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Biochemists to Bolsonaro: virus protests across the world – Yahoo News

Posted: August 11, 2020 at 7:42 pm

As the prospect of a second virus wave fuels fears of new lockdowns in Europe and elsewhere,anger is growing in some quarters over crippling restrictions imposed to slow transmission of the disease.

From football fans to far-right conspiracy theorists to presidents, here is an overview of those who are protesting measures related to the pandemic.

- 'Lateral thinkers' -

A movement calling themselves Querdenken-711 or "Lateral thinkers-711" sprung up in the western German city of Stuttgart with anti-coronavirus restrictions demonstrations as early as in mid-April, days before Germany began to ease its lockdown on April 20.

The movement rails against the "dictatorship" of the corona measures and has held "vigils for the constitution".

Initiated by Michael Ballweg, an IT entrepreneur, the movement has snowballed, gathering along its way conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers and far-right or far-left activists.

Some 20,000 of them marched in central Berlin last weekend, most wearing no masks and failing to respect social distancing rules, sparking a hail of condemnation.

The movement has called new protests in Stuttgart on Saturday and in Dortmund on Sunday. Another round of demonstrations is also expected in Berlin on August 29.

In the Netherlands, similar groups have launched protests but the demonstrations have so far stayed small, although hardcore football supporters have joined in, openly seeking confrontation with police at demonstrations.

A group calling themselves "virus truth" is co-led by former biochemist-turned-dance instructor Willem Engel, who told local papers he was schooled in the Dutch tradition of individuality and the right to question decisions by the country's health authorities.

In July, dozens gathered in London to protest the face mask requirement in England's shops and supermarkets, many of them holding banners with widely discredited conspiracy theories -- such as coronavirus prevention measures being used for "mind control".

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Romania has also seen a few hundred so-called coronasceptics -- holding religious icons, the national flag and signs that read "I believe in GOD, not in COVID" -- frequently protest in Bucharest against what they call a "sanitary dictatorship".

Small groups of protesters in Spain have meanwhile flouted one of the most stringent restrictions in Europe to march.

On July 12, police broke up an unauthorised gathering of a few dozen protesters shouting "no to dictatorship" and holding up anti-mask and anti-5G placards.

- Leaders fighting restrictions -

Beyond the grassroots, leading criticism against restrictions aimed at dampening transmission has come from top politicians themselves.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonarohas fought stay-at-home measures to contain the virus, despite testing positive and spending three weeks in isolation after coming down with a fever last month.

Last week, in his first public event since his illness, he greeted a crowd of supporters in the northeastern state of Piaui, removing his face mask to loud cheers.

US President Donald Trump had adamantly refused to advocate for the wearing of masks until mid-July.

Many sheriffs -- who are often elected officials -- have also resisted enforcing state-imposed mask regulations in their counties.

In Italy, far-right leader Matteo Salvini was widely criticised last week after he spoke in the Senate without a mask, saying that "greeting with elbows is the end of the human race."

He has since backpedalled, saying that masks should be worn "when needed".

- Tighter measures please -

But in some countries, people have come out to express dissatisfaction at their government's failure to impose stricter measures.

Serbia saw a brief but intense outburst of anger in early July, when police clashed with protesters outraged over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Demonstrators came out into the streets, accusing President Aleksandar Vucic of having facilitated a new wave of infections by lifting an initial lockdown for general elections that his party largely won.

Some demonstrators hurled stones, firecrackers and flares at police, who responded with tear gas.

In Sweden, which controversially adopted a softer approach to fighting the virus, demonstrators have called for tighter rather than looser measures.

A handful of protesters have regularly assembled outside the Public Health Agency's weekly press conferences in Stockholm.


