There is still risk of catching COVID-19 even if you're vaccinated, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday that the risk was low enough that they recommend fully vaccinated people can do certain activities mask-free. "This is an exciting and powerful moment," said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC. "It could only happen because of the work of so many who made sure we have the rapid administration of three safe and effective vaccines." (Remember, being fully vaccinated means waiting two weeks after your last dose.) Read on to find out all the places where you can go now, with less risk, if you're vaccinated—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Symptoms That Might Secretly Be Due to COVID. 1 Eat at an Indoor Restaurant or Bar "Avoid bars," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has spent the last year saying. Same with eating indoors—don't do it."Those are the things that drive the community spread—not the schools," he had said. Now Fauci and Walensky say it's advisable to enter a bar or restaurant, unmasked, if you're vaccinated. 2 Sing in an Indoor Chorus Being able to sing in an indoor chorus will come as a relief to those who wish to do so. In one key CDC study from last May, COVID-19 was found to spread at a choir practice among those who were unvaccinated. "The potential for superspreader events underscores the importance of physical distancing, including avoiding gathering in large groups, to control spread of COVID-19. Enhancing community awareness can encourage symptomatic persons and contacts of ill persons to isolate or self-quarantine to prevent ongoing transmission," said the study at the time. 3 Visit a Barber or Hair Salon A study as recently as February found that COVID may spread in a hair salon. "Because the exhaled breath flowing downward in the front can be suppressed significantly, the service operator can reduce the risk of infection to the customer by wearing a mask," said the study. Now that anyone who is vaccinated can visit a barber or hair salon with less risk, both parties may be unmasked.RELATED: 9 Everyday Habits That Might Lead to Dementia, Say Experts 4 Go to an Uncrowded, Indoor Shopping Center or Museum The days of wiping down every rutabaga may have faded as Americans discovered COVID-19 was more easily transmitted by air. But now vaccinated shoppers can breathe easier when grocery shopping or going to the mall or a local exhibit: the CDC says it's OK, if you're vaccinated, to go to an uncrowded, indoor shopping center or museum. 5 Attend a Small, Indoor Gathering of Fully Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People From Multiple Households If the past year has proven anything, it's how much we humans like to interact. The CDC was happy to announce that, if you are vaccinated, you can attend a small, indoor gathering of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people from multiple households.RELATED: The #1 Cause of Obesity, According to Science 6 Go to an Indoor Movie Theater It's OK to enter a movie theater if you are vaccinated, says the CDC. This will be a boon for the film industry, which has seen record low box office, as movies like A Quiet Place Part II and Black Widow are due in theaters in the coming months. 7 Attend a Full-Capacity Worship Service Just as choirs had to stop singing, the music of prayer died down over the last year, as services moved online or were conducted with limited crowds. No more. The CDC announced that vaccinated people can now attend a full-capacity worship service.RELATED: I'm A Doctor And Warn You Never Take This Supplement 8 Participate in an Indoor, High Intensity Exercise Class Welcome news not just for gyms, but for high intensity exercises classes like those at F45, if you're vaccinated, the CDC says you can work out inside at a high intensity class. 9 You Still Need to Wear a Mask When Traveling "Right now, we still have the requirement to wear masks when you travel on buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation," said Dr. Walensky. "As well as airports and stations. CDC, as I mentioned, is going to continue to update our guidance as policy and the science emerges right now for travel. We are asking people to continue to wear their masks." RELATED: 9 Everyday Habits That Might Lead to Dementia, Say Experts 10 If You Remain Unvaccinated… "Wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, and wash your hands," says the CDC. "The science is also very clear about unvaccinated people. You remain at risk of mild or severe illness of death or spreading the disease to others. You should still mask and you should get vaccinated right away…If you are not fully vaccinated, you are not fully protected." So follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated, and if you're unvaccinated, wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), and to protect your health, don't miss these Signs You're Getting One of the "Most Deadly" Cancers.
