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(ABC News)   Having high blood pressure may make having coronavirus much more dangerous. Hey, anyone remember coronavirus? We're supposed to be in the middle of a global coronavirus pandemic   (abcnews.go.com) divider line
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2020-06-02 12:45:18 PM  
We are in a crisis Subby hopefully not the middle we already lot 107,000 Americans
https://www.worldometers.info/coronav​i​rus/country/us/
If we're inn the middle could be a quarter of a million
 
2020-06-02 2:00:28 PM  
Don't worry, it's almost time for the Memorial Day coronavirus weekend spike to hit to be followed by the protest spike late next week.
 
2020-06-02 2:07:42 PM  
That's nonsense. Tear gas cures it. Benevolent Presidentis inoculating everyone as we speak.
 
2020-06-02 2:08:28 PM  
"Stay home, stay safe" no longer fits the desired media narrative.  COVID is headed the way of "believe all women".
 
2020-06-02 2:09:19 PM  
Someone was predicting that even though the beach parties and lake parties and church-goers are more to blame for the spike this/next week, the administration and Fox news will not hesitate to lay 100% of the blame on protestors.  Even the ones wearing masks and spreading out.
 
2020-06-02 2:09:58 PM  
I believe COVID-19 mutated into ANTIFA.
 
2020-06-02 2:10:04 PM  
I guess cracking down on peaceful protesters is one way to distract people from your failed COVID-19 response.

/can't say it'll help Orange Man's election chances much, though.
 
2020-06-02 2:10:23 PM  
I haven't been farther than three blocks from my house since March. If I get it, I'm probably going in the hospital. I'm not taking chances.

GrinzGrimly: "Stay home, stay safe" no longer fits the desired media narrative.  COVID is headed the way of "believe all women".


Misunderstood by morons and misquoted by trolls? I agree.
 
2020-06-02 2:10:38 PM  
Oh I long for those simpler days.
 
2020-06-02 2:12:22 PM  
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2020-06-02 2:13:38 PM  
I rather like the pulsing vein that seems to have taken up permanent residence on my temple...I call him Fred.
 
2020-06-02 2:13:49 PM  

themindiswatching: I guess cracking down on peaceful protesters is one way to distract people from your failed COVID-19 response.

/can't say it'll help Orange Man's election chances much, though.


"Peaceful"
https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/mich​a​el-berry/content/2020-06-02-virginia-p​olice-chief-rioters-blocked-firefighte​rs-from-responding-to-fire/
 
2020-06-02 2:14:51 PM  
What about Zika? Zika was all over the farkin place
 
2020-06-02 2:15:20 PM  
Corona what now?

i went to a local business yesterday with a large numbers of workers working relatively close with the public. Not one farking mask worn by the employees. farking idiots.

A lot of the customers were wearing masks.
 
2020-06-02 2:15:49 PM  
I can only handle one Trump/GOP disaster at a time, subby.
 
2020-06-02 2:16:05 PM  

GrinzGrimly: "Stay home, stay safe" no longer fits the desired media narrative.  COVID is headed the way of "believe all women".


Obvious troll is obvious.
 
2020-06-02 2:18:16 PM  

Albert911emt: I can only handle one Trump/GOP disaster at a time, subby.


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2020-06-02 2:19:30 PM  

Boojum2k: themindiswatching: I guess cracking down on peaceful protesters is one way to distract people from your failed COVID-19 response.

/can't say it'll help Orange Man's election chances much, though.

"Peaceful"
https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/micha​el-berry/content/2020-06-02-virginia-p​olice-chief-rioters-blocked-firefighte​rs-from-responding-to-fire/


Article is 404.

/also, I'm not sure anyone should believe what any cop says at face value at this point.
 
2020-06-02 2:19:40 PM  
Oh joy. I just went from high risk to doubly high risk. Whoever said that famous quote about living in interesting times can go to Hades.
 
2020-06-02 2:21:02 PM  
Wildfire season is the next major crisis Putin's piss boy gets to deliberately mismanage.
 
2020-06-02 2:27:23 PM  
So almost half of the population has high blood pressure?
I have high blood pressure and am on medicine for it.
Below 120/80?
Who determines what high blood pressure is?
Doctors?
Big Phama?
I'm feeling light headed...
 
2020-06-02 2:30:22 PM  
So does being actively hypertensive cause the issue, or does having the underlying condition? Because like millions upon millions of people around the world I'm on blood pressure meds, my pressure is very well controlled as the meds work well for me, it would be good to know if I'm still at increased risk, or if it's just for folks who either aren't treatment compliant or aren't responding well to meds.
 
2020-06-02 2:30:29 PM  
I have high blood pressure, so I am really getting a kick out of these responses.
 
