are considering preventive blood thinners for even patients with mild symptoms.

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