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The claim is false, as evidenced by Prospective Evaluation of the Risk of Serious Bacterial Infection in Children Who Present to the Emergency Department With Hyperpyrexia (Temperature of 106°F or Higher) Pediatrics, July 2006; 118(1): 34–40. Data were collected prospectively on all children <18 years of age presenting to a pediatric emergency ...


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There is actual scientific evidence for asymptomatic Sars cov 2 transmission. I found about 50 scientific publications in the peer-reviewed literature that clarify this information (in a 10-minute search), so there is clearly some evidence which is much more than none. Below are three of them with their conclusions quoted: Our study confirms asymptomatic ...


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There are many techniques that have been used to demonstrate the importance of asymptomatic or pre symptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Many of these are population/statistically based, which you seem to reject. On an individual level whole genome sequencing is the gold standard test for person to person transmission. Because the virus acquires ...


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The answer is relatively clear once we abstract from religion and the age of the child. The question becomes, can one contract herpes from direct contact between mouth and genitals? The answer is a definite yes.1 The situation is only exacerbated by the age of the child and raw contact with an open wound. A meticulously-documented meta-analysis on religious ...


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Have the number of cases of influenza been massively reduced? Yes. The World Health Organization track the number of cases of influenza. Their 18 Jan 2021 update covers this. While they warn that the changes in health seeking behaviours mean the numbers should be interpreted with caution, they say: Globally, despite continued or even increased testing for ...


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If coronavirus has increased, then it logically follows that influenza cannot have decreased, since the same measures reduce both. The question hinges on this assumption. I am not an epidemiologist, and this question probably belongs on a medical forum, but I'll give it a go. Influenza and COVID-19 transmission differ in major ways. How long one is ...


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There's no meaningful risk of spread via newspaper. A study published in The Lancet investigating the survival of SARS-CoV-2 on various surfaces found that, when samples of the virus were placed on both printing and tissue paper, levels of the virus decreased to below detectable levels in less than three hours. Actual survival time isn't known, since the ...


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There is absolutely a correlation between high glucose levels and the increased risk of infection, so I understand the concern. Most of the time, high glucose levels would be a sign of diabetes, so for them, yes, eating sugar will cause infection. There are other reasons people sometimes have high glucose levels, such as infection (that's not a typo, they ...


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Your source claims that The common cold and influenza are the most common sources of elevated temperatures.. they can generate fevers that range all the way up to 105 degrees, but even at that level they are not a legitimate cause for alarm.. According to the CDC: On December 9, 2016, CDC posted estimates of seasonal flu deaths from more recent ...


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Many microbial organisms communicate through a process called "quorum sensing". Individuals secrete a signalling molecule into their environment. When they encounter the signalling molecule it causes them to secrete more of it. This means that when there are few in the environment they won't be secreting much, but when there are a lot of them around it turns ...


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