Face mask – BK Masks http://bkmasks.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:36:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://bkmasks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Face mask – BK Masks http://bkmasks.com/ 32 32 Covid alarmist group OzSage has been mocked for advocating face masks at home, flushing the toilet with the lid down https://bkmasks.com/covid-alarmist-group-ozsage-has-been-mocked-for-advocating-face-masks-at-home-flushing-the-toilet-with-the-lid-down/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 02:33:00 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/covid-alarmist-group-ozsage-has-been-mocked-for-advocating-face-masks-at-home-flushing-the-toilet-with-the-lid-down/ The Covid alarmist group is ridiculed for its list of 10 steps to reduce transmission in the home – wear masks in the living room and flush the toilet with the lid down OzSage has released a 10-point plan to reduce Covid transmission at home Covid expert panel includes epidemiologist Professor Raina MacIntyre Not all […]]]>

The Covid alarmist group is ridiculed for its list of 10 steps to reduce transmission in the home – wear masks in the living room and flush the toilet with the lid down

  • OzSage has released a 10-point plan to reduce Covid transmission at home
  • Covid expert panel includes epidemiologist Professor Raina MacIntyre
  • Not all medical leaders are convinced on calls to flush the toilet with the lid down










A group of Covid alarmists have been mocked for advocating face masks in the living room and flushing the toilet with the lid down.

OzSage, a group of health experts formed during the pandemic, released a 10-step plan to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus at home.

The organization – which supports strict sanitary measures – includes Kirby Institute biosecurity researcher and epidemiologist Raina MacIntyre.

But not all doctors and medical professions are convinced by the long list of advice, which also includes sealing doors and buying supplies for two weeks.

A group of Covid alarmists have been mocked for advocating face masks in the living room and flushing the toilet with the lid down. OzSage, a group of health experts formed during the pandemic, released a 10-step plan to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus at home (pictured is a stock image)

The group includes Kirby Institute researcher Raina MacIntyre, but not all doctors and medical professionals are sold on their 10-step plan.

The group includes Kirby Institute researcher Raina MacIntyre, but not all doctors and medical professionals are sold on their 10-step plan.

With the number of Omicron cases continuing to rise by the tens of thousands every day, residents are advised to wear a face mask in the lounge.

“Wear masks in common areas during times of high transmission,” he said in point two.

“Research shows you need to wear masks before symptoms appear to prevent transmission in the home.”

The group also recommends sealing under doors.

“Seal gaps under bedroom doors (and the front door if you live in an apartment),” he said.

‘Adhesive door stops can be bought cheaply online.’

In point seven, residents are told to open the bathroom windows and flush the toilet with the lid down.

At point seven, residents are asked to open the bathroom windows and flush the toilet with the lid down (photo is a file image)

At point seven, residents are asked to open the bathroom windows and flush the toilet with the lid down (photo is a file image)

Pediatrician Fiona Russell, senior researcher at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, criticized the group’s alarmist rhetoric.

“The 10 point plan recommends lowering the toilet seat before flushing,” she tweeted.

“I’ve been working on this for 20 years and even Omicron’s death threats haven’t changed that.”

“I would like to know the evidence of Covid prevention by toilet spray.

“In 2020, it was washing vegetables with soap.”

Despite the cleaning of supermarket shelves, OzSage recommends buying two weeks’ worth of medical supplies, food and groceries.

But he advises consumers at least to buy their groceries online.

Pediatrician Fiona Russell, senior researcher at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, criticized the group's alarmist rhetoric

Pediatrician Fiona Russell, senior researcher at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, criticized the group’s alarmist rhetoric

OzSage’s 10-point plan to reduce the risk of Covid transmission

1. Ventilate the house by opening the windows. If you have small windows, use a fan to move the air. Check C02 levels and use an air purifier with a HEPA filter if open windows aren’t enough

2. Wear masks in common areas during periods of high transmission. Research shows you should wear masks before symptoms appear to prevent transmission at home

3. Seal gaps under bedroom doors (and the front door if you live in an apartment). Adhesive doorstops can be bought cheaply online

4. Use physical distancing whenever possible

5. Minimize visitors during periods of high transmission. The visitor must undergo a rapid antigen test the same day before entering the house and must wear a good quality mask when inside. Weather permitting, go to the garden, balcony or terrace

6. Shop online

7. Open the bathroom windows and flush with the toilet lid closed

8. Make a plan on how you can isolate yourself from others in your home if you become infected. For example, if you have two people sharing a room, can we change rooms or sleep on the couch?

