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COVID-19 - Breaking News [OFFICIAL THREAD]


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Information changes rapidly and some news reports can be unreliable. We appreciate participation during this pandemic, but some replies can be removed if inaccurate. This thread is ONLY for breaking news.

(Haji 2003) Safety information: https://sourceful.co.uk/doc/583/faqs-on-protecting-yourself-from-aerosol-transmiss

The Holy Prophet had given this dua'a to his daughter with instruction that whoso recites it daily, in the morning and evening, remains safe from fever

https://www.duas.org/pdfs/noor.pdf

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Very informative paper about masks and other means of staying safe. The source is the American Association for the Advancement of Science, so very credible:

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Universal masking is an effective and economical way to block virus-laden aerosols (67). Model simulations show that masks effectively prevent asymptomatic transmission and reduce the total number of infected individuals as well as mortalities as a result of COVID-19 (176). It is crucial to optimize the allocation of masks (177). Surgical masks have been shown to reduce the release of influenza virus, seasonal human coronaviruses, and rhinovirus in aerosols <5 μm into the air by infected individuals by up to 100% (104, 178), although for some individuals there was no reduction; and masks are more effective for limiting droplets (179). Masks made of combinations of different fabrics and/or multiple layers, when worn properly with no leaks, can block up to 90% of particles between 0.5 and 10 μm (179). Small gaps between the mask material and skin can lead to substantial decreases in the overall filtration efficiency. For aerosols <2.5 μm, filtration efficiency decreases by 50% for a relative leak area of 1% (180). A study compared the viral filtration efficiency of N95, surgical, and fabric masks using a model virus and found that the efficiency of N95 and some surgical masks exceeded 99%; all fabric masks tested were at least 50% efficient (181). The effectiveness of N95, surgical, and cotton masks in blocking SARS-CoV-2–containing aerosols has been investigated using manikins placed face-to-face. N95 respirators demonstrated the highest efficiency in blocking infectious SARS-CoV-2 (182). Almost all masks offer at least some protection, but they are not 100% effective. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 has occurred in health care settings despite medical masks (designed for droplets not aerosols) and eye protection (183–185), which illustrates the need for proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and layering multiple interventions against airborne transmission, especially in high-risk indoor settings.

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/373/6558/eabd9149.full

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We all know about the new variant called Mu, scientists are doing research if vaccine can work against it. May allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) protect us all.

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On 9/3/2021 at 11:06 PM, Diaz said:

We all know about the new variant called Mu, scientists are doing research if vaccine can work against it. May allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) protect us all.

 

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9 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

 

Wow, look at those numbers! They're worried about Delta, but when I see those numbers I'm thinking "man I wish our numbers were even a fraction as good as those!". 

If 5 deaths = spiking hard, I don't even want to know what we would call Florida or California the past few months.

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