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Every week, we’ll answer your questions on Covid-19 and health in a feature published online. You can submit a question here.HuffPost UK reader Nancy asked: “How risky is it going to a gym to use exercise equipment? What about a fitness dance class or Pilates class?”Gyms and fitness classes have been back on the cards for a while – but with a new variant on the cards, how risky is it to be heading to them?Your risk of catching Covid will depend on a number of factors, such as how well ventilated the space is, how many people are there, how good everyone is at sticking to social distancing, how long you spend there, and what the Covid cases are like in your area.It also depends how many people attending your gym are vaccinated – we know having two doses of the jab reduces the chances of transmission, although it doesn’t remove the risk completely. If you’re fully vaccinated, your chances of catching it – and falling very ill with Covid – are pretty low.Submit a coronavirus health question to HuffPost UK.An infographic on Covid risk, which was shared widely in 2020, suggested exercising at gyms is a “medium risk activity” – probably as risky as going on an airplane, riding the bus, or eating out at a restaurant indoors.Professor Jonathan Ball, a virologist at the University of Nottingham, told BBC Newsbeat the main risks with gyms are the vigorous exercising – which means people are breathing rapidly and deeply, and could therefore produce lots of aerosols that could infect others – as well as the touching of shared equipment.But gyms have lots of measures in place to reduce transmission, and this appears to be working. Data from ukactive shared in early 2021 showed evidence of low prevalence of Covid-19 in fitness facilities, with an overall rate of just 1.7 cases per 100,000 visits.From the end of July to the end of December 2020, there were a total of 1,277 Covid-19 cases among gym users that visited facilities over the 23-week period, against a backdrop of 2.3 million UK-wide cases in the same time.Prof Ball also said from the data he’d seen from Public Health England, he was “not aware there is a significant hotspot for infections in the gym environment”.That said, it’s still important to be cautious. The Delta variant, which is now the most dominant variant in the UK, is associated with roughly 60% increased risk of household transmission compared to the Alpha variant. Since reopening, gyms have put a lot of procedures in place to stay Covid secure. Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, tells HuffPost UK, these include social distancing, enhanced cleaning and industry-leading ventilation. “Working with the government, the Covid-19 safety guidance for the fitness industry means that people using gyms, pools, leisure centres and studios can feel safe, and supported, in following the rules,” he says. Gym equipment is regularly sanitised, some gyms have one-way systems and are running smaller and shorter fitness classes, which are better for reducing the chances of transmission, and many have good ventilation systems in place. People are urged to wear face coverings in non-active areas, which helps to reduce the risk even more.Such venues are hugely important for improving mental and physical health – and ukactive reports many people have returned “confidently” since facilities reopened.If you’re still worried about returning to the gym, that’s totally normal. Professor Keith Neal, an epidemiologist at University of Nottingham, suggests going at quieter times, if possible – the fewer people there are in your gym, the lower your risk of catching Covid will be. He also recommends maintaining social distancing (which means close range convos with your PT should be off the cards), turning up in your gym wear, going home to shower, and travelling to and from the gym in your car, either alone or with people in your household. If you’re really worried about catching Covid, it might be helpful to opt for fitness classes which don’t involve a lot of heavy breathing – so Pilates and yoga, as opposed to HIIT classes – and to wipe down any gym equipment before and after using it. If you can, avoid touching your face when you’re at the gym.Experts are still learning about Covid-19. The information in this story is what was known or available at the time of publication, but guidance could change as scientists discover more about the virus. To keep up to date with health advice and cases in your area, visit gov.uk/coronavirus and nhs.uk.Related...Delta Variant Symptoms Might Be Different To What We're Used ToHas Being So Careful During The Pandemic Altered Our Immune Systems?The Problem With Perspex: Why Covid Screens Might Not Be SafeThe Wedding Rules You Need To Know From June 21The Riskiest (And Safest) Activities As Unlocking Approaches
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Perspex screens, the type you might see in offices, restaurants or hair and beauty salons, don’t prevent the spread of Covid – and could increase transmissibility, officials have told ministers.The draft Whitehall document said the transparent plastic screens are often “incorrectly positioned” and could make matters worse by “blocking airflow that helps disperse any virus droplets”. This is despite the fact “screens or barriers” are listed as “additional control measures” in government guidance for offices.In response, the prime minister’s spokesperson said: “The Health and Safety Executive will keep its guidance under review based on the latest evidence, and should that evidence necessitate a change, it would be changed.”So, have the screens been a waste of time for businesses that have invested in them? Perhaps. Dr Julian Tang, clinical virologist at the University of Leicester, explains: “Perspex screens only block large droplet ‘splatter’ expelled – e.g. during coughing or sneezing, which are too large to inhale anyway – but not the finer aerosols produced by talking and breathing that can float over or around these screens to be inhaled by those behind them – unless the screens extend from floor to ceiling and wall to wall.”Dr Tang says the half-height perspex screens “can block air movement and mixing” which would dilute finer inhalable aerosols, but the specific circumstances may differ.The screens could temporarily delay infectious aerosols entering your airspace if you’re sitting in a restaurant booth, for example, but if you’re there for a long enough time for the aerosols to disperse more widely within that airspace, they will not be useful after that point, he says.