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Old 29.12.2020, 19:44
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Off-topic; Regarding blood groups, I asked my Dr if he knew mine as Iíve never known. He said no, they donít record it anymore, as itís so much more complicated than A, B etc now. There are sub-groups within the original groups apparently. He said he could test if I really wanted to know - I wasnít that desperate.
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Old 29.12.2020, 19:46
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And, yes, I am sure you are all sitting there counting on your fingers doing math right now. My son married a woman who already had two children by her first husband and she had those children at a very young age.


Completely irrelevant. They are all my darling grandchildren. We make no distinction in our crazy, messed up family!
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Old 29.12.2020, 20:07
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My husband was taken to our local hospital after having complications after his recent operation. He spent 1 day there before he was rushed up to London again.
Unfortunately I got a call from the local hospital to inform me that the guy in the next bed in A & E had tested positive for Covid.

Luckily he had another op in London which was a success and he was feeling great - the next day, exactly 5 days after he was exposed, he went down with Covid.
I can't describe how quickly he went downhill - I managed a few words with him and he could not breath, temperature through the roof and the cough was horrendous - he is now in the Covid ward seriously ill.

Regarding blood groups he is actually O .
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Old 29.12.2020, 20:12
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My husband was taken to our local hospital after having complications after his recent operation. He spent 1 day there before he was rushed up to London again.
Unfortunately I got a call from the local hospital to inform me that the guy in the next bed in A & E had tested positive for Covid.

Luckily he had another op in London which was a success and he was feeling great - the next day, exactly 5 days after he was exposed, he went down with Covid.
I can't describe how quickly he went downhill - I managed a few words with him and he could not breath, temperature through the roof and the cough was horrendous - he is now in the Covid ward seriously ill.

Regarding blood groups he is actually O .
Oh dear, wishing you both all the best and a speedy recovery!!
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Old 29.12.2020, 20:13
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Wow so kind. We have been isolating for so long- so this is the stupid thing. Apart from 1 shop last Monday, and 1 walk by the lake week before that.

But thanks, we have brilliant neighbours and great friends locally, so we are lucky- and a freezer full of goodies.
Glad you have everything you need.

So you think you must have picked it up while out shopping, then? That's scary. I try to be so careful, but just having to touch the screen on the weight machine to buy produce or having to enter my PIN # etc. always reminds me that I can still get it that way (I do try to be good about using hand sanitizer, but still). I also hate how close people have to stand together while bagging their groceries sometimes.
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Old 29.12.2020, 20:15
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My husband was taken to our local hospital after having complications after his recent operation. He spent 1 day there before he was rushed up to London again.
Unfortunately I got a call from the local hospital to inform me that the guy in the next bed in A & E had tested positive for Covid.

Luckily he had another op in London which was a success and he was feeling great - the next day, exactly 5 days after he was exposed, he went down with Covid.
I can't describe how quickly he went downhill - I managed a few words with him and he could not breath, temperature through the roof and the cough was horrendous - he is now in the Covid ward seriously ill.

Regarding blood groups he is actually O .
I am so sorry. For what it's worth... Many warm thoughts for his recovery.

Hang in there... x
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Old 29.12.2020, 20:26
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Old 29.12.2020, 20:35
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My husband was taken to our local hospital after having complications after his recent operation. He spent 1 day there before he was rushed up to London again.
Unfortunately I got a call from the local hospital to inform me that the guy in the next bed in A & E had tested positive for Covid.

Luckily he had another op in London which was a success and he was feeling great - the next day, exactly 5 days after he was exposed, he went down with Covid.
I can't describe how quickly he went downhill - I managed a few words with him and he could not breath, temperature through the roof and the cough was horrendous - he is now in the Covid ward seriously ill.

Regarding blood groups he is actually O .

I’m so, so sorry. I hope he will recover soon. You’ve been through the ringer.
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Old 29.12.2020, 20:40
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Both my son, age 39, and his wife, age 36, had it. She got it first and gave it to him. Both were sick, but not seriously. They gave it to all 3 kids, ages 19, 15 and 8 who were never sick. All 5 have now tested negative.


Their method of monitoring their recovery was to smell an open bleach container. 9 days and they could not smell it. 10th day they could. 11th day, they tested negative. 25th day, they are both in Vegas, playing roulette. They are American. What can I say?
Incredibly pragmatic. Smelling bleach is genius. I hope they stay well and win money.
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Old 29.12.2020, 20:52
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Yes, the second study quoted in the second article is that one I remembered. I did not think the differences between general distribution of blood type and distribution of the Covid cases were that impressive. Maybe as type O I was simply hoping to get a larger advantage ...

