Mouthwash kills COVID-19 within 30 seconds of contact

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Studies from Cardiff University have found that mouthwash kills COVID-19 within the first 30 seconds of contact.

In a clinical trial using only Dentyl-branded mouthwash, a team led by Professor David Thomas published the study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed but shows rather promising results.

Safe to say that many people will be using mouthwash more often in addition to washing their hands, wearing face masks and sanitising, as part of their COVID-19 prevention routine.


Prof. Charmaine Gauci accused of creating ‘national panic’ by COVID-19 sceptics

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A judicial protest has been filed against the Superintendent for Public, Charmaine Gauci, for the imposition of unlawful public health restrictions, accusing the professor of creating a so-called “national panic.”

Members of this group include lawyer and Gaia Foundation activist and Rudolph Ragonesi who stated that Professor Gauci has misinformed the public regarding the nature of COVID-19 and asks that the the island adopts the Great Barrington Declaration. 

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The former seeks to revoke medical decisions that conflict with fundamental rights, and follows the proposed revocation of 4G and 5G telecommunications, amongst others.


110 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 161 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 110 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,345 swab tests, while 161 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 26 cases were family members of previously known cases, 9 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 4 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and2 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 8,247 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 6,049 have recovered, 101 died and 2,097 are still active.


Debate sparks over mask-wearing during childbirth

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Debates regarding the controversial decision to impose mask-wearing during childbirth have emerged around the world after the intense trauma caused during the process. 

Locally, a petition of more than 1,200 signatures was created to appeal for the removal of mask-wearing during childbirth for women who test negative and the introduction of rapid-testing for women who go into labour spontaneously.

The argument being made by health practitioners is that situations of false negatives could occur, where the damage cause to medical staff could be irreparable especially for professionals such as midwives and mask-wearing would ultimately protect the staff, the mother and the baby.