Fact Check: Does the Nasal Swab for COVID-19 Test Reach the Blood-Brain Barrier?
The nasopharyngeal swab that is widely being used to detect Covid-19 may cause discomfort that reaches far back into the nose. But the claim saying it damages and scrapes the blood-brain barriers is completely anatomically impossible. The process of swabbing does not reach and hurt the blood-brain barrier, where the brain and blood vessels exchange essential nutrients.
Coronavirus Detected in China Shrimp Imports from Ecuador
China began testing imported fresh and frozen food after the coronavirus was found on a chopping board used to cut salmon at a large food market in Beijing during an outbreak of coronavirus among workers there. The findings on the shrimp are the first positive results announced by Beijing since it began testing imported frozen foods for presence of the virus.
Fact Check: Is it Illegal to Wear a Mask While Carrying a Gun?
Claims that it was made illegal in Illinois to carry a gun while donning a face mask circulated in social media. Find out the truth about the said claims.
Press Group Sues Brazilian President Bolsonaro for Taking Off His Mask As He Announces his Positive COVID-19 Test Results
In the complaint filed by the press association, they are claiming that Bolsonaro has committed crimes which placed people’s lives in danger or putting one under imminent health risk. Moreover, they said that another one of his misdemeanors is that he failed to prevent the spread of the disease by exposing himself to people while having full knowledge that he was sick with an infectious illness.
Asteroid as Big as Taj Mahal Flew By Earth Undetected
Massive asteroid flew by the planet undetected by scientists. It is said to have been as massive as India's Taj Mahal.
Two Lysol Products Proven Effective in Warding-Off COVID-19 from Surfaces
EPA announced that Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist and Lysol Disinfectant Spray have met the agency’s criteria for usage against the novel coronavirus. Several laboratory tests have resulted in conclusions that found both products being able to kill the virus in hard and non-porous surfaces in just two minutes.
Cloth Face Masks Offer Zero Protection From Virus, Study Shows
What kind of face-covering is the best to wear and use? Read the article and be guided by what is needed in getting the best mask.
Excessive Drinking May Increase Coronavirus Threat
Substance abuse researcher Dr. Mariann Piano claims excessive drinking amid the coronavirus pandemic is a greater threat than the virus itself. Experts state alcohol compromises the immune system and makes people more susceptible to the pandemic.
Supreme Court Favors Trump’s Call for Expansion of Employer Exemption on Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate
Justice Clarence Thomas who wrote for the majority during the vote said that the actions done by the federal agencies and the Trump administration in asking for an expansion of the exemptions were lawful. Trump has previously stated that he would act to protect religious liberty in the country.
Fact Check: Does Wearing Face Mask Causes Oxygen Deficiency?
Anti-mask protesters in the United States are vocal about their struggles in wearing a mask, as some claims wearing them makes it difficult to breathe. But is there any danger in wearing a face mask?
Florida Teen Dies After Mother Sent Her to Group Event, Gave Her Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19
The teen fell ill days after she attended a church event. Her mother, a nurse, gave her azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine instead of rushing her to the hospital.
Super-Earths Might Share More Similarities to Our Earth
There's a research based on a new model that attempts to predict the formation of water-filled super-Earths. The researchers have made connections with the deep-water cycle and landmass as parts of the equation.
Coronavirus Facts Not Acceptable If It Fails to Match Anyone’s Worldview, Dr. Fauci Says
Why do people disagree with aspects of the ongoing Pandemic? Is there a dysfunction with getting the facts out?
Another Pandemic Brewing? Bubonic Plague Cases Reported in China
Caused by the microorganism Yersinia pestis., bubonic plague was the disease that caused the Black Death pandemic which killed millions of people in the 14th century. The said disease is transmitted through bites of fleas and infected animals, it was also considered as one of the most deadly infections caused by bacteria in the history of humans.
WHO Received First Reports of Coronavirus Not From China, But From Another Whistleblower
Recent revelation claimed that contrary to their claims, China was not the first one to inform WHO about coronavirus. Media reports are pointing to the first whistleblowers who reached out to WHO.