Scientists have explained the infectivity of coronavirus :: Society :: RBC

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Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which is the cause of COVID-19 disease, spreads quickly between people, due to the fact that it combines the genomes of different properties of other coronaviruses. This conclusion was made by scientists from Cornell University in the United States. The results of their research are published in the journal Journal of Molecular Biology.

Microbiologists compared the structure of the new coronavirus with other coronaviruses and found that 96% of its genomic sequence coincides with the SARS-CoV-1 genome, the SARS virus that spread in 2003. At the same time, he has the features of a benign human coronavirus HCoV-HKU1.

Scientists have estimated the ability of coronavirus to maintain infectivity for days

It is noted that the SARS virus is not very contagious, but has a high mortality rate (about 10%). HCoV-HKU1, in turn, is highly contagious, but almost harmless. This combination makes the new coronavirus highly contagious and hazardous to health, scientists conclude.

The distribution of coronavirus Covid-19 in the world

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The authors of the study concluded that the virus causing COVID-19 is dangerous for primates, cats, ferrets and minks, as their cells have receptors similar to human ones.

In March, scientists from the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases of the United States reported that coronavirus is able to maintain infectivity outdoors for several hours.

On some surfaces, such as cardboard, the virus remains contagious for 24 hours. On plastic and stainless steel, the virus will be infected within a few days. Coronavirus lasts about four hours on copper, and three hours in the air.

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Metropolitan Hilarion announces the construction of “one and a half to two churches a day” :: Society :: RBC

Metropolitan Hilarion commented on the words of Patriarch Kirill, who a year ago announced the construction of “three churches a day” in Russia. He noted that this figure applies to the entire Russian Orthodox Church, whose parishes are also abroad

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In Russia, an average of one and a half to two churches a day is being erected per day, said Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the Russia 24 television channel. According to him, the figure “three churches a day” announced in May 2019 by Patriarch Kirill refers to the entire Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), which also has parishes abroad.

“This figure – three temples a day – reflects the dynamics of the construction of temples over the past 32 years, namely since 1988. Then the Russian Orthodox Church had about 6.5 thousand temples, and now almost 40 thousand temples. We are not talking about Russia only, we are talking about the entire Russian Orthodox Church – in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, other countries where the Russian Church is present, ”said Metropolitan Hilarion.

If we talk about the construction of churches in Russia itself, then this figure is less. “Most likely, this is about one and a half or two churches a day,” the metropolitan said.

The Russian Orthodox Church opposed the image of Stalin in the temple of the Armed Forces

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According to him, many churches in the country are being built not because “someone gave such a command” or is interested in increasing the number of construction projects, but because “that this is necessary.”

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CaixaBank grants 8,000 million euros to the business sector in the first 15 days of the state of alarm | Companies

CaixaBank has granted 8,000 million euros to the business sector since the state of alarm began on March 16 and until the end of the same month. The figure has served, until now, to facilitate the financing of large companies and also of other key groups for the relaunch of the economy such as SMEs, the self-employed and small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. On the other hand, and since the commercialization of the ICO lines began, CaixaBank has received more than 90,000 requests from its clients for a total amount of more than 8,500 million, having exceeded the first tranche awarded.

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, CaixaBank has activated a comprehensive package of measures with the aim of mitigating the economic effects of the coronavirus and supporting the needs of companies and individuals.

In addition to all the financing lines established by the entity, CaixaBank has implemented other measures focused on private customers and society. Among them, the group’s insurance company, VidaCaixa, stands out, which has led with 7.3 million euros in contributions to the collective initiative of the insurance company Unespa to promote collective life insurance that will cover all Spanish healthcare providers for six months in case of death or hospitalization by Covid-19. Up to now, a hundred insurers participate in the initiative according to their market share, with a joint contribution of 37 million euros. CaixaBank pensioner clients have also seen how the day of payment of the pension was advanced to the 20th and how a plan of care for the elderly was implemented as a priority.

