.I did see a thread where someone was asking if anyone knew of any beekeepers who had gotten the virus but didn't see this observational study listed.Something similar was posted a while back.
BeemanDan,I agree that it is difficult to separate those beekeepers here who might get stung occasionally and those who tend to get stung multiple times most weeks. Also, as is my case, I spend most of my days alone and only have occasional opportunities to get exposed(visiting family and friends, grocery shopping, farmers market). I also have no idea of how beekeeping is managed in China. Yet a survey of 5000 beekeepers in the province at the center of the virus outbreak does raise one’s eyebrows.
The same with the apitherapy patients and the practitioners. Over a hundred within the city of Wuhan and none got sick. Once again….I am only reading the observational study and speculating.
Also the fact that it was published in the nih website adds a tad of credibility.
I don’t have any opinion on this but simply found it interesting.
Glad you got over it. While I would like to think immunity from stings is a fact (took several in the fingers over the past few days), I agree with Mr Palmer that unless you had a controlled environment which guaranteed exposure, I don't think we can draw any hard conclusions. Thanks for posting your experience. Clearly a few stings does not make you invincible. That may be the lesson. Thanks again.Apparently I have not been stung enough. I have 3 hives and was probably stung 3 times in the two weeks before I came down with it. Fortunately I got over it in a couple of weeks.
Glad to hear it! I have a lot of corona patients and we still don't know why some people get the really harsh, dangerous version and some people glide right through with mild symptoms. Had a 90+ year old patient a while back who tested positive but never had more than a mild fever. His 80-something wife had it worse but no worse than a bad flu. Other patients, young folks, apparently healthy, spent a week or more bedridden.Apparently I have not been stung enough. I have 3 hives and was probably stung 3 times in the two weeks before I came down with it. Fortunately I got over it in a couple of weeks.