José Montero, portavoz de los CDC, explica que las autoridades sanitarias analizan los casos de trombosis en seis pacientes que recibieron la vacuna de J&J. Explica cuáles son los síntomas y responde otras preguntas que seguramente te has hecho.
José Montero, portavoz de los CDC, explica que las autoridades sanitarias analizan los casos de trombosis en seis pacientes que recibieron la vacuna de J&J. Explica cuáles son los síntomas y responde otras preguntas que seguramente te has hecho.
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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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Welcome to Refinery29’s Feel Good Diaries, where we chronicle the physical and mental wellness routines of women today, their costs, and whether or not these self-care rituals actually make you feel good. Have your own Feel Good Diary to submit? You can do so here! Today: In many ways, Dua Lipa’s self-care routine is just like anyone else’s. She takes her dog for walks, works out via Zoom, and reads before bed. But the Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter also makes sure to pamper her vocal cords, by steaming, drinking tea, and staying hydrated. She reveals her full routine in this special Feel Good Diary. Age: 25Location: London, EnglandOccupation: Singer and songwriter 7:30 a.m. — Time for a walk with my dog, Dexter. I got really lucky that he and I have the same sleep schedule. If I need to catch a couple extra hours of sleep he’s right there with me, but on days when I’m up bright and early, he’s ready for his morning walk. Our walks are the perfect way to get my mind right for the day ahead. I usually grab a bottle of Evian — gotta stay hydrated — and his leash and we head out for a stroll around the neighborhood. While walking, I make a mental list of my intentions for the day. 8:30 a.m. — This is normally the time I give myself to work out. Whether it’s on Zoom, doing a workout with my friend Ella in L.A. who leads a kickass workout class called Sculpt With Ella, or with my best friend Bunny who comes over to train me on days when I’m feeling super lazy and need someone to get me motivated, getting physical really starts my day off right. I also love to do yoga, Pilates, or strength training. I like to leave my cardio workout to dancing. 10 a.m. — Time to shower, steam for my vocal chords, and have a cup of tea. I also grab something quick on the go for breakfast on my way to rehearsals for the Brit Awards. 11:30 a.m. — Rehearsal starts out with a quick warm-up with my vocal coach. Vocal health is so important to me and is critical on a day packed with rehearsing. I try to incorporate some little vocal health activities every day. 4:30 p.m. — I’m in the car on the way home from rehearsals. It takes me a while to get back, as we’ve been rehearsing in Bedford which is a little way out of London. I take this time to FaceTime my family and my friends to see what everyone’s doing, and ask whether someone would like to have an early-ish dinner with me when I get home. Spending time with the people I love is super-important to me, so I hope they say yes. That’s my evening, sorted. 6:30 p.m. — I love cooking and being surrounded by my favorite people, though I also love ordering from the fantastic restaurants in my area — especially as there’s no indoor seating at the moment due to the pandemic. With all the running around I do for work, it’s nice to come home, slow down, and connect with the food that nourishes my body and life. 9 p.m. — Once everyone leaves, it’s time for a little self-care. I am religious about washing my face and doing my nighttime skincare routine every evening. Even when it’s a rehearsal day and I’m not wearing makeup, it is so important to wash the day off. I also use this time to check in with myself and practice gratitude. The past year has been one for the history books, and I’m just so lucky to have fans who have been so supportive of me from the beginning. 10 p.m. — I’m off to bed! Tonight I’m reading Three Women by Lisa Taddeo to wind down a bit before I try to sleep. I’ve been rehearsing like crazy so my mind is always racing at the end of the day. It’s really comforting to grab a book and get transported to another world. I also like to take 30 minutes to meditate before bed for that added wind-down. Tomorrow is another full day of rehearsals. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in the works… The Brits, we’re ready for you! Reflection: Dua Lipa emphasized that her self-care routine is key. It helps her get into a good head space so she can tackle her jam-packed days at full force. Even when life gets busy, making the time for gratitude practices and time with loved ones (her dog Dexter included, of course) makes all the difference. Dua Lipa has a partnership with Evian. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Feel Good Diary: Madison Beer's Wellness RoutineFeel Good Diary: Shay Mitchell's Wellness RoutineHow 3 Women Are Prioritizing Self-Love
