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New CDC Study Finds Majority of Those Infected with COVID-19 ‘Always’ Wore Masks – California Globe

Once again it appears there are conflicting facts, data and plenty of opinions about the efficacy of wearing masks to prevent contracting the Coronavirus.

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Once again it appears there are conflicting facts, data and plenty of opinions about the efficacy of wearing masks to prevent contracting the Coronavirus.
In addition to causing “maskne” and skin infections on the face and around the mouth, persistent coughing, “mask mouth,” and respiratoryillnesses including lung infections, it turns out that most everyone infected with COVID-19 “always” wore masks, according to a newly published study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Scientists discover new organ in the throat – Live Science

A secret set of salivary glands has been hiding behind the nose.

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Scientists have discovered a new organ: a set of salivary glands set deep in the upper part of the throat. 
This nasopharynx region behind the nose
was not thought to host anything but microscopic, diffuse, salivary glands; but the newly discovered set are about 1.5 inches (3.9 centimeters) in length on average. Because of their location over a piece of cartilage called the torus tubarius, the discoverers of these new glands have dubbed them the tubarial salivary glands. The glands probably l…

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Rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab advances as a COVID treatment, as other regimens fall back, studies show – USA TODAY

The list of drugs effective at treating COVID-19 got longer Tuesday, even as another well-used drug lost some of its luster.

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President Trump received mostly the same treatment as anyone would get for COVID-19, except for one experimental drug and the speed of his care.
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The list of drugs shown effective for treating COVID-19 got longer Tuesday, even as another well-used drug lost some of its luster.
In a large clinical study, tocilizumab, an immune modulator long used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, showed it can save lives if given to critically ill COVID-19 patients within the first two days of being admi…

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Volunteers to Be Infected With Coronavirus in Vaccine-Effectiveness Trials in U.K. – The Wall Street Journal

Controversial ‘human challenge’ trial would require injecting healthy humans with virus to gauge effectiveness of vaccines

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LONDONU.K. researchers plan to start infecting healthy volunteers with tightly controlled doses of the coronavirus in early 2021 in what they called a first-of-its-kind effort to more rapidly gauge the effectiveness of multiple vaccines against Covid-19.The plans for so-called human-challenge trials target 18- to 30-year-olds who have been free of Covid-19 symptoms and show no other risk factors such as heart disease or diabetes, said the researchers, led by infectious-disease experts at Imperia…

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