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Coronavirus: Get used to masks, because the lockdown’s probably going to be extended – doctor – Newshub

Kiwis are being told they’ll need to get used to wearing masks in their everyday lives.

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“Masks are excellent for source control, ie. not passing infection to others – not so much for prevention of ‘getting’ diseases, hence masks should be on whenever people are out and about,” said Arindam Basu, an associate professor of health at the University of Canterbury’s College of Education.
“Any mask is good, except for those with valves on them. The clue is to wear them properly covering  nose, and take care not to overlap with glasses to avoid fogging.”
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Tocilizumab fails to affect COVID-19 disease outcomes in Boston trial – News-Medical.Net

Researchers from the various Massachusetts hospitals performed the Boston Area COVID-19 Consortium (BACC) Bay Tocilizumab Trial using tocilizumab administered early…

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The United States continues to site at the top of the list of countries most affected by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic with over 8.6 million severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) cases to date and over 225,000 deaths from COVID-19 disease.  At the peak of the pandemic to date, more than 1,000 Americans died from COVID-19 each day.
Multiple studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 infection can cause a wide range of symptoms starting from…

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Special Type of DNA in Owl Eyes May Be a ‘Lens’ That Supercharges Night Vision – ScienceAlert

Owls are one of the rare avian predators that catch their prey by night, and new research suggests that there’s something special in the way the DNA molecules in…

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Owls are one of the rare avian predators that catch their prey by night, and new research suggests that there’s something special in the way the DNA molecules in their eyes are packaged, giving them a powerful visual advantage in the dark.
Through the process of natural selection, the new study proposes that the DNA in the retinal cells of owls may have been put together in such a way that it acts as a sort of lens or vision enhancer, improving eyesight during the night.
The unusual trait hasn’t…

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Dry Air Indoors Will Increase Transmission Of Covid-19 As Winter Approaches – Forbes

As the chilly autumn air shifts toward colder temperatures this winter, there is an increased risk for not only contracting, but transmitting Covid-19.

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STOWE, VT – MARCH 01: The Trapp Family Lodge is covered in snow on March 1, 2020 in Stowe, Vermont. …

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