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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
Diabetes, respiratory illness, lung disease, heart disease, immune system diseases/immune disorder, or a weakened immune system all increase your chances not only of contracting COVID-19, but it is more deadly even if you are not part of the elderly.
People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19
Also, who is more at risk,
I'm referring more towards transplant, cancer, immunodeficiency etc. Other high risk are lung, kidney, heart, and other chronic diseases like diabetes. Basically the body attempts to increase ACE2 binding which helps prevent oxidative and other damage to tissue in these conditions. ACE2 is the counterpart to ACE. Sort of like rest and digest versus fight or flight neurological responses.
For example it dilates blood vessels instead of constricting them. With more of these receptors there is an increased chance of deeper or systemic infection and that's when you get the honeycomb lung or possible systemic inflammatory responses that may crash blood pressure and make your vessels more permeable and leaky. It can also increase immune targeting of healthy tissue and cause hypersensitivity or septic/cytokine like symptoms.
originally posted by: Violater1
originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Violater1
Well, they are numbers only.
We'll have to see what happens.
Hope for the best.....
And, isn't Phage in the West somewhere?
I thought he was in Boston, but maybe your right.
Perhaps Seattle, or Portland.