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(BBC-US)   Finding outliers could reveal Covid's weak points. Finding Outlanders could be a sequel to a Ron Moore show   (bbc.com) divider line
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992 clicks; posted to Main » and STEM » on 22 Feb 2021 at 8:55 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
I ken where you're going with this Subby.
 
6 days ago  
What I would like to know is why covid hits some people hard and others hardly at all. There had to be some scientific reason for this. I know it's expecting a lot but why hasn't somebody compiled the data to make some clear arguments as to who is likely to get sick from this. Yeah I know age, heart disease etc are there.  But there has to be something more. Some genetic proclivity. Some vitamin deficiency. Some ethnic genetic thing.
 
6 days ago  
Or a Sean Connery movie, Subby.
 
6 days ago  
Finding Outbacks could be about Subaru Dealerships - or Subbies...
 
6 days ago  

freakay: What I would like to know is why covid hits some people hard and others hardly at all. There had to be some scientific reason for this. I know it's expecting a lot but why hasn't somebody compiled the data to make some clear arguments as to who is likely to get sick from this. Yeah I know age, heart disease etc are there.  But there has to be something more. Some genetic proclivity. Some vitamin deficiency. Some ethnic genetic thing.


Flu knocks some people out and barely affects others.  Ditto the common cold.

There may very well be a great correlation buried in the data, but we've had that issue with other viral diseases for decades and made no headway.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

freakay: What I would like to know is why covid hits some people hard and others hardly at all. There had to be some scientific reason for this. I know it's expecting a lot but why hasn't somebody compiled the data to make some clear arguments as to who is likely to get sick from this. Yeah I know age, heart disease etc are there.  But there has to be something more. Some genetic proclivity. Some vitamin deficiency. Some ethnic genetic thing.


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6 days ago  

Mukster: Finding Outbacks could be about Subaru Dealerships - or Subbies...


Follow the flannel.
 
6 days ago  
Finding Out Liars could reveal our politicians...
 
6 days ago  

freakay: What I would like to know is why covid hits some people hard and others hardly at all. There had to be some scientific reason for this. I know it's expecting a lot but why hasn't somebody compiled the data to make some clear arguments as to who is likely to get sick from this. Yeah I know age, heart disease etc are there.  But there has to be something more. Some genetic proclivity. Some vitamin deficiency. Some ethnic genetic thing.


You will literally find such information if you RTFA.  They're still researching, but a not insignificant minority of those people who have terrible cases have some form of defect in their body's natural interferon response.
 
6 days ago  

freakay: What I would like to know is why covid hits some people hard and others hardly at all. There had to be some scientific reason for this. I know it's expecting a lot but why hasn't somebody compiled the data to make some clear arguments as to who is likely to get sick from this. Yeah I know age, heart disease etc are there.  But there has to be something more. Some genetic proclivity. Some vitamin deficiency. Some ethnic genetic thing.


Some article..
Some where...
That might discuss this very issue..

Like this one.
 
6 days ago  
Subby must be drinking the Sterno again. Ron Moore had nothing to do with Outlander.


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And if subby meant Outland, yeah, he missed the mark again.

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:-D
 
6 days ago  

Mock26: Subby must be drinking the Sterno again. Ron Moore had nothing to do with Outlander.


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And if subby meant Outland, yeah, he missed the mark again.

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:-D


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6 days ago  

farkyorefeelings: Mock26: Subby must be drinking the Sterno again. Ron Moore had nothing to do with Outlander.


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And if subby meant Outland, yeah, he missed the mark again.

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Uhhh, note the big grin smiley emoji at the end of my post:

:-D

It means I was joking.
 
5 days ago  
I've been in close proximity to at least 3 people that tested positive, if the results are to be believed.  So far, no ill effects, and 10 boring days off from work that I can't do a damn thing.  I have a somewhat compromised respiratory system (weird story), but I never get the flu, and don't get flu shots.... or i haven't had the flu since I was an early teen.
 
5 days ago  
My dad is a 77-year-old walking pre-existing condition. 98% of his cells are soaking in medical grade co-morbidities. Everything is wrong with him, except his sense of humor. He got Covid and didn't develop a single symptom. It's like his 132 other chronic ailments got together and voted Covid off the island. The whole thing is bizarre - how some get nothing and others get dead.
 
5 days ago  

The Pope of Manwich Village: My dad is a 77-year-old walking pre-existing condition. 98% of his cells are soaking in medical grade co-morbidities. Everything is wrong with him, except his sense of humor. He got Covid and didn't develop a single symptom. It's like his 132 other chronic ailments got together and voted Covid off the island. The whole thing is bizarre - how some get nothing and others get dead.


Then you have a 28 year old fitness instructor who couldn't be in better physical condition that gets covid and dies.

Certainly would be beneficial to understand.
 
5 days ago  

TheCableGuy: hen you have a 28 year old fitness instructor who couldn't be in better physical condition that gets covid and dies.

Certainly would be beneficial to understand.


Respiratory viruses have a long habit of preferentially killing extremely healthy people. These viruses have a secondary kill mechanism that works (metaphorically) by handing out red hats to the immune system and telling it to make the host great again by killing it. People who are extremely healthy have more active immune systems that viruses can more readily manipulate into a kill mechanism.
 
5 days ago  

The Pope of Manwich Village: My dad is a 77-year-old walking pre-existing condition. 98% of his cells are soaking in medical grade co-morbidities. Everything is wrong with him, except his sense of humor. He got Covid and didn't develop a single symptom. It's like his 132 other chronic ailments got together and voted Covid off the island. The whole thing is bizarre - how some get nothing and others get dead.


Glad to hear your dad made it through COVID okay and with his excellent sense of humor intact.  That said, this is Fark, so I must now make a joke about the situation:

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