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(Metro)   Scientists notice people who've had covid-19 have lower IQ, conclude that the virus causes drop in intelligence. Same scientists have discovered lung cancer causes people to start smoking   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2021-08-03 1:09:51 PM  
You can't lose what you never had.
 
2021-08-03 1:14:16 PM  
Cause and effect:  a constant peril for philosophers, as Nietzsche observed.

In yet, the cause is supposed to precede the effect in time and space, so it should be fairly simple to figure out which is which.

Low IQs and Low energy cause Trumperism. If not, the next most propable relation is a vicious circle where Low IQ and Low Energy people are naturally drawn to Trumperism, only to have their IQs and energy levels sucked out of them by virtue of Trumper lies and gas-lighting and BS.
 
2021-08-03 1:17:01 PM  
I am definitely in the dropping IQs and rationality cause Covid 19 Denialism (and all other kinds of Trumperism and  anti-intellectualism and anti-fact based "reasoning".

If you make logical, fact-based arguments and cast them before swine, they regard your wisdom according to their folly, and may turn and rend thee.
 
2021-08-03 1:18:17 PM  
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2021-08-03 1:42:22 PM  
I don't understand subby.

Why are you mad about this?
 
2021-08-03 2:55:04 PM  

ThomasPaineTrain: [Fark user image image 425x568]


That person is either a genius with a dark streak or one of those morons whose purpose is to be an example to others.

I'm only telling myself that so I can laugh instead of cry.
 
2021-08-03 2:56:35 PM  
Stupid scientists
 
2021-08-03 2:57:39 PM  
I am, therefore I think I am.
 
2021-08-03 3:04:27 PM  
yeah pinky swear all these people were in fact reasonably intelligent with decent critical thinking skills and a look before you leap attitude about life, before they got the covid. And really that they cat like dumb-asses now is all covid's fault.
 
2021-08-03 3:05:07 PM  
COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:
The heart/cardiovascular system.
The gut.
The lungs.
The brain.

We already know COVID can cause cardiovascular damage, lung damage, and loose stool is one of the symptoms. So yeah, it makes perfect sense that the brain would be affected as well by cells being infected and then killed by COVID (and your immune response killing others).

So, subby, you might want to turn that Facepalm tag back around for yourself.
 
2021-08-03 3:06:27 PM  
brantgoose: Cause and effect:  a constant peril for philosophers, as Nietzsche observed.

In yet, the cause is supposed to precede the effect in time and space, so it should be fairly simple to figure out which is which.

Low IQs and Low energy cause Trumperism. If not, the next most propable relation is a vicious circle where Low IQ and Low Energy people are naturally drawn to Trumperism, only to have their IQs and energy levels sucked out of them by virtue of Trumper lies and gas-lighting and BS


Aww.. the fatty is still triggered about Trump, how cute! $20 says you have a shrine to him that you David Carradine yourself to.
 
2021-08-03 3:06:46 PM  
wow--they can tell this all from the chips that they imbedded in me when they shot the vaccine in me---who wouldya thunk you can do that.
 
2021-08-03 3:07:13 PM  

whidbey: I don't understand subby.

Why are you mad about this?


I'm guessing subby has had the 'rona and is now suffering from reduced cognitive abilities.
 
2021-08-03 3:08:20 PM  

mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:



That's why I continually nuke my ACE2 receptors with cannabis use.
 
2021-08-03 3:12:24 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:


That's why I continually nuke my ACE2 receptors with cannabis use.


I don't know if it works that way... but I'm willing to continue testing your hypothesis. For science, of course.
 
2021-08-03 3:13:28 PM  

mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:
The heart/cardiovascular system.
The gut.
The lungs.
The brain.

We already know COVID can cause cardiovascular damage, lung damage, and loose stool is one of the symptoms. So yeah, it makes perfect sense that the brain would be affected as well by cells being infected and then killed by COVID (and your immune response killing others).

So, subby, you might want to turn that Facepalm tag back around for yourself.


Short of doing paired tests to know for sure, I'm comfortable putting this one down as "por que no los dos."
 
2021-08-03 3:14:15 PM  

hangloose: brantgoose: Cause and effect:  a constant peril for philosophers, as Nietzsche observed.