9. Prepare a Covid home care kit that includes a pulse oximeter, thermometer, rapid antigen tests, pain and fever medication, a two-week supply of any regular medication, food and other supplies, and keep your GP numbers handy

10. Help family members log in for vaccination if they haven’t already and get your third doses. Vaccinate children as soon as they become eligible

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MOCA now requires improved face coverings: no fabric masks https://bkmasks.com/moca-now-requires-improved-face-coverings-no-fabric-masks/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 17:20:19 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/moca-now-requires-improved-face-coverings-no-fabric-masks/ The Museum of Contemporary Art has a new dress code. No more rag, that is, masks. On Tuesday, MOCA announced that it had updated its mask policy. The museum now requires all visitors to wear surgical masks, N95, KF94 or KN95 inside its Grand Avenue and Geffen Contemporary locations. “Cloth masks are no longer acceptable,” […]]]>

The Museum of Contemporary Art has a new dress code. No more rag, that is, masks.

On Tuesday, MOCA announced that it had updated its mask policy. The museum now requires all visitors to wear surgical masks, N95, KF94 or KN95 inside its Grand Avenue and Geffen Contemporary locations.

“Cloth masks are no longer acceptable,” MOCA said on Twitter.

The new policy raises the bar for museum safety in Los Angeles.

As Omicron continues to increase – with LA County reporting 266,000 new cases of coronavirus in the past week alone, bringing the total number of infections in the region to over 2 million – MOCA has estimated that its current mask policy does not was not up to the task. The museum has required visitors to wear masks indoors since it reopened in May. And in mid-December, California ordered a statewide mask mandate to go into effect for all indoor public spaces until at least February 15.

But the quality of the masks varies, with loose fabric face covers being among the least effective, according to the California Department of Public Health.

“We made the decision last week to require all staff and visitors to wear medical grade masks,” said Catherine Arias, director of education and visitor engagement at MOCA. “We were watching a lot of new research on the relative effectiveness of different types of masks, and public health officials across the country and the world have said that with Omicron, what you really need is to ‘a medical grade mask. . “

Gaiters are also a no-no. “Cloth masks, neck warmers, open chin triangular bandanas and face covers containing valves, mesh or holes of any kind are not acceptable,” MOCA said on Instagram.

MOCA did not do any other updates to its COVID security policies. It still requires visitors to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours, and it is still operating at 75% of capacity.

The museum is not worried about the more restrictive mask policy which could potentially deny visitors.

“I feel like the public has moved with us,” Arias says, “adapting to public health guidelines as they continue to evolve. “

So what will MOCA do with all those limited-edition fabric masks, designed by nine artists – including Pipilotti Rist, Virgil Abloh, Catherine Opie and Yoko Ono – that sell for $ 28 in their gift shop?

“MOCA masks are always available through the MOCA store, both online and in person, and every purchase directly supports MOCA,” Arias said. “Often our staff and visitors will overlay a surgical mask with a fabric mask, like those designed by artist MOCA, to add a cool touch and personal style.”

“We just want as many people as possible to benefit from the museum,” she adds, “and the best way to do that is to protect people. “

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Lilbits: AYA Neo Next, Handbrake 1.5, the deceptive marketing of Razer’s face masks and DRM printer https://bkmasks.com/lilbits-aya-neo-next-handbrake-1-5-the-deceptive-marketing-of-razers-face-masks-and-drm-printer/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 21:57:21 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/lilbits-aya-neo-next-handbrake-1-5-the-deceptive-marketing-of-razers-face-masks-and-drm-printer/ Shortly after announcing the AYA Neo Next portable gaming PC that would be powered by the Ryzen 5000U series processors, the folks at AYA clarified that most models would ship with the Ryzen 7 5825U chips recently introduced by AMD. rather than the old Ryzen 7 5800U … although the review units that have already […]]]>

Shortly after announcing the AYA Neo Next portable gaming PC that would be powered by the Ryzen 5000U series processors, the folks at AYA clarified that most models would ship with the Ryzen 7 5825U chips recently introduced by AMD. rather than the old Ryzen 7 5800U … although the review units that have already been sent have the old chip. But they’re close enough that the performance differences are probably small. Meanwhile, how-to videos are starting to appear.

