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Fencepost

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With the covid discussions and wine discussions... we finally see an "intersection" between the two. I'll drink to that... red, of course!

 

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I will have to look for articles on this.

Have seen Two Covid related articles this month have found a correlation between using CBD and resistance to alpha and beta covid variants. The work was too early to have numbers on delta or omicron.
 
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Interesting... There are a lot of confounding variables that could be at play in the data association in the article. I sure do like the idea of it though! Yep… time for more research.
 

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I am always cautious, and very suspicious, about any link anyone suggests on ways to "reduce" COVID risks. Far too often I have found them to be flat Earthers, or similar, making silly claims.

But I have to admit, the text at this link was very fair and very honest about the limits of the study. Worth a review. Kudos to @Fencepost for a good link.
 
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From one of those articles, before we all get excited about drinking more wine:

A study like this looks at correlation, not causation, so it's unclear why red wine drinkers had a lower infection rate. It could be that other factors are at play: Red wine drinkers may be less likely to suffer from other COVID risks; they may exercise more or have better nutrition; or they may be more likely to be vaccinated.
Correlation does not mean causation. It's really just a oh we noticed this in the data. Of course, I will be making certain to point it out to everyone I know, particularly to my MD, who I go see next week and that's why I haven't lost weight.
 

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From one of those articles, before we all get excited about drinking more wine:



Correlation does not mean causation. It's really just a oh we noticed this in the data. Of course, I will be making certain to point it out to everyone I know, particularly to my MD, who I go see next week and that's why I haven't lost weight.
Yes, I thought, "Maybe those who drink wine also do things that decrease their risk of getting COVID"
 

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With the covid discussions and wine discussions... we finally see an "intersection" between the two. I'll drink to that... red, of course!

I make and drink red wine for the health benefits it provides. It's a good a reason as any. Resveratrol the other red vitamin.
 
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