“The time taken for this more general aerosol dispersal will depend on how many infected are in the restaurant, the type of ventilation present, and the movement of people as well as the presence of heat sources (which also includes people),” says Dr Tang. “If the windows are all open, the aerosol concentration drops dramatically very quickly – think of how fast the burnt toast smell disappears from your kitchen once you open the windows.“Hence the importance of ventilation – which is far greater and more effective than the use of such Perspex screens – to reduce indoor virus transmission.”Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care services at the University of Oxford agrees, adding that the “virus is airborne”, making ventilation is crucial.“Anything that stops a through-draught will stop the virus from escaping,” she says. “The whole idea of plastic screens was predicated on a droplet model of transmission – they would stop people getting hit by the drops in other people’s coughs and sneezes. But as evidence has accumulated that the virus is airborne, it’s become clearer that the priority is to ensure good ventilation.”Many scientists agree on this. Dr Bryan Bzdek, research fellow at Bristol Aerosol Research Centre, University of Bristol, says the plastic screens will only be useful when people are in “close, face-to-face contact”.In this situation, the screen will prevent large droplets generated by one person from hitting the other person, he says. “These screens are not effective mitigations for transmission by aerosols, which simply follow the gas flow and therefore will move around the screen. A face covering is a significantly more protective and effective mitigation than any sort of screen in most situations.”Some believe the screens still have a purpose as a control measure for the transmission of Covid, though. Professor Paul Digard, chair of virology at the University of Edinburgh, says: “Do this simple thought experiment – you’re standing the other side of a counter from someone with Covid and they sneeze without getting a hand up in time. Would you rather there was a perspex screen in between you? It’s the same outcome if all they’re doing is talking, and even if they’re wearing a mask – it’s just that the situation starts with a lower baseline risk of transmission,” he says.“There are other issues that affect how likely (or not) screens are to reduce virus transmission, but in my view, they are likely to be an effective measure.“There might be some merit in argument over their blocking airflow and thus leading to higher local virus concentrations in some circumstances, but this would only really apply under conditions of poor ventilation and longer periods of exposure where virus transmission is occurring through aerosols.“It’s important to remember that we still don’t know for sure what the balance of Covid transmission through aerosols, larger respiratory droplets and surface contamination is; screens will be very effective against the latter two modes, even if less so against aerosols.”Related...Perspex Screens ‘Do Not Prevent Covid Spread And Should Be Scrapped’, Ministers ToldTo Stop Covid Spreading, We Need To Talk About VentilationShould You Wear A Face Shield Against Covid-19? 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Katherine Ryan has given birth to her second child, just two weeks after announcing her pregnancy.The Canadian comedian and actor shared a photo on Instagram Stories showing her in bed holding the newborn child.She captioned the post: “I have a really good reason why yesterday’s podcast is late.”The 37-year-old, who has an 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, shared a second photo of her partner Bobby Kootstra holding the baby, joking the child had arrived in time for the football.She recently entered a civil partnership with her childhood sweetheart, after rekindling their relationship following 20 years apart. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Katherine Ryan (@kathbum)The couple did not reveal the baby’s name or gender.Katherine recently revealed that her Netflix show The Duchess, which she created and starred in, will not return for a second series because it did not secure enough viewers.READ MORE:21 Times Katherine Ryan's Character In The Duchess Was Almost Too RelatableKatherine Ryan Explains Why She Sleeps In Her Daughter's Room Rather Than With Her HusbandKatherine Ryan’s Sarcastic Response To Slowthai Isn’t The Problem Here
(Kaunas University of Technology) A team of scientists from Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Energy Institute proposed a method to convert lint-microfibers found in clothes dryers into energy. They not only constructed a pilot pyrolysis plant but also developed a mathematical model to calculate possible economic and environmental outcomes of the technology. Researchers estimate that by converting lint microfibers produced by 1 million people, almost 14 tons of oil could be produced.
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Have you even made it as an artist if you’re not singing in a made up language for a Sims game? There’s a proud tradition of popular musicians like Carly Rae Jepsen or Janelle Monáe re-recording songs in Simlish, the in-game language of The Sims, and now, celebrated alternative artist Japanese Breakfast (Michelle Zauner) is joining their ranks with a cover of her single “Be Sweet” for The Sims 4 Cottage Living.
Zauner’s track is summer-y and eminently danceable, and it feels just the same underneath a trailer hawking more features for The Sims 4, even with the chorus transformed to “Ya wana baleesh da voo ya wana baleeeeeeeeesh”. It’s also delightfully weird in the way all covers in “Simlish” are — I just love hearing famous musicians...
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The pandemic has made clear that low-resolution webcams are only the tip of the video calling iceberg: in an ideal world we’d all have our own cameraperson to make sure the angles were perfect. That’s what Amazon’s Echo Show 8 (2nd Generation) promises, turning Alexa into your personal videographer but – to keep the new smart display to $130 – … Continue reading
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