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Why Did It Take So Long to Accept the Facts About Covid?

blog post image "The importance of airborne transmission in the pandemic was clear long before the World Health Organization finally began to acknowledge it." "If the importance of aerosol transmission had been accepted early, we would have been told from the beginning that it was much safer outdoors, where these small...

Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Associated with a Local Bar Opening Event — Illinois, February 2021 CDC. Samira Sami.

blog post image Forty-six cases of COVID-19 were linked to an indoor bar

Is heutagogy the future of education?

blog post image Fred Garnett, an educationalist, from the Heutagogy Stakeholder Group - a UNESCO initiative. "Humans developed the capability of 'social learning' over millennia before settlements enabled the development of 'civilisation'. We then invented education formalising what we had previously learnt informally....

Facial Masking for Covid-19

blog post image "Facial Masking for Covid-19 — Potential for “Variolation” as We Await a Vaccine | NEJM: Facial Masking for Covid-19 Increasing the proportion of SARS-CoV-2 infections that are asymptomatic with the simple public health measure of universal masking might reduce the severity of disease and ensure...

Genomic epidemiology of novel coronavirus (hCoV-19)

blog post image "This phylogeny shows evolutionary relationships of HCoV-19 viruses from the ongoing novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. All samples are still closely related with few mutations relative to a common ancestor, suggesting a shared common ancestor some time in Nov-Dec 2019. This indicates an initial human...

First Suspected Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported: By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and

blog post image First Suspected Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported: By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH The first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has been documented in MMWR . Previously, only transmission from males to their partners...

Very Low Chance of Major Zika Spread Because of Olympics, WHO Says: By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard

blog post image Very Low Chance of Major Zika Spread Because of Olympics, WHO Says: By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM The World Health Organization estimates that the Summer Olympics in Brazil will pose a very low risk for international transmission of the Zika...

Zimbabwe on track to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: In 2010, when the project began,

blog post image Zimbabwe on track to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: In 2010, when the project began, Zimbabwe had one of the highest burdens of new HIV infections in the world, with a mother-to-child HIV transmission rate of approximately 30 percent. Today, the rate of transmission...

UV light robots cut c. diff transmissions by 25 percent on cancer patient floors: New research from Penn Medicine infection

blog post image UV light robots cut c. diff transmissions by 25 percent on cancer patient floors: New research from Penn Medicine infection control specialists found that ultraviolet robots helped reduce the rates transmission of the common bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile among cancer inpatients --...