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Infectious disease expert calls White House advisers herd immunity claims ‘pseudoscience’ | TheHill – The Hill

Infectious-diseases expert Michael Osterholm blasted a report that Scott Atlas, a medical adviser…

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Infectious-diseases expert Michael Osterholm blasted a report that Scott Atlas, a medical adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpLatest Mnuchin-Pelosi call produces ‘encouraging news on testing’ for stimulus packageChina warns it will detain American nationals following DOJ prosecution of Chinese scholars: reportMusician John Fogerty issues cease and desist over Trump use of ‘Fortunate Son’MORE, is pushing the White House to attempt a herd immunity approach to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Arizona reports 1,901 new coronavirus cases, 45 additional deaths – KTAR.com

Arizona health officials reported 1,901 new coronavirus cases and 45 more deaths on Saturday, putting the state’s totals at 245,946 COVID-19 infections and 5,979…

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This is a regularly updated story with the latest information about the coronavirus and its impact in Arizona and beyond for Saturday, Oct. 31.
PHOENIX Arizona health authorities reported 1,901 new coronavirus cases and 45 additional deaths on Saturday morning.
That put the states documented totals at 245,946 COVID-19 infections and 5,979 fatalities, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Key metrics about the severity of Arizonas pandemic have dropped dramatically from summertime…

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Artificial Intelligence Model Detects Asymptomatic Covid-19 Infections Through Cellphone-Recorded Coughs « Machine Learning Times – The Predictive Analytics Times

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Originally published in MIT News, Oct 29, 2020.
Results might provide a convenient screening tool for people who may not suspect they are infected.
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.
But it seems those who are asymptomatic may not be entirely free of changes wrought by the virus. MIT researchers…

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There’s an important link between vitamin D and coronavirus – ClickLancashire

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The scientists advise healthcare professionals to check for and evaluate any skin-related symptoms of COVID-19 once the patient recovers. Besides, the research showed that men had lower vitamin D levels than women.
As for coronavirus, one study of 216 COVID 19 patients in a Spanish hospital found that 82% of them were deficient in vitamin D.
So, should everyone start taking vitamin D now even if it isn’t clear whether it might help with Covid-19?
The study found that patients with a vitamin D deficiency…

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