In other recent tech news from the web, Razer reduced some of the claims it had made about its high-tech Zephyr masks, Samsung closed the App Store for smartphones running the Tizen-based operating system. Linux chip shortage might have at least one printer maker rethinking the idea of ​​putting DRM chips on their toner cartridges, and a new version of the open-source, cross-platform Handbrake video transcoding tool is here.

AYANEO NEXT – Benchmarks / Input-Build Quick Impressions / Gameplay / Unboxing [The Phawx / YouTube]

The AYA Neo Next Handheld Gaming PC with Ryzen 7 5800U / 5825U hits crowdfunding next month for $ 1,315 and up. This video from @carygolomb has some great first look, unboxing, references, gameplay, and impressions.

Handbrake 1.5 release notes

Handbrake 1.5 released with the latest version of the open source video encoding tool with bug fixes, support for Intel Quick Sync oneAPI, support for GNOME 41 on Linux, and more.

Tencent draws closer to deal for smartphone maker in major metaverse campaign [Bloomberg]

Chinese games company Tencent is said to be close to closing a deal to acquire gaming phone maker Black Shark, which could start making VR headsets for Tencent if the deal goes through.

Black Shark 4 Pro

Samsung has permanently closed Tizen Store [TizenHelp]

If you’re one of the handful of people who bought a Samsung phone running the Linux-based Tizen operating system at the time, it looks like you don’t have an app store anymore – Samsung has closed the Tizen Store in December.

Samsung Z2 with Tizen

Canon Cannot Get Enough Toner Chips So It Tells Customers How To Beat Its DRM [Ars Technica]

The chip shortage has led Canon to ship some printer toner cartridges without the DRM chip the printer expects… Canon is therefore teaching users in Germany how to bypass the usual lockdown.

Razer is playing a dangerous game with his deceptive mask marketing [PC Mag]

After initially promoting its high-tech Zephyr and Zephyr pro face masks as having “N95 grade filters”, Razer has updated its website to remove these references, following the advertisement of a @PCMag article and @RealSexyCyborg.

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All masks are not created equal https://bkmasks.com/all-masks-are-not-created-equal/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 04:55:00 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/all-masks-are-not-created-equal/ TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – Pima County District 2 supervisor Dr. Matt Heinz works at a Tucson-area hospital. He remembers the early days of the pandemic, when masks of all kinds were incredibly hard to find. “At this point, I’d like to keep one of those bad boys for like weeks or so,” he said on […]]]>

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – Pima County District 2 supervisor Dr. Matt Heinz works at a Tucson-area hospital.

He remembers the early days of the pandemic, when masks of all kinds were incredibly hard to find.

“At this point, I’d like to keep one of those bad boys for like weeks or so,” he said on Zoom Thursday, holding up an N-95 mask.

Since then, the offer has caught up.

Heinz says healthcare workers currently wear N95s with surgical masks on them to preserve their lifespan.

But with cases of covid reaching record highs because of the Omicron variant, health experts say ordinary people should improve the quality of their masks when they mask themselves in public as well.

The University of Arizona and other institutions across the country are making surgical masks the new minimum in campus buildings and on public transportation.

“It’s about time, and thank goodness,” Heinz said of this policy change. “It’ll help a bit. It can even help a lot.

Heinz says the N-95s are the “gold standard” of face masks because they conform to the wearer’s face perfectly and have multiple layers.

But Heinz says that unless you’re a healthcare worker, they’re not needed.

In his mind, the same goes for the KN95 or the KF94, a little more comfortable but also tight with several layers of protection.

Heinz estimated that N95s are about 15% better at containing infectious respiratory droplets compared to more common surgical masks.

