Covid-19’s Real Problem: Organ damage

As US sees 150,000 deaths from COVID-19, some of those who are for quick reopening tout the relatively low death percentage rate as an argument against the severity of COVID-19. However, those who are recovering from COVID-19 show something more sinister from coronavirus infection: organ damage.

Two German studies found that many patients recovering from COVID-19 had heart abnormalities that didn’t exist before. The study included 100 patients from the University of Hospital Frankfurt COVID-19 Registry.

1/3 on the registry recovered at the hospital, while the other 2/3 recovered at home; however, in the 78 of the original 100, there were now heart abnormalities, with 60 of them showing inflammation in the heart muscle from COVID-19.

This abnormality would not be found on the echograms more frequently used to detect heart abnormalities.

Such results are quite damaging; those who have this weakness will likely require more extensive treatments and be at risk for abnormal heart beats and other heart problems.

So yes, maybe COVID-19 only kills around 1 percent of those infected; however, the true harm of COVID-19 isn’t necessarily the fast death, but the lasting impact on the majority of those that recover from the disease; mostly, the weakening of the organs in the rest of the body.

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SpaceX Places momentous foot in the Sky: “Endeavor” Flies 19 Hours to ISS

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More than 300,000 people gathered nearby to watch the historical launch from the Kennedy  Space Center to the International Space Station on Saturday.

The two NASA astronauts’ family and Vice President Pence attended to bid them good luck.

And on Sunday, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, two NASA astronauts arrived at the International Space Station without any inconvenience, even “succeeding sleep.”

Even with bad weather, including thunderstorms and threat of lightning strikes, could not stop the Endeavour and its astronauts.

After more than 2 months of Coronavirus pandemic stress, racial conflict, and economic turmoil, this was a ray of sunshine many Americans needed.

This Project was started since 2014 between SpaceX, Boeing, and NASA, as a way to establish 20 more years of travel between Earth and space.

SpaceX launched Complex 39A before the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center.

Elon Musk and his SpaceX team opened in the middle of Coronavirus pandemic to complete the project. And For the first time in nearly a decade, a space shuttle took off from American soil.

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Space Travel Comes Closer to Reality

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SpaceX announced a plan to send 4 private citizens into space for a global trip by either end of 2021 or by early 2022. The price is not yet disclosed, and much of the details remain shrouded; however, SpaceX and its tourist company Space Adventures, plan to fly SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft and orbit the planet.

Despite Musk’s overly enthusiastic hopes, SpaceX had much delays in getting an astronaut to fly in one of its spaceships, as due to the certifying process. NASA flight is supposed to take place within the year.

There are two other competitions in the private market: Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. They do not promise as much of an experience as that of Elon Musk’s SpaceX however; Virgin Galactic promises weightlessness for a few minutes, and Blue Origin promises similar amount of time as Virgin Galactic, but in a ship similar to SpaceX’s Dragon.

Regardless, the time continues to inch closer, as humanity attempts for a leap outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. Only time will tell as to who wins.

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Message from a lost civilization? Radio Signal from space arrives every 16 days

Earth regularly receives random radio waves from space, due to the dynamic nature of the universe. However, while most radio waves either emit once and never repeat, or sends repetitive fast radio bursts (FRBs) multiple times in sporadic or cluster form, this time, it was different.

Between September 16, 2018 to October 30, 2019, researchers at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment/Fast Radio Burst Project collaboration detected a pattern of radio occurring every 16 or so days. Signal would release a burst or two each hour for a course of 4 days, then going silent for 12 days after.

The finding is available on arXiv and has yet to be peer-reviewed. However, the researchers concluded that the signal came from a massive spiral galaxy about 500 million light years away.

Unfortunately, the exact location of the radio burst has not yet been found, as the researchers could pinpoint multiple locations for the source of radio signals.

Authors of another research paper believe it could be from a neutron star, one of the smallest stars and remnants of supernovae, interacting with another star in a binary system.

As it turns out; scientists do not believe that it comes from another extraterrestrial civilization; however, it reveals an important aspect of reality unobserved.

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