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29.05.2022


Steroid cycle gives coronavirus more chance

Switching off androgenic hormones makes the immune system more resistant to the coronavirus, we wrote last year. This would imply that steroids users are more vulnerable to the coronavirus. And that is absolutely correct, write Saudi researchers in Healthcare.


Steroid cycle gives coronavirus more chance


Return of corona?
At the time of writing this post we are fed up with the topic of corona. Fortunately, the virus seems to be on the retreat, and we have other things to worry about. Like a nuclear war of a global economic depression. Quite a relief.

However, both a free-spirited virologists like Geert Vanden Bossche [rumble.com May 18, 2022], and the generous philanthropist who finances current mainstream virology [dailymail.co.uk 1 May 2022] fear that the bloody virus will return in the foreseeable future. Perhaps in a rather annoying form.

That is why we are writing this blog about this subject for the two steroids users among our seven-member readership. We're not going to tell them what they should do. However, we are going to summarize what Yusuf Althobaiti, a pharmacologist from Taif University, and his colleagues have discovered.


Steroid cycle gives coronavirus more chance


Study
In the early summer of 2021, Althobaiti asked 520 gym visitors whether they had had corona and whether they used steroids. Then he started looking for associations.

Results
About 20 percent of those surveyed reported having had corona. 7 percent of the participants used anabolic steroids, and 13 percent had used them in the past.

Steroids use increased the risk of corona by a factor of 5, but past use had no influence. During a cycle, athletes are apparently increased vulnerable to the corona virus.

It may be enlightening to see the negative influence of steroids use in perspective. A family member who is infected with the corona virus increases the risk of corona to a greater extent than steroids use.

Click on the tables below for a larger version.


Steroid cycle gives coronavirus more chance



Steroid cycle gives coronavirus more chance



Steroid cycle gives coronavirus more chance


When the researchers looked at severe forms of Covid, they found similar associations. They were just a bit less strong.

Source:
Healthcare (Basel). 2022 Jan 20;10(2):196.

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