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Leading Manufacturers and their Strategies to see Distinctly Growth in Clinical Biochemistry Analyzer Market by 2023 – Owned

Posted: August 11, 2020 at 7:42 pm

This Clinical Biochemistry Analyzer Market report offers a detailed view of market opportunity by end user segments, product segments, sales channels, key countries, and import / export dynamics. It details market size & forecast, growth drivers, emerging trends, market opportunities, and investment risks in over various segments in Clinical Biochemistry Analyzer industry. It provides a comprehensive understanding of Clinical Biochemistry Analyzer market dynamics in both value and volume terms.

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Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) Devices Market Incredible Possibilities, Growth with Industry Study, Detailed Analysis and Forecast to 2025 – The Daily…

Posted: August 11, 2020 at 7:42 pm

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Cleaning up the Germs that Cause COVID-19 | News Center – UNLV NewsCenter

Posted: August 11, 2020 at 7:42 pm

A meme is circulating on the Internet comparing the statement once COVID-19 is over to the wishful possibility of winning the lottery.

Both might seem very out of reach, but continuing to remain vigilant with frequent handwashing, social distancing, mask-wearing, and cleaning especially as summer winds down and schools reopen could eventually make a difference with the coronavirus pandemic, experts say.

Ernesto Abel-Santos, a professor of biochemistry at UNLV who studies bacteria such as anthrax and the hospital infection, Clostridium difficile (C-diff), said we should continue to be as careful as possible with the daily choices we make, and the activities we partake in as the pandemic continues to persist.

While social distancing, handwashing, and donning a face covering continue to be the most prudent actions people can take, Abel-Santos said being attentive to frequent cleaning is also a critical tool in our arsenal especially in classrooms with students coming and going.

Here, Abel-Santos provides cleaning best practices to keep virus germs at bay.

Frequent handwashing is still the most important action you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. That, combined with social distancing and wearing a mask in the absence of an effective treatment, or a vaccine are the three most vitalthings you can do.

The main way of contracting COVID-19 is through person to person contact. So if someone is sneezing, coughing, talking or singing, it produces aerosols from your mouth, and thats the way that most people contract it.

The virus can also linger on surfaces from hours to days, depending on the surface. We should clean surfaces often, but how often depends on the usage of the area.

Classrooms, for example, where a group of students come in, leave, and then another group follows, should be cleaned after every class. Every person should be responsible for cleaning their desk before leaving. And if youre the person coming into the class, you should disinfect too, because you dont know if the person before you did.

Masks must also be decontaminated continually. People should either use single-use disposablemasks or wash their clothmasks at the end of the day. Cloth masks should be treated as undergarments change them daily.

The virus can stay on cardboard for up to 24 hours. It can stay on copper surfaces for up to four hours, but can linger for two to three days on plastic and stainless steel surfaces. It can hang in the air around you for up to three hours.

Copper tends to be more reactive, so it is able to kill the virus quicker. Rigid surfaces like plastic, stainless steel and perhaps even marble, provide a better environment for the surface to survive. But there are still a lot of things we dont know, which is why we have to be as careful as possible and clean often.

You have to ask yourself, what is the likelihood that a given surface is exposed? If youre isolated at home, and you minimize going out and avoid bars, churches, gyms, or other areas where people congregate in large amounts, your risks are diminished, and you would not need to decontaminate surfaces as frequently. If youre sharing an office, or work in an office where people are continuously coming in and out, you have to clean more often. An office at the end of a hall behind a partition does not pose the same risk as a receptionist coming into contact with multiple people.

COVID-19, like other viruses, are actually quite weak and wimpy outside of the body. You can neutralize them with alcohol. Detergents with quaternary ammonium salts are also effective.

Any disinfectant will kill viruses. But again, one of the most effective strategies is washing your hands. You dont realize how many times in a day you touch your face with your hands. If you touch a surface and then touch your face, it increases the probability of contagion.

One word of caution. You have to be careful right now because theres been a huge increase in alcohol based sanitizers. Manynew companieshave popped up to fill thedemand, but some companiesare adulterating the alcohol content.

Some are using methanol, which is a wood alcohol. Skin exposure is not that bad, but if children get into it, and ingest it, it can cause blindness.

