But the realisation that asymptomatic people can spread an infection is not completely surprising. For starters, there is the famous early 20th century case of “Typhoid Mary”, a cook who infected 53 people in various households in the US with typhoid fever despite displaying no symptoms herself. In fact, all bacterial, viral and parasitic infections – ranging from malaria to HIV – have a certain proportion of asymptomatic carriers. Research has even shown that at any one time, all of us are infected with between eight and 12 viruses, without showing any symptoms. … [Read more...] about Could nearly half of those with Covid-19 have no idea they are infected?
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Briton Charlie Veich was once of a vocal 9/11 conspiracy theorist on YouTube but decided the attack was real after a trip to the US with the BBC to examine the facts. In an interview in 2015, he joked about the backlash among truthers: "It was the CIA that took us to America, and I got paid $150,000 to shut up, to slowly wind up the YouTube channel, and to make the conspiracy world look bad." … [Read more...] about Latest conspiracy theories repeat old stories
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Opponents of vaccines have been ever-present at anti-stay at home protests in states across the country. They have pushed conspiracy theories ranging from the false idea that immunizations cause childhood illness, to the outrageous claim that Bill Gates is using vaccinations as a tool to microchip the world’s population. … [Read more...] about Another threat looming in the fight against coronavirus: anti-vaxxers
Line a small, rectangular baking tray (approx 20cm x 25cm) with foil. Place a small saucepan on the hob and turn the heat up high. You’ll also need a food processor, a Pyrex bowl and a palette knife. Start the clock Put the salted butter and peanut butter in the saucepan, stir roughly to combine and leave them for a few minutes to melt. Meanwhile, put the biscuits in the food processor and blitz until they turn to crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, seal them in a ziplock bag and bash them with a rolling pin. Add the sugar and whizz for another minute, before tipping the mixture into a bowl. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt it in the Pyrex bowl – either in 20-second bursts in the microwave, stirring between each burst so it doesn’t burn, or suspended over a pan of boiling water. Set it aside to cool slightly. Then pour the melted butters over the biscuit crumbs and mix together until fully combined. Tip this mixture into the lined tray and press … [Read more...] about Can’t be bothered to bake during lockdown? Make these tasty desserts in just six minutes