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Dialysis: News Articles / Re: COVID-19
« Last post by SooMK on Today at 10:48:36 AM »
I had a friend send me that link and it is so reassuring and clear. You can see that doctor is exhausted but he took the time to do this video. Bravo!
If you want to have worlds libraries at your fingertips you should look at this

Basically its book scans offered to everyone due to the "emergency" they are ePub and PDF formatted.  For example if you search Lupus you get a lot of books on SLE type Lupus topics, as well some foreign kids books with the title Lupus unrealted to the auto immune condition.
Dialysis: News Articles / Re: COVID-19
« Last post by MooseMom on March 29, 2020, 03:28:30 PM »
That was very interesting and helpful. enginist.  Thanks so much for posting that!  I actually DO feel quite a bit better!  I will share it.
Dialysis: News Articles / Re: COVID-19
« Last post by enginist on March 29, 2020, 01:43:19 PM »
For anyone worried or in a panic about this contagion from hell, the following video should allay almost all of your concerns.  It is the most enlightening and reassuring information I have yet to come across.  Disseminate it far and wide, for it is meant for everyone.

Dialysis: News Articles / Re: COVID-19
« Last post by enginist on March 29, 2020, 11:07:27 AM »
If your condition were that dire, I doubt you'd want your life extended for much longer anyway.  And that's assuming you will be assigned to a hospital bed, which is not a large assumption now but will be in a month or so.  If current projections continue to hold, it is almost a certainty that you will have to fight the virus on your own.  What isn't certain, what's unknown, is how your body will respond to it.  No one has ever decreed that all transplant patients will die, only that a percentage will.  The odds depend on your age, your health, and your overall resilience.  The last one is the x factor here, which may be unquantifiable.  Age is not a fixed number either.  Your biological age may be 10 or 20 years lower than what it says on the calendar.  If so, your odds of dying will go down accordingly.  The opposite is also true.  And then in a certain number of cases, such as when the immune system responds too aggressively, spreading inflammation throughout the body, having a suppressed immunity may actually be an advantage.
Dialysis: General Discussion / Re: safer at dialysis?
« Last post by Simon Dog on March 29, 2020, 07:19:55 AM »
You will substantially reduce your chances of catching Covid-19 by dying.
Dialysis: Transplant Discussion / Re: Transplant & Coronavirus
« Last post by Cupcake on March 29, 2020, 05:14:23 AM »
I appreciate all the work you diligent researchers are putting into finding information about dialysis/transplant patients: I am trying to keep from going down rabbit holes so it is so helpful for someone else to have done the work.

I had read that it was the body's own immune response that caused the lung damage and it occurred to me that transplant patients may be more likely to get COVID 19 but have less lung damage in response, as it seems your research is supporting. About 6 months after my transplant I received the first Shinrix vaccine; all my friends/sisters got it about the same time and were all sick from it with fevers and aches; I had no response to it at all. Same thing second shot made them all sick and me, nothing. Makes me wonder if thy body's immune response (effectiveness) was blunted by the transplant meds, and if our immunity to COVID 19 (once we get the disease, and its likely we will) will be less protective from future reinfection.

Meanwhile just gonna hang out here in The Villages in Florida which has made national news for being a hotbed of infection. Some of these seniors don't seem to understand social distancing; they are still standing around on the golf courses in groups and driving their little golf carts to neighborhood happy hours.But the Army Corp of Engineers has put up a field hospital on the polo field, so hey, good news, right?
Dialysis: General Discussion / safer at dialysis?
« Last post by jambo101 on March 29, 2020, 01:03:22 AM »
Trying to isolate myself but have to go to dialysis 4 times a week. from the hospitals front door i am obliged to wash my hands 3X (front door, then at elevator then when entering waiting room) then get temperature taken before being allowed into dialysis ward where upon i have to wash my hands once again then don a mask while undergoing treatment ,reverse the process when finished, am i safer going through this dialysis routine than just staying home?
Dialysis: News Articles / Re: COVID-19
« Last post by MooseMom on March 28, 2020, 09:32:49 PM »
Political Debates - Thick Skin Required for Entry / Two viruses
« Last post by enginist on March 28, 2020, 03:39:54 PM »
There are actually two viruses in circulation.  The first one infects the lungs and results in potentially fatal cases of pneumonia.  The second one invades the mind, destroys a person's brain cells, and results in rabid loyalty to the man largely responsible for the severity of the other virus.
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