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HELPING YOU GET STRONGER SINCE 2004

Looking At : May 17, 2020
Posted By Scott Bird
Filed In : Weekly summary



During the past week we’ve discussed a number of great links; on Facebook, Twitter, in The Daily ‘Paper’ and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

  • Transforming Central Parts Of London Into ‘Car Free Zones’ : As with the other urban transit changes we’ve seen, it’s terrible to have taken a pandemic to encourage them. The moves themselves, however, make sense. Hope we see many more cities taking similar actions.
  • The Race To Design A Self-Sanitising Face Mask That Destroys Various Coronaviruses : Including SARS-CoV-2, of course.
  • WHO’s Plan For A COVID-19 Intellectual Property Pool : Sounds great. Hope the idea of ‘countries working together toward a common goal‘ continues long after the current pandemic. Many other global challenges to tackle.
  • Gene Therapy Doubled Strength and Reduced Fat (In Mice) : Interesting. Curious to see how this info is received, once the human trials begin.
  • Longevity-Related Blood Plasma Breakthroughs : Rats for now, human trials soon.

We also talked about No jab, no visit (banning anti-vaxxers from Australian nursing homes), Living in the longevity ‘Blue Zones’ and a whole lot more. Keep up with the World of Health & Fitness on this site, and in the Straight to the Bar pages on Facebook, Twitter and in The Daily ‘Paper’. Absolutely free.


NB : If you’re stuck at home for a while, and would still love to get the occasional workout in, swing by the guide page. Whether you’re sans-equipment or already have a home gym set up, these suggestions can really make a difference.

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