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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #93 on: April 20, 2020, 08:50:32 AM »
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #94 on: April 20, 2020, 05:31:21 PM »

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #96 on: April 21, 2020, 09:32:57 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/opinion/coronavirus-testing-pneumonia.html?

Fascinating. I think Hatzalah/ Bikur Cholim in Lakewood has actually been doing a lot of this

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #97 on: April 21, 2020, 10:02:10 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/opinion/coronavirus-testing-pneumonia.html?

Fascinating. I think Hatzalah/ Bikur Cholim in Lakewood has actually been doing a lot of this

Definitely lends credence to the lab created theory. If I were creating a virus I would design it so victims are totally unaware they are critical until they are about to drop and this seems to fit the bill.

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #98 on: April 21, 2020, 10:02:53 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/opinion/coronavirus-testing-pneumonia.html?

Fascinating. I think Hatzalah/ Bikur Cholim in Lakewood has actually been doing a lot of this
Every hatzolah has been using oximeters.

Even DDF has been using them.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #99 on: April 21, 2020, 10:08:04 AM »
Definitely lends credence to the lab created theory. If I were creating a virus I would design it so victims are totally unaware they are critical until they are about to drop and this seems to fit the bill.
Yes, because scientists have that level of control /s
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #100 on: April 21, 2020, 10:29:18 AM »
This isn't a sci-fi movie
It just feels like one :(
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #101 on: April 21, 2020, 10:44:26 AM »
https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-04-18/do-testicles-make-men-more-vulnerable-to-coronavirus
Very preliminary theory and I am not an MD. 

1.  COVID-19 "utilizes ACE-2 as a cellular entry receptor" by binding to it.
Quote taken from https://www.rndsystems.com/resources/articles/ace-2-sars-receptor-identified

2.  "It is mainly expressed in vascular endothelial cells, the renal tubular epithelium, and in Leydig cells in the testes.15,16 PCR analysis revealed that ACE-2 is also expressed in the lung, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract, tissues shown to harbor SARS-CoV."
Quote taken from https://www.rndsystems.com/resources/articles/ace-2-sars-receptor-identified

3.  "The results indicate that ACE2 highly expresses in renal tubular cells, Leydig cells and cells in seminiferous ducts in testis. Therefore, virus might directly bind to such ACE2 positive cells and damage the kidney and testicular tissue of patients."
Quote from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339243337_ACE2_Expression_in_Kidney_and_Testis_May_Cause_Kidney_and_Testis_Damage_After_2019-nCoV_Infection

4.  "The seminiferous tubules are the site of the germination, maturation, and transportation of the sperm cells within the male testes."
quote from https://www.innerbody.com/anatomy/male-reproductive/seminiferous-tubules

This has, obviously, larger implications if true.

What implications can this potentially have on future fertility or potential birth defects for all of those young yeshiva bachurim who are presumed to have had this?
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #102 on: April 21, 2020, 10:53:08 AM »
Yes, because scientists have that level of control /s
This isn't a sci-fi movie

 My friend, this is how bio weapons design works. This is not the early 20th century where they just take the most virulent strains they can find in the wild, concentrate it, and disperse it. Scientists today have the ability to genetically engineer pathogens to target specific organisms and cell structures in the body. They can customize the attributes of a particular pathogen with relative ease. Targeting a particular lining in the lungs is probably well within the capability of a third world country lab, let alone China.

 iím not convinced that this is a pathogen that escaped a Chinese laboratory, but there are enough indications to put it on the table as a theory, and I think That the fact that this virus shows atypical behavior of usual pneumonia progression is one more pointer in that direction.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #103 on: April 21, 2020, 12:12:07 PM »
My friend, this is how bio weapons design works. This is not the early 20th century where they just take the most virulent strains they can find in the wild, concentrate it, and disperse it. Scientists today have the ability to genetically engineer pathogens to target specific organisms and cell structures in the body. They can customize the attributes of a particular pathogen with relative ease. Targeting a particular lining in the lungs is probably well within the capability of a third world country lab, let alone China.

 iím not convinced that this is a pathogen that escaped a Chinese laboratory, but there are enough indications to put it on the table as a theory, and I think That the fact that this virus shows atypical behavior of usual pneumonia progression is one more pointer in that direction.
Far more likely is that the lab was growing and studying coronaviruses found in bats and someone was careless.
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #104 on: April 21, 2020, 12:21:05 PM »
Far more likely is that the lab was growing and studying coronaviruses found in bats and someone was careless.

Agreed, but nothing is off the table yet.