In yet, the cause is supposed to precede the effect in time and space, so it should be fairly simple to figure out which is which.

Low IQs and Low energy cause Trumperism. If not, the next most propable relation is a vicious circle where Low IQ and Low Energy people are naturally drawn to Trumperism, only to have their IQs and energy levels sucked out of them by virtue of Trumper lies and gas-lighting and BS


Aww.. the fatty is still triggered about Trump, how cute! $20 says you have a shrine to him that you David Carradine yourself to.


Aww...You suffer from low-IQ so can relate to this topic.
Trump really let covid run wild, really attempted a coup, and is really still insisting that he won.
Being aware of the menace of our Trumpist-right is not being "triggered." You misuse the word like the brainwashed-right does.
 
2021-08-03 3:15:26 PM  
All the above racists equating anti-vaccine behavior, which is happening predominantly in the Latino and African American communities, with a lack of intellectual, are just disgusting.

https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid​-​19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19​-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/
 
2021-08-03 3:17:27 PM  

mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:
The heart/cardiovascular system.
The gut.
The lungs.
The brain.

We already know COVID can cause cardiovascular damage, lung damage, and loose stool is one of the symptoms. So yeah, it makes perfect sense that the brain would be affected as well by cells being infected and then killed by COVID (and your immune response killing others).

So, subby, you might want to turn that Facepalm tag back around for yourself.


My friend who was hospitalized with Covid now struggles with simple decisions. It absolutely is causing brain damage. He caught it before vaccines were available, like a lot of the partially disabled people did.

American adults winding up with severe covid now are the low-IQ/paranoid delusion crowd, but normal people have had their minds damaged by the disease before vaccines were available.
 
2021-08-03 3:18:26 PM  

Avigdore: All the above racists equating anti-vaccine behavior, which is happening predominantly in the Latino and African American communities, with a lack of intellectual, are just disgusting.

https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-​19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19​-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/


intellectual... intellect...
 
2021-08-03 3:19:23 PM  
I get to post this yet again?

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/i wish I din't hafta
 
2021-08-03 3:20:49 PM  

hangloose: brantgoose:


hangloose brantgoose

now i've seen it all
 
2021-08-03 3:21:39 PM  

erik-k: mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:
The heart/cardiovascular system.
The gut.
The lungs.
The brain.

We already know COVID can cause cardiovascular damage, lung damage, and loose stool is one of the symptoms. So yeah, it makes perfect sense that the brain would be affected as well by cells being infected and then killed by COVID (and your immune response killing others).

So, subby, you might want to turn that Facepalm tag back around for yourself.

Short of doing paired tests to know for sure, I'm comfortable putting this one down as "por que no los dos."


When I read about this research a few days ago they mentioned they had controlled for other factors, and were noticing it was a decline that happened specifically after an infection.

So while yeah, there's going to be a correlation between stupidity and being at greater risk to contract COVID, that's not what they're finding here. They're finding that recovering from a bad COVID infection means a reduction in cognitive ability for the individual person who caught it, after their infection. And that makes sense, considering those tissues are high in ACE2 receptors.
 
2021-08-03 3:21:59 PM  

erik-k: mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:
The heart/cardiovascular system.
The gut.
The lungs.
The brain.

We already know COVID can cause cardiovascular damage, lung damage, and loose stool is one of the symptoms. So yeah, it makes perfect sense that the brain would be affected as well by cells being infected and then killed by COVID (and your immune response killing others).

So, subby, you might want to turn that Facepalm tag back around for yourself.

Short of doing paired tests to know for sure, I'm comfortable putting this one down as "por que no los dos."


From the article...
'Here, we studied the effects of the disease in the brain using multimodal data from 782 participants from the UK Biobank Covid-19 re-imaging study, with 394 participants having tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection between their two scans.

'We identified significant effects of Covid-19 in the brain with a loss of grey matter in the left parahippocampal gyrus, the left lateral orbitofrontal cortex and the left insula.'
 
2021-08-03 3:22:49 PM  

mongbiohazard: Embden.Meyerhof: mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:


That's why I continually nuke my ACE2 receptors with cannabis use.

I don't know if it works that way... but I'm willing to continue testing your hypothesis. For science, of course.



