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Covid vs Tuberculosis

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between Covid and Tuberculosis? It seems like both are contagious and affect the lungs. I was just wondering if the treatments for TB would also apply to Covid?

by Not A Science Nerdreply 2707/05/2020

You've saved the day, Rose!

by Not A Science Nerdreply 106/30/2020

One bacteria and one is a virus

by Not A Science Nerdreply 206/30/2020

Other difference is a vaccine.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 306/30/2020

I'm sure the thousands of medical researchers worldwide must have overlooked that hypothesis. You should apply to be Surgeon General, OP. But please pay strict attention to the current Resume' thread.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 406/30/2020

Colds and flus can also affect the lungs, and that should be looked into.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 506/30/2020

[quote] and that should be looked into.

I look into a lot.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 606/30/2020

Maybe a lungectomy will help.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 706/30/2020

Laugh if you will, R7, but they did do a double lung transplant on one patient.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 806/30/2020

Is OP being blocked from Google or Wikipedia?

by Not A Science Nerdreply 906/30/2020

Yea,h, R8, but it came from Amazon. Looks good for about. week but it won't last.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 1006/30/2020

OP, please submit your résumé to the White House. When Trump fires the Secretary of HHS, you want to make sure you're under consideration.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 1106/30/2020

TB - disease caused by bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis that primarily affects the lungs. It is curable with antibiotic medication taken for 6-9 months.

Covid - virus. Still working out the pathophysiology. No effective treatment as of yet.

Antibiotic medications do not treat viruses.

Vaccine for TB is of variable effectiveness in adults (ie it may not work well) and is not used in the US due to low rates of TB and that the TB vaccine interferes with TB skin testing.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 1206/30/2020

I was offered the children's MMR vaccine during my physical last week. I am 65.

The theory is the molecular surface of the mumps virus is very similar to the corona virus.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 1306/30/2020

No bitch, OP and you come across as so stupid to almost deserve both diseases.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 1406/30/2020

Aha OP brought up an interesting point. Middle aged and young Eastern Europeans aren't dying or getting infected as much and several doctors think it may have to do with the still-mandatory TB inoculation everyone has to get by law. It is something doctors are looking into. For example, Slovenia has low numbers and never closed bars, cafes or restaurants. Most people who do not have sever co-morbidities are also having milder symptoms and EVERYONE is a pack a day smoker.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 1506/30/2020

That is interesting R13. I have had boosters of that vaccine prior to moving to Africa, where I lived for some time.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 1606/30/2020

Well if anti-vaxxers want a model of their dream vaccine-free world, here it is with the Rona. They won't learn though because they are too stupid to put two and two together.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 1706/30/2020

Mr. Trump—We told you that you are not welcome here.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 1806/30/2020

I love you, r10.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 1907/01/2020

Two medical trials are underway looking at whether the BCG vaccine given for TB might have any application to Covid. They will be evaluated by WHO. It's on WHO's site.

They stress that it's because it seems to have some effects on the immune system, but whether they will be applicable to coronavirus is unclear - in other words, it's a long shot, but good work, OP!

by Not A Science Nerdreply 2007/01/2020

holly fuck, people are stupid

by Not A Science Nerdreply 2107/01/2020

BCG leaves a large scar on the arm. I will pass.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 2207/01/2020

[quote]BCG leaves a large scar on the arm. I will pass.

Covid leaves a scar on the lungs.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 2307/01/2020

R22 = most superficial homosexual on DL. Would literally rather DIE than get a little scar on his arm.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 2407/01/2020

Get a tattoo over it, R22.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 2507/05/2020

TB had its own special hospitals that is how big of a deal it was. That's how you can tell if a disease is serious, when it has its own hospital or colony.

by Not A Science Nerdreply 2607/05/2020

Has DL had a massive influx of stupid people recently or is pretending to be a moron just a current favorite way to troll?

by Not A Science Nerdreply 2707/05/2020
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