So far, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by the water from water fountains. But according to HuffPost, experts say the virus may linger on surfaces. Therefore, it's best to avoid fountains if you can, or to limit any direct contact when using them. Filling a water bottle from a fountain, instead of drinking from it, means you won't leave saliva on the fountain. That makes it safer for you and for others.
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on August 13 called Plasma therapy an effective mode of treatment for COVID-19. He said, "Plasma therapy is an effective mode of treatment for COVID-19. I urge all the people in the state, who have defeated Corona, to come forward and donate their blood plasma so that COVID patients can get a new life through plasma therapy."
A new study from the University of Texas at Austin reveals the novel coronavirus was raging through Seattle months before the first case was reported. Researchers estimate Seattle already had at least 9,000 cases by March 9, when the city implemented lockdown measures. Of these, thousands likely involved children. As COVID-19 was initially unknown, cases were misdiagnosed as influenza. At the time, Gizmodo reports there were fewer than 200 cases reported in the state as a whole.
Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is a new buzzword popular with fans of cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin. It's seen as a way to invest in new startups or put money to work by lending out dormant crypto to eager customers. According to Gizmodo, the YAM token is a cryptocurrency that was originally designed to do nothing and be completely valueless. Founder Brock Elmore says the YAM token is supposed to be a 'minimally viable monetary experiment.
The pricey subscription service MasterClass is well known because of its aggressive advertising. However, not many people can afford to use it. But according to Gizmodo, that's just changed...sort of. MSCHF is a creative collective working in the in-between space of influencer/hype beast/ad agency/art without committing to any one of these areas. MSCHF has summarized each MasterClass and produced 'Welcome to masterWiki: stolen from MasterClass, republished as wikiHow.
Gizmodo reports nonprofit watchdog group American Oversight is suing the US Justice Department and five other agencies. The lawsuit concerns the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities to counter Black Lives Matter protests. It accuses government officials of unlawfully withholding public records under the Freedom of Information Act.
David Hasselhoff's classic show, "Knight Rider", is coming back. Deadline reports James Wan is attached to produce a new film adaptation of Knight Rider. The film will be produced through his Atomic Monster production company and Spyglass Media. Plot details for this latest installment are being kept under wrap. Gizmodo reports the project will be a present-day take that will maintain the anti-establishment tone of the original.