On the other hand, all CaixaBank clients with the right to unemployment benefit and who have received it last month have been able to use these funds since April 3, seven days earlier than usual. In relation to the homes of its clients, and in addition to adhering to the mortgage moratorium raised by the Government, from April CaixaBank will condone the rents to the tenants of homes owned by its real estate subsidiary BuildingCenter, if they meet conditions. This measure will be in force until the month that the end of the alarm period is decreed if it had to be extended.

In addition, as an entity associated with the CECA, CaixaBank has assumed the commitment of the employers to activate a deferment of up to 12 months in the amortization of the capital for those people with a mortgage economically affected by the situation generated by the COVID-19. Likewise, the payment of the principal is deferred in personal loan contracts linked to consumption for a period of up to six months. This means that during the grace period, clients will only pay the corresponding interest on said loans. CaixaBank has launched a plan to support small businesses with measures that include specific financing, the commission bonus for POS and the launch of a new e-commerce technology solution that the company makes available to small merchants to help them promote online sales.

In order to facilitate customer operations and avoid trips to ATMs away from home, CaixaBank will not pass on the cost of using ATMs from another Spanish financial institution for debit withdrawals – until now they have been passed on the entire cost of use, which is variable and is established by the financial institution that owns the cashier and is around 2 euros. The entity has also decided to delay the launch of the Day-to-Day program until October 1, a new commercial policy that changed the conditions of the accounts and the collection of commissions from April 1 to focus exclusively on providing services to its clients. most essential banking services. Regarding daily operations, CaixaBank keeps the branch network open to the public to ensure the retail banking service, with more than 16,000 employees working remotely, the application of a strict protocol for security measures and the reinforcement of digital services and operating of the more than 9,000 ATMs of the entity.

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More than 300 donate blood during the Fort Worth weekend event – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Over the weekend, Fort Worth and
residents of the surrounding area extended a Texas-sized hand by donating blood
in this moment of great need.

Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest tonk, hosted a 3-day blood drive. The activity is temporarily closed in the interest of public health as city leaders fight the spread of coronavirus.

According to Carter BloodCare, theirs
the team collected 316 blood units over the weekend.

“Thank you to the community for giving the gift of life at such an important time,” said Carter BloodCare spokeswoman Linda Goelzer.

Mayor Betsy Price allowed to open the doors for the special 3-day blood tour that used a room that allowed the recommended social spacing between donor beds and waiting areas.

“Concerns about COVID-19 and the
the closure of schools, universities and companies led to the cancellation of 4,000
blood drives across the country and a dramatic drop in blood donations, ”
Billy Bob said in a press release.

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Who gets the most credit: Brady or Belichick? – NBC Boston

From 2001 to 2019, the New England Patriots have won the AFC East 17 times. The other two years ended in a tie in first place.

In that time frame, they went to 12 AFC championship games and nine Super bowls. Six have won.

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have been together for the entire race and – thanks to the past two decades – are now recognized as the best coach and quarterback in NFL history respectively.

Trying to share credit for a race never seen before the NFL domination and perhaps the most incredible trait in the history of professional sport – to some extent – is missing the point.

Did the ancient Egyptians stand in front of the pyramids and discuss whether the architect or builders deserved more credit? Did Mrs Wright analyze which of her children – Wilbur or Orville – was primarily responsible for the invention, construction and flight of the first plane?

There is something to be said just to close and appreciate the realization, isn’t there? Yup.

And we will get there.

But right now, with the engines going down Route 1 to pack Tom Brady’s remaining stuff and take him out of Foxboro forever, the question hangs on everything. Which man was most responsible for creating the story we’ve seen written in the past two decades: Belichick or Brady?

Results may vary. In fact, I know they will. But here’s how I see it.

If it hadn’t been for Belichick, there would never have been the mini-dynasty that they became in the decade 2000-2009.

If it weren’t for Brady, the Patriots would never have become the Super Dynasty that they became from 2010 to 2019 when they blew up the 60s Packers, 70s Steelers, 80s Niners and 90s Cowboys to become the only franchise that has dominated two decades.

Bill gets the first decade

The moment Mo Lewis cut an artery in Drew Bledsoe’s chest in September 2001, he is touched as the history of the NFL has changed. It wasn’t. It will only speed up a trial that began when Robert Kraft decided to hire Belichick to succeed Pete Carroll in January 2000.

