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
Scientists have discovered an antibody which prevents the coronavirus from infecting human cells in "groundbreaking research" which could lead to the development of new treatments.#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
Building on research into the SARS coronavirus, scientists from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, as well as the Erasmus Medical Centre and the company Harbour BioMed (HBM), have identified a potential method of neutralising COVID-19.
They discovered that an antibody which prevents the SARS virus from infecting human cells could also block the novel coronavirus from infecting human cells too, according a peer reviewed study published on Monday in the journal Nature Communications.
reshare from @Michael Fenichel#covid-19 #covid19 #lockdown #lockdownsession #randomshit
Speaking of OMG (Tull song of course), and rolling baby rolling (Doors, Rawhide, and TP)…
HOLY MOLY… Remember Mungo Jerry? “In the summertime when the weather was fine”…
School Years for many, middle/high school or first jobs, summer dates, cars and radios?
HE’S BA-ACK!! Mungo -f’n Jerry, mutton-chop burns looking good as every, and he’s got lots of people’s blues.
And a blues song for this is a summer erased. With a 50 salute to his summer anthem.
We’ve all got the blues, corona
He woke up coughing, and he woke up sneezing,
And he woke up sweating, hallucinating… and corona,
Corona Virus Blues
Can’t go to work, can’t go to school,
Can’t go nowhere, it’s all over the news
Corona… Corona Virus Blues
The whole world’s on lockdown with the Corona Virus Blues.
#summer2020 #mungojerry #music #musica #musique #corona #coronavirusblues
Medics fighting COVID-19 in a hospital in Cheshire seem to have cut mortality rates and improved the chances of a quick recovery from the virus by adapting breathing machines normally used for a sleeping disorder.#science #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus