How vaping affects the risk of coronavirus infection
Tobacco smoking may increase the risk of complications from COVID-19. The situation with vaping is similar, but in some respects, smoking electronic cigarettes is now even more dangerous than usual.
There are at least two weighty arguments against vaping. The first is the weakening of your own immune system, which is the main line of defense of the body in the fight against respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.
According to Alexa Mises, associate professor of family medicine at the University of North Carolina, while smoking a vape, the immune system tries to deal with the damage that the inhaled mixture causes to the lungs. Because of this, the body is much more difficult to fight with coronavirus and any other pathogen.
The second important argument is not in favor of vaping - exhaled steam may contain the causative agents of the virus if the person is already infected. Moreover, this vapor lingers in the air much longer than the same droplets released during sneezing, coughing or talking.
According to Robert Jackler, head of the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanford, when smoking a vape in a small room, pulmonary secretions can freeze in the air for minutes or even hours after evaporation. Accordingly, being around can be very dangerous.
Even if the smoker is not infected, the process of smoking a vape involves a constant touch of the vaporizer on the face, and this is also a risk. After all, the causative agents of coronavirus infection can remain on the hands and the device itself, and if you just touch your face, the virus can get into the respiratory tract.
All these are more than good reasons to quit smoking at least during a pandemic. Remember that there is always a risk of getting infected and getting complications, regardless of age, especially if you have chronic diseases besides a bad habit.
If you cannot afford to part with a vape, make it a rule to constantly disinfect the evaporator and wash your hands more often, including before and after each smoking.
Does the beard increase the risk of coronavirus infection?
In self-isolation mode, many men began to pay less attention to shaving. A unique challenge appeared on Twitter, indicated by the tags #coronabeard and #letsgrowtogether: its participants grow beards while they are in quarantine. Jim Carrey, for example, promised not to shave until he can return from filming again.
But in February, infographics created by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention crawled through news sites. In it, the organization recommends that men shave off their beards and mustaches, otherwise they will not be able to wear a protective mask correctly.
But do not rush to grab a razor and get rid of your beauty. The media, as always, exaggerated a bit. This infographic appeared back in 2017, when they did not even suspect a coronavirus.
In an original article, the CDC advises shaving facial hair only to medical professionals who wear N95 type respiratory masks. Their CDC does not recommend wearing on the street. For those who do not work in a medical facility, an ordinary fabric mask will also work. And it may well be combined with a beard.
If you want to leave facial hair, keep in mind that you should not touch it without washing your hands before doing this. iT is also important to simply wash it thoroughly every day with soap or shampoo.If you feel that the beard constantly encourages you to touch your face - shave it away from sin.
Coronaviruses can survive in the refrigerator for years. Wash your immediately
How to do it right and which solution is better to use.
We know a lot of dirty places in the house that we carefully clean. But often we forget about the most important thing - the refrigerator.
Viruses feel great at low temperatures. Studies of persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents have shown that various types of coronaviruses can live in the refrigerator for up to 9 days. Coronavirus is assumed to be no less tenacious.
As a preventive measure, you need to wash the refrigerator at least once a month. Now is the time to do it. You will need:
- Cleaning agent. Household cleaning solutions are also quite effective, if exposed to the surface for at least 1 minute. In extreme cases, you can wash the shelves of the refrigerator with soap or wipe with ethyl alcohol.
- Cloth or paper towels.
When everything is ready, proceed.
- Unplug the refrigerator and remove all products.
- Throw away all spoiled foods - they are an ideal habitat for harmful microbes.
- Remove all shelves and remove drawers and wash them in hot soapy water as you wash dishes. You can do this in the kitchen sink, if it is too small - in the bath.
- Likewise, thoroughly wash all dishes from the refrigerator in hot water, especially one that contains something stale.
- Use the cleaning agent to clean the refrigerator itself - the inner walls, the racks for the shelves, the door handle. Act, moving from top to bottom, so that the mud does not run down to already cleared places.
- Wipe the refrigerator with paper or cloth towels, then put the racks, shelves and drawers back.
- Return the products back with a thorough inspection to see if they are all fresh. Banks, bottles, containers and bags can be pre-wiped with an alcohol raster.
Repeat this procedure regularly every 30 days, and you can reduce the risk of catching the infection through food.
Crazy ideas, but useful. These inventions can protect us from coronavirus!
The crisis triggered by COVID-19 paralyzed all activities that required human closeness! But here are a few that have discovered how to unlock areas of activity blocked by the authorities. So did a hairdresser in Ireland, the owner of a bar in Seville, Spain, and a young British man.
Nearly 5 million people have been infected and more than 318,000 have died in the fight against the new coronavirus, which is not as resistant as SARS, but is up to three times more contagious. Until the release of a vaccine (estimated to be mass-produced by the end of 2021), humanity will have to learn to protect itself and "cohabit with the killer virus," warns Michael Ryan, WHO's director of emergency situations. Many have already begun to make ingenious lifestyle changes to protect themselves and others from the killer virus.
