Day: September 2, 2020

Face Shields Not a Good Mask Substitute

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For folks hoping to swap their confront masks for a plastic shield, a new examine delivers some bad news: They are not a superior alternative.

In experiments that visualized the likely travel patterns of “respiratory droplets,” researchers observed that plastic confront shields are poorer boundaries than typical masks. The shields, which sit away from the confront and have gaps at the bottom and sides, would make it possible for numerous far more droplets to escape if the wearer coughed or sneezed.


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What Changing Death Rates Tell Us About COVID-19

Amesh Adalja, MD, rising infectious disease expert, Johns Hopkins University Middle for Well being Stability.

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, epidemiologist, University of Wollongong, Australia. 

David Ropeik, retired Harvard University teacher writer, How Dangerous Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Never Always Match the Facts. 

Earth Well being Firm: “Naming the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the virus that causes it,” “Estimating mortality from COVID-19.”

The New York Situations: “A Timeline of the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

The Lancet: “Epidemiological and scientific features of ninety nine instances of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive analyze.”

YouTube: “Coronavirus Is 10 Situations Much more Deadly

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Cellphone Data Can Help Track Pandemic Spread

By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Sept. one, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Cellphone action could be employed to observe and predict distribute of the new coronavirus, researchers say.

They analyzed cellphone use in far more than two,seven hundred U.S. counties involving early January and early May well to establish exactly where the telephones had been employed, together with workplaces, residences, retail and grocery shops, parks and transit stations.

Between 22,000 and 84,000 points of publicly accessible, anonymous cellphone spot knowledge had been analyzed for every single day in the examine period.

Counties with increased

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The Enduring Mystery of Muscle Cramps

Any discussion of muscle mass cramps wants to commence by revisiting retired baseball infielder Munenori Kawasaki’s specific explanation of how he averted a repeat of the cramp that experienced hobbled him the past working day.

Kawasaki: Monkey hardly ever cramps. Mainly because a monkey try to eat every single working day banana. Two.

Interviewer: So how several did you have currently?

Kawasaki: Three.

I like that interview so a great deal that it pains me to forged question on his advice. It’s dependent on the common watch of workout-involved muscle mass cramps, which characteristics them to dehydration and the loss

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