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  1. They used the world's first randomized blind testing. TB is extremely good at developing a resistance to antibiotics. Now we have a combination therapy. And once again we see why you shouldn't ignore scientific/medical advice.
  2. Koch got his wish.... his own infectious disease institute. I guess we should encourage this type of behavior. Sigh.
  3. Part 2: "Barrel covers" is a God-tier euphemism. 😀 Unit commander: "NO CONDOMS that's inmoral" Soldiers: "No, you see, this is a protection for OUR RIFLES" commander:"oh ok, then you should practice with them" Soldiers: "Oh we will...practice"
  4. Venereal disease = Disease coming from Venus. LOL Men love to blame women....
  5. I was surprised to see this has affected mankind for 5 centuries.... sigh.
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    genetic analyses of the virus have not found any substantial changes which would effectively disguise it from the immune system.
  6. Patterns of Covid-19 Mortality and Vitamin D An Indonesian Study "When controlling for age, sex, and comorbidity, Vitamin D status is strongly associated with COVID-19 mortality outcome of cases."
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  7. 80 percent of workers would not feel safe if their state reopened now, survey reveals
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    "...the team used human blood stem cells and triggered mutations in the PARN gene that give rise to dyskeratosis congenita. These were then implanted into mice that were treated with the compounds, with the team finding the treatment boosted TERC, restored telomere length in the stem cells and had no
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    Over the past century, the opinion that Vit-C can be used to treat cancer and viral infection has shown promises and controversies. There are cases where high dose Vit-C has shown benefits. In some cases, there have been no benefits. However, new knowledge regarding the pharmacokinetic properties of V
  8. My opinion is that you keep the correct levels of vitamin D in your body. Now a days, due to staying indoors, it is possible that you will develop the deficiency of vitamin D. Get this checked by your doctor and use the correct dose to stay healthy. Here are my notes: Daily 10 microgram or 400 IU/Day Lippincott’s Biochemistry Review 4th Edition. Page 388 Daily 5 mg of cholecalciferol or 200 IU of Vitamin D. However, 800 IU/Day is shown to reduce the incidence of osteoporotic fractures. 800 IU/Day recommended by the Institute of Medicine to maintain bone health. Frank deficien
  9. New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Drugs: Remdesivir, Tocilizumab (Actemra), and Leronlimab | New Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, and Leronlimab are new medications against Coronavirus (COVID-19) that are being explored. Besides hydroxychloroquine, these are other medications being investigated in the context of a clinical trial and some for compassionate use to treat coronavirus (COVID-19). Remdesivir, developed by Gilead Sciences Inc., is an investigational broad-spectrum antiviral treatment that was previously tested in humans with Ebola and had shown promise in animal models for tre
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