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Covid-19 Outbreak of new SARS-like coronavirus (Covid-19)

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Lil'LinaptkSix

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nope got my own fantasy land and it is a whole lot less bs and sress. ;)

maybe i misunersood. wanna shoot again?
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The mystery of how people have or gain COVID immunity is hopefully beginning to unravel.

The people with hidden immunity against Covid-19


Re-reading this article from just over a year ago brought back a lot of the initial information that has been sidelined due to a lack of current populararity.

The number of individuals who were already equipped with the right T-cell to fight covid being between 40 and 60% of the population seems about right. Ive now seen covid spread in a kitchen (close working staff where masks provide little beyond discomfort) some people are just resilient or already immune.

I realize a lot of you are writting about your fears and panics and like to find a scape goat to blame but you have a huge choice of vaccines now to take.

Can we please stop trying to blame people who choose not to vaccinate with your fears. If they're naturally immune they arent a worry to you and if they arent covid can kill them for you. No need to attack, just breath and think past the last news real you swallowed.
 

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So ICU beds are in short supply and in Idaho, I think it is, they’ve started to ration care (triage who is likeliest to survive).

I was listening to a lecture about triage during COVID and it was very interesting because there was an ethical discussion about how to prioritize ICU beds. Some doctors were saying base it on who is likeliest to survive, such as least amount of comorbidities, and then most of them agreed that kids come first, and then adults with kids get priority over adults without kids. Most of them didn’t believe COVID vaccination status should matter like in a moral way, but should be a factor because vaccinated people have a higher chance of surviving a severe case of COVID (by a factor of 10, if you believe the CDC).
But anyway, a maternal and fetal specialist chimed in (they take care of high risk pregnancies) and they actually prioritized non-vaccinated pregnant women for admission over vaccinated because they could more quickly take a turn for the worse and obviously oxygen depletion is a problem for the fetus. The rest was pretty graphic.

I’m not trying to get a reaction out of anyone, it was just an interesting point that pregnant women are triaged differently, at least at this one hospital although other doctors seemed to agree.

And also it’s not a good thing for anyone who needs an ER or hospital that COVID is raging.
 

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Here's some interesting data from Alberta, Canada comparing rates of hospitalization, ICU admission, and death from COVID between vaccinated and unvaccinated patients. An unvaccinated 30- to 39-year-old has an equal chance of being hospitalized as a vaccinated 80-plus-year-old. The difference is not quite as stark when it comes to deaths: an unvaccinated 50- to 59-year-old has a significantly lower chance of dying than a vaccinated 80-plus-year-old, but an unvaccinated 60- to 69-year-old has a much higher chance of dying than a vaccinated 80-plus-year-old.
 

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Well I still have naturally acquired upholding immunity to this thing 12 months on. My mum too.

And my immune system is say, 15-20% normally (as in, not fully which doesn't happen for anybody IMO) functional at best.

Yet I go about the world, firstly on my heart, the FEAR of Covid for myself personally does not exist. No personal fear. No need for it.

With my compromised immunity, and the officialy right, most- INFECTIOUS specifically pathogen in the record books, to not see, feel or suspect, be diagnosed with a trace of Covid 12 months after the one single contraction of whatever Covid actually is becausecI don't believe it is a biological virus at all, but regardless, is miraculous under normal circumstances.

This is genuine first hand testimony too.

The mind indoctrinating, stigma prejudice driving MSM Govt oriented spiel is so overdriven, an understatement too.

Just, how I see it. I'm not alone.

Again I hope and pray as always for it, If we are able to still have this discussion in 12 months, it will be surely a lot more straightforward, clear cut, maybe more interesting too, and no doubt boring as hell still lol.

I'm not referring to Covid directly, nor any related hot topic operations here.

As much as it doesn't seem like it, there are bigger things than Covid in life, on the horizon.

Trump was yesterday's news. Covid is today's.

What, is tomorrow's?
 

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Apparently COVID may impair sexual performance in men. Apparently, the testes are a great place for a virus to make a home.

COVID-19 may impair men’s sexual performance

Men may be six times more likely to develop brief or long-term erectile dysfunction after contracting the virus. The vaccine can prevent this.​

Among the list of ailments, mounting evidence suggests that COVID-19 may sabotage men’s sexual health. “We found that men who hadn’t previously had these issues developed pretty severe erectile dysfunction after COVID-19 infection,” Ramasamy says.

Men may be six times more likely to develop brief or long-term erectile dysfunction after contracting the virus, according to research published in March. Other studies have documented a litany of post-infection health issues that impact sex, either independently or in concert: inability to have or maintain an erection, damage to the testes, testicular painor swelling, inability to achieve orgasm, low testosterone levels, and mental health issues.

The science stands in stark contrast to anti-vaccine misinformation spreading online—including a now infamous tweet from rapper Nicki Minaj—claiming that COVID-19 vaccines cause swollen testicles and impotence. To date, no studies support that claim.

“It’s important for people to understand that COVID vaccination doesn't affect erectile function,” Ramasamy says. “The virus can have significant adverse long-term effects, and the vaccine is safe.”

Tracking the virus in tissues​

Men most at risk for severe COVID-19—older men or those with hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease—are already at high risk for sexual dysfunction. These conditions affect their hormones, muscles, blood vessels, and more. However, much younger men have also reported sexual health issues. When it comes to figuring out the short-term and chronic aftereffects of this new virus, “we’re still in the tracking and trends phase,” says Ryan Berglund, a urologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and that includes understanding its effects on men’s sexual and reproductive health.

