What is -2 and how is it related to -19?

is present in many cell types and tissues including the lungs, heart, blood vessels, kidneys.

ACE2 is a vital element in a biochemical pathway that is critical to regulating processes such as blood pressure, wound healing and inflammation.

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus binds to ACE2, it prevents ACE2 from performing its normal function causing lack of oxygen, tissue damage and cell death.

@bohofromthegetgo I liked how evidence emerged that smoking could actually help prevent severe Covid symptoms because nicotine attaches to the ACE2 receptor and prevents Covid from doing so; or something along those lines.

They quickly shut down and "debunked" that. Can't have people thinking smoking could actually save lives.
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