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User Info Covid-19 -- A White Paper - To @RealDonaldTrump and @CDC; entered at 2020-12-02 19:28:32
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Registered: 2007-06-26
@Reformedhippy - I sort of doubt it, but it's possible.

More-likely is what there's reasonably strong evidence for -- Vitamin D deficiency.

There is POSSIBLY a genetic link but there's no reasonably-sound scientific evidence for it as of yet. One other thing that was noted is that there's an association with flu vaccine use last year and getting hammered, but the problem is that's an association at best and thus weak on the science side, and you got to be careful there as those who took that vaccine likely have other confounding things in common (e.g. less time outside, other morbidities, etc.)

I've been looking for some sort of reasonably-defensible evidence of this type of difference all the way back to the start of the outbreak and have yet to find it. Plenty of people think blood type may be involved, but I'm not so sure and there is certainly not enough to even qualify that as association evidence. What I do know is that during the 1918 pandemic a number of bloodlines were literally extinguished, but whether that was due to socio-economic factors or otherwise nobody knows for sure. Then again that bug DID get 500,000 people in the US - which would be equivalent to 1.5 million today.

Ironically most of them died from bacterial pneumonia, the risk of which is greatly enhanced by...... wearing a mask, which was ordered in many areas and had no discernable effect on infection rates over the entire course of the disease. As with mask orders this time many places that thought they beat the virus with masks turned out to be VERY wrong a bit further down the road. Of course at that time there were no antibiotics so if you got hammered with a bacterial infection you were usually fucked and done; there was very little that could be done medically to help. Your body either fought it off or it did not.

Last modified: 2020-12-02 19:29:02 by tickerguy

2020-12-02 19:28:32