“SARS-CoV-2 can infect the testis and [sperm].”
Small study of men age 50+ has disturbing finding
Zerohedge – A new study has revealed that SARS-CoV-2 infects the testicles and likely impacts male fertility.
A team of 14 researchers from Wuhan, China have published disturbing evidence from a small sample of patients that COVID-19 not only infects the testicles, but may interfere with sperm production by causing inflammation and ‘massive’ loss in young sperm cells.
“Strikingly, in four of the five cases, GC [germ cell] loss was massive, with only a few GCs left,” reads the study.
Five COVID-19 patients included in the study were aged 51, 62, 70, 78 and 83 years of age, while control patients were 71, 78 and 80.
The study “further supports the hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 is able to attack testicular cells.”
“Collectively, our findings provide direct evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can infect the testis and GCs, indicating the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on spermatogenesis and male fertility … ” Read more.
Doctor Tells How He Felt After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
MEN’S HEALTH – Dr. Mike Hansen is a pulmonary medicine specialist who has been making YouTube videos dispelling medical misinformation throughout the duration of the pandemic.
Now that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is starting to be rolled out among the most at-risk demographics of the population, front-line healthcare worker Hansen has received his first vaccination.
His newest video provides clarification on exactly how the process feels, and what people can expect. He says:
“It basically felt like another flu shot. I had a little bit of soreness in my arm, and that’s it. It’s actually better than it was about 12 hours ago, when it was at its worst, and when it was at its worst it wasn’t even that bad…
“Overall, things went very well, and I’ll be getting my second dose exactly three weeks after I got my first dose.”
Hansen feels it is important to provide reassurance at a time when some people still feel uncertain about a vaccine, and the effects it might have on their bodies … Read more.
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