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    Testing wastewater for the genetic RNA material of the SARS-C0V-2 virus has not proven to be a waste of time. It has become another tool in tracking COVID surges/increases/upticks in a region or community that utilizes a shared wastewater and sewage disposal system. Through the National Wast…

      Paxlovid (PAX-low-vid) is a newer pill meant to be used early in a mild or moderate COVID infection in people 12 years or older who weight at least 88 pounds or 40 kg, and are at higher risk for severe illness. That means going to the hospital or dying. The latter is a rough definition of mi…

        On March 7, 2022, a study was published in the journal Nature that reported the results of brain imaging/scans of people before and after they had what is now called “mild” COVID infection, meaning they were not sick enough to go to the hospital or die. It clearly demonstrated both brain shr…

          The March 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine contained two studies about immune protection against future COVID-19 reinfections, comparing people who had a prior COVID-19 infection and were subsequently vaccinated, to those who relied on immunity from the infection only to prote…

            This year Earth Day will be occurring in a few days. It seems appropriate to take a break from the steady stream of information about the Covid conundrum to report on another cheerful topic: that microplastics have been found in human blood samples. Out of one frying pan, into another fire. …

              The CDC recently announced that a fourth COVID vaccination, a second booster, is available for people over 50 years old, for those who have a weakened immune system ages 12 years and older, generally called immunocompromised, and for those who’ve had two shots of the Johnson and Johnson vacc…

              Just last weekend an event happened at the television event called the Oscars, which was viewed by many people (but also not by many people). It was an act of violence by one actor, Will Smith, against another actor, Chris Rock, who was the emcee.

              It’s spring break time! All the schools seem to be taking their time off. I thought it would a good time to do the same and take a vacation from the all viral Covid considerations. The following Hint is a repeat or reprise from years past. But isn’t spring always a reprise from the past?

              How many of us are tired of being part of an historic event, the COVID pandemic? Hold up your hands. As of this writing, we are hearing that the number of COVID-19 cases is dropping in a majority of areas worldwide. So, when do we label our viral lives something less than a pandemic, like pe…

              An article in the February 24, 2022, Minneapolis Star-Tribune entitled “COVID mutation found in wastewater” begins: “A new form of the highly contagious omicron variant has been detected in Twin Cities wastewater but at low levels. The subvariant, known as omicron BA.2, is 30-50% more infect…

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              Question: Sometimes while I am traveling I’ve noticed a set of reflective triangles out behind a semi? Can I use those on my personal passenger car if it were to break down? Any advice is appreciated.

              The origin of cotton swabs in every reference credits a Polish immigrant named Leo Gerstenzang for their creation in 1923, who was inspired while watching his wife wind cotton around toothpicks to clean their baby’s ears at bath time.

              Just when we thought we knew everything about it, the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus had something new to teach us. It can cause a rather unique symptom: night sweats (NS). These were recently reported after hearing enough patients describe having them. No other COVID symptom complex ha…

              We’re beginning our third year of the COVID pandemic. Everyone is tired and sick of and maybe from it. But the virus isn’t going anywhere real soon. It is still teaching us. The latest chapter is the rather incredible “surge” from the omicron variant (Ov). It has several aspects that disting…

              We’re beginning our third year of the COVID pandemic. Everyone is tired and sick of and maybe from it. But the virus isn’t going anywhere real soon. It is still teaching us. The latest chapter is the rather incredible “surge” from the omicron variant (Ov). It has several aspects that disting…

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