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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 11:10 PM

What is the autoimmune issue with Covid19?

There was a thread here about it and I canít find it. It was something about young peopleís own immune system ends up killing them.

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Reply What is the autoimmune issue with Covid19? (Original post)
Bluesaph Mar 2020 OP
woodsprite Mar 2020 #1
Bluesaph Mar 2020 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #2
BigmanPigman Mar 2020 #4
appalachiablue Mar 2020 #7
BigmanPigman Mar 2020 #8
appalachiablue Mar 2020 #9
BigmanPigman Mar 2020 #10
captain queeg Mar 2020 #5
obamanut2012 Mar 2020 #6

Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 11:12 PM

1. It's called a "Cytokine storm".

The definition from Science Daily:

A cytokine storm is an overproduction of immune cells and their activating compounds (cytokines), which, in a flu infection, is often associated with a surge of activated immune cells into the lungs.

Causes the inflammatory response to go out of control.

Here's some more info:
https://www.breakthroughs.com/foundations-science/inside-cytokine-storm-when-your-immune-system-too-strong

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 11:14 PM

3. Thank you!

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 11:15 PM

4. It happens with pregnant women too, I read about it on

a thread. It is what killed so many people that should have remained healthy (people in their 20s and 30s) during the 1918 Spanish Flu.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 08:24 AM

7. Grandparents had their first two (healthy) children during the

1918 flu- one born spring 1919 and the next summer 1920. I just realized this and appreciate how healthy they both were, esp. my grandmother who was about age 24.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 04:25 PM

8. I can't beleive that none of my relatives died

in Phila. It was the hardest hit city and I had tons of relatives there.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 04:32 PM

9. For real, I saw your earlier posts about Phila.- your family must

have been quite strong too. Lucky people.

I know of only one relative who died young, a sister and wife around age 29 that caught pneumonia in the 1930s or early 1940s before penicillin was available. And to think how much more medical knowledge and resources we have now.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 04:36 PM

10. Keep your fingers crossed so that your

luck and strong genes continue.

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:06 AM

5. I think somewhere in that discussion was where the idea of viral loading came up

The virus multiplies quickly. If your initial infection is large, like someone coughing in your face, it multiplies so quickly your system is overwhelmed. If it starts out very small it takes a little longer and your body has more time to adapt. At least thatís the theory.

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:50 AM

6. COVID-19 is NOT doing this

Good lord, this keeps getting debunked on here, then someone else posts it again. The 1918 Flu did that, this is not doing that.

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