But Heinz says these surgical masks are “really what the norm should be” as an effective and less expensive middle ground.

“There are only standards here, like the specific material used, we know the filters to a certain particular standard,” Heinz said of surgical masks.

This is where cloth masks and bandanas fall short: they are often only one layer and not standardized.

And while surgical masks are disposable, Heinz says a box of them can go a long way.

“If you take good care of [a surgical mask], you could probably wear it for a week, maybe even more, safely, ”he said. “And you will reap the majority of the benefits. “


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Hull woman ‘offered injections in her car’ after refusing to wear a face mask at the Hull clinic – despite her exemption https://bkmasks.com/hull-woman-offered-injections-in-her-car-after-refusing-to-wear-a-face-mask-at-the-hull-clinic-despite-her-exemption/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/hull-woman-offered-injections-in-her-car-after-refusing-to-wear-a-face-mask-at-the-hull-clinic-despite-her-exemption/ A woman from Hull claims she was discriminated against at a health clinic when she refused to wear a mask despite wearing a visible sunflower bead that proved she was exempt. Stephanie Holmes, 51, visited Sydenham House Group Practice at the Elliott Chappell Health Center on Hessle Road, Hull on the morning of Friday December […]]]>

A woman from Hull claims she was discriminated against at a health clinic when she refused to wear a mask despite wearing a visible sunflower bead that proved she was exempt.

Stephanie Holmes, 51, visited Sydenham House Group Practice at the Elliott Chappell Health Center on Hessle Road, Hull on the morning of Friday December 31 to receive an injection of B12, used to treat vitamin deficiency.

When she entered the clinic, she says she was told to wear a face mask. Stéphanie claims to have explained to a nurse that she was exempted from wearing a mask because she had already suffered a trauma in the form of domestic violence.

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Stephanie says: “She stormed off and said, ‘I can refuse to see you.’ I tried to explain to her again that I had suffered domestic violence.

Stephanie said she was suffocated in a previous incident of domestic violence and said when wearing a mask or visor she felt dizzy, panicked and as if she was going to pass out.

The practice said that as a healthcare facility, they continue to work with mandatory infection control and PPE measures, including the wearing of masks and social distancing, adding that the safety of all patients and staff is their top priority.



Stephanie Holmes is exempted from wearing a face mask as she has been a victim of domestic violence in the past

The nurse started giving her the B12 injection, but Stephanie says she was then told that her next five B12 injections, which she is supposed to receive over the next two weeks, could be withheld until. that the current surge in Covid cases has reduced due to his refusal to wear a mask.

Stephanie says she has already been hospitalized for three weeks with colitis and says B12 injections are imperative for her health.

When Stephanie voiced her concerns about requiring her injections quickly, she said the clinic’s chief of staff said they could give her the injections in her car.

Stephanie said: “It’s not right, I don’t want the world to watch me get an injection. They are refusing health care in a proper health facility. What if something goes wrong not? Will they treat me if something is wrong with my car?



Stephanie Holmes visited Elliot Chappell Health Center for her B12 injections on Friday, December 31
Stephanie Holmes visited Elliot Chappell Health Center for her B12 injections on Friday, December 31

“It’s wrong.

“People who suffer from domestic violence should not be treated this way. We should be equal and not be forced to do something that we cannot do if it affects our health.

“We don’t refuse to wear a mask because we want to be clumsy, we do it because we can’t.”

Mary Billany, Practice Manager at Sydenham House Group Practice, said: “We know that some of the restrictions made over the past 18 months may no longer be enforced in all public spaces, but in healthcare facilities we continue to work with infection control and PPE. measures including the wearing of masks and social distancing.