To find out if the virus was indeed invading men’s reproductive organs, Ramasamy and his team performed biopsies on six men ages 20 to 87 who had succumbed to COVID-19. When they examined these tissue samples under an electron microscope, they discovered virus particles lurking in one man’s testicles. Half of the men also had poor sperm quality, backing up data from other small postmortem studiesand raising questions about the disease’s impact on fertility.

If the virus was in the testes, Ramasamy wondered if was also present in the penis. The team investigated by studying two men who became impotent after having the virus. One of them had experienced mild symptoms; the other had been hospitalized. Convinced they would never have a natural erection again, they each came to the clinic to see if they might be candidates for penile implant surgery.

The virus was indeed present in their penis tissue, which was shocking, Ramasamy says, given the time frame: It had been up to eight months since the men were first infected. The doctors also found damage to the lining of the organ’s tiny blood vessels.

Blood and bone​

A known coronavirus impact, damage to the endothelial cells that line the blood vessels, is the most likely culprit for poor sexual performance. While some mammals have a bone in their penises, erections in humans rely on blood flow. Arteries must open and veins must contract, almost like a canal lock system. Impaired, narrowed blood vessels won’t allow spongy tissue to inflate with blood or hold that blood to maintain an erection.

Without enough blood, cells are oxygen-deprived, tissues become inflamed, and vessels lose elasticity, says Emmanuele A. Jannini, professor of endocrinology and medical sexology at Italy’s University of Rome Tor Vergata. “No oxygen, no sex,” he says.

He notes that COVID-19 also seems to lower amounts of an enzyme—endothelial nitric oxide synthase—that helps dilate blood vessels and engorge the penis. For long-haulers, lung or heart damage may compound the problem by altering blood circulation and oxygen levels in the blood and tissues.

Early in the pandemic, Jannini’s team launched an online survey that gathered information on sexually active Italian men who’d had the virus. This was the study that revealed the six-fold higher risk of erectile dysfunction post-COVID-19 infection. How long symptoms will last remains unknown, Jannini says.

“Since the penis is actually one of the most vascular organs in the body, we were not surprised that erectile dysfunction was more common in men with long COVID,” Ramasamy says.

And in July, the Patient-Led Research Collaborative, a group of researchers who themselves have long COVID, published the most comprehensive information to date. They documented 203 symptoms in 10 organ systems, amassed from an online survey of some 6,500 people from countries across the globe. The results included sexual health problems.

About 18 percent of men reported sexual dysfunction; some 13 percent experienced pain in their testicles; 8 percent noted other sex organ issues; and about 4 percent of men had a decrease in the size of their penis or testicles.

A viral hideout​

The testicles are a perfect hideout for viruses. Like the eyes and central nervous system, they are immunologically privileged sites. In these places, viruses including Ebola, mumps, and Zika can remain in tissues, evading the immune system even after the invader has been cleared from other parts of the body.

One study speculated that the testicles might therefore serve as a reservoir for the virus that causes COVID-19. This may explain why 11 percent of men hospitalized with COVID-19 suffered testicular pain. Infection of the organ’s Leydig cells, which produce testosterone, may also explain long haulers’ lowered levels of the male sex hormone. That alone can cause lagging libido and desire. Jannini notes another feedback loop: Testosterone production drops when men aren’t having sex.

State of mind also plays a role in intimacy, Berglund says, “which is partially dependent on our psychological state.” The pandemic has heavily impacted overall mental health for long haulers. Many suffer from PTSD, anxiety, or depression. The psychological effects of COVID-19 on sexual health will ultimately be the most challenging to tease out, Berglund says.

He adds that simply being sick can kill desire. “If you’re struggling to breathe or chronically ill, you’re probably less interested in sex,” he says. That may be compounded by fatigue, one of the most common symptoms, and loss of smell, since scent sparks arousal.

Sex and the vaccine​

More studies are needed to understand what the virus actually does to men’s reproductive health. Researchers are working to understand the mechanisms of what is still a relatively new disease. Ramasamy’s team is investigating how this virus evades the immune system and lodges in cells, including in the testes and penis. “If it’s going dormant, will it get reactivated again?” he asks “Does it continue to cause damage? Or is it a one-time insult?”

Congress has awarded $1.15 billion to the U.S. National Institutes of Health for its RECOVERprogram, which will study the constellation of long haul COVID-19 symptoms over the next four years. Many hope that it will provide much-needed answers – and treatments for those who still suffer.

And despite the misinformation spreading on social media, research continues to counter the notion that vaccines impact fertility. A June study, for instance, found no link between mRNA vaccines and reduced sperm count.

“The plausible relationship between COVID-19 and erectile dysfunction is one more reason for the unvaccinated to get their shots,” Jannini notes. “If they want to have sex, better to get the vaccine.”
 

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Jeez we're almost to 250 pages on this thread. It'd be nice if covid would just end and we could avoid making a new one. But I don't see that happening.
 

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Jeez we're almost to 250 pages on this thread. It'd be nice if covid would just end and we could avoid making a new one. But I don't see that happening.
Please be under no illusion here.

The plan for Covid from the outset was never for there to be an end.

This is system of highly advanced technology systems.

The jabs are full of intelligent A.I. Nano tech.

People are walkiing about saying how pretty normal things are again now really.

Others really believing this is just a difficult phase, and a return to normal will be nice ot too much longer now.

Delusions.

We have here full on spiritual warfare against humanity. Right now.
 
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