Covid-19

WEEK 94 – COVID-19 RANDOM NOTES WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE

WEEK 94 – COVID-19 RANDOM NOTES WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE

I had trouble finding more cream cheese to supplement the one 8oz. package I had to make a lemon cheesecake for Christmas dinner at a relative’s, for which I needed five packages. The Good Tern had three. The staff told me there is a national paucity of cream cheese and a major producer is paying $25 to customers who forego making cheesecakes…

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Beware of Your Facemask. It Might Be Dangerous to Your Health!

Beware of Your Facemask. It Might Be Dangerous to Your Health!

An ordinary facemask such as this one issued by a local hospital might seem good for your health.

But these facemasks are made of fine fibers, generally plastic. With a small amount of use, these fibers start coming loose and can be inhaled through your mouth or nose and into your lungs.

Who knows what damage they might cause.

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Where is this swab Going?

Where is this swab Going?

By Barbara A Walsh, The Maine Monitor —

As she drops the cotton swabs between the tiny teeth on the conveyor belt chain, Irene Chase cannot help but wonder, “Where is this one going today?”

“Is it going to a hospital, or the armed forces, or is it going to a foreign country?” Chase silently muses.

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Maine’s COVID-19 vaccination rate among highest per population in US

Maine’s COVID-19 vaccination rate among highest per population in US

State CDC director warns it’s a “matter of time” before the variant strain of COVID-19 is detected in Maine.

About 46,600 Mainers were vaccinated as of Friday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents nearly 3.5 percent of the state’s population. At least 3,271 of those vaccinated have received their second dose.

In comparison, 28,400 Mainers have had confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19, as of Friday. More than 1,100 have been hospitalized and 426 have died

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Artificial Intelligence Model Detects Asymptomatic Covid-19 Infections Through Cellphone-Recorded Coughs.

Artificial Intelligence Model Detects Asymptomatic Covid-19 Infections Through Cellphone-Recorded Coughs.

Asymptomatic people who are infected with Covid-19 exhibit, by definition, no discernible physical symptoms of the disease. They are thus less likely to seek out testing for the virus, and could unknowingly spread the infection to others.

A new AI model identified 98.5 percent of coughs from people confirmed with Covid-19, and of those, it accurately detected all of the asymptomatic coughs.

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