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, testing for and confirmation of infection with COVID-19 is conducted via oral swabs. But in a study published in Emerging Microbes & Infections, Chinese scientists report evidence of an oral-fecal transmission route for COVID-19 viruses and show that, in hospitalized patients, viral RNA was found in anal swabs and in blood samples.
In a study from The Lancet Infectious Diseases, meanwhile, investigators detailed the first case of COVID-19 in a Vietnamese woman who acquired the virus in China. The woman lived in Wuhan for business for 2 months in December and January and did not report visiting the Wuhan seafood market or having close contact with any person with influenza-like symptoms.
the timing of positive swabs changed. On the first day of illness, 80% of oral swabs were positive in a small group of patients, but by day 5, 75% of anal swabs were positive for COVID-19 virual RNA, and only 50% of oral swabs were still positive in the same patients with lab-confirmed COVID-19.
Patients who experienced symptoms for the more than 10 days were more likely to have underlying health issues.
They also warn that a patient with negative oral swabs after several days of illness may still be capable of transmitting the virus.
Studies show COVID-19 virus likely has multiple infection routes | CIDRAP
. He is the first African to head the health agency and the first one not a medical doctor
On February 7 the China Peoples’ Daily reported Tedros stating, his disapproval of imposing travel bans on China, stressing that “such restrictions can have the effect of increasing fear and stigma
Tedros’ Ethiopia is their place to enter. The problem is that Ethiopia is an extremely poor country and it, like most of Africa is ill-prepared to handle any outbreak of coronavirus.
During Tedros’ three year campaign to win the WHO post he was charged with having covered up three major epidemics of cholera while health minister in Ethiopia, mislabeling the cases as “acute watery diarrhea” (AWD)—a symptom of cholera—in an attempt to play down the significance of the epidemics, charges he denied.
Who is WHO’s Tedros
The entry point for air travel between China and Africa is Ethiopia. The Chinese have built a new airport in Addis Ababa and it is the “gateway” for travel between many African countries like Zambia and China.
Who Is WHO’s Tedros Adhanom? The Wuhan Lockdown is Unprecedented - Global ResearchGlobal Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
1. Is it OK to take domestic flights?
If you must travel, Aaltonen says you should wipe down arm rests,
If you must travel, Aaltonen says you should wipe down arm rests, seat back tables, light switches and vent knobs before touching them.
2. Should I stop using public transportation?
Aaltonen said, noting 6 to 10 feet is ideal. It also helps to travel at non-peak hours,
Movie theaters, restaurants, football games ― all these hold a large number of people. “So the probability [of exposure] is very high, particularly when we don’t know who has been tested,
Social Distancing: Places And Events To Avoid Because Of Coronavirus | HuffPost Life
The researchers tested one bout of aerobic exercise – essentially a 20-minute, brisk walk on a treadmill – against one dose of caffeine – equivalent to approximately one cup of coffee – for improving working memory
brisk walk compared favorably to the caffeine.
The results were equivalent in both non-caffeine consumers and caffeine consumer
Brisk walks – even as short as 20 minutes – can provide your working memory just as much pep as that morning cup of coffee
Exercise Boosts Memory Like Caffeine | Technology Networks
What if I told you a 20-minute workout could give you better results than 60 minutes on the treadmill?
Tabata is a form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that’s been proven to torch serious calories quickly.
Complete as many reps as possible in 20 seconds at maximum effort, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat eight times.
20-Minute Tabata Workout - 8 Great Tabata Exercises To Try
An authorization bill introduced on Friday by Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., urges NASA to delay putting U.S. astronauts back on the moon until 2028 in order to boost the space agency’s long-term plans for crewed Mars exploration.
Proposed House bill urges NASA to delay putting US boots back on the moon until 2028 | Fox News
More grants will follow. But ultimately, it’s only a small piece of what needs to happen. “My overall thought is, the richest man in the world giving $10 billion to the most important problem in the world is a very good thing
Energy Foundation will get $30 million to expand equitable clean energy use in the 25 states
World Wildlife Fund will get $100 million to protect and restore mangrove forests,
The Nature Conservancy will get $100 million to protect the Emerald Edge, the largest intact coastal rainforest on Earth,
, a satellite tool that tracks methane pollution, a potent greenhouse gas.
Here’s a look at how the first round of grants will be used:
It’s one example of how an injection of funding could help accelerate change. “We prioritized this because we see an opportunity to move the needle at scale through this program
For Jeff Bezos, who has spent the last several months talking to experts about the question—after pledging to donate roughly 7% of his fortune to the climate in February, a far higher total dollar amount any other individual donor in history
How Jeff Bezos is spending his first $791 million on climate action
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Many people feel like their attention span is too short. They can’t stay focused on one thing for too long before they start doing something else. Your attention span can be influenced by internal factors
disrupts our ability to focus is a lack of sleep.
The best way to tell whether you need more sleep is to read something difficult in the early afternoon. If you start falling asleep within five minutes of trying to read, then you really need more sleep
How to coach your brain to increase your attention span
said little about the incident so far. A banner on its website reads: “We are currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin.com and Garm
Gadgets | TechCrunch
近日，Google 將在 Google Cloud 上提供美國食品藥品監督管理局（FDA）開源MyStudies 平台，使得研究人員能更輕鬆地檢索 RWD 和 RWE，
Google Cloud 納入 FDA 真實世界數據 藥物和醫材開發大跨步 | GeneOnline News
Add to this China’s history of similar incidents. Even the deadly SARS virus has escaped — twice — from the Beijing lab where it was (and probably is) being used in experiments. Both “man-made” epidemics were quickly contained, but neither would have happened at all if proper safety precautions had been taken.
One Beijing researcher, now in jail, made a million dollars selling his monkeys and rats on the live animal market,
The virus may have been carried out of the lab by an infected worker or crossed over into humans when they unknowingly dined on a lab animal.
It sure sounds like China has a problem keeping dangerous pathogens in test tubes where they belong, doesn’t it? And just how many “microbiology labs” are there in China that handle “advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus”? It turns out that in all of China, there is only one. And this one is located in the Chinese city of Wuhan that just happens to be … the epicenter of the epidemic.
Steven W. Mosher is the president of the Population Research Institute and the author of
then there is this little-known fact: Some Chinese researchers are in the habit of selling their laboratory animals to street vendors after they have finished experimenting on them.
The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab
One question is whether the specific combination of drugs or that specific medical use of the drug is novel, that is, the researchers who make a discovery have filed their patent application before it becomes known to the public,” Cobden said.
Who owns the coronavirus cure?
Asked if Gilead will contest the patent application filed by the Chinese researchers, she said China’s “application has been filed more than three years after Gilead’s filing and will be considered in view of what is already known about the compound and pending patent applications.
“But a patent cannot stop doctors from prescribing the drug to treat a patient.”
Remdesivir has not been approved anywhere globally and has not been showed to be safe or effective for any use, Gilead’s chief medical officer Merdad Parsey said in a statement on Friday.
We are aware of reports of the Wuhan Institute for Virology’s patent application,” Sonia Choi, Gilead’s vice president of public affairs, said in an email reply to the South China Morning Post.
“Our focus at this time is on rapidly determining the potential for remdesivir as a treatment for [the novel coronavirus] and accelerating manufacturing in anticipation of potential future supply needs
Even if the Institute of Virology is granted the patent for the use of the drug on the novel coronavirus, it would not be able to get around any patents Gilead might have filed or obtained for the drug remdesivir
Who owns the coronavirus cure? China’s move to patent Gilead’s experimental drug for the novel virus could lead to legal wrangle | South China Morning Post
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