The first thing that comes to mind is to control for ethnicity. Ethnicity correlates with blood group and also with Covid outcomes.

Caucasians have proportionately slightly less O, much lower B and significantly higher A.

That'd probably explain why B is doing badly. However O does seem to be slightly better than A.
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Old 29.12.2020, 20:58
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My husband was taken to our local hospital after having complications after his recent operation. He spent 1 day there before he was rushed up to London again.
Unfortunately I got a call from the local hospital to inform me that the guy in the next bed in A & E had tested positive for Covid.

Luckily he had another op in London which was a success and he was feeling great - the next day, exactly 5 days after he was exposed, he went down with Covid.
I can't describe how quickly he went downhill - I managed a few words with him and he could not breath, temperature through the roof and the cough was horrendous - he is now in the Covid ward seriously ill.

Regarding blood groups he is actually O .
Iím so sorry to here that. Hopefully he will pull through and youíll get to see him soon.
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Old 29.12.2020, 21:05
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smackerjack, you two are constantly in our thoughts, hearts and 'prayers' <3
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Old 29.12.2020, 21:22
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The first thing that comes to mind is to control for ethnicity. Ethnicity correlates with blood group and also with Covid outcomes.

Caucasians have proportionately slightly less O, much lower B and significantly higher A.

That'd probably explain why B is doing badly. However O does seem to be slightly better than A.
Well, this data is simply not made available here. Is ethnicity (or race, what you seem to suggest) related to blood types?

Edit: Atypical ethnicity should have to a limited degree been captured in the provincial "who there" sample.

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Old 29.12.2020, 21:34
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Well, this data is simply not made available here. Is ethnicity (or race, what you seem to suggest) related to blood types?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloo...ion_by_country
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Old 29.12.2020, 21:37
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Thanks. Not sure I read much out of it, but interesting variations.
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Old 29.12.2020, 22:30
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My husband was taken to our local hospital after having complications after his recent operation. He spent 1 day there before he was rushed up to London again.
Unfortunately I got a call from the local hospital to inform me that the guy in the next bed in A & E had tested positive for Covid.

Luckily he had another op in London which was a success and he was feeling great - the next day, exactly 5 days after he was exposed, he went down with Covid.
I can't describe how quickly he went downhill - I managed a few words with him and he could not breath, temperature through the roof and the cough was horrendous - he is now in the Covid ward seriously ill.

Regarding blood groups he is actually O .
Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery.
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Old 29.12.2020, 22:48
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Off-topic; Regarding blood groups, I asked my Dr if he knew mine as Iíve never known. He said no, they donít record it anymore, as itís so much more complicated than A, B etc now. There are sub-groups within the original groups apparently. He said he could test if I really wanted to know - I wasnít that desperate.

I am very surprised. I am AB+ and that means I am a Universal recipient, but can only give to AB+. So surely that is essential info.

I was nagged by flat mates in London, 1970, nurses at the West Mid- to give blood the day they were on duty. I have carried my little Blue Blood Donor card ever since. Not allowed to give blood in Switzerland though.
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Old 29.12.2020, 22:50
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Glad you have everything you need.

So you think you must have picked it up while out shopping, then? That's scary. I try to be so careful, but just having to touch the screen on the weight machine to buy produce or having to enter my PIN # etc. always reminds me that I can still get it that way (I do try to be good about using hand sanitizer, but still). I also hate how close people have to stand together while bagging their groceries sometimes.
I use a pen with a rubber top on such devices so I do not have to touch them with my fingers, sorry but no idea where I bought it.
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Off-topic; Regarding blood groups, I asked my Dr if he knew mine as Iíve never known. He said no, they donít record it anymore, as itís so much more complicated than A, B etc now. There are sub-groups within the original groups apparently. He said he could test if I really wanted to know - I wasnít that desperate.
I would change doctors.
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Old 29.12.2020, 22:56
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I am very surprised. I am AB+ and that means I am a Universal recipient, but can only give to AB+. So surely that is essential info.
They will always cross match blood before giving any to anybody and in an emergency will give O- until they are sure of the blood type so knowing your blood type is not really essential.
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