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Did Rudolf Steiner prove the contagiousness of varicella in 1875?

No, but Johann Steiner did. As identified in the blog referenced in the question, Rudolf Steiner, the well-known polymath would only have been 14 in 1875, so is an unlikely author of the paper. Does ...
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Do fevers caused by infection not exceed 105 °F (40.6 °C)?

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 ...
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Does SARS-CoV-2 infect via asymptomatic transmission?

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 ...
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Did Rudolf Steiner prove the contagiousness of varicella in 1875?

No, he did not. Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27 (or 25) February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian, philosopher, social reformer, architect, esotericist and claimed clairvoyant. Rudolf Steiner ...
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Does SARS-CoV-2 infect via asymptomatic transmission?

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 ...
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Has influenza been almost completely wiped out?

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 ...
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Has influenza been almost completely wiped out?

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, ...
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Is SARS-CoV-2 spread on newspapers?

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 ...
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Does "sugar feed infection"?

(In mice models,) it depends on the type of infection. Opposing Effects of Fasting Metabolism on Tissue Tolerance in Bacterial and Viral Inflammation (Wang et al) Acute infections are associated with ...
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Is fever (temperature) below 106° F harmful?

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 ...
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Will taking yeast infection medication build resistance if one doesn't have a yeast infection?

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 ...
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