It prevents her from exercising the right of choosing a husband on the basis of her own will. The lottery of caskets is like any other lottery which depends upon change and not upon voluntary choice. Success in a lottery is a matter of pure chance. Passage — 3 Act II, Sc. Answer: The Prince of Morocco seems to be very conscious of his qualities as a man of exceptional strength and physique, as also of his holding a high position in life. He also believes that some of the best maidens of his own country are his admires, and that even some among the bravest soldiers have felt afraid of his war-like appearance.
Answer: Portia is evidently very loyal to the memory of her father. She would not refuse to marry the man who makes the right choice of a casket even if she might not like that man otherwise. Who does ultimately come out as the winner in this contest and how?
Answer: Bassanio proves to be the winner in the contest. He chooses the right casket by arguing that outward shows should not be relied upon, and that external decoration generally misleads human being into making all kinds of mistakes. He rejects the gold casket because gold is something gaudy and may, therefore, prove to be deceptive; and he rejects the silver casket because silver is a medium of monetary transactions among human beings, and nothing more. He chooses the leaden casket which holds out a threat rather than a temptation.
Give the meanings of the italicized expressions. Phoebus in ancient classical mythology was the god of the sun. Passage — 4 Act II, Sc. By this sword,— That killed the Shah, a Persian prince, That won three battles with Sultan Solomon,— I would out stare the angriest eyes that look, Out brave the most daring heart on the earth, Pluck the young, sucking cubs from their mother, Yes, taunt the lion when he roars for prey, To win you, lady.
But, pity the time! Sophy : the Shah or emperor of Persia. Sultan Soiyman : was a Turkish Ruler; probably Shakespeare is thinking of Soiyman the Magnificent, who was defeated by the Persians in Lichas was the servant who brought Hercules a poisoned shirt, and was immediately thrown into the sea by his angry master. The sense is that a strong and brave man has no better chance than a weak man in a gambling competition, such as Morocco concluded this choice between the caskets to be.
Which is the better man : to decide which of the two is the better man. So is Alcldes beaten by his page : Alcides is another name for Hercules, and the page is Lichas. The idea is simply a continuation of the above. There is no story to the effect that Hercules and Lichas ever did indulge in a game of chance, but Morocco says that if they had done so, the page would have had quite a good chance of beating his master, blind Fortune leading me : with nothing to help me save pure chance.
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Surface contamination and fleeting encounters are less of a worry than close-up, person-to-person interactions for extended periods.
The protests of George Floyd began May The leading theory to explain this paradox is that being outdoors is safer than indoors. Numerous studies support this. Japanese researchers, for example, found the odds of indoor transmission of the coronavirus were about 19 times greater than in the open air.
A new study funded by the US National Bureau of Economic Research offers another explanation: The protests prompted an overall increase in people staying home, which mostly offset any impact of transmission among protesters.
In a preprint published last week, the researchers found many super spreading events. Just 2 percent of people were responsible for 20 percent of transmissions. Whether you become a super-spreader probably depends more on circumstance than biology so avoid crowded events, poorly ventilated areas and places where people are talking loudly — or singing.
Stat News goes into detail. There are twin reports that a readily and widely available steroid, dexamethasonehas been found to significantly reduce the day mortality rate in patients who require oxygen. That is, dexamethasone is a medication for very sick people. While optimistic, it is critical that we learn from the recent history of walk-backs and retractions of medications that were promoted but did not work.
This study has not yet been peer reviewed and was issued via a press release. We are still on a steep learning curve and the medical community is very intrigued by this finding.
It appears from this small study that Lenzilumab can improve recovery from a median of five days compared to ten days with Remdesivir. A large phase III study is underway.
Hydroxychoroquine was dealt a blow when the FDA removed the emergency use authorization on June It is now only recommended for use in clinical trials due to the risk of dangerous heart rhythms. There are trials ongoing regarding its use for super early treatment. It kinda works. FDA has issued a warning this week regarding a newly discovered potential drug interaction between Remdesivir Act II (Concluded) hydroxychloroquine. Gilead is now testing it as an inhaled medication instead of IV.
They will include anti-virals, IL-6 blockade, anti-inflammatories steroidsblood clotting prevention and other treatments that will allow us to hit COVID from all sides. There is hope among doctors that monoclonal antibodies could provide an avenue for treatment. They worked for Ebola and some big players are entering the space. Bottom Line: The commonly used, widely available steroid medication dexamethasone data is intriguing.
Hydroxychloroquine should not be used for treatment of sick patients. Convalescent plasma blood from those recovered needs more study. We need peer-reviewed, randomized, clinical trials to guide us, not press releases. The good news is there are many solid clinical trials underway. A friend of mine, Steve Kirsh, has put together the Covid Early Research Fund to fun more treatments, learn more here.
A serology test is a blood test designed to see if you body has developed antibodies to the disease which means you have had it and could possibly be less likely to get it.
That is the wish. After introducing over serological tests with little or no review, the FDA has only 77 tests listed on their website — AND only 11 of those have been independently evaluated AND eight of those have been pulled from the market.
Holy shit. Our government leaders bypassed normal procedures to increase testing — and our desire for quantity came at the grave cost of quality. Ask you lab what company they use. This is not to say that many of the other tests are not good and valid, Act II (Concluded), they just have less testing to prove it. I wish I had better news here, however testing continues to be vexing.
Practically, this means the best time to get tested after an exposure is four days — but it is way more complicated than this.
False positive : When the test is positive and is wrong. This happens rarely. One model using COVID cases from multiple published studies suggests the false negative rate is percent on day one of exposure and falls to 38 percent on day five when symptoms on average appear and then to 20 percent on day eight.
Sadly, there are no data or tests that are accurate nor FDA-authorized for screening people without symptoms. What does this mean? It means that a test taken before you visit relatives is very hard to interpret if you get a negative result; but I certainly recommend getting tested before visiting someone in a vulnerable population — and that includes your parents and your friends, including the Act II (Concluded) or nurse.
Most tests that show a positive result mean you have the virus. All Clear has a national map of all commercial testing sites. Most local counties have their own, free testing sites. Online home testing is enabling more efficient testing. There are many, including Vault saliva developed at Rutgers and Pixel nasal swab developed by LabCorps. As noted above, there is no data on screening asymptomatic people and a single negative test is mostly accurate.
Yale announced that they have partnered with the National Basketball Association and are developing an effective saliva test which could be available as soon as mid-July. According to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policysmart testing is the first step to a way out of this mess. If only we got a mulligan! Will a vaccine save us? There is a lot going on in this space but only time will tell, despite the early optimism, whether it will a confer long term immunity and b not cause more harm than the disease itself.
A nice primer here on the difficulty of making this a successful reality. A typical vaccine path:. Our desired path:. Before we get a meaningful coronavirus vaccine, there may be other vaccine developments upon us.
There are reports from the American Society of Microbiology that good old-fashioned MMR measles, mumps and rubella vaccine could stir up our own immunity and protect us from the worst symptoms of Act II (Concluded) Meanwhile, there are positive developments.
India: The makers of the H1N1 vaccine are working on launching a clinical trial on a Covaxin in Act II (Concluded). This does not imply they can be reinfectedbut it raises serious questions on the value of serological surveys. The silver lining is there has not been an established case of reinfection to date. Sinai hospital in New York is working on a long-term follow up of infected patients and we should have much more clarity about the long term benefits of antibodies by the fall.
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