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(Real Clear Science)   How did a respiratory virus like the coronavirus get into semen? No your mom jokes until we figure this out   (realclearscience.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 11:52:47 AM  
Because it's a virus? And viruses wouldn't be around without being able to spread by any means.
 
2020-06-30 11:57:54 AM  
ACE2 receptors are common on epithelial cells from the nose through the lungs and small intestie, and particularly in the testes, which may explain why men are more vulnerable than women except in modern societies where women are more likely to work in service sector, front line, essential jobs while men work in the back office, professional and managerial jobs that can be taken home virtually and by telephone or fax or whatever.

There are ACE2 receptors in many organs, tissues and systems in the body from head to toe. They are scarcer in small children and become more prevalent with age.

Ties it all together into neat little packages, wrapped up in brown paper and string, eh?
 
2020-06-30 11:59:23 AM  
The coronaviruses found in bats, by the way, spread poorly using these same ACE2 receptors. At some point, there was a mutation in some reservoir of animals and later more mutations in humans to make the virus better able to use the ACE2 keys to break into cells and trash the place.
 
2020-06-30 12:00:55 PM  
Evolution never sleeps. It finds new things to tinker with all the time. If you aren't be killed by good old fashioned war, violence, suicides and so forth, evolution is perfectly happy working with obesity, disease of old age, and the reproductive ability of gays and lesbians or of middle-aged Late Breeders.
 
2020-06-30 12:03:51 PM  
Don't kink shame.
 
2020-06-30 12:06:08 PM  
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2020-06-30 12:07:54 PM  
Subby's dad needed a fix.
 
2020-06-30 12:08:06 PM  
Because someone doesn't know how viruses work?
 
2020-06-30 12:17:00 PM  
I think it was the port call in Da Nang, wasn't it?
 
2020-06-30 12:18:58 PM  
Contaminated sample probably.
 
2020-06-30 12:19:22 PM  
I mean... Was it ever tested for the flu?
 
2020-06-30 12:20:17 PM  

hobnail: I think it was the port call in Da Nang, wasn't it?


Is that on the way to Poon Tang?
 
2020-06-30 12:20:33 PM  
See that farkettes??!?!?

If you swallow the semen will absorb the virus and sacrifice itself for your health!

Be safe out there!
 
2020-06-30 12:20:42 PM  
The USS Theodore Roosevelt?

You got COVID in my SEMEN

You got SEAMEN in my COVID.....
 
2020-06-30 12:20:55 PM  
They don't call it a blow job for nuthin'.
 
2020-06-30 12:21:00 PM  
Same way Ebola does?  Its a farking virus, in your bloodstream, contaminating your entire system.
 
2020-06-30 12:24:09 PM  
No mom jokes?

Well, then it was your sister, subby.
 
2020-06-30 12:24:30 PM  
Because SARS-CoV-2 is not a respiratory virus. The respiratory tract is merely one of its main pathways into the body.

The more that comes out about the virus, the more it seems to be a virus that creates havok by attacking blood vessels and causing inflammation. That tidily pulls together all of the symptoms that, on the surface, don't seem to go together.
 
2020-06-30 12:24:43 PM  
I guess you can catch COVID coming or going.
 
2020-06-30 12:26:19 PM  
 
2020-06-30 12:26:21 PM  

bughunter: They don't call it a blow job for nuthin'.


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2020-06-30 12:26:27 PM  
It's not strictly a respiratory virus.
If it enters your system, it can reach your everything from brain to gut to reproductive cells.
 
2020-06-30 12:29:44 PM  

dionysusaur: It's not strictly a respiratory virus.
If it enters your system, it can reach your everything from brain to gut to reproductive cells.


So there are people running around with brain damage from the virus? That explains a lot.
 
2020-06-30 12:30:09 PM  

brantgoose: Evolution never sleeps. It finds new things to tinker with all the time. If you aren't be killed by good old fashioned war, violence, suicides and so forth, evolution is perfectly happy working with obesity, disease of old age, and the reproductive ability of gays and lesbians or of middle-aged Late Breeders.


Yup. Communicable diseases that spread rapidly through dense populations result in higher fatality rates when you over populate. A natural failsafe when ecological resources start failing stress tests, and you need to correct the population externally when it won't do it itself via war & violence.

Nature gives us unbiased chaos which we can't blame on our political systems.

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2020-06-30 12:30:37 PM  
Great. Now the slobs in No Lives Matter are going to think mandates to wear pants somehow infringe upon their freedoms
 
2020-06-30 12:30:50 PM  
What a stupid question.
 
2020-06-30 12:31:08 PM  
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2020-06-30 12:33:49 PM  
I hope they dont test for this the same way they do when they shove a giant q tip up peoples noses
 
2020-06-30 12:35:29 PM  
Coronavirus didn't get into semen, semen got into coronavirus. People got so horny during lockdown, they finally gave in and got down with the sickness.
 
2020-06-30 12:35:37 PM  
I thought the evidence was mounting that while it is primarily a respiratory illness, once it is in your body it attacks just about everything.
 
2020-06-30 12:37:16 PM  
Could people STOP calling COVID-19 a "respiratory virus"?!??!?

It's a virus that, among its more common effects, causes SARS.