“Taking care of all our patients and staff is our top priority and we must therefore enforce these rules. “

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Face mask mandate reinstated by Annapolis rulers Anne Arundel https://bkmasks.com/face-mask-mandate-reinstated-by-annapolis-rulers-anne-arundel/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 01:21:00 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/face-mask-mandate-reinstated-by-annapolis-rulers-anne-arundel/ ANNAPOLIS, MD – Citing an alarming and rapid increase in hospitalizations and COVID cases over the past week, Steuart Pittman, County Director of Anne Arundel, reinstated an emergency indoor mask warrant that came in in effect countywide on Dec. 31. The city of Annapolis has joined with the county in implementing a seven-day mask mandate […]]]>

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Citing an alarming and rapid increase in hospitalizations and COVID cases over the past week, Steuart Pittman, County Director of Anne Arundel, reinstated an emergency indoor mask warrant that came in in effect countywide on Dec. 31.

The city of Annapolis has joined with the county in implementing a seven-day mask mandate in indoor public facilities including retail stores, gymnasiums, places of worship, restaurants (except during meals) with the aim of further slowing the spread of the coronavirus in the community. The current rate of spread is affecting hospitals, health care and public safety workers, according to a press release from the city.

The county’s mandate, which will apply to all indoor public places, will expire on Friday, January 7, unless the county council votes for an extension.

“I had hoped we were done with government mandates in our response to COVID, but the current rate of spread and hospitalization is not sustainable, for our hospitals, schools, public safety agencies or Our businesses. The masks are slowing the spread and it’s time to put them back on, “Pittman said in a press release.

County hospitals on Wednesday reported a record 191 hospitalizations for COVID, while the county’s case rate reached 109 cases per 100,000 population per day, also a record. The county’s test positivity rate hit 21% on Wednesday, the first time the positivity rate has exceeded 20% since April 2020.

“Our hospitals are implementing crisis care standards as they support the largest number of Covid patients since the start of the pandemic. Masks are essential in slowing the spread of Omicron and this order will ensure that everyone will take the same steps to decrease the spread, ”Anne Arundel County health officer Dr Nilesh Kalyanaraman said in a statement.

The decree, found here, requires all public facilities – retail stores, gyms, places of worship, restaurants (except during meals) and other venues – to require customers, guests, and staff to wear face coverings. inside. The order went into effect at noon on December 31 and will expire at noon on January 7, pending council action.

“It takes five votes for the county council to extend this term beyond seven days, and we have the support of at least four,” County Director Pittman said. “I and many affected residents will do our best to convince others that this is a necessary step to keep our children in school and our businesses to operate safely. “

To schedule a vaccination or booster appointment, go to www.aacounty.org/covidvax.


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Covid-19: Fine of up to 100,000 riyals for not wearing a face mask in Saudi Arabia – News https://bkmasks.com/covid-19-fine-of-up-to-100000-riyals-for-not-wearing-a-face-mask-in-saudi-arabia-news/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 10:57:58 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/covid-19-fine-of-up-to-100000-riyals-for-not-wearing-a-face-mask-in-saudi-arabia-news/ It is now mandatory to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines in all public places By Web Desk Posted: Sat Jan 1, 2022, 2:57 PM Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry has warned citizens and residents that those who violate security measures and Covid-19 prevention protocols will face heavy fines. In a statement, the ministry said […]]]>

It is now mandatory to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines in all public places



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Posted: Sat Jan 1, 2022, 2:57 PM

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry has warned citizens and residents that those who violate security measures and Covid-19 prevention protocols will face heavy fines.

In a statement, the ministry said those who do not wear a face mask will be fined 1,000 Saudi Riyals. The fines will be doubled if the violation is repeated, reaching a maximum amount of 100,000 rials.

The ministry announced on Wednesday that it is mandatory to wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines in all indoor and outdoor spaces.

According to the Saudi News Agency, an official source in the ministry said the decision was made by the country’s health authorities due to the upsurge in Covid-19 cases.

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The source added that all procedures and measures are subject to continuous evaluation by specialist health facilities in Saudi Arabia.

They also stressed the importance of adhering to all preventive and protective measures to preserve the health of citizens and residents. Those who violate the protocols face legal sanctions, the source said.


