Pandemic Journal: Dear Mom – A Ray of Hope — DNAeXplained – Genetic GenealogyJ

Well, Mom, it’s been 14 long-years-ago today, and I don’t even know where to begin. It’s not that I haven’t written, because I have, faithfully, every year. It’s just that the most unbelievable things have happened in this past year. You’re not going to believe this. Actually, it’s like the earth is trying to shake […]

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Others–Or Community? — On The Fence Voters

Eleven of the president’s Secret Service agents have tested positive for COVID-19. The same diagnosis applies to Katie Miller, VP Pence’s press secretary and wife of the exasperatingly xenophobic presidential adviser Stephen Miller. (Miller should have worked focused his efforts on banning viruses rather than humans from entering our nation.) The persistent little virus also […]

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What is covid-19 and how do you get infected? — Andrada’s world

by Andrada Costoiu I wondered how does this virus infect our body, what makes it so strong and why is it so contagious. SO, below is some information I gathered about it…… TOOOOO bad we will never know the origin of this virus, because it’s just seems so well designed. It enters our body through […]

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natural remedies to prevent & protect from COVID-19 — baisakhi saha

Let us understand what a coronavirus really is and how it comes about, its origin and nomenclature, before delving deeper into precautions, preventive measures, natural modes of relief and home care. Coronaviruses are zoonotic. What does that mean? Well, what comes to mind when you hear the word “zoo”? That’s right, animals! Zoonotic illnesses are hard to get rid of as they have an animal reservoir, like bird flu, while it can be abolished in farmed animals but keeps coming back as it is brought by wild birds. You don’t hear much about avian influenza as it doesn’t transmit from person to person, but there are outbreaks in poultry farms every year worldwide. So zoonosis refers to an infectious or contagious disease that is transmitted from a non-human source, such as insects, birds, other mammals and animals. Coronaviruses (CoVs) are subsets of viruses with unique characteristics, like they use RNA instead of DNA, and belong to the family Coronaviridae comprising a group of enveloped, positive-sensed, single-stranded RNA viruses. Covered with spikes to invade cells, those spikes or crown-like S proteins are called corona, Latin for wreath or crown. There are more than 30 kinds, but usually only a few affect people which are called human coronaviruses (HCoVs). All human coronaviruses are zoonotic i.e. transmitted between animals and people, usually originating from bats, mice or domestic animals. These coronaviruses often cause what we know as the common cold or flu, and symptoms may include fever, cough, headaches, sore throat, running nose, fatigue, sometimes reaching the severity of pneumonia. So far, there have been seven types of Coronaviruses affecting humans, the seventh being the one discovered in December 2019 creating this worldwide pandemic COVID-19, a respiratory illness colloquially known as the coronavirus. Some coronaviruses like this one causing COVID-19 also spreads person to person, hence travel faster and farther. Indirect contact via contaminated surfaces is another possible cause of infection.

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We’re dealing with COVID-19, but what’s a virus in the first place? — One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

Everybody knows by now that the United States and the world are in the grip of one of the dangerous coronaviruses called COVID-19, but what’s a virus and how can it make us feel ill? Why do our bodies react the way they do? Are viruses alive? “Viruses aren’t considered alive – in class I […]

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The correlation between epidemics and turmoils. A brief history review — maylynno

Manmade or nature made, viruses and epidemics have always existed in times of political turmoils. Is it a pure coincidence or is it planned by nature/God/universal forces? Here are some of the deadliest epidemics that shaped human history. The Plague of Athens devastated Athens during the second year of the Peloponnesian War (430 BC), killing […]

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The Viral Storm by Nathan Wolfe — Jo’s Book Blog

In The Viral Storm award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe – known as ‘the Indiana Jones of virus hunters’ for his work in jungles and rain forests across the world – shows the threat of a global pandemic is greater than we have ever imagined. The Viral Storm examines how viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu […]

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