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The need for shut-eye is universal. Justin Lewis/Stone via Getty Images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to email@example.com. Why do I need to sleep for a long time at night? – Sly M., 6, Cambridge, Massachusetts Just like eating, drinking or breathing, sleep is an essential part of life. In fact, all animals do it – with some interesting variations. A dolphin, for example, sleeps with one eye open and only half of its brain snoozing at a time. This is likely because dolphins need to be partly conscious to breathe while in the water. Zebras sometimes sleep standing up in case they need to wake up and quickly escape a predator. Bats sleep upside down. All animals need to sleep. Gregory Sweeney/Moment via Getty Images When someone’s asleep, it can look like they are turned “off” and not doing anything at all. But, that’s not true. Your brain and body are active and doing important things while you sleep, like organizing nerve cells, regulating hormones, repairing cells and clearing out toxins. Your brain is especially busy, helping you get lots of things done while you sleep. Among other things, it’s processing memories, gaining creative insight and learning new skills. Sleep helps you learn, grow and thrive, and all these processes take time. That’s why babies need 14 to 17 hours of sleep per day for the first three months of their lives – newborns are asleep way more than they are awake. Most school-aged kids need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Teens can aim for nine hours, which is what some adults need too. But seven or eight hours is enough for other grownups. It’s important to get not only enough sleep but also good-quality sleep. And you should try to sleep on a regular schedule by going to sleep and waking up around the same time each day – even on weekends. Getting a good night’s sleep can help you do well in school, at work and in sports. Sleep can also help with quickness and memory, which can help you with things like singing or playing a musical instrument. Good sleep helps you look and feel refreshed. When people are asked to rate how attractive someone is, they tend to rate people who are well rested as more attractive. Getting enough hours of good-quality sleep can help you cope with stress and get along better with your friends. If, like many people, you struggle with getting enough sleep, there are some tricks to help you get good sleep on a regular basis. You may find it helpful to set an ideal sleep schedule and try to stick to it each day. You can set alarms to help remind you when it’s time to go to bed. Use a wind-down routine for an hour before bedtime, to focus on keeping things relaxed and positive. You could include dimming lights, reading a fun book, and talking about the best parts of your day or just thinking about the day’s highlights. Try to avoid scary movies or books and getting into arguments just before bedtime. In the morning, think of something you are looking forward to that day and let the Sun or bright lights into your room to let your brain know it is time to be alert. You’ll know your sleep habits are working when you do not feel sleepy throughout the day and you wake up most days feeling refreshed. Just like being physically fit and eating a balanced diet, regularly getting a good night’s sleep is a behavior that takes practice and can pay off for a lifetime. Hello, curious kids! Do you have a question you’d like an expert to answer? Ask an adult to send your question to CuriousKidsUS@theconversation.com. Please tell us your name, age and the city where you live. And since curiosity has no age limit – adults, let us know what you’re wondering, too. We won’t be able to answer every question, but we will do our best.This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Dana McMakin, Florida International University. Read more:Is gaming good for kids?Is it OK for teens to drink coffee? Dana McMakin receives funding from National Institutes of Health, Patient Oriented Outcomes Research Institute, and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