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Citations:


First indications that cannabis has the potential to influence the disease course of COVID-19 were already published 3 years before the outbreak of the current pandemic. Researchers from Italy examined the potential of a hemp seed protein isolate that was prepared from defatted hemp seed by alkaline solubilization/acid precipitation as inhibitors for ACE-2. Four potentially bioactive peptides GVLY, IEE, LGV, and RVR were identified in the tested fraction by mono- and bidimensional NMR and LC-MS analyses. All four peptides had ACE-inhibitory activity rendering hemp seeds a potential agent to inhibit entry of SARS-CoV2 into the cells (127).

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/​1​0.3389/fimmu.2021.631233/full

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As recently reported in the journal Aging, 13 of the extracts downregulated expression of the SARS-CoV-2 host cell receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).
"The observed down-regulation of ACE2 gene expression by several tested extracts of new C. sativa cultivars is a novel and crucial finding," say the researchers.


More
 
2021-08-03 3:25:10 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: mongbiohazard: Embden.Meyerhof: mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:


That's why I continually nuke my ACE2 receptors with cannabis use.

I don't know if it works that way... but I'm willing to continue testing your hypothesis. For science, of course.


--------

Citations:


First indications that cannabis has the potential to influence the disease course of COVID-19 were already published 3 years before the outbreak of the current pandemic. Researchers from Italy examined the potential of a hemp seed protein isolate that was prepared from defatted hemp seed by alkaline solubilization/acid precipitation as inhibitors for ACE-2. Four potentially bioactive peptides GVLY, IEE, LGV, and RVR were identified in the tested fraction by mono- and bidimensional NMR and LC-MS analyses. All four peptides had ACE-inhibitory activity rendering hemp seeds a potential agent to inhibit entry of SARS-CoV2 into the cells (127).

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/1​0.3389/fimmu.2021.631233/full

---

As recently reported in the journal Aging, 13 of the extracts downregulated expression of the SARS-CoV-2 host cell receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).
"The observed down-regulation of ACE2 gene expression by several tested extracts of new C. sativa cultivars is a novel and crucial finding," say the researchers.

More


Strictly speaking, I didn't need an excuse to keep smoking myself up.... but I'm glad to receive one! Thanks! See, now it's not just for my mental health, but physical health too! lol
 
2021-08-03 3:26:11 PM  
The Dems are doomed .
 
2021-08-03 3:38:30 PM  
Covid-19 is bad...not trying to say it isn't. But almost everything you can say about it is the same for numerous viral infections. For instance, do a little searching on viral infections cause blood clots (Many infections can and do).

Turns out, any infection can lower IQ. The more you have had, the worse it is:

https://www.medicaldaily.com/infectio​n​s-may-cause-cognitive-impairment-and-l​ower-your-iq-study-334472

Just about anything they say COVID-19 is doing, search on viral infections and that symptom. I can almost guarantee you that you will find some other virus that also causes that same issue.

Now, if you want to say COVID-19 is worse, then I don't know. It is, however, the virus that is causing a major pandemic at the moment, so of course it is the virus of the day causing IQ drops. If there was another virus sweeping the nation at this time, there is a very good chance we would be reading the same thing about it.

/A friend I used to work with had COVID. He was in good shape and this guy doesn't have an ounce of fat on his body. He said he now has to write things down he needs to do or he will forget to do it.

Does the flu affect memory?

https://www.newsweek.com/does-flu-aff​e​ct-your-mind-bad-memory-and-brain-chan​ges-could-result-after-821097
 
2021-08-03 3:53:49 PM  
You all realize that millions and millions of people caught COVID despite taking precautions, especially before vaccines were available, right?

Because this thread is full of "if you got COVID lol it's your fault," and that's pretty dumb.
 
2021-08-03 4:01:08 PM  

Dafatone: You all realize that millions and millions of people caught COVID despite taking precautions, especially before vaccines were available, right?

Because this thread is full of "if you got COVID lol it's your fault," and that's pretty dumb.


If you live in an area where you can easily get vaccinated and have no legitimate medical reason not to get vaccinated and don't get vaccinated and then get Covid, yeah, it's your own damned fault.
 
2021-08-03 4:01:08 PM  

Dafatone: You all realize that millions and millions of people caught COVID despite taking precautions, especially before vaccines were available, right?

