Correlation is not causation.Caveat: I am in no way shape or form a medic.
Right, just thinking out loud to myself here: The Mrs. got an email this morning from someone she works with, that persons sister is a nurse in a US hospital. The nursey sister has been screening, admitting and dealing with infected patients and along the way has been exchanging info with other nurses in different hospitals. The info has included comparing patient history's, drugs and medicines being taken to see if there is any common factor for low or high infections.
[Slight side box here] UK people need to appreciate that a degree qualified registered nurse in the US has a more hands on medical involvement with patients than UK nurses do. Its just the way it is.
One noticed factor that has popped up with seriously infected patients here is that a noticeable number of them have recently taken an ibuprofen derived product. At first glance it appears that the virus loves noshing on ibuprofen, patients with a recent history of having taken ibuprofen have more of the virus floating around their system.
Like I said, Not a Medic, but I feel I ought to
I used to skydive in Pribram stopping off in Prague to take in the ambience. The ambience of a genuine CZ made Pilsner is glorious, if I were Or-stray-lee-yan I might describe it as an angel pissing on your tongue.
I'd guess that 80% of people with flu like symptoms would take something with ibuprofen in it...