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The initiation of vaccination programs across the country may have given Americans a new sense of hope for 2021, but there is still no definite end in sight to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This puts the food service industry into an increasingly desperate position, as recovery in that sector depends on states opening back up and allowing for denser foot traffic.The extent of losses across the restaurant industry was demonstrated in a Dec. 2020 survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association. It reported that 17% of all restaurants in America had either shut down permanently or were temporarily shut down for an unknown length of time over the course of last year. A whopping 87% of remaining restaurants had reported an average decline in revenue of 36% during the same period. (Related: The Saddest Restaurant Closures In Your State.)Now, experts are predicting that one particular food service segment will have a slower road to recovery than the rest: coffee chains. Bloomberg has reported that the domestic coffee segment saw a 25% drop in sales, representing an $11.5 billion loss for the United States coffee chains. And the drop in foot traffic has affected both national mega-chains like Starbucks and Dunkin' and smaller regional chains like Bluestone Lane.Industry experts predict it will take years for coffee chains to get back on their feet, with sales not expected to be back to pre-pandemic levels until 2023.There are glimmers of hope, however: at the time of this writing, the Starbucks stock is trading slightly higher than in the weeks leading up to the dramatic plunge in March of 2020, as the scope of the coronavirus pandemic became clear.Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.
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With coronavirus deaths breaking records nearly every day, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is concerned—and has a warning. A new variant is here, and it's more transmissible. That means you need to "double down" on some protective measures right now. Read on to see what he recommends—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. The New Variants of COVID-19 Will Put More People in the HospitalDr. Fauci said the new variant is cause of concern. "We're taking it really very seriously," he said. "You don't want people to panic, but you have to look at it from certain standpoint." He said there's one "from the U.K. that's essentially dominated. That's the one that is actually is seen in the United States. There's another more ominous one. That's in South Africa and Brazil. We're looking at all of them, very, very carefully."He said, "the Brits have made it very clear that it's more contagious. They say that it isn't more virulent, but, you know, we gotta be careful because the more cases you get, even though on a one-to-one basis, it's not more virulent, meaning it doesn't make you more sick or more likely to die just by numbers alone. The more cases you have, the more hospitalizations you're going to happen. The more hospitalizations you have, the more deaths you're going to have. The thing we really want to look at carefully is that does that mutation lessen the impact of the vaccine? And if it does, then we're going to have to make some modifications, but we're all over that. We're looking at that really very carefully."RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say DoctorsWhat You Can Do Now to Beat the Mutation"I think one of the things we've got to do, and maybe the silver lining, if you want to call that, is that when you have a variant, that's really very, very, different in the sense of it's more contagious, it tells you to do two things," said Fauci. "One double down on the public health measures that we've been talking about all the time—be very compulsive as the President-elect says, at least for the first hundred days, and maybe more—everybody wear a mask, keep the distance, avoid the congregate settings, but also another important thing: The easiest way to evade this negative effect of these new isolates is to just when the vaccine becomes available, people should get vaccinated. Boy, if ever there was a clarion call for people to put aside vaccine hesitancy. If we can get, you know, the overwhelming majority of the population vaccinated, we'd be in very good shape and could beat even the mutant."RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. FauciHow to Survive This PandemicSo follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this surge, no matter where you live—wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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You're hot, you feel a cough brewing, your eye feels wonky—and, oh no, is this COVID-19? Is this the first sign you have coronavirus? "The bottom line is that only COVID test—or an antibody test—can confirm you have or had a case, but since even those aren't 100%, read on for other clues," says Dr. Leo Nissola. Here are 13 early signs that you might have COVID-19, informed by the CDC and the most recent studies; if you experience them, contact a medical professional to get tested. And to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 You Have Flu-Like Symptoms "For most people, the coronavirus will be like any other flu or cold. Many people catch these illnesses during their lives and experience only mild symptoms," says Dr. Carrie Lam. For a certain amount of people: "There are no special signs or symptoms of coronavirus. In fact, that is one of the reasons why it spread so quickly," says Dr. Kaushal M. Kulkarni, a board-certified ophthalmologist. 2 You Have a Loss of Senses "Thirty percent of patients have loss of smell (anosmia) and loss of taste (ageusia) as their first signs of a COVID-19 infection," says Dr. Jonathan Kaplan. "Because of the relationship between smell and taste, taste can also be significantly affected. It can take weeks to recover," says Dr. Inna Husain. Since this loss of sense is so unusual, there's a good chance it's COVID-related if it happens to you. 3 You Have a Fever "Coronavirus often begins with a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit within 2-14 days of exposure to an infected person," says Dr. LaFarra Young, a pediatric pathologist and health coach. One study found this is usually the first sign you have coronavirus, following by, in order, cough, muscle pain, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say Doctors 4 You Have a Dry Cough One of the most common symptoms is a dry cough, which can be described as one without mucus or phlegm. "If you notice a slight cough or fever this would be reason enough to begin self-isolation allowing a couple of days to see if symptoms manifest," says Dr. Giuseppe Aragona, a family medicine doctor. "It has been reported that the respiratory symptoms will worsen after