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High-volume image anonymization just ready for 2022 https://bkmasks.com/high-volume-image-anonymization-just-ready-for-2022/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 19:32:21 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/high-volume-image-anonymization-just-ready-for-2022/ UAI Anonymizer high-speed image anonymization for autonomous driving “Image anonymization is the first step in any autonomous driving data enrichment process. With new features and unprecedented throughput, UAI Anonymizer accelerates ADAS development while ensuring GDPR compliance, ”said Jürgen Daunis, CEO of Understanding.ai. KARLSRUHE, Germany (PRWEB) December 30, 2021 understand.ai will release a new version of […]]]>

UAI Anonymizer high-speed image anonymization for autonomous driving

“Image anonymization is the first step in any autonomous driving data enrichment process. With new features and unprecedented throughput, UAI Anonymizer accelerates ADAS development while ensuring GDPR compliance, ”said Jürgen Daunis, CEO of Understanding.ai.

understand.ai will release a new version of its high-speed image anonymizer, UAI Anonymizer, at CES on January 5, 2022. Improved AI-powered technology was designed to handle exponential growth in volumes of data recorded in autonomous driving. . Its anonymization rate is 4 times higher than that of its predecessor. The underlying deep learning model was formed with images of masked people to reflect the reality of a Covid-19 world. It has an identification rate of almost 100% for faces with and without a face mask.

The new cloud-based UAI anonymizer is much more versatile in terms of camera perspectives, lens geometry, and resolution. With this new version, Understanding.ai extends its cloud offering to the three main cloud service providers: Google Cloud, AWS and Microsoft Azure. Improved data exchange methods allow faster and more flexible data processing that aligns with the variety of customer data infrastructures.

“The anonymization of images is the first step in any data enrichment process. It cannot be the bottleneck for the development of autonomous driving functions. With the new features and unprecedented throughput, UAI Anonymizer enables our customers to get their standalone product on the road much faster while remaining GDPR compliant, ”said Jürgen Daunis, CEO of Understanding.ai.

The new Image Anonymizer will be showcased January 5-8, 2022 at CES in Las Vegas. understand.ai will be showcasing its portfolio of data annotation, data anonymization and scenario generation at dSPACE booth # 3555 in LVCC West Hall. Register at https://hub.understand.ai/uai-at-ces-2022 to book a meeting and demo in advance. We are impatient to meet you!

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Scientists digitally ‘unwrap’ mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I for first time in 3,000 years – Eurasia Review https://bkmasks.com/scientists-digitally-unwrap-mummy-of-pharaoh-amenhotep-i-for-first-time-in-3000-years-eurasia-review/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 23:08:04 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/scientists-digitally-unwrap-mummy-of-pharaoh-amenhotep-i-for-first-time-in-3000-years-eurasia-review/ All the royal mummies found in the 19th and 20th centuries have long been open to study. With one exception: Egyptologists were never bold enough to open the mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Not because of a mythical curse, but because it is perfectly enveloped, beautifully decorated with garlands of flowers and with the face […]]]>

All the royal mummies found in the 19th and 20th centuries have long been open to study. With one exception: Egyptologists were never bold enough to open the mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Not because of a mythical curse, but because it is perfectly enveloped, beautifully decorated with garlands of flowers and with the face and neck covered with an exquisite realistic mask. encrusted with colored stones. But now, for the first time, Egyptian scientists have used three-dimensional computed tomography (computed tomography) scans to “digitally unwrap” this royal mummy and study its contents. They report their findings in Frontiers in medicine.

It was the first time in three millennia that Amenhotep’s mummy had been opened. The previous time was in the 11th century BCE, more than four centuries after its original mummification and burial. Hieroglyphics have described how, at the end of the 21st Dynasty, priests restored and re-buried royal mummies from older dynasties, to repair damage from tomb robbers.

“The fact that the mummy of Amenhotep I was never unboxed in modern times gave us a unique opportunity: not only to study how he was originally mummified and buried, but also High Priests of ‘Amon,’ said Dr Sahar Saleem, professor of radiology at Cairo University’s Faculty of Medicine and radiologist of the Egyptian Mummy Project, the study’s first author.

“By digitally unwrapping the mummy and ‘peeling off’ its virtual layers – the face mask, the bandages and the mummy itself – we could study this well-preserved pharaoh in unprecedented detail,” Saleem said.

