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Some interesting research has come out in the fight against CV19.
A Stanford University study points to the way that exposure to the common cold can affect a patient's vulnerability to the worst symptoms of Covid.
The studdy suggests that people who have had regular exposure to regular seasonal coronaviruses are better equipped to cope with a CV19 infection and therefore far less likely to be hospitalised or die as a result.
This Science Daily story covers most of the bases.
It is believed that this may be one of the reasons why young people are less likely to be badly affected by CV19, presumably because they are more likely to be exposed to seasonal colds and thus develop a more rapid anti-body response.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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