HBO MaxOxyContin is extremely dangerous, and unless an individual requires immediate relief from extreme pain—say, from a horrific accident, medical procedure, or disease—it’s best avoided. Like its legion of prescription opioid brethren, it is, in effect, heroin in pill form. And yet thanks to the efforts of the Sackler family’s Purdue Pharma and the corporations that followed its lead, OxyContin is now consumed by millions of citizens who are addicted to it, and die from it, just like any other deadly narcotic. No matter Purdue’s protestations to the contrary, this so-called miracle drug has helped spawn a ghastly opioid crisis that from 2000 to 2019 caused 487,842 overdose deaths in America.And as Alex Gibney’s latest documentary contends, this wasn’t an unfortunate side effect of a vitally needed treatment. It was a deliberate and dastardly crime, carried out in the name of profit. Horrific: D.C. Sniper Boasts of Post-Shooting Sex ‘High’ With Accomplice in New DocGibney’s two-part HBO documentary The Crime of the Century (premiering May 10 and 11) is an evisceration of Big Pharma, which it argues purposefully and aggressively flooded the market with OxyContin—and, later, the even more powerful fentanyl—in order to reap enormous windfalls, all while knowing that its product was hazardous, and certainly not fit for wide-scale mainstream consumption. With a level-headedness that makes its takedown all the more effective, Gibney’s film shines a spotlight on the evolution of Purdue and company’s treacherous conduct, linking physicians, sales representatives, boardroom bigwigs, distributors, pharmacies, and politicians in a contemptible conspiracy of fraud, negligence, malpractice, bribery, and mass killing.Following a brief history-lesson recap of opioids through the ages, The Crime of the Century fixates its gaze on Purdue Pharma and its renowned Sackler family founders, who are referred to here as “some of the world’s most successful drug pushers.” It was Arthur who made the Sacklers an initial fortune by pioneering Madison Avenue drug advertising in the ’60s for Librium and Valium. He was the architect of a new world order of mass-marketing drugs to consumers, and though he didn’t live to see the advent of OxyContin, which came to fruition during the tenure of his nephew Richard, he was responsible for the environment in which it flourished. And flourish it most certainly did, landing on the scene in 1996 like a bombshell thanks to its delivery of opioid doses via a “Contin” pill-delivery system that allowed the chemicals to enter the bloodstream slowly and continuously over an extended period of time.OxyContin was developed for people who’d had surgery, or were suffering from cancer, but Purdue knew that there was no real money to be made from those limited customers. Thus, a giant promotional push ensued, not only in the media but with doctors themselves, who were bombarded by sales reps with interconnected lies: that there was a pain epidemic in America that was going untreated; that OxyContin was fit for any type of ailment, major or minor; and that the drug was so safe that it could be taken as much as a patient wanted without any fear of addiction. The fact that these were, per Dr. Andrew Kolodny, “essentially heroin pills” was downplayed, as well as countered by FDA-approved OxyContin package inserts which stated, “Delayed absorption as provided by Oxycontin tablets, is believed to reduce the abuse liability of a drug.”This was lethal deception, and The Crime of the Century methodically employs talking-head interviews, archival clips, and written documents (as well as narration from Gibney) to lay out how Purdue first concocted an unnecessary market—and attendant culture—for OxyContin, and then inundated the country with it. The method by which it did this was graft and fraud on an enormous scale. That involved incentivizing salespeople to perpetrate crimes and doling out kickbacks to cooperative physicians. And it also entailed paying off politicians with campaign donations—such as Tennessee’s Martha Blackburn and Pennsylvania’s Tom Marino—to pass legislation like 2016’s misleadingly titled “Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act” bill, which neutered the DEA’s ability to stop the flow of OxyContin to pharmacies and “pill mill” clinics that had no qualms about fulfilling hundreds of daily prescriptions, even though such quantities were obvious red flags.The Crime of the Century’s second installment spends considerable energy on John Kapoor’s Insys Therapeutics, whose despicable efforts to peddle SUBSYS—a fast-acting spray device for fentanyl—included hiring people to pose as doctor’s office employees in order to trick insurance companies into covering the cost of uncalled-for drug prescriptions. It’s a monumental exposé of institutionalized corruption and the scourge of addiction it created. Gibney paints a damning portrait of the big picture, in which virtually everyone on every rung of the pharmaceutical ladder—from Purdue to Cardinal Health to the halls of Washington, where DEA lawyer Linden Barber switched