JQH wrote: ↑
Sat May 02, 2020 9:08 pm
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Sat May 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Is it likely that MMR would also protect from Covid-19? Would that be full protection or only partial?
Looks to me like they're suggesting people who've had MMR might be less ill with Covid-19 rather than being fully protected.
we hypothesize that MMR could protect against poor outcome in COVID-19 infection. As an initial test of this hypothesis, we identified that 1) age groups that most likely lack of MMR vaccine-induced immunity had the poorest outcome in COVID-19, and 2) COVID-19 disease burden correlates with rubella antibody titres, potentially induced by SARS-CoV2 homologous sequences
Those most likely to have not had the MMR are older and thus more likely to have additional health problems and therefore more likely to have a poorer covid19 outcome.
I think you (and others) might be replying based on the abstract.
I was about to agree with you, but noticed the PDF of the full-text article is available from a little link top-right of the abstract.
Here's what section 2.3 Epidemiological data says
Young, et al. wrote:Italy, Spain and Germany are the three European countries with the highest number of reported Covid19 cases at the moment. Historic vaccination schedules or recommendations for these countries were identified from relevant bodies and the literature [Vaccination schedules in Spain, 2019; STIKO, Germany, 2020; Filia, 2003]. Average coverage for each 10-year age group was calculated using WHO / UNICEF coverage estimates for 1980-2018 [World Health Organisation, 2019]. Age-adjusted casefatality risk was calculated, separately for males and females, as a percentage. This was done using data about the number of reported cases with confirmed Covid-19 for whom demographis were known, and the fatalities amongst them, which were obtained from national reports [State Regions Conference, Italy 2020; Istituto Superiore di Sanità 2020] and from the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC) [European Centre for Disease, 2020].
Y'all may also wish to review section 3.2 'nall.
tl;dr version - it actually looks interesting and plausible, but more research is needed