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Is it possible that a person has coronavirus if he only has difficulty breathing?

I have been suffering from difficult breathing for about 20 days now. It ranges from low to medium and the past few days it became almost permanent. I am afraid of going out and doing the test because ...
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Does the virus causing COVID-19, the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 stop being infectious when it is dry?

There are studies about the persistence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on surfaces. The purpose of the studies is to find out how long a surface keeps being a risk to people. As far as I understand, it is ...
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Are there devices for measuring the quantity of Covid-19 (RNA) in the air?

I would like to know if there are some devices that can measure the quantity of Covid-19 in the air that a human being would inhale while walking on the streets, shopping in stores and coming back ...
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Benefits of being relaxed after reading up on the morning [closed]

I want someone to help direct me to research (if there exists any) of the advantages both mental and physical of waking up in a relaxed manner. To contrast it we have scenario A where your alarm goes ...
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When can mechanical ventilation be performed without intubation?

(lay person here) I have been following recent developments in DIY ventilator design, which are normally focussed on a contraption to send positive pressure in a controlled cycle. The counterargument ...
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Is there a virus from which humans can recover, but which doesn't grant long lasting immunity?

Prior to the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic I was under the impression that viruses fall into two categories: Diseases from which you recover and afterwards become fully immune. When reinfected with a mutated ...
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How quickly would boiling water kill coronavirus?

How quickly would boiling water kill coronavirus? There are numerous articles telling us to disinfect groceries - wash all packages with soap and water and then disinfect with wipes, also wash ...
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How is Lopinavir + Ritonavir expected to stop COVID-19?

There are four drugs being tested for effectiveness against COVID-19 in the SOLIDARITY trial. Three of them have obvious potential mechanisms of action: Remdesivir is an RNA polymerase inhibitor. ...
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Do plastics impact health in adults?

I started drinking from a glass water bottle to reduce my exposure but I don't have any actual numbers to know how much impact it actually has to try and work out and what steps are worth taking to ...
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Can vacuum cleaner save lives? Idea to make cheap mechanic lung's ventilator for covid-19 patients [closed]

I am not scientist nor doctor but I have an idea how to get cheaply many mechanical lung's ventilators. Inside vacuum cleaner tube insert and secure (fix) narrow tubes and each one tube insert to one ...
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Transmission of COVID-19 through domesticated animals

This is an exploratory question. If a COVID-19 infected person (person is unaware that he is infected) milks the cow for couple of days, is there a possibility of him infecting the cow thereby ...
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Sensitivity and Specificity evaluations and cost of the Abbott ID Now SARS-COV-2 test platform

Seeking information about the ABBOTT ID NOW test platform used to diagnose COVID-19. Apparently Abbott purchased the analyzer business from Alere Inc, in 2018 that had developed the analyzer to ...
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US FDA Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 diagnostic tests

My focus here is on the Emergency Use Authorizations and the (potentially) of relaxed standards as contrasted with FDA approved tests. The patient fact sheet for Abbot's newly (March 27Th) ...
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Reliable and updated data source for covid-19 on the death rate for people with no pre-existing conditions

I was reading the worldometer page on Coronavirus Cases, and the website appears to be reliable, in the sense that: It provides sources to its data It doesn't use biased language. But a particular ...
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Why is the US not implementing large scale random Covid-19 testing to isolate asymptomatic people? [closed]

For this question, we will define surveillance as large scale random Covid-19 testing. It is my understanding that: surveillance enables the sorting of asymptomatic patients to be immediately ...
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Is there any COVID-19 LIVE web-api available?

Is there a public (free) Web-API providing live COVID-19 cases evolution per country ? By live, I mean the more recent data are available for the current day, not for the yesterday. By Web Api I ...
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How do we know that the Spanish flu was an influenza? [closed]

Many diseases of the respiratory tract present as having “Flu like symptoms” how do we know that the 1918 Spanish flu was a strain of influenza and not some virus with similar symptoms?
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How to calculate the doubling rate for infections? [migrated]

I'm playing with the JHU nCOV data and looking to calculate the doubling rate in my region (Western Australia) - I can get it down to an integer value via a kind of brute force (halve the current case ...
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I have following questions on Corona Virus (Covid-19) and give solutions for them!

I have following questions on Corona Virus (Covid-19)? 1. How long can it stay on Air 2. Will corona virus be on roads and can get to our Foot or shoes? 3. Can we get it from Fruits, Veg / ...
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Efficiency of age-dependent and geographical quarantines?

Most western countries let young people transmit the virus slowly over a period of 1-2 years while keeping the economy in lockdown and letting the old and frail people shop and work together. That ...
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Can Ultrasound be a possible solution to treat COVID-19 virus?

An article from 2008: New way to kill virus: Shake them to death. Can ultrasound have the potential to treat COVID-19 infected humans at large-scale (because it does not require anesthesia)? I went ...
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is this paper confusing case fatality rate with infection fatality rate?

http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/research_articles/2020/COVID-forecasting-03252020_4.pdf says: "[These models] generally suggest that given current estimates of the basic ...
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Why are multiple courses of isotretinoin necessary to treat acne?

The following guidances don't detail why multiple courses are more efficacious? Aug 21 2019 PRODUCT MONOGRAPH on Accutane, Hoffmann-La Roche Limited, p. 13 of 36. Effects of multiple courses of ...
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Doesn't the maximum cumulative dosage of isotretinoin contradict the effiacy of multiple courses?

Doesn't the dosing schedule for isotretinoin for treating acne vulgaris Isotretinoin therapy should be initiated at a dose of 0.5 mg/kg/d for 4 weeks and increased as tolerated until a cumulative ...
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Knee pain in coldness and science behind it?

