The Florida Times – Union
Letters: Guys not taking the ‘jab’ may want to rethink it
Although many understand that COVID-19 is a serious disease, others continue to downplay preventive measures. Despite the deaths of more than 700,000 Americans and the agony endured by survivors, many eligible people in Duval County have rejected vaccination.
Over time, information about the long-term health impact on survivors has identified new risks. The “long-haulers,” as they have been dubbed, suffer from a wide range of neurologic, muscular and heart-related problems. Many are chronically disabled which has not moved the nay-sayers to change their minds.
Recently, a panel of urologists examined the data and identified another long-term disability. It is well known that the virus damages blood vessels in the lung, heart, kidneys and brain. Not surprisingly, it also affects the blood vessels of the male genitalia.
Older men fully understand how much their organs depend on healthy blood flow. The panel predicts that as infected younger men have vessel damage, there may be a new and different epidemic of erectile dysfunction.
Men who are rejecting COVID-19 vaccinations, for whatever reason, may want to seriously consider the price they may pay.