Category: COVID-19

Posted in COVID-19 Medical

Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Kevin Doxzen, Arizona State University As the world fights the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, another group of dangerous pathogens looms in the background….

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Covid US death toll: Imagining what 500,000 lost lives look like

The US has topped over 500,000 deaths in the Covid-19 pandemic. 500,000 = Combined number of US employees for Chrysler, GM, Ford, GE, IBM, and…

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How Eyeglasses Can Help Protect You From Getting COVID-19

February 22, 2021  |  Kevin Hunt. Dr. Virginia Bieluch When leaving home, don’t forget your mask . . . and your glasses. People who wear glasses,…

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Research team identifies potential drug to treat SARS-CoV-2

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 by  Texas A&M University A federally approved heart medication shows significant effectiveness in interfering with SARS-CoV-2 entry into the human cell host, according…

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Teachers may play a central role in spreading COVID-19 in schools, CDC says

The CDC findings are based on a small study of public elementary schools in Marietta, Georgia. The CDC findings come a little over a week…

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How many people get ‘long COVID’ – and who is most at risk?

Stephanie LaVergne, Colorado State University A few months ago, a young athletic guy came into my clinic where I’m an infectious disease physician and COVID-19…

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Could a nasal spray stop you catching Covid? £51 product available on Amazon stopped Jews getting virus at religious festival, study says

Worshippers who used a nasal spray at a mass gathering avoided Covid infection Nasal spray, Taffix, coats the inside of the nose to stop the…

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How the CARES Act Forgot America’s Most Vulnerable Hospitals

COVID-19 relief was meant to give a lifeline to hospitals, especially the small, rural facilities that struggled to stay open before 2020. But in states…

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Posted in COVID-19 Health Living

How messenger substances influence individual decision-making

by Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf  Studies indicate that different parts of the brain are responsible for different types of decisions. A research team led by Luca…

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CDC says masks must fit tightly – and two are better than one

[FD – This article is a little soft on mask recommendations, so let me jump in. Doubling is suggested only for loose fittings masks and…

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