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Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by doodle » Fri May 29, 2020 6:45 am

Anyone have any further input into this? Apparently type A blood significantly more prone to complications than say the AB or type O?
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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by Mountaineer » Fri May 29, 2020 9:52 am

doodle wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 6:45 am
Anyone have any further input into this? Apparently type A blood significantly more prone to complications than say the AB or type O?
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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by dualstow » Fri May 29, 2020 10:53 am

Coronavirus and bloodtype - I'm sure this would be an instant bestseller in Japan. One merely has to write it.
Sounds like what Biden would call malarkey, though.
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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by doodle » Fri May 29, 2020 11:19 am

Seriously though, there seems to be strong correlations between blood type and the severity of coronavirus infections. This has been replicated by stats across national boundaries.
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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by dualstow » Fri May 29, 2020 12:49 pm

doodle wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:19 am
Seriously though, there seems to be strong correlations between blood type and the severity of coronavirus infections. This has been replicated by stats across national boundaries.
Anything's possible. I see some news items on studies, but I'm not sure if they've been peer-reviewed yet.
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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by Tortoise » Fri May 29, 2020 1:33 pm

Another early theory I've seen almost no discussion about in recent weeks is the viral load thing. A while back, I recall reading that many doctors and nurses treating Covid-19 patients (at least in Italy, not sure about the U.S.) were getting very sick, and one theory was that it might be due to viral load -- i.e., if your first exposure to the virus is a lot of it, your immune system might have a harder time mounting a response in time to avoid sickness.

I get the impression that many weeks ago, people were brainstorming about all sorts of theories and ideas -- throwing everything at the wall to see what stuck. Then, as data from around the world gradually revealed that Covid-19 is primarily a "nursing home disease" (e.g., 42% of Covid-19 deaths are from a tiny 0.6% of the population), a lot of those earlier theories and ideas faded into the background.

For example, if blood type can increase one's Covid-19 risk by 20%, but age and comorbidities can increase one's Covid-19 risk by 1000%, or 10,000%, how much are people really going to pay attention to blood type?
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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by Kriegsspiel » Fri May 29, 2020 3:00 pm

This is the first I've seen it mentioned, but it would not be surprising. Blood type is related to susceptibility to cholera, for one. I believe this is a recent discovery, so it's possible it applies to other diseases.
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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by doodle » Fri May 29, 2020 3:06 pm

I think blood type is largely behind the asymptomatic carrier phenomenon. I'm type A...so in the more "screwed" category unfortunately. Type O apparently much more resistant.
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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by pp4me » Fri May 29, 2020 3:10 pm

I have read this about type A blood in other articles too. I'm A negative and I thought it might be true because I also remember reading somewhere that mosquitoes don't like type A blood and they've never bothered me very much.
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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by Kriegsspiel » Fri May 29, 2020 3:11 pm

It makes sense that different blood types have benefits and drawbacks (pluses and minuses, if you will), that would help explain why there are different types.

And good for the Os, they're the ones susceptible to cholera. I'm B+, I'm not aware of any benefits other than a positive message.
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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by vnatale » Fri May 29, 2020 7:12 pm

Who here knows / does not know their blood type?

I have no idea what mine is. I don't know if I ever knew.

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Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

Post by dualstow » Fri May 29, 2020 7:31 pm

I’m an O.
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