posted on Jun, 6 2021 @ 10:25 PM
It's also anecdotal that opiate users don't get flues or colds either (yeah, I know the assertions that covid IS the flu, but that's a tangent).
Deprive them of their daily opiates, though, and their body mimics the most severe flu ever.
It IS an interesting connection and would probably allow more insight into immunology, virology, biology and consciousness for that matter; and the
observation remains anecdotal and an area that few want to examine, but I've noticed the same thing from long ago. Opiate addicts, given their daily
dose, seem to avoid illness in general.
My own guess was that they are too high to notice an infection, but that's a guess and doesn't explain a lack of immune response. It's an observed
thing in the subculture ... though I'm sure there are exceptions.
add: people who are ill and then prescribed opiates don't seem to count... the "effect" is seen with habitual users, addicts. Even addicts who are on
the street and extremely unhygenic
In short, though, there's a there there... to some degree.
edit on 6/6/2021 by Baddogma because: added and then corrected add
6/6/2021 by Baddogma because: fix add