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I don't know if it's just handwashing, but Australia is reporting a significant decrease in flu this season: Following a high start to the 2020 interseasonal period, currently, influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity are lower than average across all systems for this time of year. At the national level, notifications of laboratory-confirmed ...


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In this pandemic it is important to take precautions at each and every step. Fruits and vegetables should be properly cleaned. We don't know the fruit/vegetables vendors may be infected with COVID-19. Eventhough there is no as such a scientific proof that corona virus can spread through food But what's wrong in taking precautions and cleaning them properly?...


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Are betadine mouthwashes really effective against COVID-19? In vitro (test tubes/culture plates) studies do show that providone iodine does kill viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 after sufficient exposure (just as bleach and ethyl/isopropyl alcohol do.) The answer in vivo (in humans or animals) is unknown. (N.B.: That's, unknown, as in, you should probably ...


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This is an early paper on the efficiency of different fabrics for virus filtration. (Lots of testing as gone on since then.) However, it nicely illustrates breathability, the other factor to consider when making a mask: They summarize nicely here: Although the dish towel and the vacuum bag captured the most particles, they were also the hardest to breath ...


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