Weekly Health Quiz: Mercury and COVID-19 1TruHealth2020-08-24T12:02:37+02:00
1 Which of the following organizations conducted a highly successful campaign promoting trans fat in the 1980s, resulting in an epidemic of heart disease?
Center for Science in the Public Interest
In the 1980s, CSPI conducted a highly successful campaign promoting trans fat, resulting in an epidemic of heart disease. It later white-washed its history, omitting its promotion of trans fat from the organization’s historical timeline. Learn more.
- American Public Health Association
- National Institutes of Health
- Society for Public Health Education
2 Which former FDA commissioner now sits on the board of directors at Pfizer, which was granted a $1.95 billion deal with the U.S. government to provide Americans with 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine?
- Margaret Hamburg
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who served as commissioner of the FDA from May 2017 to April 2019, was elected to Pfizer’s board of directors at the end of June 2019. Learn more.
- Robert Califf
3 According to mounting scientific evidence, SARS-CoV-2, responsible for COVID-19 disease, spreads via contact with contaminated surfaces (fomites):
According to mounting scientific evidence, SARS-CoV-2 spreads poorly via contact with contaminated surfaces. Scientists warn that making deep-cleaning a priority is not going to have a significant impact on the spread of SARS-CoV-2, as surface transmission appears to be minimal in the first place. Learn more.
- Not at all
4 A “COVID-19 case” refers to:
- A positive PCR test
- A positive antibody test
A clinical diagnosis of someone who exhibits severe respiratory illness characterized by fever, coughing and shortness of breath
“COVID-19” refers to a clinical diagnosis of someone who exhibits severe respiratory illness characterized by fever, coughing and shortness of breath. If you test positive but are asymptomatic, you do not “have COVID-19” and should not be counted as a “COVID-19 case.” Learn more.
- Someone who died with or from SARS-CoV-2 infection
5 Which of the following foundations is presently the largest funder of the World Health Organization if the U.S. holds good on withdrawing its WHO funding?
- Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation
- Clinton Foundation
- Paul and Nancy Pelosi Charitable Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the top donor to the WHO, as the U.S. has withdrawn its funding. Learn more.
6 According to an analysis by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research Quality of health data collected from 376,452 individuals who received a total of 1.4 million doses of 45 vaccines, vaccine injuries occur in:
- 1 in 1 million people
- 10 in 1 million people
1 in 40 people
According to an analysis by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research Quality, 1 in 40 people are injured by vaccines. Learn more.
- 1 in 2 people
7 Which of the following is a significant source of environmental mercury pollution?
Dental amalgam is a significant source of environmental mercury pollution. Learn more.
- Bicycle manufacturers
- Logging industry
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