Just come back from an auction. There wasn't much social distancing going on, I'm quite surprised they were allowed to open. I spent most of the time outside freezing my bollocks off wishing I'd worn my overcoat ( in June!) as the lots I was interested in were near the end.
New research is showing why a larger percentage of men—particularly bald men—are having worse Covid-19 outcomes than women.
Researchers at Brown University point to androgens, the group of hormones which causes hair loss in men. They’ve determined androgens are linked to severe cases of Covid-19 and suggest their discovery could be called the “Gabrin Sign,” named for the first U.S. physician to die of Covid-19 in the United States. Dr. Frank Gabrin was bald.
Lead author Dr. Carlos Wambier said, “We think androgens or male hormones are definitely the gateway for the virus to enter our cells. We really think baldness is a perfect predictor of severity.”
the only one who is actually banned, so fuk off s'dope
The South is seeing a huge resurgence in cases. One of the worst is Arizona and the governor still won't shut down businesses nor promote wearing masks. Same with Florida. Both states have lots of retirees.
You're so basic with your vapestick, let's go apeshit in the matrix.
I think we're slightly doing better than expected so somethings might be opening sooner rather than later. I'm glad we went full shut down, it was tight on many levels, but in the long run it was worth it.
There must be all kinds of restrictions on posting in California at the moment. I haven't been able to get the range of shipping options I normally get and have had to pay over the top to get a few parcels out there this week.
I thought this was very interesting, regarding blood types:
The novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has been spreading around the world rapidly and declared as a pandemic by WHO. Here, we compared the ABO blood group distribution in 2,173 patients with COVID-19 confirmed by SARS-CoV-2 test from three hospitals in Wuhan and Shenzhen, China with that in normal people from the corresponding regions. The results showed that blood group A was associated with a higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 compared with non-A blood groups, whereas blood group O was associated with a lower risk for the infection compared with non-O blood groups. This is the first observation of an association between the ABO blood type and COVID-19. It should be emphasized, however, that this is an early study with limitations. It would be premature to use this study to guide clinical practice at this time, but it should encourage further investigation of the relationship between the ABO blood group and the COVID-19 susceptibility.