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It is not exactly a disease of the immune system, but some supposedly strong immune systems over-react, as I posted yesterday. Cytokine Storm.
It continues to be apparent that the elderly, overweight, or pre-diabetic/diabetic seem to be most likely to face death with this virus. Those people ought to be protected as best we can, but that's difficult. Most people weather it just fine, if miserable for a while. The luckiest ones (most people) get the sniffles and a headache for a few days and then feel fine.
Of course they do. Doctors prefer that you live longer rather than better.
> I wonder if I am at risk if I go outside and walk.
Sunlight is the second best disinfectant going, but people get pissed when you hose them down with betadine.
Go outside, get sun on your skin. Wear a mask and keep your distance from people. If you see a friend stand 5 or 6 feet apart and have a chat, catch up and be friends.
William O. B'Livion
Ok, this is not directly germane to the posted article but some are catching the Wuhan virus because some states are sending infected people back to nursing homes. I can't believe how insane this is and I'm furious! I hope this article is wrong but I doubt it. See it here: [url] https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/explains-lot-nyc-italy-laws-encourage-infected-covid-19-patients-sent-back-nursing-homes/[/url]
This whole thing is looking more and more bogus every day. And that's the nicest thing you can say about it. It may actually be a prelude to mass social upheaval caused by masive unemployment, large scale bankruptcies, bank failures, and unsustainable debt. I'm not talking about just the US but much of the developed world.
Some people have been trying to topple Western Civilization for centuries. Now it's into overdrive.
Interesting, thanks Dr B. This variability of severity due to immune system differences among groups and individuals sure would explain a lot about the reality we see around us, and point to better remedies, if we dare to let it.