- Seville, Spain. The bar "La Gitana Loca” hired a robot as a bartender to be able to operate during the coexistence with the virus. The robot bartender produced by the cyber company Macco can fill and serve 600 mugs in an hour. A pint sells for 0.70 euros and owner Alberto Martinez, 53, hopes to receive the operating license on May 24 when, theoretically, the state of emergency would end if Parliament does not accept Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's proposal to extend it for another 30 days.
- Drogheda, Ireland. She invented the anti-COVID-19 hairdressing chair in order not to leave his clients with tousled hair during the epidemic. Hairdresser Jean McDonnell, from Drogheda, Lough, Ireland, opened her salon before the government began the phase of easing the austerity measures. She does the hair of her clients in front of other salons after her husband Alan developed a plexiglass cage that protects her and protects clients from possible contamination. Obviously, at the end of April a session at the hairdresser could cost 100 euros.
- Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom. He invented the curtain for hugs because he couldn't imagine seeing his grandmother and not being able to hug her. Briton Antony Cauvin, 29, spent £ 70 to turn a shower curtain into a special device to hug his grandmother during the coronavirus epidemic. He posted a video with the emotional moment on a social network. The UK has recorded over 35,000 deaths and has 245,000 people infected.
The situation we have at the moment, is an unclear event that is unknown when will end. Coronavirus is continuously affecting new regions and people across the world. In some countries are big problems in supplying the hospitals with all needed, but in other countries there are no more places in hospitals for the ill. The whole world is struggling to maintain stability and keep the situation under control, but for this a lot of money are needed.
Famous people decided to interfere by making donation, sometimes in a big amount. This generous donation are needed during this struggle, someone offered this money to their infected fans, other to various hospitals.
Everyone tried their best to help and encourage, even turned their branding factories to the production of suits for doctors and nurses.
Here we talk about Giorgio Armani, the owner of a well known and beloved brand, he donated 2.2 million of dollars to various hospitals. Armani also initiated the sewing of special suits for doctors and nurses at his factories, so to supply the hospitals with the necessary equipment. He also donated money to The Italian Civil Protection Agency.
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, donated 100 million of dollars through their foundation.The money donated by their family will be spent on supporting the treatment efforts across the globe,but also is highlighted the need to build infrastructure to treat patients in Africa and Southern Asia. Some money were also invested in the fund for development of a vaccine.
Bruno Mars donation came around 1 million dollars. The celebrity concerns about the MGM employees who lost their jobs, so this money will be the greatest help during this economic problems. The donation was made to the MGM Resorts Foundation. Another part of the donation is for the Employee Emergency Grant Fund and the Children’s Medical Support Fund.
Kristen Bell and her beloved daughters donated $150,007.96 to NKH. No Kid Hungry was always near all the kids and strived to came up with help to all the hungry children in America. The donation came to this amount, while in the moment Kristen decided to donate, her daughters were around and wanted to interfere, so donating their money from the “piggy-bank”.
Arnold Schwarzenegger donated 1 million dollars to the Gofundme Campaign named “Frontline Responders Fund”. Schwarzenegger mentioned how important is to act, but not to sit and complain about the difficult times we pass. He believes that everyone have to take part so to reach a common goal and make things go better. The donation is about to protect the ones who stays on the frontline, the doctors, which are the heroes of today in this fight with coronavirus.
(1)Five hundred million people, in other words the third part of the entire world's population, were infected and fell ill.
The "Spanish" influenza pandemic of 1918–1919, which caused approximately 50 million deaths worldwide, remains an ominous warning to public health. The disease was exceptionally severe.
(2) The president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson that time, caught the flu— and so did future president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Wilson felt bad during the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, he was negotiating the future path for the world after World War I. If he'd died during this times, it would have dramatically changed the future of many states. Wilson's daughter Margaret and much of his staff also got sick. Roosevelt — then the assistant secretary of the Navy — was infected while on a voyage to France aboard the USS Leviathan. Roosevelt survived the flu after being returned home to the States.
(3) The pandemic came to be known as the "Spanish flu," but it didn't actually start in Spain.
When the flu first hit Europe in early 1918, it spread throughout military camps on both sides of World War I. Even if it was going fast, governments involved in the war kept it a secret because they feared that acknowledging their troops were sick could help the enemy.
That's where Spain highlighted. Since it was a neutral country, it had no need to keep secrets when its people got sick, so the Spanish government and media reported what was happening.
(4)No one actually knows where the virus started. For decades, scientists have debated where in the world the pandemic started, variously pinpointing its origins in France, China, the American Midwest, and beyond. The Spanish flu reached its height in autumn 1918 but raged until 1920.
(5)People who catched the flu felt severe fatigue, fever, and headaches. Many also suffered from a cough so severe they would turn blue, tear abdominal muscles from coughing, and bleed from the mouth, nose, and sometimes ears.
The disease, which came to be known as the Spanish flu, hit the young and healthy, with many victims dying within hours or a couple days after the symptoms began.