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#PrayForIndia UPDATE: Modi calls for help and the world answers- US, Russia, France, WHO, UNICEF send aid 🇮🇳🙏🌏

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Russia sends oxygen concentrators, ventilators and 200,000 packs of medicines to India 🇷🇺 Russia has announced that it is sending over 22 tonnes of medical supplies including 20 oxygen production units, 75 ventilators, and 200,000 packs of medicines to India to deal with the COVID-19 second wave.The Russian Foreign Ministry said that two transport planes carrying medical supplies are already en route to India. The flights of the Russian Emergencies Ministry will deliver over 22 tonnes of necessary equipment, such as 20 oxygen production units, 75 lung ventilators, 150 medical monitors and 200,000 packs of medicine.“Russia sends oxygen concentrators, ventilators and 22 tonnes of medical supplies to India to help fight COVID19 and save lives. 2 transport planes are already en route,”‘ the ministry tweeted. The announcement by the Russian foreign ministry was made after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and …

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New in Science: Wearing two masks reduces risk of getting covid…😷😷

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A new study by the University of North Carolina Health Care shows that wearing two masks can nearly double the effectiveness of filtering out SARS-CoV-2-sized particles, preventing them from reaching the wearer’s nose and mouth and causing COVID-19. Two masks = double protection The findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine also states that the reason for the enhanced filtration is not about adding too many layers of cloth but eliminating any gaps or poor-fitting areas of a mask. “The medical procedure masks are designed to have very good filtration potential based on their material, but the way they fit our faces isn’t perfect,” said Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, associate professor of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine and lead author of the study. To test the fitted filtration efficiency (FFE) of a range of masks, UNC researchers worked with …

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