March 4, 2022. Could Your Blood Type Make COVID Worse?
January 10, 2022 CDC director says study of vaccinated people show 75% of COVID-19 deaths 'had four or more comorbidities'
Sweden and Germany: No Deaths In Children Due to Covid. By Paul Elias Alexander December 8, 2021. Children do not readily acquire this pathogen, spread to other children, spread to adults, take it home, get severely ill, or die from it. It is that simple. We know children tend not to transmit Covid-19 virus and that the concept of asymptomatic spread has been questioned severely, particularly for children. ... Children, if infected, just do not spread Covid-19 to others readily, either to other children, other adults in their families or otherwise, nor to their teachers. This was demonstrated elegantly in a study performed in the French Alps. The pediatric literature is clear science on this. Overwhelming data shows that the SARS-CoV-2-associated burden of severe disease or death in children and adolescents is very low (statistically zero). ... Governments and public health officials have driven this pandemic of fear and propaganda. But parents willing to assess this purely from a benefit versus risk position might ask themselves: ‘If my child has little if any risk, near zero risk of severe sequelae or death, and thus no benefit from the vaccine, yet there could be potential harms and as yet unknown harms from the vaccine (as already reported in adults who have received the vaccines), then why would I subject my child to such a vaccine? ...We also have reports of the vaccinal antibodies functioning to suppress the innate antibodies (potentially devastating for children who depend on these as their first line of defense) and outcompeting them given the vaccine antibodies are specific and have high affinity for their antigen, while innate are non-specific and with low-affinity.
Latest UK Study Reveals 99.995% of Children And Young People SURVIVE Covid-19; Only Two-in-A-Million Chance to Be Fatal. November 15, 2021
Use of “normal” risk to improve understanding of dangers of covid-19. November 6, 2021. BMJ article analyzing the Covid mortality by age group. Table 2 shows that "three deaths from covid-19 have been recorded among over 7 million schoolchildren aged 5 to 14 (around 1 in 2.4 million), an extremely low risk that represents only two percent of the average normal risk faced by this group. This amounts to around two days’ extra risk of dying during the 112 days of the epidemic. In the same period this age group experienced 138 deaths from other causes."
From Swiss Policy Research Studies on Covid-19 Lethality Updated: November 2021 May 2020 and Facts about Covid-19. Updated: October 2021
Yes, the SARS-COV-2 virus is real, but not everyone gets sick when infected
with it. Notice only 7.8% overall of the population are susceptible to getting COVID symptoms. Risk ranges from under 1% to 59% and highest in elderly populations.
If you are in a high-risk group for COVID-19 you could use prevention/prophylactic protocols or prepare to use effective, early treatment within 4 days of symptoms first appearing in order to avoid serious stage COVID-19 symptoms.
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
- Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
To the CDC's high-risk list, add people with vitamin D deficiencies, people who have had recent influenza vaccinations, and people with dementia.
COVID-19 can be extremely serious for the high-risk persons. See COVID Autopsy Findings - What Doctors Are Learning From Autopsy Findings of COVID Patients. May 6, 2020
Among the Low Risk: CDC data: 0-19 years, risk of survival is 99.997%
New Research: Sialic Acids May Contribute to Inflammation & Disease. May 13, 2021. Medcram video Dr. Roger Seheult of MedCram explains new research on Neu5Gc, a sialic acid molecule found in meat and dairy, and how it may contribute to severe COVID-19 symptoms, inflammation, oxidative stress, and certain chronic diseases, hypertension, and cancers.
Covid-19 isn’t a random killer. Only people who have one of four chronic health problems is likely to die from the virus, a major new study has confirmed. 2021. The ‘big four’ are heart disease, breathing or kidney (renal) problems, or cancer—and these risks are magnified if the person is also obese, or is suffering from several of the diseases at the same time. Age also plays a part, but again only if the patient has one of the four health problems.
A QUARTER of all UK Covid fatalities had dementia: Huge death toll among elderly is revealed. February 2021. One in four coronavirus deaths have been among those battling with dementia
December 2020. ACE2 coding variants in different populations and their potential impact on SARS-CoV-2 binding affinity. By FedaaAlia, Menattallah Elserafyb, Mohamed H.Alkordic, MuhamedAminade
a December Franklin-Templeton Gallup survey showed Democrats fared much worse with the question “What are the chances that a person infected with Covid must be hospitalized?” declaring “Almost 70% of Democrats are wildly off on this key question." The U.S. public is also deeply misinformed about the severity of the virus for the average infected person. In December, we asked, “What percentage of people who have been infected by the coronavirus needed to be hospitalized?” The correct answer is not precisely known, but it is highly likely to be between 1% and 5% according to the best available estimates, and it is unlikely to be much higher or lower. We discuss the data and logic behind this conclusion in the appendix. Less than one in five U.S. adults (18%) give a correct answer of between 1 and 5%.
WHO IS *NOT* PRONE TO SERIOUS COVID CASES
The young are not susceptible. E.g., here is the cumulative death rate by age for Massachussetts, the US state with the 3rd highest COVID death rate. Notice there were zero (0) deaths per 100,000 in the under 19 year old age group.
Many persons have a pre-existing immunity to COVID-19. A review of evidence on pre-existing immunity in the BMJ.
At least six studies have reported T cell reactivity against SARS-CoV-2 in 20% to 50% of people with no known exposure to the virus. ...In a study of donor blood specimens obtained in the US between 2015 and 2018, 50% displayed various forms of T cell reactivity to SARS-CoV-2.511 A similar study that used specimens from the Netherlands reported T cell reactivity in two of 10 people who had not been exposed to the virus. In Germany reactive T cells were detected in a third of SARS-CoV-2 seronegative healthy donors (23 of 68). In Singapore a team analysed specimens taken from people with no contact or personal history of SARS or covid-19; 12 of 26 specimens taken before July 2019 showed reactivity to SARS-CoV-2, as did seven of 11 from people who were seronegative against the virus.... Reactivity was also discovered in the UK and Sweden.
Video: Blood Type and COVID 19 - Does Blood Type Matter for COVID 19? By Dr. Mike Hansen. Explains why persons with blood type O have lower risk of severe COVID disease. Blood type A has the highest risk.
Young, healthy persons are low-risk and a study published in late 2020 revealed that people with type O or Rh−negative blood may be at slightly lower risk from COVID-19.
The Common Cold Suppresses COVID Infection. March 2021
Human rhinovirus infection blocks SARS-CoV-2 replication within the respiratory epithelium: implications for COVID-19 epidemiology. March 2021. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. By Kieran Dee, Daniel M Goldfarb, Joanne Haney, Julien A R Amat, Vanessa Herder, Meredith Stewart, Agnieszka M Szemiel, Marc Baguelin, Pablo R Murcia
December 2020. ACE2 coding variants in different populations and their potential impact on SARS-CoV-2 binding affinity. Fedaa Ali, Menattallah Elserafy, [...], and Muhamed Amin ... ordered by binding strength from weakest to strongest. The aforementioned variants are most frequent in East Asian, South Asian, African and African American, European, European and South Asian populations, respectively.
A genetic variant inherited from Neanderthals reduces the risk of severe COVID-19. DNA variants passed on to modern humans from Neanderthals can increase as well as decrease our ability to fight SARS-CoV-2, a new PNAS study finds. The genetic variant [that decreases risk] has increased in frequency over the last millennium ... It reduces the risk of a person becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 by around 20% . .. occurs in about half of people living outside Africa and in around 30% of people in Japan... Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University