And my parents told me sitting at home watching tv was never gonna make the world any better... check mate mom!#Covid-19 #Corona #staythefuckathome
BuzzFeed News Deutschland veröffentlicht nun die Coronavirus-Lageberichte der deutschen Botschaft in China aus den ersten Wochen diesen Jahres im Original. Die Berichte zeigen ein klares Bild der sich täglich verschärfenden Lage im chinesischen Wuhan. Quasi gleichzeitig sprach Gesundheitsminister Jens Spahn damals davon, dass es für übertriebene Sorge keinen Grund gebe.#covid-19 #corona #brd #deutschland
Cellular (T-cell) immunity against the virus that causes Covid-19 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary infection, with levels considerably higher in patients with symptoms, a study suggests.#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
The data offers another piece of the puzzle that could be key to understanding whether previous Sars-CoV-2 infections – the virus behind Covid-19 – can prevent reinfection, and if so, for how long.
The 3000+ mile border US/#Canada It's stark. MORE https://t.co/GB87cNcSXD" / Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Laurie_Garrett/status/1321627987847139329
Movies that show the experimental setup and the full 85-minute observation of speech droplet nuclei.https://zenodo.org/record/3770559#.X5szhtT7SCP
The full movie recording of highly sensitive laser light scattering observations that indicate loud-speaking generates, in addition to hundreds of regular droplets, also many thousands of micro-droplets per second. This movie clip shows the decay of airborne particles.
Researchers tested a cancer drug called plitidepsin as a coronavirus therapy and discovered it can block the virus’s ability to replicate.https://bgr.com/2020/10/25/coronavirus-treatment-plitidepsin-cancer-drug-spain-trial/
The use of plitidepsin reduced viral loads after just seven days and improved blood test markers for inflammation.
Nearly 40% of a limited group of patients who received various doses of plitidepsin were discharged after just eight days in the hospital.
Cloth face masks still provide a major protective benefit: They filter out a majority of viral particles.So wear the fcking mask!
As it turns out, that’s pretty important. Breathing in a small amount of virus may lead to no disease or a more mild infection. But inhaling a huge volume of virus particles can result in serious disease or death.
There’s a common refrain that masks don’t protect you; they protect other people from your own germs, which is especially important to keep unknowingly infected people from spreading the coronavirus.#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
But now, there’s mounting evidence that masks also protect you.
If you’re unlucky enough to encounter an infectious person, wearing any kind of face covering will reduce the amount of virus that your body will take in.
Coronavirus was brought into the UK on at least 1,300 separate occasions, a major analysis of the genetics of the virus shows.#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
The study, by the Covid-19 Genomics UK consortium (Cog-UK), completely quashes the idea that a single "patient zero" started the whole UK outbreak.
The analysis also finds China, where the pandemic started, had a negligible impact on cases in the UK.
Instead those initial cases came mostly from European countries.
People who recover from COVID-19 but test positive for the virus again days or weeks later are not shedding viral particles and are not infectious, according to data released Tuesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
head of the Bradford Institute for Health Research, and a veteran of cholera, HIV and Ebola epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa.He's also an epidemiologist, which is:
a medical detective, and like all detectives, the three key clues we are looking for are always: person, place and time.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52589449
So when I got an email out of the blue from a Bradford resident saying that she and her friends may have been infected with Covid-19 in January - nearly two months before the first confirmed case of transmission in the UK - I looked for these clues and decided to investigate further.
the choir outbreak is consistent with a growing body of evidence that the virus can be transmitted through aerosols — particles smaller than 5 micrometers that can float in the air for minutes or longer.https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-03-29/coronavirus-choir-outbreak
...a study published March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that when the virus was suspended in a mist under laboratory conditions it remained “viable and infectious” for three hours — though researchers have said that time period would probably be no more than a half-hour in real-world conditions.
...it’s possible that the forceful breathing action of singing dispersed viral particles in the church room that were widely inhaled.
...some people happen to be especially good at exhaling fine material, producing 1,000 times more than others.
Amateur singers interested in choral music tend to be older, but the group includes some young adults.
...The youngest of those sickened was 31, but they averaged 67