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Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis Dead at the Age of 80 — 3CHICSPOLITICO

So sad about this. Congressman John Lewis is dead at the age of 80.😢😢 Thank you, Congressman. For all your work. For all you did for this country. You were a true American Hero.🙏🙏 The words of John Lewis from the 1963 March on Washington still ring true today, decades later. We must stand […]

Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis Dead at the Age of 80 — 3CHICSPOLITICO

Tons of medical supplies sent by Turkey arrive in Venezuela. — What Now News 24

Image Credit: aa.com.tr This week there was a surge in cases in Venezuela. It threatened to overwhelm the already fragile healthcare system. There were blackouts, water, medical equipment and basic supplies shortages which complicated the situation. Turkey signed an agreement last Thursday to send medical supplies to Venezuela to help them fight the recent surge […]

Tons of medical supplies sent by Turkey arrive in Venezuela. — What Now News 24

With CDC Sidelined, Some States Lose Access To Timely COVID-19 Hospital Data | Vermont Public Radio

Just as the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 approaches new highs in some parts of the country, hospital data in Kansas and Missouri is suddenly incomplete or missing. The Missouri Hospital Association reports that it no longer has access to the data it uses to guide statewide coronavirus planning, and the Kansas Hospital Association says its hospital data reports may be delayed.

Source: With CDC Sidelined, Some States Lose Access To Timely COVID-19 Hospital Data | Vermont Public Radio

An infectious disease expert debunks coronavirus mask myths – Los Angeles Times

 

So-called silent spreaders are responsible for the majority of transmission cases, a recent study found. “Furthermore, such silent transmission alone can sustain outbreaks even if all symptomatic cases are immediately isolated,” the authors wrote.

“Talking, yelling, exercising and singing can also spread [virus-carrying respiratory] droplets, in addition to what we focus on, which is coughing and sneezing, when someone is physically ill,” the study found.

Source: An infectious disease expert debunks coronavirus mask myths – Los Angeles Times

This Isn’t ‘Cancel Culture.’ The Goya CEO Is Just a Moron. — Repeating Islands

Robert Unanue has every right to love Donald Trump if he wants to. But with rights come responsibilities, like owning up to the consequences. An Op-Ed piece by Ruben Navarrette Jr. for The Daily Beast. It’s easy to have a knee-jerk opinion about what I’m calling the “Goycott.” It’s harder to fully understand the controversy. […]

This Isn’t ‘Cancel Culture.’ The Goya CEO Is Just a Moron. — Repeating Islands

How Coronavirus Affects The Brain

When it comes to the brain and nerves, the virus appears to have four main sets of effects:

A confused state (known as delirium or encephalopathy), sometimes with psychosis and memory disturbance.
Inflammation of the brain (known as encephalitis). This includes a form showing inflammatory lesions – acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) – together with the effects of low oxygen in the brain.
Blood clots, leading to stroke (including in younger patients).
Potential damage to the nerves in the body, causing pain and numbness (for example in the form of post-infectious Guillain-Barré syndrome, in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves).

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By Michael Zandi, UCL

Jul 8, 2020 11.37am BST

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re still learning what the disease can do. There are now detailed reports of brain illness emerging in people with relatively mild lung illness, in those who are critically ill and also in those in recovery.

One key thing we’re seeing is that severity of lung illness doesn’t always correlate with severity of neurological illness. Having only minor lung illness doesn’t protect against potentially severe complications.

When it comes to the brain and nerves, the virus appears to have four main sets of effects:

  1. A confused state (known as delirium or encephalopathy), sometimes with psychosis and memory disturbance.
  2. Inflammation of the brain (known as encephalitis). This includes a form showing inflammatory lesions – acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) – together with the effects of low oxygen in the brain.
  3. Blood clots, leading to

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