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Old 10-16-2020, 12:34 AM
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https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/2020...evere-covid-19

This article is about a study of Covid patients and how blood type may be an indicator of how severe symptoms may be depending on blood type. I thought it important enough to share.

Those with type O appear to have an easier time of it. Those with A, B, or AB have a tougher time.

Those with A or AB needed mechanical ventilation moe often.

This article can also be found at https://www.hematology.org/newsroom/...e-and-covid-19


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Old 10-16-2020, 05:55 AM
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My dh was reading that to me yesterday. We are both O's. I have no idea what blood type my kids are.
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Old 10-16-2020, 07:22 AM
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Blood type has been shown to be a factor in resisting a number of diseases. Type O seems to have the most resistance for many diseases, but not all. The book Nine Pints by Rose George has some interesting info in early chapters.

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/...ts-your-health
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:27 AM
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Interesting article. Thanks for posting.

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I have no idea what blood type my kids are.
From what I understand, if both parents are Type O, the child is Type O as well.
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:11 AM
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I had seen something about that. Iím an O.


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Old 10-16-2020, 09:19 AM
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Itís a good thing Iím very cautious and plan on continuing that way because Iím AB.
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:32 AM
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The O bloods are very susceptible to other viruses, like some of the intestinal ones. I can’t remember where I read that, but found it interesting and thus remembered that tidbit. B blood types, like my husband and son that never catch the stomach virus,are most likely to be resistant to those.

It’s very interesting that different types have different resistances and weaknesses.
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:57 AM
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I saw something about this earlier in the pandemic and then hadn't heard anything else, so I assumed maybe the idea had fallen by the wayside. I see this is recent, though! I'm type O so I was kind of relieved to read that.

I do worry about my dad who is 61 and teaching in person. He is in great shape but he is also type A blood type. He often gets serious respiratory illnesses and I just worry that he wouldn't do well with Covid. He also has allergy induced asthma, although it seems asthma didn't really pan out as being the risk factor they originally thought it was. I tried to convince him to just stay home this year- this is a "retirement career" (he retired and then got a much cushier job in a private school) and my parents really don't need the money that badly.
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:03 PM
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was initially out some time in the summer. I guess they have more data. I have A blood and this was one of a number of factors in deciding not to go back to school this fall.
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:20 PM
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My aunt, who died at the age of 97, was an avid follower of some kind of diet based on her blood type. Seemed to work for her. She also exercised on a stationary bike every day and ate a lot of blueberries. I thought the diet was a bunch of malarky at first, but perhaps she was correct.

B- here. Maybe I'll look more in to it.


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