Because this thread is full of "if you got COVID lol it's your fault," and that's pretty dumb.


Came here to say this.  The headline did make me laugh, but if only mouth breathers got COVID then Trump might have tried doing something to stop it in the 1st place.
 
2021-08-03 4:09:42 PM  
COVID KILLS EVERYTHING IT TOUCHES...WE MUST LOCKDOWN

WELL EVEN THOUGH 99.8% OF PEOPLE SURVIVE, MORE THAN 1/3 MAY HAVE LONG COVID...WE MUST LOCKDOWN

WELL EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF 1/3 HAVING LONG COVID, PEOPLE WITH COVID MAY HAVE THEIR PENIS SHRINK...WE MUST LOCK DOWN

WELL EVEN THOUGH MOST PENISES DOWN SHRINK, IT MAY LOWER IQ... WE MUST LOCKDOWN

Lmao
 
2021-08-03 4:11:35 PM  

Malenfant: mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:
The heart/cardiovascular system.
The gut.
The lungs.
The brain.

We already know COVID can cause cardiovascular damage, lung damage, and loose stool is one of the symptoms. So yeah, it makes perfect sense that the brain would be affected as well by cells being infected and then killed by COVID (and your immune response killing others).

So, subby, you might want to turn that Facepalm tag back around for yourself.

My friend who was hospitalized with Covid now struggles with simple decisions. It absolutely is causing brain damage. He caught it before vaccines were available, like a lot of the partially disabled people did.

American adults winding up with severe covid now are the low-IQ/paranoid delusion crowd, but normal people have had their minds damaged by the disease before vaccines were available.


Has he since been vaccinated?  If so, has cognitive function improved?

/Genuinely curious
 
2021-08-03 4:17:52 PM  

ThomasPaineTrain: [Fark user image image 425x568]


Thread over.

Someone get the lights on the way out...
 
2021-08-03 4:25:29 PM  

thegreatmurgatroid: COVID KILLS EVERYTHING IT TOUCHES...WE MUST LOCKDOWN

WELL EVEN THOUGH 99.8% OF PEOPLE SURVIVE, MORE THAN 1/3 MAY HAVE LONG COVID...WE MUST LOCKDOWN

WELL EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF 1/3 HAVING LONG COVID, PEOPLE WITH COVID MAY HAVE THEIR PENIS SHRINK...WE MUST LOCK DOWN

WELL EVEN THOUGH MOST PENISES DOWN SHRINK, IT MAY LOWER IQ... WE MUST LOCKDOWN

Lmao



Yup, 600K excess deaths in the US alone is definitely a laughing matter.
 
2021-08-03 4:36:16 PM  

Geotpf: Dafatone: You all realize that millions and millions of people caught COVID despite taking precautions, especially before vaccines were available, right?

Because this thread is full of "if you got COVID lol it's your fault," and that's pretty dumb.

If you live in an area where you can easily get vaccinated and have no legitimate medical reason not to get vaccinated and don't get vaccinated and then get Covid, yeah, it's your own damned fault.


And the millions who got COVID before vaccines were available?
 
2021-08-03 5:02:10 PM  

Dafatone: Geotpf: Dafatone: You all realize that millions and millions of people caught COVID despite taking precautions, especially before vaccines were available, right?

Because this thread is full of "if you got COVID lol it's your fault," and that's pretty dumb.

If you live in an area where you can easily get vaccinated and have no legitimate medical reason not to get vaccinated and don't get vaccinated and then get Covid, yeah, it's your own damned fault.

And the millions who got COVID before vaccines were available?


How many of them were anti-science, anti-mask idiots?

Survey says: a whole farking lot
 
2021-08-03 5:04:13 PM  
It must suck to be a anti-vaxxer.
 
2021-08-03 5:11:37 PM  

The Darkest Timeline: Dafatone: Geotpf: Dafatone: You all realize that millions and millions of people caught COVID despite taking precautions, especially before vaccines were available, right?

Because this thread is full of "if you got COVID lol it's your fault," and that's pretty dumb.

If you live in an area where you can easily get vaccinated and have no legitimate medical reason not to get vaccinated and don't get vaccinated and then get Covid, yeah, it's your own damned fault.

And the millions who got COVID before vaccines were available?

