Category Archives: health

Black-light experiment shows how quickly a virus like COVID-19 can spread at a restaurant – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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FedEx pilot from Alaska jailed in Singapore for breaking COVID-19 order – Anchorage Daily News

A FedEx pilot from Eagle River is serving a four-week sentence in a Singapore jail for breaching a COVID-19 order to spend two weeks in his hotel room upon arrival. The case of the American pilot jailed for violating foreign coronavirus protocols generated a brief sensation in Southeast Asian news outlets when the case broke. […]

T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity – Science Magazine

Immune hunters called T cells can seek and destroy a cell (green) infected with and making copies of SARS-CoV-2 (yellow). NIAID By Mitch LeslieMay. 14, 2020 , 9:00 PM Science‘s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. Immune warriors known as T cells help us fight some viruses, but their importance for battling SARS-CoV-2, […]

Seventh Amazon worker dies of COVID-19 as the company refuses to say how many are sick – The Verge

An Amazon warehouse worker in Indianapolis, Indiana, has died of COVID-19, the company confirmed. The death brings the known total of COVID-19 deaths at Amazon warehouses to seven, but Amazon’s process for notifying workers makes the true number difficult to determine. Several workers at IND8 first learned of the death through rumors and say management […]

Texas A&M researchers develop DIY respirators similar to N95s

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A team at Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering have developed a method to construct personal protection masks out of air conditioning filters in preparation for face mask supply shortages. The do-it-yourself masks are designed to provide protection similar to that of an N-95 respirator, which blocks 95 percent of virus-sized airborne particles, unlike traditional […]

The 7 Best Materials for Making Your Own Face Mask, Backed by Science

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially recommended that all Americans wear protective masks outside to help curtail the spread of the COVID-19 contagion. Previously, the CDC recommended that only individuals who were sick wear masks, but that was when far less data was available. There was also a serious concern that a run on […]