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16 hours ago, Ron Put said:

Conclusion Plant-based and mainly vegetarian diets were associated with a lower incidence of COVID-19 infection. These dietary patterns may be considered protective against COVID-19 infection."

Throughout the pandemic and for a couple year prior my diet has been mostly fatty red meat, eggs, fish and full fat dairy with plant sourced foods largely limited to spices, herbs and small amounts of fruits and veg to make sauces, salsa, etc.  Despite intentionally not masking or social distancing whenever possible or taking any other prophylactic measures such as vaccines or horse paste I have had no significant sickness requiring more than wiping my nose once or twice.  A 39% lower risk of what was apparently essentially zero would be difficult to measure with significance.

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On 1/20/2024 at 10:21 AM, Todd Allen said:

A 39% lower risk of what was apparently essentially zero would be difficult to measure with significance

You are right about the relatively minor risks, of course. But you are also a somewhat special case, and you engage in a host of other health-promoting practices.

39% lower risk projected over a large population does likely matter, and that applies not only to coronaviruses. Focusing on specific exceptions is a bit like pointing to the fact that Calment smoked until she was 119 or whatever, and claiming that smoking has no adverse health effects.

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On 1/24/2024 at 10:48 AM, Ron Put said:

Focusing on specific exceptions is a bit like pointing to the fact that Calment smoked until she was 119

She stopped smoking and then died just a few years later...  Temporality may be essential for causal inference but it is not sufficient.   And while there are a huge number of studies showing risk reducing benefits of nicotine for ailments of advanced age such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's suggesting diseases of aging may merely be nicotine deficiency syndrome I am not ready to blame her death on giving up smoking.  Myself having never smoked at all I hope elevated cholesterol is sufficient to ameliorate nicotine deficiency syndrome.

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6 hours ago, Todd Allen said:

showing risk reducing benefits of nicotine for ailments of advanced age such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's suggesting diseases of aging may merely be nicotine deficiency syndrome I am not ready to blame her death on giving up smoking. 

I am still rolling on the floor. LOL, exactly what the CDC ordered, behind the masks. This thread really needs some lightening up. Thanks! (No sarcasm :D)

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‘Alarming’ rise in Americans with long Covid symptoms

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/mar/15/long-covid-symptoms-cdc

 

COVID-19 Leaves Its Mark on the Brain. Significant Drops in IQ Scores Are Noted

Research shows that even mild COVID-19 can lead to the equivalent of seven years of brain aging

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/covid-19-leaves-its-mark-on-the-brain-significant-drops-in-iq-scores-are/

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On 3/15/2024 at 1:20 PM, BrianA said:

Alarming’ rise in Americans with long Covid symptoms

My brother who is only age 52 just had to get a pacemaker, he says his heart problems started right after getting Covid. I hadn't heard of this link but a quick search turned up:

https://news.weill.cornell.edu/news/2022/04/are-covid-19-linked-arrhythmias-caused-by-viral-damage-to-the-heart’s-pacemaker-cells

My wife and son just got Covid for the second time by the way, and it was just as bad as the first time they had it (my son was in bed for 4 days). I tried my best to stay away from them, dropping off food at their doors and getting away 😂. I managed to avoid it. This version did not cause much coughing or sneezing, mostly fever, sore throat, fatigue. Super bright positive on the pcr test though.

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5 hours ago, Dean Pomerleau said:

That sucks Gordo. Give M* my best and tell her that I hope she and your son recover quickly. 

Thanks.  This was 2 weeks back, so they are fully recovered now and so far no one else in the family got it.  It does make me think about vaccines again though.

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Director of the NIH, regarding long covid:

 

"We see evidence of persistent live virus in humans in various tissue reservoirs, including surrounding nerves, the brain, the GI [gastrointestinal] tract, to the lung."

"The virus can persist in tissues for months, perhaps even years."

 

https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/faustfiles/109672

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COVID-19 Virus Can Persist in the Body More Than a Year after Infection

https://polybio.org/covid-19-virus-can-persist-in-the-body-more-than-a-year-after-infection/

 

"Research published today in Lancet Infectious Disease and supported by PolyBio Research Foundation provides the strongest evidence yet that the COVID virus can persist for months or years after infection. The findings, published by a UC San Francisco/Harvard Medical School team, found that proteins created by the virus were still present for up to 14 months in a quarter of people tested."

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