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Study: Children less likely to catch, spread COVID-19

Study: Children less likely to catch, spread COVID-19

Health
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Children and young people are less likely to catch COVID-19 and spread the virus to others compared to adults, an analysis published Thursday by PLOS Computational Biology found. The mathematical modeling of virus transmission within households found that people age 20 and younger were 43% "as susceptible" to COVID-19 compared to those older than 20, the data showed. Advertisement The data also showed that people 20 and younger have viral loads -- the amount of coronavirus in their bodies -- estimated at 63% lower than what adults carry, which affects the likelihood they are to spread COVID-19 to others. This may explain why children are more likely than adults to receive a negative test result, despite being infected with the virus, and why fewer children than adults are...

More bubbles, less shorting. What the GameStop craziness could mean for the future of investing

Finance
Tiffany Hagler-Geard | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesThe stock market is known for being unpredictable and volatile, and any sense of normalcy was blown up during the recent GameStop rally.Most of us know the story by now: After discovering that several hedge funds had bet on the video game retailer losing value, people banded together on the Reddit forum WallStreetBets to drive up its share price by 1,500%. Over the course of January, GameStop's stock price ballooned to a high of $ 483 from a low of $ 17.The bubble already appears to be popping, with GameStop shares down to around $ 55 as of Friday.Still, the event is unlikely to be soon forgotten, experts say.More from Personal Finance:Millions would get pay raise from a $ 15 minimum wageMany have waited over a month for last round of unem...

China’s foreign minister calls for less U.S. ‘interference’ in domestic affairs

Finance
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a news conference after restoring diplomatic ties with Kiribati on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S. September 27, 2019.Mark Kauzlarich | ReutersBEIJING — The U.S. should reduce its "interference" in China's domestic affairs and development in order to improve relations between the two countries, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday.Wang also emphasized his hope for cooperation, while pointing out ways in which the U.S. could change its approach.The foreign minister was speaking to a group of U.S. business leaders via video on Monday, as the White House prepared for a transition of power. President Donald Trump has pursued a tough policy against China using methods such as tariffs and sanctions. Pres...
Longer-lingering droplets are less efficient carriers of COVID-19 virus

Longer-lingering droplets are less efficient carriers of COVID-19 virus

Science
Oct. 27 (UPI) -- New research -- published Tuesday in the journal Physics of Fluids -- suggests bigger, short-lived aerosol droplets pose a much greater risk of spreading COVID-19 than aerosol microdroplets, which are tiny particles that linger longest in the air. To better understand the behavior and virus-carrying potential of different types of aerosol droplets, researchers had volunteers breathe, speak and cough into a laser beam, which recorded the size and distribution of the array of aerosolized particles. Advertisement Researchers used a Rayleigh jet nozzle chip to generate the same distribution of droplets. The jet released aerosol droplets composed of 1 percent glycerol and 99 percent ethanol into a chamber. A sheet of laser light running across the middle of the chamber allowed...
Covid patients ‘less likely to die than in April’

Covid patients ‘less likely to die than in April’

Health
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