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MIT researchers say you’re no safer from Covid indoors at 6 feet or 60 feet in new study challenging social distancing policies

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 indoors is as great at 60 feet as it is at 6 feet — even when wearing a mask, according to a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers who challenge social distancing guidelines adopted across the world. MIT professors Martin Bazant, who teaches chemical engineering and… Read More »

Israeli study highlights concern over South African Covid-19 variant

A study from the Tel Aviv University in Israel has raised concerns that the South African variant of Covid-19 could be better at “breaking through” Pzifer/BioNTech vaccine. Scientists from Tel Aviv University and Clalit Health Services in Israel have conducted a study which found that the South African variant of the Covid-19 could be less… Read More »

Teachers union power, not rate of COVID transmission, determines whether schools are open for instruction, study finds

Teachers unions have often demanded lower community spreads of the coronavirus before they are willing to return teachers to the classroom. For example, before United Teachers Los Angeles will agree to in-person learning, it has demanded that Los Angeles County have a daily rate of COVID-19 cases no higher than 10 per 100,000 population. But… Read More »

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Metabolic Changes in Patients with Lupus: Study

London, March 27: Patients with lupus are more likely to have metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance – both factors linked to heart disease – if they have lower vitamin D levels, a new study has revealed. Researchers believe that boosting vitamin D levels may improve control of these cardiovascular risk factors, as well as improving… Read More »

Viagra could help men with coronary artery disease live longer, study suggests

Men who have stable coronary artery disease who also take Viagra may live longer and also have a decreased risk of having a new heart attack compared to those who suffer from the disease but do not take the erectile dysfunction drug, according to the findings of a new study published in the Journal of the… Read More »

Parents with kids in virtual school are more stressed, some use drugs and alcohol to cope, CDC study shows

A student raises her hand in her virtual classroom at the Roxbury YMCA in Boston on Sept. 21, 2020. Suzanne Kreiter | Boston Globe | Getty Images Parents with kids stuck home during the pandemic will tell you how stressed they are, but now the CDC has scientific evidence that virtual schooling is taking a… Read More »

CDC study finds easing mask and restaurant rules led to more Covid cases and deaths, as some states move to lift restrictions

Patrons Sari and Peter Melendez enjoy lunch at Katz’s Delicatessen, the famous deli founded in 1888, on the first day of the return to indoor dining for New York City, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in New York, February 12, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Easing mask mandates and reopening restaurants have led to… Read More »