Belichick took a look at the team’s register and management and started fumigating and renewing. In the end – despite the heavy contract that the Patriots gave Bledsoe in January 2001 to help strengthen public confidence and private investment in building CMGI Field (possibly Gillette Stadium) – Belichick was wary of being tied to a quarterback that the coach was able to routinely undress whenever he trained against him.

Especially a quarterback who had to be paid as the top of the market, as Bledsoe and his agent David Dunn made clear.

Brady was not enlisted in the sixth round of the 2000 draft as Bledsoe’s successor, but in September it became clear to Belichick that he had something. And it became obvious during the 2001 offseason and the training camp that – although not better than Bledsoe in all – the child who made $ 298,000 was more mobile, more precise, more ready in his pocket and destined to be more suited to handling a Bledsoe game.

Mo Lewis accelerated the process and – with a painful stroke – made the transition relatively painless. But the credit goes to Belichick for seeing what he had, promoting it and having the decision to pull the trigger.

The fact that the Patriots went 14-5 under Brady after starting 5-13 under Bledsoe is persuasive evidence that Brady was the missing piece. But Belichick created the register, built the culture and hired the right people – from managers to coaches – to put the team in a position to succeed. It deserves more credit.

Brady may have helped them get where they did, but the Patriots were undoubtedly headed in the right direction and the fruits of Belichick’s designs were collected in 2003 and 2004.

Those Super Bowl wins – the first at the end of a season that started with the shooting down of lawyer Milloy in favor of Rodney Harrison; the second thanks largely to a dice throw on Corey Dillon – they were the victories for “culture”.

Disinterest imposed. All done for the greatest good of the team. Everything ego in your pocket. The most impressive aspect of the patriots was therefore their stamina and mental endurance. Brady was an important part. But so were Tedy Bruschi and Harrison, Matt Light, Richard Seymour, Mike Vrabel and so on.

Fifty-three very intelligent and capable players row together in the hold of the big ship while Belichick was over the bridge to trace a route. It was from 2001 to 2004.

The dips in 2005 and 2006 began the process that would have led Brady to become, largely on Belichick’s design, the engine.

The 2005 Patriots were hit by injuries – not a hindsight surprise when you consider the nine extra games played in the previous four seasons and the difficulty of staying on top. They started to see some friction to grow old – Troy Brown was 34 then – and the ongoing game was marked as well as their defense on the run. They went 10-6 and lost in the division round.

The following season, a protracted squabble over the contract led to the Deion Branch being swapped with Seattle shortly before the season began. Reche Caldwell led the team in receptions followed by Ben Watson, Troy Brown and Kevin Faulk. However, they were unable to advance to the Super Bowl, but lost on the road to the Colts.

That season, Brady got a toy he had never had in Randy Moss and a Troy Brown replica model named Wes Welker. The entire set of record sets went 16-0 and lost in the Super Bowl.

Which brings us to 2008. This is the season that many are aiming for when they say that it is Belichick’s genius that is most responsible for twenty-year success. The Patriots went 11-5 with Matt Cassel starting in quarterback. Hadn’t he been a beginner from high school, yet the patriots still went 11-5?

Cassel was exceptional, better than anyone could hope for. But it’s still a sharp drop from 16-0 to 11-5.

In 2009, the central defense core was expelled or withdrawn: Vrabel, Bruschi, Seymour and Harrison. Belichick complained to Brady on the sidelines during a defeat for the Saints that season that “I just can’t get these kids to play the way I want them. So frustrating.”

The season ended with an ignominious home defeat against the crows in the AFC division playoff round.

Brady gets the second decade

The patriots renewed in the off-season and, in my opinion, Brady was at the forefront of finding their places where they had no business at that stage of their reconstruction. In 2010, the Patriots went 14-2, they were seed no. 1 and Brady was the unanimous MVP.

The offense, moving away from the narrow final position, enlisted two – Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez – and their production would become historic in 2011 when the Patriots arrived at the Super Bowl and lost again to the Giants. Brady launched for 5,235 career yards with 39 touchdowns and 12 picks.

