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  • O+ People Less Likely to Die Due to Covid?

    OK, so I was driving, and heard a news report to the effect that persons with O+ blood type (and one other factor) are less likely to get Covid, and far more likely to "sail through" it if they do get Covid.

    I can't find any such evidence --- has anybody else heard of this, or can shed more light on it?
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    OK, I found this -- not what I remember hearing, but in that direction...

    Relationship between the ABO Blood Group and the COVID-19 Susceptibility

    OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the ABO blood group and the COVID-19 susceptibility.


    CONCLUSION People with blood group A have a significantly higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 compared with non-A blood groups, whereas blood group O has a significantly lower risk for the infection compared with non-O blood groups.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    • #3
      My brother has O-neg and he caught COVID and had a really mild case. Just felt tired and a bit sick for a few days.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        My brother has O-neg and he caught COVID and had a really mild case. Just felt tired and a bit sick for a few days.
        I was talking to my hospice nurse daughter last night at supper, and she said YES -- it's type O, and more specifically, O+ that tends to be either immune to, or far less susceptible to, Covid.

        Wife and I are both O+ and had almost ZERO symptoms in our Covid experience.
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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        • #5
          Are you positive about that?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Faber View Post
            Are you positive about that?
            Actually, no - I'm trying to find anything that actually says that (blood screen results, health records) --- I'm PRETTY SURE I'm O+, but not absolutely sure I'm O+.

            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

              Actually, no - I'm trying to find anything that actually says that (blood screen results, health records) --- I'm PRETTY SURE I'm O+, but not absolutely sure I'm O+.

              Call your doctor.

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              • #8
                Somebody once told me that his personality matched his blood type: B+. He asked my my blood type, and I told him O-.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                  Call your doctor.
                  I have my semi-annual check up in a couple days where they'll tell me I'm too fat, but otherwise in remarkably good health for an old white fat guy.

                  They do a blood screen, so I'll specifically ask about type.
                  "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                    Actually, no - I'm trying to find anything that actually says that (blood screen results, health records) --- I'm PRETTY SURE I'm O+, but not absolutely sure I'm O+.

                    If you donated blood, your donor card should have it written somewhere.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Faber View Post

                      If you donated blood, your donor card should have it written somewhere.
                      Yeah, I used to donate blood all the time - was actually a gallon club member. I had to stop because I had made so many trips to Haiti, and it was on the "no" list. That's been LONG ago, though, so I need to get back to that (giving blood).

                      In FACT -- funny you should mention that, because the Blood Banks are BEGGING people who have had Covid to come donate plasma or platelets or whatever it is they need so they can treat seriously ill people. (they need the antigens?)

                      Our Fire Department does a blood drive that I think might be this Saturday!
                      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                        Yeah, I used to donate blood all the time - was actually a gallon club member. I had to stop because I had made so many trips to Haiti, and it was on the "no" list. That's been LONG ago, though, so I need to get back to that (giving blood).

                        In FACT -- funny you should mention that, because the Blood Banks are BEGGING people who have had Covid to come donate plasma or platelets or whatever it is they need so they can treat seriously ill people. (they need the antigens?)

                        Our Fire Department does a blood drive that I think might be this Saturday!
                        Shouldn't hospitals do the blood drives instead? Do you want a fireman or a nurse taking blood?

                        Do the hospitals ever take blood directly from donors? You might reduce the blood-for-profit industry middlemen.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mikewhitney View Post

                          Shouldn't hospitals do the blood drives instead? Do you want a fireman or a nurse taking blood?

                          Do the hospitals ever take blood directly from donors? You might reduce the blood-for-profit industry middlemen.
                          They actually schedule a bloodmobile. The Fire Department just coordinates it.
                          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                            OK, so I was driving, and heard a news report to the effect that persons with O+ blood type (and one other factor) are less likely to get Covid, and far more likely to "sail through" it if they do get Covid.

                            I can't find any such evidence --- has anybody else heard of this, or can shed more light on it?
                            There have been studies that found no difference due to blood type, and others have found a slight difference. So far, no one is suggesting that it means anyone can get away with fewer precautions, or that anyone needs to take extra precautions.

                            (The study you linked said there is a "significant" difference, but to scientists, that word just means that the difference probably wasn't random.)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stoic View Post
                              There have been studies that found no difference due to blood type, and others have found a slight difference. So far, no one is suggesting that it means anyone can get away with fewer precautions, or that anyone needs to take extra precautions.
                              This is not that.

                              (The study you linked said there is a "significant" difference, but to scientists, that word just means that the difference probably wasn't random.)
                              I'm still interested in more information.

                              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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