“We show that Amenhotep I was around 35 when he died. He was about 169 cm tall, was circumcised and had good teeth. In his packaging he wore 30 amulets and a unique golden belt with gold beads.

“Amenhotep I seems to have physically resembled his father: he had a narrow chin, a small narrow nose, curly hair, and slightly protruding upper teeth. “

Saleem continued: “We have not found any injury or disfigurement due to disease to justify the cause of death, except for numerous mutilations. post mortem, presumably by grave robbers after his first burial. His entrails had been taken by the first mummifiers, but not his brain or his heart. “

The mummy of Amenhotep I (whose name means “Amon is satisfied”) was discovered in 1881 – among other reburied royal mummies – at the archaeological site of Deir el Bahari in southern Egypt. The second pharaoh of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty (after his father Ahmose I, who expelled the Hyksos invaders and reunified Egypt), Amenhotep ruled from around 1525 to 1504 BCE. It was a kind of golden age: Egypt was prosperous and secure, while the pharaoh ordered a series of religious constructions and successfully led military expeditions to Libya and northern Sudan. After his death, he and his mother Ahmose-Nefertari were worshiped like gods.

Sahar Saleem and his Egyptologist co-author Dr Zahi Hawass previously hypothesized that the main intention of 11th-century restorers was to reuse royal funerary equipment for subsequent pharaohs. But here they refute their own theory.

“We show that at least for Amenhotep I, the priests of the 21st The dynasty lovingly mended the wounds inflicted by the grave robbers, restored her mummy to its former glory, and kept the magnificent jewelry and amulets in place, ”Saleem said.

Hawass and Saleem studied more than 40 royal mummies from the New Kingdom as part of the Egyptian Antiquity Ministry project launched since 2005. Twenty-two royal mummies, including that of Amenhotep I, were transferred in April 2021 to a new museum in Cairo. The face of the mummy of Amenhotep I with his mask was the icon of the spectacular “Royal Golden Mummy Parade” on March 3, 2021 in Cairo.

“We show that CT imagery can be used beneficially in anthropological and archaeological studies of mummies, including those of other civilizations, for example Peru,” concluded Saleem and Hawass.


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Woman allegedly injured Delta passengers and employees on Tampa flight https://bkmasks.com/woman-allegedly-injured-delta-passengers-and-employees-on-tampa-flight/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 07:29:00 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/woman-allegedly-injured-delta-passengers-and-employees-on-tampa-flight/ A woman was taken into custody by the FBI on Thursday after police said she injured several people and employees on a Delta flight from Tampa to Atlanta, according to a report. Fox 5 Atlanta reported that police were awaiting the arrival of Flight 2790 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Patricia Cornwall was arrested after […]]]>

A woman was taken into custody by the FBI on Thursday after police said she injured several people and employees on a Delta flight from Tampa to Atlanta, according to a report.

Fox 5 Atlanta reported that police were awaiting the arrival of Flight 2790 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Patricia Cornwall was arrested after police told passengers about the flight, according to the report. The report says investigators did not say exactly what happened.

FILE: A Delta Airlines passenger was taken into police custody Thursday after a flight from Tampa to Atlanta. (Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP) (Photo by YUKI IWAMURA / AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by YUKI IWAMURA / AFP via Getty Images)

Delta did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News.

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The Tampa Bay Times also noted that the extent of the injuries was unclear. TMZ obtained video allegedly of the incident which showed a woman confronting a man for not wearing a mask. The man told the woman, who was also not wearing a mask, that he was eating. The woman in the video could be seen punching the man at least once, according to the report.

FILE: Dr Anthony Fauci said in an interview on Sunday that passengers should continue to wear masks on planes.  (Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP) (Photo by YUKI IWAMURA / AFP via Getty Images)

FILE: Dr Anthony Fauci said in an interview on Sunday that passengers should continue to wear masks on planes. (Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP) (Photo by YUKI IWAMURA / AFP via Getty Images)
(YUKI IWAMURA / AFP via Getty Images)

Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that airlines are expected to keep face mask rules in place for the foreseeable future.

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“We want to make sure people keep their masks on. I think the idea of ​​taking off the masks, in my mind, is really not something we should even consider,” Fauci said.


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