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CDC updates guidlines (Updated Jan. 16, 2022)   

  To reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant
  and possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in
  public if you are in an area of substantial or high
I Got A 'Mild' Breakthrough Case. Here's What I Wish I'd Known   

TRACKING/MONITORING NPR: Do You Need To Wear A Mask Indoors Where You Live? NYTimes: Cases Iowa & Story County Covid Act Now - Risk Level (Iowa) Willette: Iowa COVID-19 Tracker

FACE COVERINGS AND AEROSOLS With omicron, you need a mask that means business Face Masks For COVID-19, Ranked by Their Level of Protection The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill COVID-19 spreads as an aerosol, therefore, six feet of distance is NOT going to keep you safe.

SYMPTOMS How COVID-19 Symptoms Differ From Allergies, Cold And Flu, in One Chart A Day-by-Day Breakdown of Coronavirus Symptoms Shows How The Disease Progresses How the coronavirus infects cells - and why Delta is so dangerous Characterizing long COVID in an international cohort 12 Signs of Long COVID You Should Discuss With Your Doctor I Got A 'Mild' Breakthrough Case. Here's What I Wish I'd Known

INFORMATION RESOURCES Mary Greeley Medical Center/McFarland Clinic CDC: Coronavirus (COVID-19) WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public Ames Public Library: COVID-19 INFORMATION Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (Source: FDA) o mRNA (active ingredient) o Lipids (0.43 mg (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 0.05 mg 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 0.09 mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and 0.2 mg cholesterol) o Potassium chloride o Monobasic potassium phosphate o Sodium chloride o Dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate o Sucrose Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (Source: FDA) o mRNA (active ingredient) o Lipids (SM-102, 1,2-dimyristoyl-rac-glycero3-methoxypolyethylene glycol-2000 [PEG2000-DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-snglycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]) o Tromethamine o Tromethamine hydrochloride o Acetic acid o Sodium acetate o Sucrose Johnson-Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine o Recombinant, replication-incompetent adenovirus type 26 expressing the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (active ingredient) o citric acid monohydrate o trisodium citrate dihydrate o ethanol o 2-hydroxypropyl-Beta-cyclodextrin (HBCD) o polysorbate-80 o sodium chloride Pfizer Vaccine vs Moderna Vaccine: Which Should You Get?

WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT VITAMIN D Vitamin D and COVID-19 A Supercomputer Analyzed COVID-19, and an Interesting New Hypothesis Has Emerged Interestingly, the researchers suggest vitamin D as a potentially useful Covid-19 drug. "The vitamin is involved in the RAS system and could prove helpful by reducing levels of another compound, known as REN," the report says. "Again, this could stop potentially deadly bradykinin storms from forming." Other compounds could treat symptoms associated with bradykinin storms, such as Hymecromone and timbetasin.