Coronavirus/COVID-19 Discussion of the novel coronavirus


Old 05-12-20, 11:35 AM
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It's become clear that men fare worse than women, in terms of covid outcomes. Nobody knows why yet. There are a lot of guesses, one (hormones) is being put to the test.

My previous job was at a small company that made software for clinics and hospitals. Our bread and butter was risk models for breast and ovarian cancer. Hormone replacement therapy with progesterone was a non-trivial risk factor. I hope this doesn't turn out to be the answer.
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Men may be more prone to the corona virus infection due to the ACE2 enzyme.
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Old 05-13-20, 08:19 AM
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I think I put a link to this a few weeks ago in the "antiviral" [drugs] thread.

Edit: Here you go. Finally found it buried on page 402.

Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
This I never would have guessed: female sex hormones.

They are trying these on Long Island and LA.

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