In the 2012 season, he launched 637 times, a career high and one of three times in four seasons that attempted more than 600 passes. With a defense that too often seemed to resist better teams, it was Brady and the offense to score and score and score a little more. They were the first, third, first and third in points marked from 2010 to 2013. Defensively in that period they were eighth, 15th, ninth and tenth.

Even in 2013, when Hernandez was jailed for murder, Gronkowski was grounded due to back surgery and then with an ACL, Brady still ran by hitting the ball with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and – to a lesser extent – Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson and Shane Vereen.

They won the Super Bowl in 2014, winning a shootout against the Ravens in the Divisional Round, 35-31, and then overcoming a 24-14 deficit against the Seahawks in the fourth quarter when Brady moved to a completely different level in the fourth quarter.

The previous April, Belichick had enlisted Brady’s aspiring successor, Jimmy Garoppolo, in the second round. Brady, perhaps remembering the shrug that Drew Bledsoe had encountered Brady’s arrival 14 years earlier, would not have fallen asleep on the move with the team that ran Garoppolo.

Brady went on to launch 69 touchdowns and 16 predictions in 2014 and 15. He lost four suspension games in 2016 – Garoppolo overcame six quarters of Brady’s relief before hurting himself and giving way to Jacoby Brissett – but he still threw 28 touchdowns and two interceptions before ending that season with a 43- record. by-62, 466 yards in the Super Bowl when the Patriots canceled out a deficit of 28-3. Brady did it at 39.

At 40 in the AFCCG, without Edelman, without an injured Gronkowski, Brady and Amendola joined together to push the Patriots beyond the Jaguars and in the Super Bowl against Philly where he would have launched for 505 yards.

So let’s tell here. From 2010 to 2017, the Patriots have reached seven consecutive AFC Championship Games and the year they didn’t, Brady was the unanimous MVP. He wrote the filming of the playoffs against Ravens and Seahawks in 2014, the Falcons in 2016, the Jaguars in 2017 and led the team to two Super Bowl wins.

In 2018, Edelman was exiting an ACL and was therefore suspended for the first four games. Gronk was injured for a large chunk of the year. Phillip Dorsett and Chris Hogan were the main gimmicks for a while until the team faced Josh Gordon. It’s still? The team went 11-5, Brady put them on his back in the fourth quarter and overtime in Kansas City in the AFCCG and then the Patriots defense checked against the Rams and delivered a Super Bowl to Brady – apart from the shot at Gronk which led to the game’s winning touchdown – he just had to play OK to win the team.

The final verdict

So, see what my answer to this debate is now. Bill gets a bigger share of the first three Lombards. Tom gets a higher share than the second three.

So many people over the years have speculated that Belichick wants to prove that he can win a championship without Brady. I don’t know if it’s true.

I think if Brady was gone, Belichick would appreciate the opportunity, but I never thought he would have wanted to get rid of what he thinks is a quarterback capable of giving him a title that the others couldn’t.

Maybe that’s why we’re here. Belichick doesn’t see Brady as special as he once was. Great? Sure. Are there other guys who can do things they can’t do now? Belichick seems to think so. Brady has apparently survived its usefulness here.

Bill will do what he has done to so many other players. Go ahead. But this is the life cycle of the NFL.

From what I’ve been told and what I’ve collected, Brady agrees. He hoped to be special and to be able to write a different ending here, but to realize he couldn’t shock him. For a legend, it is rather well established.

Playing for Bill Belichick will help keep a player that way. And maybe even for that, Belichick deserves a lot of credit. He allowed Tom Brady to become Tom Brady because he was eternally and exasperatedly Bill Belichick.

Every. Single. Year.

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Anthony Davis leads the LeBron-Less Lakers for the seventh consecutive victory – NBC Los Angeles

With LeBron James put aside, Anthony Davis knew he had to do a little more – everyone had to do a little more to fix it.

Davis scored 23 points and six rebounds in three quarters and the Los Angeles Lakers won their seventh game in a row and the NBA 18 in a row on the road against the Western Conference, beating the Golden State Warriors 116-86 plagued by injuries 116-86 without King James.

It meant taking better care of the ball in the second half and bringing energy to both ends.

