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You Could Have COVID for This Many Days and Not Know It, Study Says – Best Life

This study calls into question everything you thought you knew about coronavirus’s incubation period—and what that means for your quarantine.

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Part of what makes coronavirus so highly contagious is its sneaky, asymptomatic incubation period. Until recently, the rule of thumb was that most cases became apparent between one and 14 days after exposure, with most cases revealing themselves with symptoms sometime around the fourth or fifth day. But one new study published in the journal Science Advances has determined patients may remain asymptomatic for longer than previously believed. As it turns out, patients are most likely to show thei…

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Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems – ScienceAlert

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small…

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Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small new experiment. 
When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very short space of time. 
Compared to other city kids who…

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Offline: Science and politics in the era of COVID-19 – The Lancet

“How can we follow the science when scientists haven’t the foggiest.” “‘Big mouth’scientists losing trust of Ministers.” Headlines such as these are increasingly…

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Scientists say some Covid-19 vaccines need screening for raising HIV risk – South China Morning Post

Researchers have raised concern about candidates made with a cold virus known as adenovirus 5.

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Published: 7:00am, 23 Oct, 2020
Updated: 7:44am, 23 Oct, 2020

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