links to this news report
which should be headline news everywhere.
In Lombardy 40 out of 60 blood donations from healthy donors with no history of coronavirus illness are seropositive. They have been exposed, infected but were never ill.
In comments to a pervious post I suggested that the best advice re coronavirus was a) try not to be elderly and b) try not to be diabetic.
Obviously assessment a) was incorrect.
Being elderly is probably only a problem if you drop in to category b) as well. ie age is a surrogate for risk of metabolic syndrome or as Kraft would have described it "diabetes in-situ". There is a simple solution to diabetes in-situ.
Testing of UK blood donations, if it duplicates Italy, should allow some return to normality with continued or increased protection for those most at risk while we get their metabolic syndrome under control. That should take a few weeks of LC eating and might have to be maintained long term. Damn, bacon and eggs for breakfast every day and steak with broccoli and 'shrooms for supper. Cheese and olives for lunch if you're hungry. Sounds awful I know but sacrifices will have to be made.