• What goes into the toilet doesn’t always stay there, and other coronavirus risks in public bathrooms
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    What goes into the toilet doesn’t always stay there, and other coronavirus risks in public bathrooms

    Most public restrooms are grungy in the best of times. Now, we have the coronavirus risk to contend with, too. There are lots of risks – dirty sinks and door handles, airborne particles and other people in small, enclosed spaces who may or may not be breathing out the coronavirus. So, how do you stay safe when you’re away from home and you’ve really got to go? As a medical doctor and epidemiologist, I study infectious diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract. Here are four things to pay attention to when it comes to any public restroom. What goes into the toilet doesn’t always stay there Have you ever thought about…

  • Cleaning and hygiene tips to help keep the COVID-19 virus out of your home
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    Cleaning and hygiene tips to help keep the COVID-19 virus out of your home

    Can you catch the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from food? How should I do laundry now? Mundane household tasks have turned into a source of uncertainty and anxiety as families grapple with getting the basics done all while keeping their loved ones safe and healthy. Widespread misinformation about the virus puts everyone at risk and adds to the stress of having to filter fact from fiction. While research into the COVID-19 virus is ongoing, we know the virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (through coughing and sneezing), and touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The virus may survive on surfaces for a few hours…

  • Coronavirus and Cleaning
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    Coronavirus and Cleaning

    What is Coronavirus According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which already circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new strain first identified in China. Health experts continue to learn more about this new strain. The virus has symptoms associated with respiratory illnesses, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. It seems to spread like other respiratory illnesses as well, primarily through person-to-person contact. Preventing Coronavirus At this time, the differing parts of the U.S. are experiencing different levels of novel coronavirus activity and…

  • COVID-19 coronavirus: do you need to disinfect your home?
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    COVID-19 coronavirus: do you need to disinfect your home?

    it’s washing our hands to protect against coronavirus. Antibacterial wipes, hand santisers and soaps are flying off the shelves as everyone pays extra care to keeping themselves germ-free. Coronavirus: How to disinfect your house if someone you live with has it If you live with somebody who has been showing symptoms of COVID-19, giving your house a good clean is one of the best things you can do to keep you and the rest of your family safe. Read our guide below to see how you can do just that. Disinfect those high-touch surfaces It’s already been drilled into us to avoid touching our faces as this is one way…

  • Groceries and COVID-19
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    Groceries and COVID-19

    Currently, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging. However, it is always important to follow good hygiene practices when handling or preparing foods. You should always wash your hands and surfaces often, separate raw meat from other foods, cook to the right temperature and put food in the fridge as soon as you can. Food shopping advice Please don’t go shopping if you have COVID-19 symptoms. You can order your groceries online or have some family or friends drop them off instead. When you go food shopping, you should wash your hands before you leave the house, avoid touching your face when you’re…

  • Back to the gym? Here’s how you can protect yourself and others from coronavirus infection
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    Back to the gym? Here’s how you can protect yourself and others from coronavirus infection

    How are gyms unique? First it’s important to understand gyms are a bit different to other places where people might gather. Gyms are generally indoors, which means they don’t have the luxury of open air. We know SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, is more likely to spread indoors than outdoors. So there may be a need for individual gyms to consider specific limitations on the number of people in a given space, especially if the ventilation is poor. The huffing and puffing associated with vigorous exercise may cause you to cough or splutter, which can see infectious particles propelled, contaminating the environment. So keeping your distance from others is…

  • Corona Virus (Covid-19)
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    Covid-19

    Overview Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily…

  • Merry Christmas 2020 Hossein Lotfali
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    Merry Christmas 2020

    Date of birth of Jesus The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any secular text, but most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 BC and 4 BC.[1] The historical evidence is too incomplete to allow a definitive dating,[2] but the date is estimated through two different approaches—one by analyzing references to known historical events mentioned in the nativity accounts in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, and the second by working backwards from the estimation of the start of the ministry of Jesus. Christmas celebration Despite the celebration of Christmas in December, neither Luke nor Matthew mentions a season for when…

  • Merry Christmas 2019
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    Merry Christmas 2019

    Date of birth of Jesus The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any secular text, but most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 BC and 4 BC.[1] The historical evidence is too incomplete to allow a definitive dating,[2] but the date is estimated through two different approaches—one by analyzing references to known historical events mentioned in the nativity accounts in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, and the second by working backwards from the estimation of the start of the ministry of Jesus. Christmas celebration Despite the celebration of Christmas in December, neither Luke nor Matthew mentions a season for when…