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Mike Wehner

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Does Vitamin C shut down the coronavirus?

March 26th, 2020

Vitamin C, given at high doses, is claimed to shorten the length of coronavirus infection, but evidence remains thin.  Reports out of China aren’t well-sourced, and scientists in the United States and abroad have criticized the notion that flooding the body with vitamin C will have any dramatic effect for COVID-19 patients.  There is still …

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SpaceX parachute test didn’t go smoothly and may threaten NASA launch

March 26th, 2020

SpaceX attempted to test its Crew Dragon parachute system but the test was cut short after the dummy object with the parachutes installed on it became unstable during ascent.  The helicopter crew hauling the object had to release it, destroying it in the process. The test was obviously not completed as intended.  NASA and SpaceX …

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‘Coronavirus party’ attendee in Kentucky now has the virus

March 25th, 2020

An individual that attended a “coronavirus party” in Kentucky has now tested positive for the novel coronavirus.  The party was held as a way to push back against directives from health officials to engage in social distancing and remain home.  It’s unclear how many people from the party may be infected.  Visit BGR’s homepage for …

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What to do if someone in your home has coronavirus

March 25th, 2020

Caring for a coronavirus patient in your own home means adapting to a fast-changing situation.  Setting up a sick room, isolating the virus, and ensuring the comfort of your loved one is of utmost importance.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Health experts across the globe are recommending social distancing and self-isolation as the best …

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A tube that did nothing but eat and poop is your oldest ancestor

March 25th, 2020

The ancestor of all animal life, including humans, was discovered in fossils from Australia.  The tiny, worm-like creature had an opening in its front and one in its rear, with a gut in between. It likely burrowed in the ocean floor in search of edible material.  The research was published in the journal Proceedings of …

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Coronavirus shutdowns across the US are saving 600,000 lives, data shows

March 24th, 2020

Coronavirus has forced social distancing and shutdowns of schools and businesses, but these measures are saving hundreds of thousands of lives, researchers say.  Reversing course before treatment or vaccine research has matured could lead to an incredible spike in deaths as the healthcare system is overwhelmed by critically ill patients.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more …

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Coronavirus pandemic forces SpaceX launch delay

March 24th, 2020

SpaceX, which has proven resilient in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, finally felt the impact after its planned launch of a SAOCOM satellite was delayed.  The delay comes as Vandenberg Air Force Base is locking down and limiting operations, including rocket launches.  The launch would have sent a Falcon 9 skyward to deliver a …

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China’s coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan is finally coming to an end

March 24th, 2020

Coronavirus epicenter Wuhan, China, is slowly lifting restrictions related to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown.  Citizens in the Hubei region will be allowed to travel once again, though only if they have been cleared as healthy and given a QR code confirming their health status.  Residents of Wuhan, Hubei’s capital, can resume travel starting on …