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“One of my biggest problems after the bite was panic: ‘What got me? What do I need to do? What’s the immediate first aid? How do I know what kind of snake it was?’” she said.
Despite its standing as the world's most vaccinated country, the 115-island archipelago Seychelles is seeing a dramatic resurgence in COVID-19 transmission, bringing its daily case rate to "a higher number of infections per capita than India," The Wall Street Journal reports. To date, approximately 67 percent of Seychelles' population is vaccinated — the majority of those citizens received Chinese vaccine Sinopharm, while the remainder received Covishield, a derivative of AstraZeneca's shot manufactured in India. But according to the island nation's health ministry, "more than one third of new active cases are people who are fully vaccinated." Authorities have not yet disclosed how many of the new cases are among Sinopharm recipients, but "the situation is being watched all over the world for what it says about the effectiveness of vaccines," writes the Journal. On Friday, the World Health Organization cleared the Sinopharm shot for emergency, global use, despite little data on its efficacy in patients over 60. According to the Journal, the authorization is expected to help "alleviate a severe shortage of doses in the developing world, as vaccine exports from COVID-19-struck India grind to a halt." To help curb the spread of infections, the Seychelles government recently instituted new preventative measures, such as early bar closures and bans on household intermingling. The good news, however, is most of Seychelle's cases appear to be mild, said Kate O' Brien, director of immunizations, vaccines and biologicals at the World Health Organization. "The Sinopharm vaccine really requires two doses," she added, "and some of the cases that are being reported are occurring either soon after a single dose, or soon after a second dose." More stories from theweek.comTed Cruz walks out of gun violence hearing after failing to change the subjectFederal judge dismisses NRA's bankruptcy caseMcCarthy is reportedly gambling that dumping Liz Cheney will get Trump to help make him House speaker
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GENEVA (Reuters) -The World Health Organziation said on Monday that the coronavirus variant first identified in India last year was being classified as a variant of global concern, with some preliminary studies showing that it spreads more easily. The B.1.617 variant is the fourth variant to be designated as being of global concern and requiring heightened tracking and analysis. "We are classifying this as a variant of concern at a global level," Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead on COVID-19, told a briefing.
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I don’t know about you but I think we could all do with a bit of self-care at the moment. Hence, I am giving my lymph system a spot of “immune-enhancing” TLC. Gently fluttering my fingers down my neck and lightly brushing behind my ears, before dipping down to my collar bone where the lymph nodes are tucked away. Deployed at the first hint of swelling or tingling in your throat – a sure sign that your immune system is gearing up for a ruckus – this technique might just be the thing to nip that cold in the bud. And how good would that be? It is just one of many nurturing self-care massage techniques, packed into a new book by Lisa Levitt Gainsley, the LA-based queen of lymph massage whose Hollywood clients including Selma Blair (Legally Blonde), Larry David (Seinfeld) and Frieda Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire). You might have come across this technique before. It’s not unusual to find lymphatic drainage massage, for “heavy legs” or cellulite, at swanky European spas. It is often touted as a “non-surgical facelift” by beauty therapists promising glowing and newly-taut, de-puffed skin, but Levitt Gainsley takes lymphatic drainage to a whole new level, promising not just the usual beauty benefits but also enhanced immunity and relief from a long list of ailments including chronic fatigue, digestive issues, eczema, acne, headaches, menopausal symptoms and PMS. This might sound like a tall order for a feather-light massage, especially one that you can do yourself, but Levitt Gainsley’s practice comes with glowing medical endorsements, with UCLA’s professor of medicine, Gottfried E Konecny, calling her method “one of the most impactful and easy tools in a person’s health arsenal”.
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Stubborn tummy fat can be very hard to shift. And it can also increase your risk of developing serious Covid by as much as 75 per cent, according to a new study that has resulted in scientists calling for Covid patients with abdominal fat to be closely monitored. The Italian researchers found that carrying extra fat around the stomach puts Covid patients at greater risk of developing serious complications, compared to overall body fat, which didn’t appear to worsen the severity of the virus. And, it's not just a Covid issue: fat deposits around the middle have previously been linked to serious health issues, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. However, due to our often sedentary lifestyles and stressful jobs, medicated with alcohol and biscuits, belly fat can easily build up. Here are 10 easy ways to get rid of it. How to get rid of belly fat 1. Drink less alcohol Yes, it can be very tempting to reach for the Merlot at the end of a particularly taxing day spent working at your kitchen table, but studies show that alcohol is one of the main offenders when it comes to storing belly fat. Consider this: if you consume just two glasses of wine an evening, that's an extra 72,000 calories a year, which equates to 20 pounds of fat. Alcohol contains a very high amount of “empty” calories which don't have any nutritional value. Women are more likely to store the fat created by these surplus calories on their hips, thighs and arms, whereas men store it on their tummy, hence the “beer belly”. If you're keen on reducing your tummy fat quickly, it's advised that you cut out alcohol from your diet completely. If that sounds too severe, then aim to cut down your intake by capping your nightly intake to two glasses, and always having several alcohol-free days each week. 2. Eat a high protein diet There's a good amount of evidence to suggestion that protein is key to losing tummy fat. Firstly, it releases the hormone PYY, which helps to send a message to your brain that you're full. A good portion of protein in a meal should help you avoid overeating. Many observational studies prove that people with a higher protein intake have lower levels of belly fat. It also raises your metabolic rate, making you more likely to build muscle during and after exercise. Try to get a serving with every meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3. Reduce your stress levels Stress causes your body to gain fat because it triggers the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which in turn increases your appetite. How do you relieve stress? To an extent, the answer is entirely personal – we're all different – but studies consistently show that getting out in nature and regular bouts of meditation work to reduce our anxiety. 