“LeBron, when he’s out, is taking a lot of the things we do, so it’s up to all of us to make sure we fill in those gaps, and I think we did it tonight,” Davis said.

Rajon Rondo started in James’s place and contributed 12 points and six assists, while Los Angeles turned him into a 40-17 third quarter defeat. James sat outside due to recurring pain in his problematic left groin.

Davis fired 6 by 13, made 10 of the 12 free throws and also had a couple of blocked and stolen shots for the Lakers, whose 12 bills in the first half allowed the Warriors to keep him close. Kyle Kuzma added 18 points from the bench.

Rookie Eric Paschall scored 23 points off the bench for his eleventh 20-point game and Jordan Poole had 16 in the Warriors’ eighth consecutive defeat both overall and at home in the new Chase Center. Poole limped with 5:44 remaining in the third after rolling his right ankle, then returned after registering it, but briefly left Golden State with eight players available, two of them with 10-day contracts.

Golden State guard Ky Bowman came down with 1:11 to play and was helped.

The return of the Golden State striker Draymond Green from an absence of two games with a bruise in his right pelvic area was short: he was sent off 5:45 before the interval in his second technician just 11 seconds from his first at 5:56 am.

Golden State also lost Andrew Wiggins, a late scratch with spasms in the upper back. The Warriors resisted early but were unable to stay with the Lakers as they did in Los Angeles’ 125-120 victory here on February 8.

And if it couldn’t get any worse for the home team, beloved super-sub Lakers Alex Caruso drew the late MVP delays as the arena emptied quickly.

This losing streak is taking place on Warriors.

“We have to win a game,” said coach Steve Kerr. “We need to win a game every now and then to feel better about things. We are in a bad stretch right now. It’s hard.”

UPDATE OF JAMES

James had already been banned on Wednesday and coach Frank Vogel said that after the game a decision on James’s status would come Saturday morning before a game in Memphis that night.

“I’m just dealing with a little pain. There are still two days to go, “said Vogel.

James, who lost 27 games last season while breastfeeding the tender groin that injured Christmas Day 2018 at the Golden State, scored 40 points in Tuesday’s home season against Zion Williamson and the pelicans.

Kerr can see James as an example of a superstar taking him to a new level after a full offseason given that the Lakers star had played in eight consecutive NBA finals before last year.

Golden State has reached five consecutive finals, but not this season – so players like Stephen Curry, Green and Klay Thompson can benefit from prolonged rest.

“Looking at LeBron, he looks refreshed, he seems recharged. The idea of ​​eight consecutive finals is crazy when you think of five here and what has been done and how our players have felt last year and the injuries they have hit, “said Kerr. “When everything is said and done, I think our kids should feel refreshed, refreshed and ready to go by next year’s training camp. I hope so. LeBron is also LeBron. It built differently than most people. “

TIP-INS

Lakers: The Lakers have won their first three games with one left on April 7 in Los Angeles. This marks their first win in the season series against Golden State since they went 3-1 in the 2012-13 season and the first time the Lakers have won both games on the Warriors home floor since they swept all four started in 2011-12. … Los Angeles improved overall 18-1 from the Staples Center against the West, having lost its forerunner “road” on October 22 against the Clippers at the Staples Center. The Lakers have won their fourth consecutive road game to improve to 24-5 in the season.

Warriors: The Warriors used its 29th different lineup, most in one season from a franchise record 49 in 2009-10. … Golden State is planning an update on Saturday about Curry’s status, which has long targeted Sunday’s home game against the Magicians as a return date from a broken left hand – and if it does, it will have lost 56 games since when he hurt himself against Soli on 30 October. … The Warriors went down to 7-23 at home and 5-16 against the West. … Golden State had won 12 of their previous 14 home games against the Lakers. … The Warriors signed G Mychal Mulder with a 10 day contract.

NEXT

Lakers: At Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night looking for a 4-0 season before a quick turnaround to play Sunday in New Orleans. The Lakers are 8-0 this season when they play consecutive days on the road.

Warriors: to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday after losing their last in the desert, 112-106 on February 12. This marks the start of the team’s seventh back-to-back set this season.

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