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This is the meter used in the video: Note that the sensor is situated at the top, pointing upward. When the person in the video breathes out, the exhaled air will be directed into the sensor, but when the person inhales air will flow around the sensor with no strong tendency to enter it. This creates a strong bias for measuring exhaled air vs inhaled air, ...


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The hospital says it happened: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-50713236 The hospital apologised and said it had had its busiest week since 2016. Dr Yvette Oade, chief medical officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "Our hospitals are extremely busy at the moment and we are very sorry that Jack's family had a long wait in our ...


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Lincoln county has published this statement: In this Directive there were several exceptions identified recognizing that not everyone could or should wear a face covering: ... People of color who have heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public. So yes, they most certainly did.


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The Trump budget in February proposed a 10% cut to Health and Human Services and specifically a 16% cut to the CDC (which is part of the HHS). From the Washington Post: The 2021 budget request delivered Monday to Congress includes a nearly 10 percent cut to Health and Human Services and The budget request would trim funding for the Centers for Disease ...


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No, there is currently no such requirement or exception to that requirement. For one week the health guidelines related to masks in Lincoln County, OR included an exception for people of color who were concerned about racial profiling/harassment for wearing a mask. That exception was removed in an update to the directive, and there are currently no ...


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The answer to this is going to opinion based to some extent. The WHO like everyone else was largely dependent on China for information at that point. Here's for example what the ECDC reported/concluded on Jan 17: In China, 763 close contacts have been identified and monitored. Of these, 644 have completed the observation period, while 119 remain under ...


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tl;dr: I have found plenty of references to unusually long lines, and a complete absence of "social distancing" in these lines. O'Hare Intl. Airport's Twitter account and The Washington Post explicitly claim that the medical screening is to blame for the wait times, while others imply it. Until there's a retraction or update to those stories, that ...


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Maryland Yes, officials said that they received such calls. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency tweeted from their verified account on April 24: We have received several calls regarding questions about disinfectant use and #COVID19. This is a reminder that under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body ...


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Newborn babies drink ~750 ml of milk: (45-90 milliliters) every 2-3 hours. So the claim The basic equation for determining this is by dividing your body weight in half. is certainly not true without further restrictions on age. There was a study regarding the 8 times 8 glasses rule (2002) which turned out: I have found no scientific proof that we must “...


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Take a look at this live map of the virus. The calculation is based on the number of deaths, divided by the number of confirmed cases (multiplied by 100 to get it as a percent%). As of February 3rd 2020, that would be 362 / 17405 * 100 ~= 2.08% fatality rate.


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True That There Safety Benefits Are Huge For the WHO: There is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by approximately 60%. Three randomized controlled trials have shown that male circumcision provided by well trained health professionals in properly equipped settings is safe. WHO/...


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First I want to be clear that the headline claim of the question is not directly stated in the quotation by Dr. Campbell. The quote in the question states two separate things, one about "what is quite possible to do" and the other about the fact that "there exists viruses contained within biological warfare laboratories". He does not directly claim that the ...


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As discussed by Brian the claim is somewhat vague in that it states the theoretical possibility of something and then asserts the existence of something else. But if take the claim to be existence of such viruses with on-purpose [GoF] enhanced transmissibility, it is true, although the claim (interpreted that way) exaggerates the deadliness of the actual ...


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This study from 2005 looked at 335 emerging infectious disease events (EIDs) from 1940 to 2004 and found that EID events are dominated by zoonoses (60.3% of EIDs): the majority of these (71.8%) originate in wildlife (for example, severe acute respiratory virus, Ebola virus) This is the only study I'm seeing that looks as directly at the question ...


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COVID-19 is so new that there are a lot of things that are uncertain. There is some anecdotal evidence that young people can develop significant complication. For example, this article in the Atlantic by a NYC doctor describes a number of young, healthy patients coming to the hospital with significant discomfort and in one case sever inflammation. The New ...


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In summary, there is no direct evidence of harm from consumption of mustard oil in humans. However, there is some evidence from observational studies about the association (not necessary a cause-effect relation) between high consumption of erucic acid (otherwise found in mustard oil) and higher incidence of congestive heart failure. Erucic acid is a common ...


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