The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 25th, 2020 day edition

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There's a new symptom of coronavirus, doctors say: Sudden loss of smell or taste.

A loss of a sense of smell or taste may be a symptom of COVID-19, medical groups representing ear, nose and throat specialists have warned.

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Anosmia is the loss of smell while dysgeusia is an altered sense of taste.

In South Korea, where testing has been more widespread, 30% of patients testing positive have had anosmia as their major presenting symptom in otherwise mild cases," they wrote.

But Ruiz had another set of symptoms: "I lost taste, food wasn’t appetizing, I couldn’t smell anything.".

Denneny said patients could recover their sense of smell fully, permanently lose it or land anywhere in between. »

‘We should’ve done more’: Bill Gates says US was too slow on COVID-19, shutdown now unavoidable

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Bill Gates: The healthcare systems we must urgently fix We’re live with Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist and TED speaker, to talk about the healthcare systems in dire need of fixing.

“It’s hard to tell people during an epidemic … that they should go about things knowing their activity is spreading this disease.”.

In his talk Tuesday morning, Gates acknowledged that the economy would suffer but said that “there really is no middle ground.” »

The Degenerate Era: When the universe stops making stars

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From a good vantage point on a clear night with minimal light pollution, the average person can see about 2,500 individual stars.

While black holes, white dwarfs, brown dwarfs, and neutron stars all exist today, during the Degenerate Era they will dominate the universe.

Black holes will become larger during the Degenerate Era, fed by any matter they can accumulate, including other degenerate stellar remnants. »

Obama’s 2008 election improved mental health of black men, research shows

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Brown and his co-authors examined black adults’ mental health for 30 days prior to and 30 days following the 2008 election.

The researchers found the election resulted in a statistically significant mental health benefit for black men.

However, black women did not experience the same mental health benefit from the 2008 election as black men. »