I once heard that our knee cartilage is like a sponge with micro holes. It absorbs lubricant fluid , becomes flexible, and make friction smooth. If in cold, because metabolism and capillary blood ...
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Why would officals hide number of COVID-19 cases? [closed]

This story is a little confusing: Suspected, confirmed COVID-19 patients filling roughly 1 in 4 Ontario ICU beds More than 430 patients in Ontario hospital intensive care beds have either tested ...
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What are the special medications to treat Covid-19?

We know there is no cure for Covid-19 (currently) and the treatment focuses on managing symptoms as the virus runs its course. The main symptoms of Covid-19 are -Fever -Cough -Shortness of breath ...
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Bike pump as a ventilator?

I've been trying to think of the simplest, pre-existing item that could be used as a ventilator to support coronavirus patients that require it. I have come across this useful specification regarding ...
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which treatment is recommended for metacarpal fractures (3+4)? operative or nonoperative?

which treatment is recommended for metacarpal fracture (3+4)? operative or nonoperative? What are pros and cons? The patient would like to avoid surgery and is 33 year old. ref https://www.ncbi....
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Can computer programmers help to find a vaccine against corona?

How can a competition among computer programmers be helpful to find a vaccine against corona? HackZurich, under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), aims to use the ...
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Why aren't purine analogs effective in non-hematological malignancies?

FDA has approved many purine analogs e.g. thioguanine, cladribine, pentostatin, mercaptopurine for various forms of leukemia and/or lymphoma, but none for non-hematological malignancies. What makes ...
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How to know I am infected with Corona virus? [closed]

hi everyone I am worry to go hospital to know I have Corona virus, How can I know that I am infected or no?
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What sustainable options do poorer non-first world countries have against COVID-19? [closed]

In wealthy first-world countries, although social distancing hurts on a social and economic basis, it is at least feasible for a certain time. Basically every country world-wide has now implemented ...
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What thresholds apply for labelling of possible contaminants in a sanitizing product?

In labelling an isopropanol hand sanitizer in the UK (which I gather would be regulated as a biocide in the EU, not a cosmetic), should a contaminant of one of the ingredients be listed on my ...
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Complexity and medical constraints vs Open Source Ventilator

This is a question to experts in medical engineering with specialization on lung ventilators. Let's take a "simpler" design than a full-featured ICU. We know typically medical devices are complex ...
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Can aortic stenosis lead to arrythmia?

As I understand, Aortic stenosis restricts the blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta, this restriction should cause a disruption in the pumping of blood. That would cause the heart to beat ...
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Why is the reported case-fatality rate due to COVID-19 much higher in Italy than in China among individuals aged 70 years or older?

Why is the reported case-fatality rate due to COVID-19 much higher in Italy than in China among individuals aged 70 years or older? {1} stratified data by age group: {1} inconclusively mentions two ...
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Is open air spraying of disinfectant irritating the respiratory system and therefore increasing risk of infection such as COVID-19?

Recent articles and news items showed groups of people (mainly in Asia) spraying whole cities with disinfectant (as shown on a photo below). Apart from questions about the used substances, dose, ...
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Is or could lung lavage be used to treat or at least reduce the time required on a respirator for COVID19 patients?

Could bronchial washing (as used in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and some forms of pneumonia) be used to treat or at least reduce the length of time a patient suffering from COVID-19 required ...
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Is it possible that COVID-19 virus exist in a human body, but be absent from samples taken from nose and back of throat?

As specified in this link, COVID-19 tests start with taking samples from the nose or back or throat of people. Based on growth rate of this disease, I thought what if those samples are not positive (...
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Effect of Covid-19 lockdowns on other diseases?

So I am sitting here at home in Covid-19 lock down. It got me wondering if there any prior evidence of the effects of lockdowns on the spread of others diseases? Or if there there are any solid ...
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Should I wear mask to supermarket to protect myself from coronavirus? [duplicate]

US news keeps telling average people NO NEED to wear masks for coronavirus, but I see on TV that when Chinese/Korean/Japnese go out to the street, all of them wear masks. If the US advise people to ...
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How can I set up alerts to notify me of COVID-19 clinical trial participation opportunities for healthy US volunteers outside of infection “hotspots”?

I live in a mid-size US city not hit too hard by the coronavirus. Is there a good way to set up email alerts (or similar) to alert me to COVID-19 clinical trials in my area that I can volunteer for? I ...
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How coronavirus are transmitted in New York City and in other states in the US?

We know coronavirus is transmitted by 1) droplet in air 2) touching a physically contaminated object by a coronavirus patient and then touch our face or mouth. Now New York City got hit so hard, ...
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With regard to COVID-19 what happens to droplets after coughing or sneezing?

Let's say 15 minutes after a person coughs or sneezes, where does the droplet go? Up in the air and down to the ground? Is it different inside a building?
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What is known about transmission of coronaviruses through food?

I've seen a lot data about Covid-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) on dry surfaces. But what about wet mediums, in particular food? In the West, it's easy enough to disinfect supermarket packages (before opening ...
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How can you determine whether a surgical mask is real or fake?

There are lots of surgical masks being sold online rather than traditional outlets such as home improvement shops and chemists. How do you ascertain it is likely to be a real mask that provides ...
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If you have a set of symptoms, is there an online way to assess the probability of having Covid-19?

I volunteered with doctors and nurses this weekend on a special project and now I'm home with possible COVID-19 symptoms. I was closely working in person with around 500 medical personnel in New York ...
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If models predict that COVID-19 cases leveling off by July, what is the point of developing a vaccine, if we all have the immunities by then?

A model from the University of Washington predicts that new COVID-19 cases and deaths will drop to zero shortly after July 1: https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections I assume that's because the ...
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What clinical presentations are you seeing in Covid-19?

Many of us have yet to see a case. What is your personal experience?

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