Corona lung damage I keep hearing...will it hurt singers long term?

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  1. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    I've decided to record an album while at home lately. After reading a bit it seems Corona entails lung damage? I wonder how bad and is it temporary?

    Just thinking out loud lol
     
  2. fetchmybeer

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    not with autotune, baby!
     
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  3. GCDEF

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    Probably not. My daughter had it and seems to have recovered fully. I know that's only one case, but keep in mind 80% of people only have mild symptoms.
     
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    i have seen reports that x rays can show scarring (depending on severity i guess?), so you might be fine now but feel it years later
     
  5. supergenius365

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    I have heard lung scarring is possible.
     
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    Think of COVID-19 survivor lung damage like a case of emphysema (not the same, but will present in a similar manner). That said, from what I understand if you do not exhibit symptoms of an LRI (i.e. pneumonia, etc.) you are very unlikely to have this lung damage. You would know immediately if your gas exchange capacity is impacted. I am not a doctor, but from what I understand that would be the case.
     
  7. Lucidology

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    My bout with life threatening pneumonia totally changed my voice.
    Had an oxygen tube in my throat for quite awhile ....
    Tried to get it back using physical theraputic vocal exercises with a throat specialist.
    I could not...
    My voice is deeper more growly & less articulate now...
    Folk say I sound like Pirate ... Lol
     
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  8. Blanket Jackson

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    I do need to update my previous post, in that I just saw this news article. It may be anecdotal, and we are still learning, but the progression can appear to be rapid and extreme at least in some circumstances. There is a video tour of a 3D simulation of the affected lungs:
    https://nypost.com/2020/03/26/lung-damage-seen-in-recently-asymptomatic-coronavirus-patient/
     
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    the article I read implied it does heal, but could take a very long time
     

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