Bursts of exercise can lead to significant improvements in indicators of metabolic health | EurekAlert! Science News

Short bursts of physical exercise induce changes in the body’s levels of metabolites that correlate to, and may help gauge, an individual’s cardiometabolic, cardiovascular and long-term health, a study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found. In a paper published in Circulation, the research team describes how approximately 12 minutes of acute cardiopulmonary exercise impacted more than 80% of circulating metabolites, including pathways linked to a wide range of favorable health outcomes, thus identifying potential mechanisms that could contribute to a better understanding of cardiometabolic benefits of exercise. Source: Bursts of exercise can lead to significant improvements in indicators of metabolic health | EurekAlert! Science News

Congress in Peru selects centrist lawmaker to be new president – National | Globalnews.ca

“Sagasti is someone who inspired confidence among a lot of people,” said Jo-Marie Burt, a senior fellow with the Washington Office on Latin America. “He’s an accidental president — but I wouldn’t say he’s someone without a plan.” Source: Congress in Peru selects centrist lawmaker to be new president – National | Globalnews.ca

L.A. officials say COVID-19 testing can’t ensure party safety – Los Angeles Times

“Your test result that you got Saturday morning was from Thursday when you got tested, and it said, ‘On Thursday, you were negative,’” Ferrer said. “It says nothing about whether you’re still negative on Saturday.

“I do want people to understand that testing on Thursday so you can party on Saturday: That doesn’t work. It’s not a good idea. It’s not effective and you really are in some ways wasting a valuable resource,” Ferrer said.

Source: L.A. officials say COVID-19 testing can’t ensure party safety – Los Angeles Times

For those (like me) who assumed deniers that get COVID-19 will finally see the light… not so fast.

wear-a-mask, please.

The Chatty Introvert

photo credit: SeattleTimes.com (David Horsey, op ed 11-17-2020)

I saw a few clips about this nurse’s tweet. From South Dakota, Nurse Jodi Doering finally had to express herself on her night off. I don’t have Twitter, but you can find her viral tweet without much difficulty, I assume. The gist of it is even while plenty of folks are in the hospital beds, hooked up to machines, gasping for breath… they deny that it’s COVID-19.

I never thought that would be the case. My mind was blown.

CNN interviewed her this morning about the tweet for some elaboration (I happened to catch it before I caught a ride to my own surgical appointment). Jodi shows up about 1:15 in:

I asked my ride about it (she works in a hospital) and what she’s heard about the denial in her own hospital. She was amazed how bad it was in this…

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Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US – ExpressNews.com (Texas GOP wants to be number one in Covid-19 cases and deaths!)

That is the second-highest death count overall in the U.S., trailing only New York, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University. It’s the 22nd-highest per capita at 69.7 deaths per 100,000 people. Source: Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US – ExpressNews.com