Much of the damage wrought by the virus appears to come because of its affinity for a receptor — a kind of molecular doorway into cells — called ACE2. Cells lining the blood vessels, in the kidneys, the liver ducts, the pancreas, in the intestinal tract and lining the respiratory tract all are covered with ACE2 receptors, which the virus can use to grapple and infect cells, the Columbia team wrote in their review, published in the journal Nature Medicine. … [Read more...] about How Coronavirus Affects The Entire Body
Sacramento has 12 public pools and not even half are being used, but the lack of cool down spots this summer could be the least of California’s problems. Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California have all seen a recent surge in coronavirus numbers and the heat could make that worse. … [Read more...] about States Experiencing Surge In Temperatures And Coronavirus Cases Could Be In Trouble
In reporting on the coronavirus pandemic, unless otherwise specified, DW uses figures provided by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Coronavirus Resource Center in the United States. JHU updates figures in real-time, collating data from world health organizations, state and national governments, and other public official sources, all of whom have their own systems for compiling information. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Brazil’s death toll tops 70,000
Via The New York Times’s Judith Newman, Shoppers line up outside the Trader Joe’s on the Upper West Side hours before opening — and their loud conversations started annoying neighbors. Several neighbors started making signs from the conversations they overheard. https://nyti.ms/2Zg5ahd … [Read more...] about The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump visits Florida amid coronavirus surge
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"I don't think we are going to get to a world where we say everyone has to wear face coverings the whole time everywhere," he said, before adding: "We need to be stricter in insisting that people wear face coverings in confined spaces where they are meeting people they don't usually meet." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why aren’t more politicians wearing face masks?
What do I need to know about the coronavirus? A SIMPLE GUIDE: How do I protect myself? AVOIDING CONTACT: The rules on self-isolation and exercise HOPE AND LOSS: Your coronavirus stories LOOK-UP TOOL: Check cases in your area VIDEO: The 20-second hand wash While the government announcement means pools can reopen before the end of the month, many will not be ready to do so as safety plans need to be put in place and lifeguard training needs to be brought up to date. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: ‘Being in the bath just isn’t the same as the pool’
At Weston-super-Mare hospital, North Somerset At two GP surgeries in Enfield, North London At three meat factories in Cleckheaton West Yorkshire, and Anglesey and Wrexham in North Wales When different clusters are found to be linked, this is defined as an outbreak. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How will local lockdowns work?
A debate around the use of face masks in the UK has been gaining momentum in recent weeks, with supporters of the idea - including London Mayor Sadiq Khan - arguing they can help reduce the risk of people with the virus passing it on to others. But the World Health Organization (WHO) has said there is no evidence to support the use of masks by the general population, and that people who are not in health and care facilities should only wear them if they are sick or caring for those who are. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Making face masks feels ‘like the war effort’
The percentage of those previously infected - around 6% - was higher than other studies that conducted antibody testing. A community survey by Stanford University in Santa Clara County reported a past infection rate of 2% to 4%, while similar mass testing in the Marin County enclave of Bolinas revealed almost no infections. … [Read more...] about UCSF tested thousands of Mission District residents for coronavirus antibodies: Here’s what they found