I am not a scientist. But I have a good understanding of science, and of statistics. There are two things about this virus I fail to understand. If anyone with a better knowledge, any doctor or a virologist, can put me straight and explain my lack of understanding, please feel free.
This is also not an attempt to spead stupid Internet conspiracy theories. All of this comes from my own understanding, not from someone wearing a tinfoil hat in Peoria. (No disrespect to the inhabitants of same.)
One, this virus kills twice as many men as women. Almost precisely, based on the death rates as far as I can see them and irrespective of age.
We are told this has to do with:
A: Women having two XX chronosomes are more robust, on an immunological level, than men with XY chronosomes. More options for protection.
B: Men’s lifestyle choices, smoking, drink…
All this plays well with the prevailing narrative, women the stronger sex, men are stupid. Except it makes no sense because female survival rates from other infections, or debilitating conditions like leukaemia after chemotherapy, are not significantly better than men’s. If the above were true, they would be. Like 67/33 per cent.
I am aware of no other pathogen in history that affects the sexes so disproportionately. And I have looked.
Two, it seems the quantum of viral material that sufferers come into contact with affects their chances of survival. Again this seems unprecedented; you get a virus, like a cold, you get it. Doesn’t matter how much viral material there is involved.
This is why front line medical workers are being affected so badly. It is not about re-infection, though this is another uncertain area. It is the amount of virus you are exposed to from the off that affects your chances of survival.
Again, I know of no pathogen for which this holds true.
Correct me of I am wrong. The implications are, to say the least, disturbing.