A new study of medical staff treating COVID-19-infected patients found 42.8% experienced serious skin injury related to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, goggles, face shields, and Continue Reading
A new study of medical staff treating COVID-19-infected patients found 42.8% experienced serious skin injury related to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, goggles, face shields, and protective gowns. In a similar timeframe to the original SARS, SARS-CoV-2 has proved to be more contagious but seemingly less deadly than its cousin was nearly 20 years ago. An additional—and critical—concern is that SARS-CoV-2 is efficiently spread before people get sick This makes traditional symptomatic-based public health restrictions, which worked well for SARS, largely incapable of containing COVID-19. “Our goal is to help people live happy, healthy, safe, sexual lives. PrEP is effective in preventing HIV transmission, and it is part of a prevention package that allows patients to prospectively discuss their sexual health with their doctor,” said David Rosenthal, DO, PhD, medical director of Northwell’s Center for Young Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric HIV. This center oversees Northwell’s PrEP program funded by the New York State Department of Health. A vaccine from Australia’s University of Queensland delivers viral proteins altered to draw a stronger immune response. Experiments on hamsters showed that the vaccine protected them from the coronavirus. The university launched Phase 1 trials in July, combining the proteins with an adjuvant made by CSL. If the results are positive, CSL will advance late stage clinical trials by the end of 2020. In September the vaccine makers reached an agreement with the Australian government to deliver 51 million doses if the trials deliver positive results. They expected their first supply of the vaccines to be ready in mid-2021. Dr. Pierce also discusses nutritional supplementation for magnesium, and how to take it and how much. Other nutrients, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E are needed for optimum cardiovascular health. It is quite an informative and readable book and it includes references. Northwestern University says that women’s bodies also tend to store fat in different areas than men’s. Women typically store fat in their hips, thighs and buttocks, and it can be quite hard to lose that weight. Female hormones also make it more likely that excess calories that are not burnt are stored in the body as fat, and fat occupies more space than muscle does. While trans fats occur naturally at low levels in meat and cow’s milk, people in most countries can also get them from partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in processed foods such as pastries. But avoiding them isn’t easy because in Australia, it’s not compulsory for manufacturers to list the amount of trans fats on the nutrition information panel on packaged foods. British cancer doctor Prof Karol Sikora recently claimed that the current COVID-19 pandemic would “burn itself out” His thinking is that if there are more infections than we realise, and that those milder, unrecorded infections result in robust immunity, then this would quickly lead to “herd immunity”, leaving the virus nowhere to go but extinct. Extend this to the world’s population and the virus eradicates itself.