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How to quarantine correctly if you've been exposed to the coronavirus

A traffic sign reads, "quarantine for 14 days" above a road in Brooklyn on October 25, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images Quarantine is for people who've been exposed to a contagious disease, like the coronavirus, but who are not yet sick themselves. Quarantine for the coronavirus lasts 14 days from a person's last known exposure. During that time, it's important to stay away from people who haven't had the exact same exposure.  A quarantine expert shared his tips for how to do...
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Fauci says he doesn't want to be a 'Grinch' but warns Thanksgiving dinners will likely drive an uptick in coronavirus cases

"If you're in a situation where you have people who are vulnerable and you really want to be safe with them, you might want to not bring them together into a big dinner or a big gathering," Fauci said. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images, filadendron/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, 79, is not having Thanksgiving dinner with his family this year.  "That doesn't mean everybody should be calling Thanksgiving off," he said, but many should consider it. Both Fauci and the CDC's Dr. Robert Redfie...
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Why Saving Nature Is the Best Way to End the Pandemic Era

When the scientists who warned the world last year that 1 million species face extinction issue a new warning about the “pandemic era,” we should probably listen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Public Health, Nature, Zoonotic Diseases, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Fauci says it's time for the US to 'put aside these extraordinary excuses' and mandate masks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on June 30, 2020. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images The White House said "we are not going to control the pandemic." But Dr. Anthony Fauci disagrees, and fresh scientific evidence is on his side that we already have the tools at our disposal to get the virus under control.  Fauci told JAMA on Wednesday that universal mask wearing "really, really does" make a difference, backing up a recent article he and ...
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Air pollution link in 15% of global Covid-19 deaths

Researchers have found that, because ambient fine particulate air pollution aggravates comorbidities, it could play a factor in coronavirus fatalities The post Air pollution link in 15% of global Covid-19 deaths appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Public Health, Air Pollution, Fossil Fuels, Deaths, Openaccess, Top Six, Cardiovascular Research, Poor Air Quality, Coronavirus, Comorbidities, COVID-19, Endothelium, PM2.5. Thomas Munzel


World Series victory by Dodgers sends fireworks up and fans to the streets; police on alert

As soon as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their first World Series title in 32 years on Tuesday evening, fans across the city spilled from their homes in glee, launching fireworks into the sky, some hopping into cars to form honking parades, others waving flags from sidewalks. Within minutes of the Dodgers recording the last out of the game, the LAPD issued a city-wide tactical alert. “Police officers are on standby if anything were to rise up,” said LAPD Officer Luis Garcia. He said there wer...
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World Series victory by Dodgers sends fireworks up and fans to the streets; some crowds become unruly

As soon as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their first World Series title in 32 years on Tuesday evening, fans across the city spilled from their homes in glee, launching fireworks into the sky, some hopping into cars to form honking parades, others waving flags from sidewalks. Within minutes of the Dodgers recording the last out of the game, the LAPD issued a city-wide tactical alert. “Police officers are on standby if anything were to rise up,” said LAPD Officer Luis Garcia. LAPD officers, so...
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Fauci: 5 science-backed reasons you should keep your mask on at all times during the pandemic — even at dinner

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on June 30, 2020. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images The White House says "we are not going to control the pandemic." But Dr. Anthony Fauci disagrees, and scientific evidence is on his side. Fauci and two of his colleagues from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease co-authored a new JAMA viewpoint. They lay out why a combination of "low-tech" coronavirus-fighting measures, including mask...
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California behind schedule, $390 million short on Exide cleanup, state audit finds

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control is behind schedule on the cleanup of thousands of Los Angeles County properties contaminated with lead dust and will need to spend $390 million more than what it has to complete the work, according to a state audit released Tuesday. The report by the State Auditor’s Office concludes the “state’s poor management” of the cleanup related to the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has left thousands of Californians at risk of lead poisoning. ...
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Could the Lakers, Dodgers be contributing to L.A. County coronavirus infections?