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This year, Oatly entered the scene with a splash and quickly grew to be so in-demand, some customers still can't get their hands on it. Oatly was a hit for plant-based milk lovers, after all, It's milk that's made of oats. What could possibly be purer than that?However, with the brand rumored to be going public with an IPO soon, some critics have been taking their own close look at Oatly's ingredients to find that if you really want to be a conscious consumer, you may need to think twice before buying into the hype about this dairy alternative.GQ recently noted the "halo of virtue" around Oatly oat milk, whose nutritional controversies have been highlighted over the past year by various writers, including Jeff Nobbs and Nat Eliason. Nobbs noted how a close look at Oatly's ingredients list reveals the use of rapeseed oil "to give it a milk-like richness." One concern with this is that the oft-questioned canola oil is a version of rapeseed oil that contains a lesser amount of monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid.RELATED: The 7 Healthiest Foods To Eat Right NowNo matter how you look at it, rapeseed oil is a vegetable oil—which arguably, by definition, creates some conflict over how healthy Oatly really is.Also, per Nobbs, the carbohydrates in Oatly warrant some questioning—he asserts: "A 12-ounce glass of oat milk (the amount in a medium latte) has about the same blood sugar impact as a 12-ounce can of Coke." GQ weighed in with a breakdown of this argument that's pretty strong:What's clear is that the process that turns oats into oat milk transforms complex starches into maltose, a simple sugar. More refined carbohydrates, like maltose, are worse for you than complex carbs. They cause a bigger rise in blood glucose and insulin levels, which you don't want. This can be quantified by a measure called the glycemic index—higher numbers are bad.However, others can argue that there are other clean and whole foods that can have the same effect on blood glucose. As GQ says, "The bigger problem with Coke is that it has no nutrients, whereas Oatly, while not so nutritious, has fiber, vitamins, and a little unsaturated fat."Even though the amount of water that's used to make oat milk has been said to render this beverage a slightly more environmentally-friendly, plant-based milk than some nut milks—and even though there are impressive health implications to going more plant-based—in the end, this is a reminder how helpful it is for genuinely conscious consumers to know what you're buying. Sign up for the Eat This, Not That! newsletter for the daily grocery news you need.Also, check out:Delicious Foods You Can Eat on a Plant-Based DietWhat Happens To Your Body When You Drink Oat MilkThe 8 Most Obnoxious Things Customers Won't Stop Doing at Starbucks, According To Employees
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Late last year, Walmart was shutting down some of its stores in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It's a precaution the chain started when the pandemic was somewhat new and allows cleaning crews to deep clean without customers inside. But, even as vaccination rates rise and other grocery chains end pandemic-era rules, Walmart is still closing some stores to sanitize.Lincoln, Ill., Mason, Ohio, Williston, N.D., El Paso, Texas, and Franklin, Ky., have all been shut down for over 40 hours within the last few weeks. All closed at 2 p.m. and reopened two days later at 7 a.m. so that a third-party cleaning service could come in, as well as allowing employees time to restock.Related: This Is the Best Supermarket in America, New Survey Says"Everything we're doing is for the well-being of our associates and customers, and in consideration of guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and health experts," Charles Crowson, a Walmart spokesperson, said about the Mason store closing, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. "When the store reopens Thursday, we will continue conducting associate health screens and temperature checks, and all associates will be provided with facemasks and gloves."Back in December, some shoppers in Arkansas told a local news station they were shocked when Walmart in Paragould shut down, since some shop there every single day. "They could've warned us a little bit," one said. "This is going to hurt this little town."No reasons for the shutdowns other than cleaning have been given. It's also unknown if they are tied to any COVID-19 outbreaks. Eat This Not That! has reached out to the company for more information.Although this COVID-19 precaution is still in place, Walmart is making some other changes. It's taking away in-store pickup towers, giving vaccinated customers a convenient perk, and bringing back this service that allows grocery delivery workers to bring your items to your home and put them away in your kitchen.To get all the latest news on Walmart and other grocery stores delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
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If you're planning an upcoming 4th of July party, then you probably already have items listed like hot dogs, chips, soda, and burgers on your grocery list. Sure, everyone loves 4th of July appetizers and main dishes served hot off the grill, but it's the cake that makes the event feel like something extra special. Cupcakes and 4th of July cookies will work too, of course (and be equally delicious) but there's something about a cake that makes even a regular day feel like a special occasion.