sides to work for his former enemies in a stark example of D.C.’s wretched revolving-door culture—chose to take part in the scheme, because there was insane wealth to be made and, should anyone complain, the blame could always be shifted onto the users themselves.Wending his way through this scandalous labyrinth, Gibney also highlights how the crackdown on Big Pharma’s OxyContin, fentanyl and other opioid industries has helped push hooked patients to heroin and the black market, thus empowering drug cartels that were happy to fill a supply-chain vacuum. At the same time, he makes sure to deliver stinging montages of men and women overdosing and dying from pharmaceuticals. Those go hand-in-hand with harrowing personal stories of the cost of this war on everyday Americans, be it computer repairman Caleb Lanier of Lubbock, Texas, whose addiction drove him to become a fentanyl dealer, or Salt Lake City’s Roy Bosley, whose wife Carol died from an opioid overdose while under the supervision of Dr. Lynn Webster, a notorious pro-Big Pharma spokesperson who, in The Crime of the Century, makes a series of increasingly weak defenses of his role in spreading the OxyContin gospel.Gibney’s doc makes clear that, in a multi-billion-dollar industry such as this, fines and settlements—like the ones Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers were hit with—are akin to meaningless parking tickets; the only solution, ultimately, is rigorous, comprehensive regulation. After spending four hours in this morass of individual and corporate avarice and inequity, however, it’s hard to have much hope that any meaningful remedy is on the horizon.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Alexey Malgavko via ReutersThe doctor who famously and falsely announced that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was not poisoned but had a bout of pancreatitis and hypoglycemia has disappeared in a swampy forest, according to several Russian media outlets. Kremlin-friendly outlet Life.ru suggested that “there could have been an accident” after two bears were spotted where the doctor was last seen.Alexander Murakhovsky, who was promoted to become minister of health of the Omsk Region days after he publicly refuted claims that someone had tried to kill Vladimir Putin’s most public foe, went hunting on a four-wheeler May 7 and has not been seen since. His hunting partners reportedly say his four-wheeler got stuck in muddy terrain behind them, and he set off on foot. He spoke to one person on his walkie-talkie but later did not respond. They last failed to find him after a day of searching and later alerted authorities, who have continued looking for him with a 65-person strong search party. The authorities say the forest was full of bears, which may have contributed to the doctor’s disappearance.Navalny, who fell into a coma on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow in August 2020, was later transferred to Berlin where German doctors confirmed he had been poisoned with a substance similar to Novichok. Murakhovsky had tried to block the transfer abroad, but finally backed down and signed off on it. He was soon promoted.Navalny Says He’s Ending Three-Week Hunger Strike After Doctors Told Him He’s DyingNavalny later mocked the promotion, writing on Twitter, “You lie, fake test results, are ready to please the bosses in any way—you get an award and a promotion.”Two other doctors who treated Navaly at the Omsk hospital have died. Sergei Maksimishin, the deputy head physician who originally confirmed Navalny had been poisoned before backtracking, died of a heart attack in December 2020. In March 2021, Rustam Agishev, another doctor who treated Navalny, died from complications after suffering a stroke. Navalny is currently serving a jail term for violating parole conditions by traveling to Germany to seek medical treatment for the poisoning. He ended a near-fatal hunger strike in April. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
We've all been waiting for the light at the end of the COVID pandemic tunnel. That's seemed closer and closer—especially now that more than 114 million Americans are fully vaccinated, which is approximately 34 percent of the U.S. population. With restaurants back open, curfews pushed back, and temperature checks being less of a concern from coast to coast, people can only hope that a COVID endpoint is near. Unfortunately, it may be a bit further off than we thought. In a May 9 interview with ABC's This Week, George Stephanopoulos asked Anthony Fauci, MD, the White House's chief COVID adviser, to give some insight into what the U.S. might look like by this time next year. Read on for Fauci's insight into when the country will be "as close to back to normal" as