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CrazyLurkerLady posted a topic in Wide World of Snarkhttp://www.bbc.com/news/health-40554462 I didn't see a thread on the case of Charlie Gard. Long story short, he's 10mo and in the end stages of a terminal genetic disease. There is an experimental treatment in the US that could have "up to a 10% chance of improvement" and his parents are fighting the British medical system to be able to transport him for the treatment. Every single doctor so far has agreed that there is no point in continuing treatment and he needs to be allowed to pass peacefully. This is being turned into a "parent's rights" issue. People are crying that he has been "sentenced to death" because the parents aren't being given the chance to essentially torture their son for a long shot. The poor boy is certainly in misery. Even if the treatment will extend his life some, he has severe brain damage and will not recover enough to have a meaningful quality of life. He needs to be allowed to pass in peace. It's Jahi McMath all over again.
According to I Fucking Love Science, Man Flu might actually be a thing; iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/man-flu-appears-be-real-estrogen-helps-women-fend-virus They went on to say that basically scientists think estrogen is slowing down the metabolic rates of cells and the ability of viruses to replicate themselves.