Sexual Assault, COVID-19 and Our Desperate Desire to Survive

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“No magical fix will end sexual violence or guarantee survivors safety,” Lawrence writes, “But the body doesn’t know that—just as it doesn’t know not to ravage vital organs in the process of fighting COVID-19. Ultimately, it’s all about survival.”

“Like any other life form, it just wants to survive,” Carl Fichtenbaum explained about the novel coronavirus. The infectious disease specialist and professor of clinical medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine admits that we’re still learning about the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. 

But one thing we do know is that the virus is not a killer. Rather, the body’s response is what’s deadly.

When the coronavirus infects, experts say the immune system tries to stop it from spreading by waging a scorched earth defense that inadvertently weakens vital organs. That “defense”…

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