2020-06-02 2:31:04 PM  
We are. My county increases its deaths by 6-10 a day, they update it every 4 hours or so as not to create panic I think
 
2020-06-02 2:34:56 PM  

eiger: Corona what now?

i went to a local business yesterday with a large numbers of workers working relatively close with the public. Not one farking mask worn by the employees. farking idiots.

A lot of the customers were wearing masks.


*Clicks username*
Texas? Yep, that explains what you saw.
 
2020-06-02 2:35:08 PM  

Boojum2k: themindiswatching: I guess cracking down on peaceful protesters is one way to distract people from your failed COVID-19 response.

/can't say it'll help Orange Man's election chances much, though.

"Peaceful"
https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/micha​el-berry/content/2020-06-02-virginia-p​olice-chief-rioters-blocked-firefighte​rs-from-responding-to-fire/


And the cops would never lie to make people protesting against the police look bad

Like they would never claim a guy killed in his apartment by some cop was a drug dealer

Or not give an off duty cop who killed a guy driving after the cop partied with some random Hook up a sobriety test

Or
Or
 
2020-06-02 2:37:01 PM  

Mock26: Oh joy. I just went from high risk to doubly high risk. Whoever said that famous quote about living in interesting times can go to Hades.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_you​_​live_in_interesting_times
 
2020-06-02 2:37:18 PM  

solokumba: So almost half of the population has high blood pressure?
I have high blood pressure and am on medicine for it.
Below 120/80?
Who determines what high blood pressure is?
Doctors?
Big Phama?
I'm feeling light headed...


Statistics. X number of people with blood pressure Y die vs C number of people with pressure D.

When X gets statistically important vs C as Y increases relative to D, we know that Y is then 'high blood pressure'.
 
2020-06-02 2:38:37 PM  
On the other hand, using an ACE inhibitor to control your blood pressure actually reduces mortality.
 
2020-06-02 2:38:41 PM  

solokumba: So almost half of the population has high blood pressure?
I have high blood pressure and am on medicine for it.
Below 120/80?
Who determines what high blood pressure is?
Doctors?
Big Phama?
I'm feeling light headed...


Government and international agencies make health guidelines not big pharma.
The supplement industry gets away with being more shady because they do not have to prove their claims.
People weigh more, but they lowered what high blood pressure and overweight are.
120/80 is now considered pre-hypertensive.
 
2020-06-02 2:39:27 PM  

spongeboob: We are in a crisis Subby hopefully not the middle we already lot 107,000 Americans
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavi​rus/country/us/
If we're inn the middle could be a quarter of a million


It's going to be more. It was always going to be more than that, considering the US's brutally inadequate response.

Most people that died in the "Spanish" Flu pandemic died in the second wave, when places started opening too early because some people were impatient and refused to listen to experts and scientific knowledge. Our states had already started opening up prematurely just before this latest round of American social unrest. Plus, we know for a fact that massive numbers of COVID cases aren't known about, and COVID fatalities have been under-counted even in states where they AREN'T intentionally cooking the books like Florida.

Now with throngs of people justifiably angry and taking to the streets... COVID is going to get bad. Real, real bad.
 
2020-06-02 2:44:31 PM  
Stay home so you and your loved ones live to vote in November.

This is not helping.
 
2020-06-02 2:45:42 PM  

GrinzGrimly: "Stay home, stay safe" no longer fits the desired media narrative.  COVID is headed the way of "believe all women".


6 smarts? JFC, people.
 
2020-06-02 2:46:40 PM  

Walker: eiger: Corona what now?

i went to a local business yesterday with a large numbers of workers working relatively close with the public. Not one farking mask worn by the employees. farking idiots.

A lot of the customers were wearing masks.

*Clicks username*
Texas? Yep, that explains what you saw.


Actually, that's out of date. It's Florida, so yeah....
 
2020-06-02 2:47:52 PM  
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2020-06-02 2:48:17 PM  
People with high blood pressure are on the shielded list here, I think.
 
2020-06-02 2:48:28 PM  
I have Hypertension -AND- Pulmonary Hypertension so you all a bunch of wusses.

/Hasn't worn shoes since March 1st
 
2020-06-02 2:49:29 PM  

Straight Outta Hate: Government and international agencies make health guidelines not big pharma.


Ok then
 
2020-06-02 3:02:30 PM  

solokumba: So almost half of the population has high blood pressure?
I have high blood pressure and am on medicine for it.
Below 120/80?
Who determines what high blood pressure is?
Doctors?
Big Phama?
I'm feeling light headed...


You can get a month's worth of lisinopril at Walmart for $4.  That is 13 cents a day.  HBP is quite cheap to fight.
 
2020-06-02 3:18:49 PM  

Eightballjacket: solokumba: So almost half of the population has high blood pressure?
I have high blood pressure and am on medicine for it.
Below 120/80?
Who determines what high blood pressure is?
Doctors?
Big Phama?
I'm feeling light headed...

