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Weekly Health Quiz: Enzymes, Vaccines and Face Masks

1 Certain enzymes may be useful for COVID-19 because they help: Support quick weight loss Degrade fibrin, which is a key factor in clot formation Extracted from earthworms, lumbrokinase is a highly effective antithrombotic agent that reduces blood viscosity and platelet aggregation while also degrading fibrin, which is a key factor in clot formation. Learn… Read More »

Most Americans Wear Masks, But Myths Linger: Poll

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Americans are generally well-versed about the use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, although knowledge gaps about face coverings persist, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll reveals. About nine in 10 Americans said they are knowledgeable about mask-wearing and that they sometimes, often… Read More »

Children don’t need to wear masks or follow strict social distancing when they return to school: SickKids experts

Article content continued Children wearing face shields sit in class at Kinugawa Elementary School on June 3, 2020 in Nikko, Japan. Carl Court/Getty Images Fisman said there is no basis for that statement. “If you wanted to create super-spreader events, the way to do it would be to gather large groups indoors and have them… Read More »

Coronavirus: Data suggests face masks DO protect wearers

Does wearing face masks REALLY prevent coronavirus outbreaks? Data shows countries that imposed compulsory mask-wearing managed to reverse their crises as leading doctors urge Britons to use scarves to make their own Britons repeatably told not to wear face masks because ‘no evidence they work’ But data from mask-wearing counties suggest they have halted major outbreaks Austria saw its… Read More »