How many of them were anti-science, anti-mask idiots?

Survey says: a whole farking lot


Really?

We're really retconning to "everyone who got COVID deserved it?"
 
2021-08-03 5:11:43 PM  

illegal: It must suck to be a anti-vaxxer.


Not really, you can post in capital letters and polite people won't make fun of your condition
 
2021-08-03 5:19:42 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:


That's why I continually nuke my ACE2 receptors with cannabis use.


That explains why long haulers are horrible card player.  Now you know who to gamble with.
 
2021-08-03 5:22:26 PM  
Okay, no one wants to RTFA before commenting, but you should at least read the article if you are going to submit it.

At worst, it seems to me that the results are still preliminary.  So-called "brain fog" has been reported for a year now, maybe.  Loss of smell and taste could be indicators or neurological disorder so loss of cognitive ability does not seem to be a stretch.
 
2021-08-03 5:24:17 PM  

Dafatone: The Darkest Timeline: Dafatone: Geotpf: Dafatone: You all realize that millions and millions of people caught COVID despite taking precautions, especially before vaccines were available, right?

Because this thread is full of "if you got COVID lol it's your fault," and that's pretty dumb.

If you live in an area where you can easily get vaccinated and have no legitimate medical reason not to get vaccinated and don't get vaccinated and then get Covid, yeah, it's your own damned fault.

And the millions who got COVID before vaccines were available?

How many of them were anti-science, anti-mask idiots?

Survey says: a whole farking lot

Really?

We're really retconning to "everyone who got COVID deserved it?"


Are *you* recently recovering from COVID?

You're the one speaking in absolutes. Come back when you're ready to join the adult's table.
 
2021-08-03 5:26:57 PM  

Dafatone: The Darkest Timeline: Dafatone: Geotpf: Dafatone: You all realize that millions and millions of people caught COVID despite taking precautions, especially before vaccines were available, right?

Because this thread is full of "if you got COVID lol it's your fault," and that's pretty dumb.

If you live in an area where you can easily get vaccinated and have no legitimate medical reason not to get vaccinated and don't get vaccinated and then get Covid, yeah, it's your own damned fault.

And the millions who got COVID before vaccines were available?

How many of them were anti-science, anti-mask idiots?

Survey says: a whole farking lot

Really?

We're really retconning to "everyone who got COVID deserved it?"


I would say that 90% did.
 
2021-08-03 5:27:31 PM  
now that they have said the getting covid lowere your libido, my wife want me to get sick...!.
 
2021-08-03 5:28:59 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Malenfant: mongbiohazard: COVID attacks the ACE2 receptors on cell membranes to get inside and infect them.

Human bodily tissues which are high in ACE2 receptors, and thus are the cells most damaged by COVID include:
The heart/cardiovascular system.
The gut.
The lungs.
The brain.

We already know COVID can cause cardiovascular damage, lung damage, and loose stool is one of the symptoms. So yeah, it makes perfect sense that the brain would be affected as well by cells being infected and then killed by COVID (and your immune response killing others).

So, subby, you might want to turn that Facepalm tag back around for yourself.

My friend who was hospitalized with Covid now struggles with simple decisions. It absolutely is causing brain damage. He caught it before vaccines were available, like a lot of the partially disabled people did.

American adults winding up with severe covid now are the low-IQ/paranoid delusion crowd, but normal people have had their minds damaged by the disease before vaccines were available.

Has he since been vaccinated?  If so, has cognitive function improved?

/Genuinely curious


Not sure on the funny...

Some long haulers had improved symptoms after getting an mRNA even though they already have covid.  Was hoping that maybe "brain cloud" would dissipate too.
 
2021-08-03 5:37:42 PM  
HOTY candidate.  Well played, Subby.
 
2021-08-03 5:51:30 PM  
Well, so does the flu. No, really, the next time you have influenza, just take an IQ test. 20-30 points loss easy.

/ymmv ;p
 
2021-08-03 5:52:04 PM  
I believe I had Covid a little over a year ago (I had a really bad flu-like illness last March that lasted about two weeks) and I still have some fuzzy thinking since then.
 
2021-08-03 5:54:17 PM  

mrparks: I am, therefore I think I am.



Itaque ego loquor Latine
 
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