possible.RELATED: America Will "Feel Close to Normal" by This Exact Date, COVID Expert Says. Dr. Fauci said the U.S. will be "close to back to normal" by Mother's Day 2021. "I hope that next Mother's Day, we're going to see a dramatic difference than what we're seeing right now," Fauci told Stephanopoulos. "I believe that we will be about as close to back to normal as we can. And there's some conditions to that."In order to get to that point of normalcy, Fauci said the "overwhelming proportion of the population" needs to get vaccinated. "When that happens, the virus doesn't really have any place to go. There aren't a lot of vulnerable people around," he explained. "And where there are not a lot of vulnerable people around, you're not going to see a surge. You're not going to see the kinds of numbers we see now." Thankfully, with the help of the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson&Johnson vaccines, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) thinks we will eventually "approach what we use to remember as normal before all of this tragedy happened."RELATED: Dr. Fauci Says These Are the Two Places He Won't Go Right Now. Fauci also reassured pregnant women that they can safely get vaccinated. Keeping with the theme of Mother's Day, Stephanopoulos asked Fauci what his message was to pregnant women and women trying to have kids, who might feel apprehensive about COVID vaccines. "Well, if you look at the data, George, there doesn't seem to be a problem at all," Fauci said. He noted that there's been "literally, tens and tens of thousands of women who are pregnant who've gotten vaccinated." He also assured his listeners that "there are no red flags. Nothing that looks like there's going to be any problem."On May 5, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended in a webinar that pregnant women get vaccinated when the benefits of the jab "outweigh the potential risks." The WHO added, "It is not necessary to conduct pregnancy testing prior to vaccination; nor is there a need to delay or terminate pregnancy because of vaccination." Despite Fauci's projection, people have started returning to a "pre-pandemic normal," an expert says. Last month, emergency medicine physician Leana Wen, MD, told CNN's Anderson Cooper that the U.S. is moving closer to where it once was. "We're seeing restrictions being lifted in so many parts of the country, we're seeing travel at an all-time high. People are already going back to pre-pandemic normal," Wen said. "We have a pretty narrow window of opportunity to make clear what the benefits of vaccinations are. We know that these vaccines are really effective at preventing severe disease."RELATED: Dr. Fauci Says "Herd Immunity" Is No Longer the Goal With COVID—This Is. Another expert predicts America will be "close to normal" by July 1, 2021. On May 2, Ashish Jha, MD, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, gave a more promising projection for when the U.S. will "feel close to normal" again. "If we keep vaccinating Americans, I think by July 1, 2021, you're going to see much of America feel close to normal," he told This Week co-anchor Martha Raddatz. "Look, it won't be 100 percent, [but] this can be pretty close to what life was like before the pandemic."
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The Indian government has told doctors to look out for signs of mucormycosis or "black fungus" in COVID-19 patients as hospitals report a rise in cases of the rare but potentially fatal infection. The state-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said at the weekend that doctors treating COVID-19 patients, diabetics and those with compromised immune systems should watch for early symptoms including sinus pain or nasal blockage on one side of the face, one-sided headache, swelling or numbness, toothache and loosening of teeth. The disease, which can lead to blackening or discolouration over the nose, blurred or double vision, chest pain, breathing difficulties and coughing blood, is strongly linked to diabetes.
As its vaccination drive reaches a third of adults and COVID-19 infections ease, Europe is starting to reopen cities and beaches, raising hopes that this summer's holiday season can be saved before it is too late. With 200 million vaccine doses delivered, the European Union is on track to achieve its goal of inoculating 70% of its adult population by summer, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted on Sunday. And, in Germany, a first weekend of summer sun lifted spirits after Health Minister Jens Spahn declared the third wave of the pandemic finally broken.
Vaccines were supposed to be our ticket to normalcy, but I have found myself afraid to return to even CDC-approved activities.