Professional sports games are occurring without spectators in Los Angeles County, but they are still contributing to the pestering high rates of coronavirus infections, according to Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. In L.A. County, where fans have had plenty to root for in recent weeks as the Lakers won an NBA championship and now the Dodgers are competing in the World Series, Ferrer said fans gathering to watch games were among the most likely places where people are contracting the corona...
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L.A. County reaches 7,000 deaths, more than 300,000 coronavirus cases

Los Angeles County eclipsed two tragic milestones that few experts could have imagined mere months ago — as officials confirmed Monday, Oct. 26, that the coronavirus had claimed 7,000 lives since the pandemic began and more than 300,000 people have tested positive. On Monday, the county reported eight new deaths, bringing the total to exactly 7,000 people who have died, and 861 new cases for a total of 300,614 confirmed cases. “It’s a grim reminder of the horrific impact COVID-19 has on so many ...
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Contaminated Exide plant turned over to state environmental trust

An environmental trust will take over the toxic Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon to prevent its bankrupt owners from abandoning the heavily contaminated facility, the Department of Toxic Substances Control announced Friday. Despite its earlier objections, California agreed to creation of the trust after a federal judge on Thursday rejected an emergency request to prevent Exide from dumping the site Oct. 30. The trust “avoids the many legal challenges posed by abandonment and ensures an or...
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California’s last-ditch effort to stop abandonment of toxic LA County plant fails

A U.S. District Court judge has denied California’s request to delay Exide Technologies’ abandonment of a heavily contaminated battery recycling plant in Los Angeles County until a newly filed appeal is resolved. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control filed its appeal Sunday, alongside an emergency motion to prevent Exide from dumping the site before the matter is heard. Attorneys for the state argued the property poses an “imminent and substantial” harm to public health once Exide sto...
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What is Trump's healthcare plan? It looks a lot like Obamacare.

Demonstrators hold signs outside the US Capitol on June 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images For years, Republicans have lambasted Obamacare, and promised that a full replacement for the Affordable Care Act is in the works. But more than 10 years after the ACA was signed into law, no major GOP replacement plan has surfaced. Trump's administration has instituted incremental changes to the landmark healthcare law, and zeroed out the universal coverage mandate....
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What the CDC's New Definition of 'Close Contact' Really Means

Repeated brief encounters with the same person are now considered close contact, according to a tweak to the CDC’s definition.Previously, for somebody to be a “close contact,” they had to remain within six feet of you for a stretch of at least 15 minutes. The change recognizes that, according to recent research, you…Read more...
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US coronavirus cases are climbing to a 3rd peak. Color-coded charts show how risky everyday activities are.

A mostly maskless crowd waits to get into a Trump rally on June 20, 2020. Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images Coronavirus infections are in the US are growing towards a third peak.  Experts fear this could be the largest surge yet as Americans start spending more time indoors and pandemic fatigue sets in. The color-coded charts below show how to evaluate the riskiness of various activities. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US reported more than 70,400 new COVID-19 cases o...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Risk, Public Health, United States, Oxford University, Murray, Trump, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Harvard Medical School, Christopher Murray, Aria Bendix


L.A. County to ease rules on breweries, wineries; tattoo, massage businesses can reopen indoors soon

Los Angeles County public health officials said Wednesday, Oct. 21, the rules around requiring customers at outdoor breweries and wineries to make reservations 24 hours in advance would be eliminated and the county would come further into alignment with state guidelines — likely by Friday. The county up until now has been reticent to allow certain businesses to operate even though it was already permitted under state rules. An updated health order that could come as early as Friday would also al...
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First COVID vaccines won’t be recommended for children

By LAURAN NEERGAARD | AP Medical Writer The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year. Older adults may be most vulnerable to the coronavirus, but ending the pandemic will require vaccinating children, too. Last week, Pfizer Inc. received permission to test its vaccine in U.S. kids as young as 12, one of only a handful of atte...
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How do pandemics end? History suggests diseases fade but are almost never truly gone

When will the pandemic end? All these months in, with over 37 million COVID-19 cases and more than 1 million deaths globally, you may be wondering, with increasing exasperation, how long this will continue.Since the beginning of the pandemic, epidemiologists and public health specialists have been using mathematical models to forecast the future in an effort to curb the coronvirus's spread. But infectious disease modeling is tricky. Epidemiologists warn that “[m]odels are not crystal balls," and...
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6 vaccine experts told us how they'll decide whether to get a coronavirus shot

Getty Business Insider asked six infectious-disease experts when they'd feel confident getting a coronavirus vaccine.  Their answers varied in terms of which data would convince them.  Richard Condit, a retired University of Florida virologist, said he'd trust the scientists making the critical regulatory decision. Ultimately, if they recommended people his age get the shot, he'd likely get it, he said.  Other experts wanted more. University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Paul Offit emphasized the...
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Pastors question health officials’ treatment of churches during coronavirus pandemic