4. Don't eat a lot of sugary foods Calorie for calorie, sugar is different to other food groups such as protein, complex carbohydrates, and fat, because it confuses your normal appetite controls and causes your body to produce fat. Refined sugars are often hidden in a plethora of different products that you wouldn't expect such as fruit juices. Make sure to check the labels before eating the products. 5. Address food sensitivities People often have food sensitivities that go unaddressed for years. If you think you may be suffering form an allergy, it's important that you report it to your doctor who may refer you to a dietitian. Common food sensitivities include dairy and gluten, both of which can result in an inflammation of the gut, making it even more prone to developing more sensitivities. Addressing these allergies can have dramatic impacts on weight loss, and even mood and behaviour. 6. Lift something heavy Everyone knows that regular exercise is necessary in order to lose weight; however not everyone knows that resistance training is one of the best way to do so. Resistance training, also known as weight lifting or strength training, is important for improving and maintaining muscle mass. It also helps to spike our metabolisms, which means your body burns fat even after you've put the weights down. However, it's worth saying that the best possible training plan probably combines a variety of exercises. In one study of teenagers, it was proved that a combination of weight training and aerobic exercise was the most beneficial – which means that barbell curls alone aren't the answer. 7. Get plenty of sleep Sleep is one of the most important aspects of your overall health and wellbeing, especially when it comes to managing your weight. In one 16-year study, it was shown that women who slept for less than five hours a night were significantly more likely to gain weight around their stomach than those who slept seven hours or more. Easy ways to improve the quality of your sleep are by making sure you don't look at screens late at night and by doing some gentle yoga before bed. 8. Eat fatty fish every week Omega-3 fatty acids are lauded with such attractive qualities as delaying ageing and fighting degenerative diseases. However, it's less well known that eating fatty fish is also excellent for weight loss (when accompanied by a balanced diet and regular exercise, of course). Foods such as mackerel and herring are high in protein and “good fats” that help to break down some of the more dangerous fats in your body. Try to eat fish two or three times a week. 9. Replace some of your cooking fats with coconut oil Put aside the butter and olive oil and try coconut oil. Studies show that the medium-chain fats in coconut oil boost metabolism and decrease the amount of fat you store in response to high calorie intake. 10. Eat plenty of soluble fibre Soluble fibre is ideal for aiding weight loss because it forms a gel with the food in your digestive tract, slowing it down as it passes through. Studies show that this type of fibre helps you lose weight because you feel fuller for longer, meaning you naturally eat less. Excellent foods to eat to increase your soluble fibre intake include avocados, legumes (try lentils, peas or chickpeas) and blackberries.
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The Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday released a study showing that 99.75% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 between Jan. 1 and April 13 were not fully vaccinated, according to data provided to Axios.Why it matters: Real-world evidence continues to show coronavirus vaccines are effective at keeping people from dying and out of hospitals. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been found to be 95% and 94% effective, respectively, at preventing symptomatic infections.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeDetails: The study also looked at 47,000 Cleveland Clinic employees who had received one shot, both shots or no shots at all. The Cleveland Clinic found that 99.7% of its employees who were infected with the coronavirus were not vaccinated, and 0.3% of infections occurred in those who were fully vaccinated.The study found that in this group, mRNA vaccines were more than 96% effective in protecting against coronavirus infections.Go deeper: Vaccines: What you should knowLike this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, suggested that the U.S. could soon see a loosening of indoor mask requirements and that recommendations should become more “liberal” as more Americans are vaccinated. During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Fauci said he agreed with former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who has said now is the time to loosen indoor mask mandates as more than one-third of U.S. adults is fully vaccinated against COVID. “No I think so, I think you’re going to probably see that as we go along and as more people get vaccinated,” Fauci told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “The CDC will be, almost in real-time George, updating their recommendations and their guidelines. We do need to start being more liberal as we get more people vaccinated.” “As you get more people vaccinated, the number of cases per day will absolutely go down. We’re averaging about 43,000 a day, we’ve got to get it much, much lower than that. When that gets lower, the risk of any infection indoor or outdoor diminishes dramatically,” Fauci added. Fauci’s comments come after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shifted its guidance last month to allow fully vaccinated individuals to go maskless outdoors, aside from in crowded settings. However, the agency still recommends that fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks indoors around unvaccinated people from multiple households and in indoor public spaces such as movie theaters, malls, museums and restaurants. “We’re at the point right now where we can start lifting these ordinances and allowing people to resume normal activity, certainly outdoors we shouldn’t be putting limits on gatherings anymore, we should be encouraging people to go outside,” Gottlieb said Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation. “In the states where prevalence is low, vaccination rates are high and we have good testing in place and we’re identifying infections, I think we can start lifting these restrictions indoors as well on a broad basis.” Yet White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients during an appearance on CNN on Sunday did not go as far as Fauci and Gottlieb did in advocating for looser restrictions. CNN’s Jack Tapper asked Zients about concerns among “journalists and some health experts” that “overly cautious” mask guidance could erode confidence in “a light at the end of the tunnel.” “I think everyone is tired, and wearing a mask can be a pain but we’re getting there and the light at the end of the tunnel is brighter and brighter,” Zients said. “Let’s keep up our guard, let’s follow the CDC guidance. And the CDC guidance across time will allow vaccinated people more and more privileges to take off that mask.” However, Gottlieb suggested last week that a loosening of CDC indoor mask mandates could help “preserve the credibility of public health officials” should mitigation strategies need to be re-introduced during potential future outbreaks.
COVID-19 "variants of concern" include the coronavirus variant first found in India, which is more infectious than the original strain.