Public Health

COVID Keeps Spreading
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ub Wed, 07/28/2021 - 19:56

Given the severity of the Delta variant, the USA health officials from CDC have once again asked everyone - unvaccinated and vaccinated - to use a mask indoors in high-risk areas - which is most of the country. The virus does not distinguish between countries, Remember and do not forget.

The Oh Ohlympics!
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ub Fri, 07/23/2021 - 08:46

The opening ceremony inside eerily empty stadium seats. Let the weirdness begin. The first reviews of the fan-less Olympics are in, and after watching The Parade of Nations on television we can say this event may be somewhat underwhelming.

But as they say, the show must go on. This term is used to say that an event must continue even though there are problems, and boy there sure is, the elephant in the stadium... The global pandemic.

A State of Confusion
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ub Fri, 07/23/2021 - 05:10

Boldly visit or hardly live there as the current situation develops the speed in which the Sunshine State is heading has one way to go.

There was a time when folks would flock to The Sunshine State, and still, today if you talk to Florida Tourism officials, you already know what they're going to say. Come and visit. Everything's fine! 

RIP GOP States
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ub Wed, 07/21/2021 - 16:19

Public health officials across the USA have begun reintroducing restrictions like mask orders, safe distance warnings and advisories for folks to once again start practicing safety procedures amid a surge of COVID cases.

The COVID Olympics
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ub Mon, 07/19/2021 - 08:37

What if there was a decision to hold Olympic Games in Japan but nobody was sitting in the stands to watch the athletes compete?

Empty stadiums. A resurgent virus. Angry voters. The Tokyo Olympics are turning into a nightmare for Japan’s leaders. The 2021 Olympics a $20 Billion Bust for Japan. Nation expected a windfall, but the disgruntled want it gone.

Three people who tested positive for #COVID19  inside the Olympic Village had close contact with 21 others, according to Olympic covid updates. 

Meditation
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ub Sun, 07/18/2021 - 23:09

Mi grand baby Olivia enjoys mindfulness meditation, which helps to cultivate a sense of self-awareness, of your body, of your breath, of your emotions, your feelings, your beliefs, your thoughts, but you're staying connected to a state of peace.

A study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience found that meditation might have a lasting effect on the amygdala, the part of the brain that processes emotion.

USA COVID Cases, Deaths, and Testing
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ub Wed, 07/14/2021 - 18:46

New Vaccination Equity tab displays a combined county-level view of vaccine coverage and Social Vulnerability Index rating to visualize how each county's vaccine coverage and estimated vulnerability level intersect

Total Vaccines Administered at the US level is available on the Daily and Total Trends tab to allow for visualization alongside case, death, testing volume, percent positivity, daily vaccination, and ED visits trends

Saluting Heroes
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ub Wed, 07/07/2021 - 05:01

Something wonderful is happening in New York City. A ticker-tape parade along the canyon of heroes for our first responders.

New York City will honor “the heroes of the fight against Covid,” from healthcare professionals to bodega workers, with a ticker-tape parade.

Russian Propaganda

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/03/2021 - 05:47
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Doubts continue to mount about the Russian Sputnik V COVID vaccine's efficacy dissipated somewhat last year within Scientists.

The technology used for Sputnik V was reportedly similar to the approach from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. The Russians reported It uses adenoviruses, essentially cold viruses, as vectors to ferry genetic instructions for the coronavirus-like protein to the body’s cells, causing the immune system to makes antibodies to this protein and thereby conferring protection.

Half Million Deaths
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ub Sun, 06/13/2021 - 16:44

Do you remember when the former guy used The White House bully pulpit to say the virus would magically disappear and there was no reason to fear? The same buffoon's incompetence led to 600K American deaths from #COVID, claims that windmills kill everything.

Over half a million #Americans have died in #USA. Many are workers, nurses, doctors because they have put themselves in a position to save other people’s lives and protect the rest of society. Not all these lives had to perish and we know who is at fault.