“Lungs look worse than those of a smoker” – Wel.nl

Most people recover from the coronavirus without any problems, but some seriously ill corona patients have significant lung damage afterwards. An American trauma surgeon shows on X-rays what ‘post-covid lungs’ sometimes look like. “Worse than smoker’s lungs.” Texas surgeon Brittany Bankhead-Kendall shows three lung images: that of a healthy person, that of a smoker, and […]

Animal Crossing New Horizons is the best-selling video game in France in 2020

Nintendo’s game has managed to outperform Fifa football simulation. Philippe Lavoué, director of Nintendo France, takes stock of this particular year. The ranking of the best-selling video games in France has been dominated by the military saga for ten years. Call of Duty (Activision) or football simulation Fifa (EA). This purring routine was broken in […]

How do messenger RNA vaccines work against coronavirus?

Before unraveling the keys to the vaccine against COVID-19 we must stop at a couple of biological concepts. To begin, remember that the information in our cells is encoded in the DNA of the nucleus, a true biological fortress surrounded by a lipid membrane. From there the information is transferred to RNA -transcription- and copied […]

Chinese vaccine is barely more than 50 percent effective – Wel.nl

The corona vaccine developed by the Chinese Sinovac is only 50.4 percent effective, according to the latest Brazilian study. That is much less than previous data showed and hardly more than the 50 percent required to be approved. Due to the high number of corona infections, Brazil chose to purchase the Chinese vaccine that was […]

“People pay 400 euros for vitamins that they urinate out again” – Wel.nl

The vitamin infusion is still gaining popularity. Those who feel tired or live unhealthy can have a dose of vitamins and minerals administered via an IV. This comes with a hefty price tag, while its usefulness has not been proven in any way. “My problem with those IVs is that it is superfluous,” said Patrick […]

‘GGD was only ordered to vaccinate at the beginning of December’ – Wel.nl

The start of vaccination in the Netherlands could have been smoother, says Maarten Tanis, responsible for the vaccination program within the GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond. He also indicates in an interview in NRC that the GGDs only received an order from the Ministry of Health “at the beginning of December” to help with vaccinations immediately. That happened […]

new variant 50 percent more contagious – Wel.nl

According to preliminary studies, the English variant is half more contagious and the amount of virus in infected people is also higher. The only bright spot: at first glance, children do not seem conspicuously more susceptible to the new variant. A contact tracing study conducted by the British NHS health service found that people who […]