That depends on the disinfectant. Alcohol-based disinfectants, for example, evaporate very quickly. After a few seconds, its gone.

Every disinfectant will list directions on the bottle with its recommended usage. Its important to read the manufacturer directions carefully and follow the directions correctly.

I would not, unless its recommended by the manufacturer. You can use gloves when youre using something like bleach, but thats to protect you from the bleach more than anything else. We use gloves in laboratories, but its not recommended in houses.

Gloves are also counterproductive in situations like shopping in a supermarket. In a lab environment, we use gloves all the time, but we have boxes and boxes of gloves and we continuously change them out.

Once you touch a surface, your gloves are going to be contaminated. Its the same thing if you touch the surface with your bare hands. If you touch your face with a contaminated glove, its going to carry the same risk of catching the virus as if you touched your face with your bare hand.

Quite simply, you cannot. You hope that everyone is taking it seriously and that everyone is following procedures given by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the World Health Organization on how to disinfect and keep things safe, but its not a guarantee.

If youre going to go out, I would recommend bringing a small spray bottle of disinfectant and wipe the area. But the ways things are going now, I wouldnt recommend going to places like gyms, bars, movie theaters, or other areas where large numbers of people are congregating.

Cleaning surfaces is important, but it is secondary to measures like social distancing, wearing masks, and washing your hands.

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Senior Research Associate in Trypanosome Gene Regulation job with LANCASTER UNIVERSITY | 218901 – Times Higher Education (THE)

Posted: August 11, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Senior Research Associate in Trypanosome Gene Regulation

Salary: 34,804 to 40,322Closing Date: Tuesday 08 September 2020Reference: A3070

We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to join the laboratory of Dr Mick Urbaniak in the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Lancaster University, UK. This BBSRC funded project will investigate the mechanisms by which African trypanosomes sense and respond to iron availability in the mammalian host using a combination of genetic and proteomic techniques.

Lancaster University has a world-class reputation as a centre for excellence in teaching and research. The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, within the Faculty of Health and Medicine, is a rapidly growing, innovative and vibrant Division whose research effort is directed towards understanding basic cellular and physiological mechanisms that underpin disease states. Our lab investigates how trypanosomes use post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression to respond to changes in their environment, such as iron availability (see Benz et al (2018), DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206332). You will be joining a small, dedicated team in a well-equipped laboratory space with facilities including Biohazard Category 2 and 3 laboratories.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in Biochemistry or a related subject, and a strong background in either trypanosome cell biology or quantitative proteomics. Experience of molecular biology, cell culture techniques, and the analysis and interpretation of data is essential. Experience of working with African trypanosomes, RNA and proteomic techniques would be an advantage, although training will be given.

The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences is a friendly research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee and which actively promotes a healthy work-life balance. The Faculty is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies and has held a Silver Athena SWAN award since 2014 in recognition of its good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

Informal enquiries are welcomed, please contact Dr Mick

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is due to come to an end on 30th September 2023.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups and are happy to consider flexible working requests.

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Intelligent Design and the Transformative Summer Seminar: A Student Reflects – Discovery Institute

Posted: August 11, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Photo: Moon over Seattle's Space Needle, by Nathan Jacobson.

On a new episode ofID the Future, host Emily Kurlinski interviews Mary, a PhD biochemistry student who tells about her experiences at the annual Center for Science & Cultures Summer Seminar program in Seattle, and how her relationships there developed into a community of friendship, professional connection, and support.Download the podcast or listen to it here.

What about the charge that ID is a curiosity killer, tempting scientists to answer every natural mystery with a shrug and a God did it? Mary says ID had just the opposite effect on her. Her pro-design perspective actually led her to choose a career in research, and the conviction that nature is a meaningful and purposeful affair makes her more eager and optimistic about uncovering deeper layers of order and elegance in the natural world than otherwise. Why does she use a pseudonym in the interview? You may be able to guess, but listen in to hear her explanation.

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