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Has the Coronavirus Got You Lost in Time?
A woman walked to answer the doorbell the other day and was surprised to see the workers who had arrived to replace her front walkway.
“I wasn’t expecting you to be here until Thursday,” she said.
“It is Thursday,” one replied.
Call it the CluelessVirus or CoronaDaze, but researchers have found that a majority of people have become lost in time because of the social distancing measures brought on by the coronavirus that have led people to spend more time in their homes and less time engaging in a variety of activities.
According to a new survey of 2,000 U.S. adults, the average person can’t seem to recall which day it is five times per week. And 59% of those respondents didn’t even know what day it was when they completed the survey.
Could the weather be the anchor in a never-changing world?
“I maintain simply the change of the weather from day to day is more important than ev
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Some Heroes Wear Masks
It’s quite fitting that National Superhero Day falls the first week of May in 2020, the same week that Symetra Tour player Sarah Hoffman (Saline, Michigan) puts away her Callaway clubs, dons a face mask and other required personal protective equipment (PPE) to return to her job as a nurse at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor.
“I’m going to stay with a coworker, so I don’t put my parents at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19,” said Hoffman, who lives in the greater Atlanta, Ga., area. “The sacrifices are different in golf and nursing. Golf leans toward an individual focus and you have to think about yourself as No. 1. Nursing is all about the patient and how I can go the extra mile to make them the most comfortable. After a season on the links it’s nice to get back to this other career I chose, to gain perspective. I feel fortunate in helping make a difference and that it allows for a st
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Risk Factors for COVID-19 Death Revealed in World’s Largest Analysis of Patient Records to Date
Academics at the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), working on behalf of NHS England and in partnership with NHSX, have analysed the pseudonymised health data of over 17.4 million UK adults to discover the key factors associated with death from COVID-19 .
This is the largest study on COVID-19 conducted by any country to date, and therefore gives the strongest evidence on risk factors associated with COVID-19 death.
● Largest study to date, analysing NHS health data from 17.4 million UK adults between 01 February 2020 and 25 April 2020, has given the strongest evidence to date on risk factors associated with COVID-19 death.
● Among the 17.4 million adults in the sample, there were 5,707 deaths in hospitals attributed to COVID-19.
● People of Asian and Black ethnic backgrounds are at a higher risk of death and, contrary to prior speculat
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Survey: Half of Americans Concerned About New Moms and Babies Being in Public Places
There are a lot of health concerns that come with pregnancy, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional fears about dangers to both mom and baby. A new national survey by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center confirms these fears, finding that nearly 80% of respondents would be concerned about themselves or an expectant mother in their life in the midst of the current COVID-19 outbreak, with almost half expressing fear of going to a scheduled prenatal appointment.
Among the more than 2,000 respondents, 51% would be concerned about sending their child to daycare or a babysitter and over 45% would be concerned about visiting public places while pregnant and after their baby is born. Because parents today have an endless amount of information at their fingertips, messaging about what is safe and what they should and shouldn’t do is easily muddled.
“We always encourage pre