Viral infections increase resting heart and respiration rates so guess what – your smartwatch might be able to tell you when you are about to get sick.

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A person’s heart and breathing rates increase and heart rate variability decrease as a viral infection ramps up. All of these are measurable using a modern-day smartwatch. Researchers at Purdue University are starting a study to see if continuously collected biometric smartwatch data could be used to detect early signs of viral infections, including COVID-19.

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Texas bar prohibits customers from entering if they ARE wearing a mask.

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Contributing once again to my home state’s persona of ignorant rednecks, a bar in Elgin, Texas is turning away any customer who shows up WEARING a mask. Yeah, the genius owner of Liberty Tree Tavern says “no masks allowed”. The bar reopened last week and says they are adhering to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s requirements…

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