Red spots on the body or hives, another symptom of Covid-19 infection
The newest symptom of coronavirus infection is the appearance of red spots or a transient form of hives. This is the conclusion reached by several experts, dermatologists in the National Union of Dermatologists-Venerologists in France.
We all know that among the most common symptoms of coronavirus infection are dry cough, fever and respiratory difficulties. There are, however, other signs that tell you something is wrong, but these occur sporadically and not all patients experience them. These include loss of taste and smell, irritated and teary eyes, sore throat, and, more recently, the appearance of reddish spots, sometimes painful but also hives. This is the conclusion reached by several French doctors who thus sound an alarm.
The National Union of Dermatologists-Venerologists in France warns in a press release about the symptoms that may appear on the skin in case of infection with Covid-19. "A WhatsApp group of over 400 dermatologists, organized by the National Union of Dermatologists-Venerologists in France, indicates skin lesions, whether or not associated with other Covid symptoms," the press release states. Dermatologists detail the symptoms in question: acrosindromas (pseudo-degeneration in the extremities), the sudden appearance of sometimes painful red spots and transient episodes of hives.
The dermatologists' union suggests that if these skin symptoms occur, consult a specialist doctor as soon as possible. The analysis of the numerous cases reported shows that these symptoms can be associated with Covid-19. "We alert the public and physicians to detect these potentially contagious patients as soon as possible (they do not necessarily show signs of breathing difficulties)," the statement concludes.
90% of people infected with coronavirus, who require hospitalization, also suffer from other diseases.
In recent weeks, more and more studies have appeared on the new coronavirus. From those related to common symptoms to those who revealed that men are more affected by COVID-19 than women.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the US this week published the results of another research that looked at who are at high risk for contracting the new virus and being hospitalized.
According to this study, most people who needed hospitalization also suffered from other diseases. About 90% of them had one or more diseases, except for COVID-19. Among the most common are hypertension (49.7%), obesity (48.3%), lung disease (34.6%), diabetes (28.3%) and cardiovascular disease (27.8%).
The study, conducted March 1-30, was conducted on 1482 people infected with coronavirus from 14 states in the United States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York , Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Utah.
The researchers also found that the diseases of those infected with coronavirus are similar to those of people affected by the influenza virus (which causes the flu). However, the number of people infected with coronavirus requiring hospitalization is higher than those with the flu.
Also, another CDC study showed that about 78% of patients admitted to the ATI section and 71% of those hospitalized suffered from one or more diseases. And 27% of those who did not require hospitalization suffered from at least one other condition.
Although the study is an incipient one and was conducted on a relatively small number of people, the researchers emphasize that the findings made sound an alarm about the importance of prevention. "Social distance, frequent hand washing, wearing protective masks are essential to protect the elderly and those suffering from other diseases," says the agency.
The first dates according to TASS, a study by Hong Kong researchers shows that the ideal temperature for the development and spread of the new coronavirus is 4 degrees Celsius, under these conditions it can withstand the most. However, at 22 degrees, the new coronavirus remains active for one week, while at 37 degrees, the virus becomes inactive within two days. At 70 degrees Celsius, the virus dies in less than five minutes.
The recent dates are established by scientists from France who published a report indicating the temperature at which the coronavirus dies. As it turned out, inactivation is possible only at 92 ° C, subject to exposure for 15 minutes.
Initially, it was assumed that heating to 60 ° C for an hour would be sufficient. However, during the study it turned out: with this effect, the activity of the virus decreases by 6 times, but some strains still survive.
Evaluation of heating and chemical protocols for inactivating coronavirus scientists published on bioRXV portal in the form of a preliminary report (the so-called preprint). The conclusions made are for informational purposes only and require additional checks.
Earlier, other studies showed that different types of coronaviruses can live in the refrigerator for up to 9 days, and in the freezer they can exist for years.
In isolation, thousands of women around the world have started to post pictures of using a pillow as a dress. Bizarre posts quickly went viral. Each girl tried the pillow outlook and posted on social media the post with the hashtag #pillowchallenge.
The pillow is tied at the waist with a firm strap and the entire outfit is accessorized with a quality bag, and shoes with a heel. The new trend quickly became popular on instagram and a thousand users put the pillow on. Fashionable women, who got bored during quarantine, invented this funny but at the same time fashionable challenge.
Women are wearing different size and color pillows, some of them creating art and unique look, other making it total fun. Today we entertain ourselves online, while each of us is self-isolated and the wave of creativity is unstoppable. Flash mobs online are very popular today on Instagram and Tiktok.
It is not the first viral trend during quarantine. Just two weeks ago, women around the world cut their hair in front of the video camera and posted the result, often disastrous. The new trends and challenges are spreading fast, so the whole world being involved.
Protecting ourselves is important during this progressive pandemic. DIY masks are different and improvised from different stuff, people are ingenious and this is the result. Everyone strive to spread good mood and positive emotions. Here is where people decided to “create” something new and funny.
Handmade masks, need to be tested, so to understand if it works. Some masks are made just for fun, without any protection, but others can be even better than the one we are used to wear. Specialist are afraid of the plastic bags, which brings the risk of suffocation.
Remember that masks are not assuring you health, and definitely protecting you from the virus. The best way to stay healthy and really safe, is at home. Please stay at home, keep the social-distancing and avoid contact with strangers and not only. The virus is constantly spreading and affecting different regions and countries, that’s why you don’t have to be 100% sure in your mask defence.
This compilation can be the funniest you have seen for today, or maybe a fashionable trend. Kitchen sponges, diving masks and other stuff is the new trend on internet. It is boring to look the same with others, so let’s see how people decided to make their masks.
Researchers at Oxford have made an important discovery: they have launched a test that can identify, in just 20 minutes, whether or not a person has antibodies to Covid-19. Those who find out they are immune to coronavirus can return to work and resume their lives. The British government has already ordered 50 million tests that will be ready by June and says it is vital to saving the economy.
A test costs 10 pounds and is done through a small sting that takes a drop of blood. It works on the principle of pregnancy test: if after 20 minutes two lines appear, it means that there are antibodies to Covid-19. One line shows that the person is either vulnerable or the test has failed.
The test was developed by researchers at Oxford in collaboration with a firm backed by the British government. It wants to produce 1 million tests per week, by summer, and from next year to reach a production capacity of 50 million tests. The plan is for people to take pictures of the test result and send them to a central unit, where they will be entered into a database. Those who are immune to the virus will be able to return to work and thus the country's economy would have a chance.
In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, recovered from a serious infection with the new coronavirus, resumes his activity on Monday. He was tested positive for the new coronavirus on March 26, he was hospitalized ten days later at St. John's Hospital from London, after which he was transferred the next day, April 6, to the intensive care unit, where he left after three days.