a week, though in some cases the incubation period can be as little as two days.""The cough to look out for is a new, continuous cough," reports the BBC. "This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or having three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual." 5 You Have a Sore Throat or Headache Nearly 14% of cases studied in China had symptoms of headache and a sore throat, reports WHO. The virus "travels to the back of your nasal passages and to the mucous membranes in the back of your throat," reports Johns Hopkins. "That's the place where symptoms—such as a sore throat and dry cough—often start."RELATED: Dr. Fauci Just Said When We'd Be Back to "Normal" 6 You Have Chills or Body Aches CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo says he was shivering so much due to COVID-19 that he "chipped a tooth." "They call them the rigors," he said, adding that he felt like he was being beaten by "a piñata."Researchers at New York University also discovered aching muscles (known as myalgia) are among the factors that could signal respiratory distress caused by the coronavirus. 7 You Are Fatigued "Some older or immunosuppressed individuals may not present with a fever, instead presenting with other common symptoms such as sore throat, dry cough, or fatigue," says Dr. LaFarra Young, a pathologist at King's Daughters Medical Center. "Fatigue is a daily lack of energy; unusual or excessive whole-body tiredness not relieved by sleep," reports WebMD. "Fatigue can prevent a person from functioning normally and affects a person's quality of life." 8 You Experience Shortness of Breath Can't get enough air in your lungs? "Extreme shortness of breath and respiratory issues are what is causing the increase in patients in the ICU. Increasing your immune system using Vitamin D can help decrease the likeliness of the spread of bacterial and viral infections," says Dr. Geoffrey Mount Varner.If you are struggling for air and can't breathe, seek immediate medical attention. 9 You Have Pain in Your Chest "Persistent pain or pressure in the chest" is one of the CDC's "emergency warning signs"—seek medical help immediately if you feel it. This could be a symptom of the coronavirus or a heart issue, and tests can help determine the right course of action.RELATED: Simple Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack, According to Doctors 10 You Have Pink Eye "Conjunctivitis, or more commonly known as pink eye, can present as a symptom of coronavirus," says Dr. Kevin Lee. "People should be cognizant of possible aerosol transmission with the conjunctiva and through ocular secretions, like tears." 11 You Have Diarrhea or Vomiting Diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain may be more common as a symptom of COVID-19 than anticipated, according to The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Half the patients that were diagnosed complained of those issues in the study. Some patients may not even have respiratory symptoms, and just digestive ones.RELATED: The New COVID Symptom Every Woman Needs to Know 12 You Have a Bluish Face or Lips This is considered one of the CDC's "emergency warning signs" and they advise you "get medical attention immediately" if you see them. Cyanosis is the name for poor oxygen circulation in the blood that causes bluish discoloration of the skin. 13 You Feel Confused Doctors have observed neurological symptoms, including confusion, stroke and seizures, in a subset of COVID-19 patients. If you are considered high risk, you may show rarer and more severe symptoms. The CDC considers "new confusion or inability to arouse" as an emergency warning sign. Do seek medical attention immediately if it sets in.If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, call your medical care provider before showing up. And to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.
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With new variants of the coronavirus circulating in the United States after originating in the U.K. and South Africa, there is cause for concern: These variants may not be more fatal, but they do transmit faster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is concerned enough to have just issued a warning. "New virus variants that spread more easily could lead to a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases," says the CDC. "NOW"—the capitalization is theirs—"more than ever, it is important to slow the spread." "I want to stress that we are deeply concerned that this strain is more transmissible and can accelerate outbreaks in the U.S. in the coming weeks," said Dr. Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the CDC. "We're sounding the alarm and urging people to realize the pandemic is not over and in no way is it time to throw in the towel." Read on to see how you can stay safe, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. The New COVID Variant is Dangerous Due to "Increased Transmissibility"The CDC's report said: "The increased transmissibility of the B.1.1.7 variant warrants universal and increased compliance with mitigation strategies, including distancing and masking. Higher vaccination coverage might need to be achieved to protect the public." "We know what works and we know what to do," Butler said. He was referring to the public health measures you've no doubt heard about—but now must follow more than ever."These variants seem to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19. Currently, there is no evidence that these variants cause more severe illness or increased risk of death. However, an increase in the number of cases will put more strain on health care resources, lead to more hospitalizations, and potentially more deaths," says the agency. "Rigorous and increased compliance with public health mitigation strategies, such as vaccination, physical distancing, use of masks, hand hygiene, and isolation and quarantine, will be essential to limiting the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and protecting public health."Or, in the words of the study: "Collectively, enhanced genomic surveillance combined with continued compliance with effective public health measures, including vaccination, physical distancing, use of masks, hand hygiene, and isolation and quarantine, will be essential to limiting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)," says the report. "Strategic testing of persons without symptoms but at higher risk of infection, such as those exposed to SARS-CoV-2 or who have frequent unavoidable contact with the public, provides another opportunity to limit ongoing spread."RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. FauciHow to Survive This PandemicAs for yourself, follow Dr. Anthony Fauci's fundamentals and help end this surge, no matter where you live—wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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