Cynthia Martinez, founder and president of Words of Comfort, Hope & Promise speaks during a meeting of church leaders at a restaurant in Dana Point, CA on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Pastors were talking about a perceived double standard in the way churches and protesters are being treated related to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Analia Anderson, a member of Redeem America in Menifee, CA speaks to the media before a meeting of church leaders at a...
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A new study finds poor leadership is the reason for America's unrivaled coronavirus death toll

A teacher explains mathematics during a lesson with sixth graders, who are sitting at socially-distanced desks, on the second day back at class since March (during the novel coronavirus pandemic) on May 5, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Christian Ender/Getty Images In the spring, many countries had high death rates, as the coronavirus circulated around the world unchecked. But in the months since then, most countries took simple steps to prevent disease transmission, and death rates fell dramati...
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WHO: The US and Europe still aren't quarantining correctly, and that's why we're headed for a COVID-19 disaster this winter

Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Quarantining people who've been exposed to sick patients is one of the most basic ways to end the spread of an infectious disease, like COVID-19. But the WHO says proper quarantining is still not being done "systematically, anywhere" during this pandemic. That's a problem, especially in Europe and the US, where cases and hospitalizations are on the rise again.  Effective quarantining "means not going to work. It me...
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An extra half-hour of sleep shown to improve mindfulness

A study of nurses found that an extra 29 minutes of sleep dramatically improved job-related mindfulness. Nurses that reported higher mindfulness scores were 66 percent less likely to experience symptoms of insomnia.Roughly 70 million American adults suffer from some form of sleep disorder. Health care requires extreme attention to detail. Surgeons must pay particular attention to every move. Orthopedic surgeons can easily miss revealing details on an x-ray. Perhaps no job in health care requir...
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L.A. County reports 358 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 358 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths on Sunday, Oct. 18, bringing the county’s totals to 288,451 cases with 6,876 fatalities. Officials said the lower number of cases and deaths reflects reporting delays over the weekend and problems with the state’s data feed. Hospitalizations rose slightly for the second straight day after dropping for four consecutive days. A total of 752 people were hospitalized due to the virus as of Sunday, up from 746 on Saturday,...
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Hospitalizations tick upward as LA County posts 953 new coronavirus cases

Los Angeles County health officials reported 953 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths on Saturday, Oct. 17, bringing the county’s totals to 288,136 cases with 6,863 fatalities. Officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said the relatively low number of cases might be a result of several missing reports from Friday evening. A total of 746 people were hospitalized due to the virus as of Saturday, up from 735 on Friday, 723 on Thursday, 720 on Wednesday and 692 on ...
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We have all benefitted from human fetal tissue research, including President Trump. Here's how.

Deputy Director at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Barney Graham, speaks with President Donald Trump during a tour of the Viral Parthenogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Bethesda, Maryland. Evan Vucci/Associated Press Fetal tissue has been an important scientific research tool for nearly a century. It has been instrumental in the development of life-saving vaccines and drugs. Today, there is no good alt...
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'False Hope That Will Predictably Backfire': Scientists Condemn 'Herd Immunity' Letter

Scientists and public health organizations are taking a firm stance against a recently circulated document—the Great Barrington Declaration—that calls for countries to largely abandon efforts to contain the spread of the covid-19 pandemic in lieu of a “herd immunity” strategy focused on younger, less vulnerable…Read more...
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Worksite coronavirus outbreaks ’cause for concern’ in L.A. County

As Los Angeles County grew more weary of the coronavirus pandemic, the rate of transmission remained stubbornly too high and the county’s top public health official on Wednesday, Oct. 14, said an increasing number of worksite outbreaks were becoming more worrisome. The number of worksite outbreaks over a two-week period from late September to early October increased to 39 —  nearly double the number of outbreaks at worksites for the two weeks prior — according to Public Health Director Barbara F...
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In one week, Riverside County family buries three members who died from coronavirus

Before this week ends, John Carrillo will have buried three members of his family. His father, John Sanchez Carrillo, 93; his mother, Sally Soliz Carrillo, 90; and his older sister, Letecia “Tish” Chavez, 65. All three died from the novel coronavirus. As he mourns the loss of more than half of his family, all of whom died within days of each other, the 62-year-old Carrillo repeats a melancholy refrain: “They are not numbers, they’re people.” As of Wednesday, Oct. 14, more than 216,000 people hav...
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