SARS is not a virus, it's a syndrome caused by various diseases (viral and bacterial).

It is, however, firmly conflated with SARS-CoV, the variant of Coronavirus that appeared in 2003.
 
2020-06-30 12:39:44 PM  

mikaloyd: I hope they dont test for this the same way they do when they shove a giant q tip up peoples noses


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2020-06-30 12:40:38 PM  

LesserEvil: Could people STOP calling COVID-19 a "respiratory virus"?!??!?

It's a virus that, among its more common effects, causes SARS.

SARS is not a virus, it's a syndrome caused by various diseases (viral and bacterial).

It is, however, firmly conflated with SARS-CoV, the variant of Coronavirus that appeared in 2003.


Could all of the doctors stop calling it that when they make public appearances? Maybe you should start with the actual responsible parties?
 
2020-06-30 12:42:59 PM  

Mikey1969: LesserEvil: Could people STOP calling COVID-19 a "respiratory virus"?!??!?

It's a virus that, among its more common effects, causes SARS.

SARS is not a virus, it's a syndrome caused by various diseases (viral and bacterial).

It is, however, firmly conflated with SARS-CoV, the variant of Coronavirus that appeared in 2003.

Could all of the doctors stop calling it that when they make public appearances? Maybe you should start with the actual responsible parties?


I don't care what they call it as long as they get hold of it and beat it.

I have a similar policy for second dates.
 
2020-06-30 12:44:48 PM  

Mikey1969: LesserEvil: Could people STOP calling COVID-19 a "respiratory virus"?!??!?

It's a virus that, among its more common effects, causes SARS.

SARS is not a virus, it's a syndrome caused by various diseases (viral and bacterial).

It is, however, firmly conflated with SARS-CoV, the variant of Coronavirus that appeared in 2003.

Could all of the doctors stop calling it that when they make public appearances? Maybe you should start with the actual responsible parties?


You'd think the medical community would be particularly scrupulous when it comes to language. AIDS is not a virus, HIV is a virus that causes AIDS. They seem to be forever linked together, but without looking it up, I assume there are other viruses that could cause the syndrome. It helps to understand the context if we stop conflating the condition for the cause.
 
2020-06-30 12:49:21 PM  
Because it's not just a respiratory virus?
 
2020-06-30 12:49:32 PM  
I think it might be my fault. Sorry.
 
2020-06-30 12:49:51 PM  
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2020-06-30 12:52:14 PM  
"systemic local inflammation"
 
2020-06-30 12:58:11 PM  
i am trying to get the virus out with the vacuum cleaner now.

/that is what i told the wife when she caught me...
 
2020-06-30 12:58:20 PM  

middlewaytao: "systemic local inflammation"


I think I saw them play at the Cabooze.
 
2020-06-30 1:02:14 PM  
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2020-06-30 1:08:44 PM  

mikaloyd: I hope they dont test for this the same way they do when they shove a giant q tip up peoples noses


Sounding painful.
 
2020-06-30 1:10:48 PM  
MY GIRLFRIEND SUCKED COVID 19 DICKS!
 
2020-06-30 1:11:53 PM  
Well... that's it for the porn industry until we can Vax this bastard into submission.

/You were all thinking it.
 
2020-06-30 1:12:00 PM  

EdgeRunner: Mikey1969: LesserEvil: Could people STOP calling COVID-19 a "respiratory virus"?!??!?

It's a virus that, among its more common effects, causes SARS.

SARS is not a virus, it's a syndrome caused by various diseases (viral and bacterial).

It is, however, firmly conflated with SARS-CoV, the variant of Coronavirus that appeared in 2003.

Could all of the doctors stop calling it that when they make public appearances? Maybe you should start with the actual responsible parties?

I don't care what they call it as long as they get hold of it and beat it.

I have a similar policy for second dates.


I call it 'Hector'. The wife seems OK with that.
 
2020-06-30 1:15:18 PM  

sleep lack: MY GIRLFRIEND SUCKED COVID 19 DICKS!


In a row?
 
2020-06-30 1:18:41 PM  
Because it's not just a respiratory virus.

It's a virus that breaks into epithelial cells. Those cells make up the moist lining of your nose, mouth, throat, and lungs, yes, but also your entire digestive tract. They line the insides of your entire body and the insides of every vein and capillary.

It is not confined to the lungs, like most respiratory viruses are usually.

Which is also why you get "COVID toe" and other weird things you don't get with a normal cold or "typical" flu like viruses.
 
2020-06-30 1:33:17 PM  

Mikey1969: EdgeRunner: Mikey1969: LesserEvil: Could people STOP calling COVID-19 a "respiratory virus"?!??!?

It's a virus that, among its more common effects, causes SARS.

SARS is not a virus, it's a syndrome caused by various diseases (viral and bacterial).

It is, however, firmly conflated with SARS-CoV, the variant of Coronavirus that appeared in 2003.

Could all of the doctors stop calling it that when they make public appearances? Maybe you should start with the actual responsible parties?

I don't care what they call it as long as they get hold of it and beat it.

I have a similar policy for second dates.

I call it 'Hector'. The wife seems OK with that.


I think there's a Trojan joke in here somewhere.
 
2020-06-30 1:44:40 PM  
Corona Virus are my balls
 
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