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Video of 3-year-old boy using a stool to care for his dad, who is in a vegetative state, goes viral

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  • A video of a son helping his father went viral on Chinese social media after the 3-year-old boy’s mother, Liu Na, posted it on Douyin on March 27.
  • Liu said that while she was on her lunch break, she checked in on her husband Ding Yong, who has been in a vegetative state since Feb. 27, 2020.
  • The camera she installed in their house captured their son, nicknamed Tutu, helping his father adjust his head.
  • “When Tutu was about to take a nap, he noticed his father’s head tilted to the side, so he went over to help him adjust it… He once told me, ‘I want to grow up to be Ultraman to protect dad,’” Liu shared.

A video of a 3-year-old boy standing on a stool while trying to help his sick father has gone viral on Chinese social media.

Liu Na, 31, did not expect that her video would go viral after she posted it on her Douyin account on March 27. The clip shows her son, nicknamed Tutu, climbing a stool to adjust his father’s head.

Shanghai woman in lockdown has to have her double eyelid surgery sutures removed at her complex’s gate

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  • A Shanghai woman waiting to have the sutures removed from a recent eyelid surgery found her residential complex unexpectedly under COVID-19 lockdown.
  • After concerns about a prolonged lockdown, she asked her doctor, named Zhou, for help: “Do you think I can postpone the time to remove the sutures? I feel they have been embedded in my flesh.”
  • The doctor told her that the sutures must be removed immediately and initially suggested that she ask someone in her complex to remove the stitches for her.
  • Zhou, the woman’s doctor, eventually decided to come to her and remove the stitches at the gate of her residential complex.

An unexpected lockdown forced a Chinese woman to have the stitches of her eyelid surgery removed at the gate of her residential complex.

The woman, whose name was withheld in media reports, underwent double eyelid surgery at a cosmetic medical institute in the middle of March.

New COVID-19 test provides accurate results within 4 minutes, according to Chinese scientists

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  • Scientists from Fudan University in Shanghai have developed a portable test that utilizes an “electromechanical biosensor” to detect coronavirus infection in four minutes.
  • Their trial involved 33 people with COVID-19 and 54 uninfected people, testing the technology against polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results.
  • They reported “perfect” overall agreement as SARS-CoV-2, one of the strains that causes COVID-19, was detected in all 33 positive cases and not once in the 54 negative cases.

A new portable test that detects coronavirus infection within a four-minute window has been developed by scientists in Shanghai.

The test is reportedly as accurate as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Using an electromechanical biosensor that analyzes genetic material from swabs, the molecular electromechanical system, or MolEMS, is seen as a promising alternative to the highly sensitive and highly specific PCR test.

Report: Low-income Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders among those most negatively impacted by the pandemic

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Low-income American Indian or Native Alaskan, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander households were among those who suffered the most negative economic impacts brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent national study found. 

Bearing the brunt: According to the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) analysis of National COVID Surveys, members of American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AIAN/H/PI) communities, along with Black and Hispanic demographics, suffered the highest percentage of job loss and health issues among all reporting ethnic groups in the United States.

South Asians carry a gene that doubles their risk of death from COVID-19, study finds

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Most South Asians have a gene that doubles the risk of death due to respiratory failure from COVID-19, a new study from Oxford University shows.

Key findings: The study, which was published in Nature Genetics, found that 60% of people with South Asian ancestry carry a “higher-risk” version of a gene called LZTFL1. This version predisposes them to developing severe COVID-19.

April Koh, 29, becomes youngest woman to run a multi-billion-dollar startup

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April Koh, CEO of Spring Health, has become the youngest woman to lead a multibillion-dollar company after the startup raised a $190 million Series C round, or $300 million total funding.

“Unicorn” services: The Series C round of funding raised Spring Health’s valuation to more than $2 billion, which makes it reach “unicorn” status, or a valuation of at least $1 billion, according to Fierce Healthcare.

5 Asian American Fitness Accounts to Follow and Avoid that ‘Quarantine 15’

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, closed gyms and at-home quarantines, it is more important than ever to take care of your health and fitness.

For those of us who are able to self-isolate at home during this time, it can be easy to put on that quarantine fifteen if you know what I mean (I know, I should drop a mixtape), and understandably so, since we are falling out of our normal routines of working out at the gym and staying fit. It is also important to recognize that many of us aren’t moving our bodies as much as usual as we don’t walk as much at home as we do in our normal day to day lives.

‘Healthy’ 44-Year-Old Marathon Runner in NYC in Critical Condition With COVID-19

David Lat

The 44-year-old founder of legal blog Above the Law and a widely recognized legal recruiter is reportedly in critical condition and under sedation after he tested positive for COVID-19.

David Lat has been put on a ventilator after his oxygen level dropped while fighting the virus at NYU Langone Hospital in Manhattan, according to his 36-year-old husband, Zachary Baron Shemtob via Law.com.

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