As more of the coronavirus is studied the more details begin to descend into focus. Some researchers have been looking into why males appear to be affected by a slightly more severe case of this virus once contracted. Men who come out and survive this could be considered to be ballers, as there is now a suspected reason behind the effects based on gender.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 19, 2020
So men, do not dis-pair…this is not a fully peer-reviewed study.
Still, this will lead to plenty of speculation.
— Eric Cohen (@ebcinpa) April 19, 2020
So nobody at CNN or MSNBC is threatened, I see. https://t.co/zAuLd4jkfJ
— Brad Slager: aka Wuhan Solo (@MartiniShark) April 20, 2020
So married men are fine
— JOE MONTELLE (@JoeMontelle) April 19, 2020
Stick that in your "wage gap," ladies!
— Matt from Queensbury (@MattTheKing) April 19, 2020
This is a great point — if the ratio of infection is 1/0.77, or less, I doubt we will here much in the way of complaints.
But since viruses do not recognize politicallycorrect norms this is going to lead to some thorny issues.
What if a `man` self identifies as a non binary gender fluid social justice warrior ?
Then what ?
— MarkMcNamara (@WoodyWoody65) April 19, 2020
— The Grand Conspiracy (@NapalmPicasso) April 19, 2020
Confusion is sure to abound in some circles.
The rationale behind all of this is that the virus attaches itself to a particular protein, which has a high concentration in the male reproductive system and is shielded there from attack.
This protein, known as angiotensin converting enzyme 2, or ACE2, is present in the lungs, the gastrointestinal tract and the heart in addition to large quantities in the testicles. But since testicles are walled off from the immune system, the virus could harbor there for longer periods than the rest of the body, according to the study.
Oh! So it’s COJONESvirus now?
— Ray (@RayLRiv) April 20, 2020
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) April 19, 2020
Only if someone sneezes on them ?
— Biology Rules Ok (@OkBiology) April 19, 2020
Hmmm. Is there a different type of mask we’d need to wear… ?