Pictured: estrogen coronavirus treatment success story.
If you cough or sneeze near doctors, they may force you to try a free dose of gender transitioning.
It’s for your own good though.
Doctors are wondering if giving men two female sex hormones could make them more likely to survive the novel coronavirus.
Across the globe, women from most countries have been less likely to become abruptly ill with the virus, and less likely to die from it.
This has led many researchers to wonder if the hormones mainly produced in women could be protective, reported The New York Times.
Two hospitals in the US are now putting that theory to the test, giving men estrogen or progesterone for a limited amount of time to see if it boosts their immune systems, decreases inflammation and reduces the severity of the illness.
The differences in death rates among men and women have been apparent from early on in the pandemic.
Last month, Italy’s public health research agency said that more than 70 percent of the country’s deaths have been in men.
And, in February, China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the fatality rate among men with coronavirus was 65 percent higher than among women.
The Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York will be investigating estrogen, the primary female sex hormone.
Estrogen helps develop and regulate the female reproductive system and plays a role in secondary sex characteristics.
Dr Sharon Nachman, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases, told The Times that the trial enrolled its first participant last week.
She hopes to have preliminary results in the next couple of months.
‘It’s totally out of the box, which is how good ideas often start,’ Dr Nachman, associate dean for research at the Renaissance School, which is part of the State University of New York.
The Stony Brook University estrogen trial hopes to recruit 110 patients who visit the emergency room and have symptoms such as coughing, fever or shortness of breath.
They either have to test positive for COVID-19 – the disease caused by the virus – or are presumed to have it, just as long as they don’t need to be intubated.
Half will be given an estradiol patch for one week and the other half will be a control group. Researchers will see if the hormone helps reduce the disease’s severity.
Next week, researchers in Los Angeles will begin testing another sex hormone found mainly in women, progesterone.
Half of the participants will be given two shots of progesterone per day for five days and the other half will be a control group.
Both hospitals told The Times that all male participants will be warned of possible side effects such as hot flashes and breast tenderness.
It’s not just “breast tenderness.”
The resulting hormonal imbalance could result in the development of actual breast tissue.
More than the effects on the body, however, there are effects on the mind of having high estrogen. You literally begin thinking and feeling like a woman.
If these female hormones end up helping people fight the flu infection, what are these doctors planning to do next?
Put all men on these hormones? After all, according to experts, we are all just sitting around waiting to die of this deadly virus. And having a pair of B cups is better than death, right?
On the one hand you have the upcoming coronavirus vaccination, which may or may not be explicitly or implicitly mandatory. On the other hand, you have the possibility of these doctors succeeding in treating coronavirus patients with female hormones and wanting to put all men on gender-transitioning “hormone therapy.”
If you think that things are looking rough enough now, remember that this is just getting started.
They are going to keep coming up with all kinds of weird stuff to put the population through.