You can get a month's worth of lisinopril at Walmart for $4.  That is 13 cents a day.  HBP is quite cheap to fight.


Haven't stepped foot in a Walmart in 7 years. I get mine free at Publix. The patent on most BP medicines have expired. A few years ago I actually had to call out a doctor who was trying to prescribe my MIL blood pressure medicine that cost $240 every 2 months. 60 pills.
 
2020-06-02 3:22:48 PM  

themindiswatching: Boojum2k: themindiswatching: I guess cracking down on peaceful protesters is one way to distract people from your failed COVID-19 response.

/can't say it'll help Orange Man's election chances much, though.

"Peaceful"
https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/micha​el-berry/content/2020-06-02-virginia-p​olice-chief-rioters-blocked-firefighte​rs-from-responding-to-fire/

Article is 404.

/also, I'm not sure anyone should believe what any cop says at face value at this point.


Police claim they had to use tear gas on protestors that cut off officers
When videos show cops tear gassing peaceful protestors the story changes
https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Te​a​r-gas-deployed-on-protesters-on-Monume​nt-Avenue-570941971.html

Same chief
Yeah but he totes was being honest about the fire trucks
 
2020-06-02 3:23:58 PM  
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2020-06-02 3:24:14 PM  

solokumba: So almost half of the population has high blood pressure?
I have high blood pressure and am on medicine for it.
Below 120/80?
Who determines what high blood pressure is?
Doctors?
Big Phama?
I'm feeling light headed...


IDK you seem to have a problem with doctors and pharmaceutical companies maybe you should stop taking your medicine
 
2020-06-02 3:27:45 PM  

robodog: So does being actively hypertensive cause the issue, or does having the underlying condition? Because like millions upon millions of people around the world I'm on blood pressure meds, my pressure is very well controlled as the meds work well for me, it would be good to know if I'm still at increased risk, or if it's just for folks who either aren't treatment compliant or aren't responding well to meds.


Yeah, I know this is FARK and all and we're not expected to actually read the article before vomiting out our comments but maybe, just maybe you should have actually read the article.


Is everyone with high blood pressure at risk?
Not all hypertension is the same. Physicians make the distinction between 'controlled' and 'uncontrolled' hypertension. A person with 'controlled' hypertension achieved a healthy blood pressure with medication or other means, while a person with 'uncontrolled' hypertension still has a blood pressure above the healthy range.

To date, studies have not distinguished between controlled versus uncontrolled hypertension.

But Dr. Smith said, "Uncontrolled hypertension is more likely to be associated with long term damage to the heart and kidneys, which do make you more likely to be more sick if you are COVID positive."

However, those with controlled hypertension should not consider themselves out of the woods.
 
2020-06-02 3:29:06 PM  
There should be a national "Eat right, Exercise, and Stop watching the news" campaign.
 
2020-06-02 3:29:52 PM  

Walker: eiger: Corona what now?

i went to a local business yesterday with a large numbers of workers working relatively close with the public. Not one farking mask worn by the employees. farking idiots.

A lot of the customers were wearing masks.

*Clicks username*
Texas? Yep, that explains what you saw.


I went shopping Sunday all the employees were wearing masks
As far as I could tell all shoppers were wearing masks except fat middle aged White guy and the two middle aged women with him who were indolenlty wandering around the store pushing one of the small shopping carts why they need three people to get 8 things or so and had to go up and down every aisle is one of life's mysteries unless they were stigginit
 
2020-06-02 3:32:16 PM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: There should be a national "Eat right, Exercise, and Stop watching the news" campaign.


Call it the Stick Your Head in the Sand program
 
2020-06-02 3:34:13 PM  

solokumba: Eightballjacket: solokumba: So almost half of the population has high blood pressure?
I have high blood pressure and am on medicine for it.
Below 120/80?
Who determines what high blood pressure is?
Doctors?
Big Phama?
I'm feeling light headed...

You can get a month's worth of lisinopril at Walmart for $4.  That is 13 cents a day.  HBP is quite cheap to fight.

Haven't stepped foot in a Walmart in 7 years. I get mine free at Publix. The patent on most BP medicines have expired. A few years ago I actually had to call out a doctor who was trying to prescribe my MIL blood pressure medicine that cost $240 every 2 months. 60 pills.


I get mine at CVS under my wife's insurance for less than $3 a month.  Wonder if the $240 medication is any better.   I would tend to doubt it.  And if it is, maybe only in very specific cases.
 
2020-06-02 3:50:06 PM  

guestguy: I rather like the pulsing vein that seems to have taken up permanent residence on my temple...I call him Fred.


Take it easy bro, and check your BP.
 
2020-06-02 3:53:27 PM  

yahmule: Wildfire season is the next major crisis Putin's piss boy gets to deliberately mismanage.


Wildfires are mostly state...but a FEMA level hurricane on the other hand.

/quick, someone check the weather channel for new cells
 
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