Just when you thought that you’d heard it all the radical left has found a new way to spin the COVID crisis into the promotion of their “woke” social agenda.
In a study by California researchers that will be hailed by the usual culprits in the liberal media as an astounding breakthrough, it was “found” that men who receive injections of female hormones are less likely to experience severe effects from the coronavirus.
The research was undertaken by a Cedars-Sinai hospital physician and her colleagues citing a “gender disparity” with male patients who were sicker than women and were increasingly likely to require prolonged treatment or ventilators.
According to Cedars-Sinai pulmonologist Sara Ghandehari; “‘As an ICU doctor, I was struck by the gender disparity among COVID-19 patients who were very sick, remained in the hospital and needed ventilators.’
Following the results of a clinical trial that took place last year, it was determined that among the test sample that subjects who received twice-daily 100 milligram injections of the hormone progesterone for five days fared better over the course of the observation than those who didn’t get the jabs.
The hormone is typically used to induce menstruation in pre-menopausal women who are not having periods
According to a report by the Daily Mail:
“The researchers found that, compared with the control group, patients who received the progesterone treatments scored a median of 1.5 points higher on the scale.
The experimental group also had fewer days of hospitalisation overall and a lower need for supplemental oxygen and mechanical ventilation, although the team said the differences between the groups in these areas was not statistically significant.
No serious adverse effects were observed as a result of the progesterone injections. Two patients did die during the 15-day study period — one from each of the two groups — but such were unrelated to the experiment treatments, the team said.”
According to the Times, “Can Estrogen and Other Sex Hormones Help Men Survive Covid-19?”:
As the novel coronavirus swept through communities around the world, preying disproportionately on the poor and the vulnerable, one disadvantaged group has demonstrated a remarkable resistance. Women, whether from China, Italy or the U.S., have been less likely to become acutely ill — and far more likely to survive.
Which has made doctors wonder: Could hormones produced in greater quantities by women be at work?
Now scientists on two coasts, acting quickly on their hunches in an effort to save men’s lives, are testing the hypothesis. The two clinical trials will each dose men with the sex hormones for limited durations.
The NYT article also quotes Dr. Sharon Nachman, the associate dean of research at the Renaissance School, a part of the State University Of New York; “It’s totally out of the box, which is how good ideas often start,” said Nachman.
The timing would seem to be curious with the COVID crisis still in the earliest stages and appears to be the promotion of a larger agenda cloaked in science.
One thing is certain, the COVID pandemic has been used by the left in adherence to the Rahm Emanuel principle of never letting a really good crisis “go to waste” and such “woke” studies will be raking in the grant money for years to come.