While secondhand smoke likely doesn’t directly cause the coronavirus, smokers can exhale infected droplets into the air, experts say.
“Not only are they potentially spreading virus by not wearing a mask, they are blowing those droplets to the people around them to potentially get infected,” Dr. Albert Rizzo, chief medical officer for the American Lung Association, told the Associated Press.
The virus is mainly thought to spread from person to person through respiratory droplets.
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The US reported more than 70,400 new COVID-19 cases on Friday — the highest daily total since July.
Twenty-one states have set single-day records for new infections in the past 10 days.
Indeed, COVID-19 cases are surging for the third time in the US since the start of the pandemic — a spike experts think could become the largest yet. It’s happening, they say, because more people are spending time indoors as the weather gets cold, and Americans are simultaneously feeling fatigued by pandemic safety…
New study reveals why different people experience varying intensity of COVID-19 symptoms – Firstpost
As per the study, the expression of about eight genes such as the ones responsible for hypoxia, uncontrolled inflammation or cytokine storm, oxidative stress and…
As per the study, the expression of about eight genes such as the ones responsible for hypoxia, uncontrolled inflammation or cytokine storm, oxidative stress and vitamin K biosynthesis, increased with age, suggesting the higher susceptibility of the elderly to the SARS-CoV-2 virus
Over 41 million people in the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far. Of these, over 30 million have recovered and more than 1.1 million have died.
While we know more about the disease now than we did a few months…
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Around 850,000 people live with the memory-robbing disease in the UK alone.
Eating soy may help ward off dementia, but only for certain individuals, research suggests.
Japan has been dubbed a super-aged society, with more than a quarter (28%) of its residents aged 65 or over.
Despite its elderly population, Japan has the lowest rate of deaths by coronary heart disease in the world, with many crediting the high soy consumption.
With it increasingly being understood that what is good for the heart is good for the brain, scientists from the University of Pittsburgh set out…
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