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The coronavirus we had was bad enough. Now there is a new, mutated version, first discovered in the U.K., that is "more infectious." The good news is, it appears the vaccine can protect you against it. The bad news is that "this one appears to make the virus much more easily transmissible," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious-disease expert, warned on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes Monday night. "Once it becomes more easily transmissible, you're going to get more cases. And when you get more cases, you're going to get more hospitalizations and more deaths. It's bad enough with what we're going through now," he said. "We don't need to get it worse." Read on to see where the new mutation has been discovered—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 The Mutation Was First Discovered in the U.S. in Colorado "Officials in Colorado confirmed one patient and identified a second suspected case, both men in the National Guard assigned to a nursing home in Simla, Colo., about 80 miles southeast of Denver. The confirmed patient also had not traveled," reports the New York Times. "The virus's debut in the United States underscores the need for urgent steps to tamp down transmission, experts said. If the variant is spreading in this country, it will bring not just an increase in the number of cases, but also of hospitalizations and deaths." 2 The Mutation Was Next Discovered in California "Last week, San Diego County reported it had identified the new variant, called B.1.1.7, in a 30-year-old man with no travel history," reports CalMatters. "Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the discovery in a live streamed event with Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading national voice in the pandemic. Over the weekend, San Diego county health officials reported three additional cases. Fauci said this news was expected, since international travel is ongoing and viruses generally mutate. 'RNA viruses, they make a living out of mutating,' he said. 'The more you replicate the more you mutate.'" 3 The Mutation Has Been Found in Florida "Florida has evidence of the first identified case of the UK COVID-19 variant in Martin County," tweeted the state's Department of Health. "The individual is a male in his 20s with no history of travel. The Department is working with the CDC on this investigation. We encourage all to continue practicing COVID-19 mitigation."RELATED: Dr. Fauci Just Said When We'd Be Back to "Normal" 4 The Mutation Has Hit New York When the variant was first discovered in the UK, Governor Andrew Cuomo warned: "Right now, this variant in the UK is getting on a plane and flying to JFK." Well, it arrived and infected a man who never left the country. Yesterday Cuomo tweeted: "The Wadsworth Lab has confirmed New York State's first case of the U.K. variant (B.1.1.7) of the virus that causes COVID. An individual from Saratoga County, New York, tested positive for the strain. The individual had no known travel history." 5 How to Survive This Pandemic Now That There's a "More Infectious" COVID The appearance of a new, mutated COVID "just further reinforces the fact that we need to wash our hands, wear our mask lots, keep your distances, keep our household gathering small because if this is a mutation that is more contagious, then that just means that we need to be that much more vigilant while we wait to get vaccinated," says Surgeon General Jerome Adams. 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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Americans could resume normal life by the third quarter of 2021—if enough people are vaccinated against COVID-19, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious-disease expert, on Monday. That's a big if. The current pace of the vaccine rollout has been criticized as too slow. The Trump administration initially pledged that 20 million people would be vaccinated by the end of 2020. As of Monday, Jan. 4, only 4.5 million people had received the vaccine, according to the CDC. Read on to discover how you can stay safe from COVID-19, according to Dr. Fauci—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. End of summer could bring normality, if…President-Elect Biden has set a goal of vaccinating 1 million people per day, or 100 million total within the first 100 days of his administration. On MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes, Fauci said that goal was realistic. He noted that in New York City in 1948, 6.3 million people received the then-new smallpox vaccine in two weeks. Fauci, then six years old, was one of those recipients."As far back as 1947, we had a big full-court press on getting people vaccinated for smallpox in New York City," said Fauci. "It can be done. You get everything in the right place, everybody cooperating, everybody collaborating, and we could do it."Fauci said that to achieve herd immunity, between 70% and 85% of the American public would need to be vaccinated. "If we put the kind of pressure on the way we're talking now—getting that 1 million people per day vaccinated—by the time we get to the middle and end of the summer, we can have that veil, that envelope, that umbrella of herd immunity that could protect us," he said. "And then you and I can get out on the court and play some pick-up basketball because the level of virus will be so low in the community that it won't pose a risk to us."Fauci said it's unclear exactly why the rollout has been slower than planned. "We were supposed to get 20 million doses that were distributed," he said, noting that about 14 million have been sent out. "So we're a little bit short on that. Hopefully we'll catch up with that in the next few days. But the real question is, we had about four plus million in the arms of people. We've got to get that up. We've got to get the pace up. We're not where we want to be. There's no doubt about it."RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. FauciHow to survive this pandemicAs for yourself, do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Wear a face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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You might know some of the more common symptoms of coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists a fever or chills, a cough and shortness of breath among them. But did you know there are "emergency warning signs" you should also watch for—ones that could make the difference between life or death? "If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately," says the CDC, which has been at the forefront of the pandemic. Read on to see the symptoms—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 You May Have "Trouble Breathing" If you cannot breathe, obviously seek medical care immediately, as breath is life. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has warned of "people who have serious lung involvement that either puts them in the hospital or creates intubation needs and intensive care…to people who die." 2 You May Have "Persistent Pain or Pressure in the Chest" Persistent chest pain could be angina, defined by the American Heart Association as "chest pain or discomfort caused when your heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood. It may feel like pressure or squeezing in your chest. The discomfort also can occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. Angina pain may even feel like indigestion." It could also be the result of you struggling to breathe, as COVID can cause your lungs to malfunction. Because COVID causes an inflammatory reaction, your chest pain may also be costochondritis, an inflammation in your cartilage that can feel like a heart attack. 3 You May Have "New Confusion" Since COVID can attack the brain, it's important to check for neurological symptoms, which may also be caused by an alarming lack of oxygen. "If a person is confused," says the UK's National Health Service, which has been at the forefront of the pandemic, "they may:not be able to think or speak clearly or quicklynot know where they are (feel disorientated)struggle to pay attention or remember thingssee or hear things that aren't there (hallucinations)"Some patients have suffered delirium as a result of COVID-19; others have long-term "brain fog," an inability to concentrate. 4 You Have an "Inability to Wake or Stay Awake" You might be unable to wake up because you're not getting enough oxygen—certainly a "warning sign." Your sleep may also be disrupted because COVID has attacked your brain. "In fact, several mysteries of how COVID-19 works converge on the question of how the disease affects our sleep, and how our sleep affects the disease," reports the Atlantic. "The virus is capable of altering the delicate processes within our nervous system, in many cases in unpredictable ways, sometimes creating long-term symptoms. Better appreciating the ties between immunity and the nervous system could be central to understanding COVID-19—and to preventing it."RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say Doctors 5 You May Have Bluish Lips or Face "Cyanosis can mean there's not enough oxygen in your blood, or you have poor blood circulation," says the NHS. "It can be caused by a serious problem with the:lungs, like asthma or pneumoniaairways like choking or croupheart, like heart failure or congenital heart disease."Because COVID can affect the lungs and the heart, and thus restrict your oxygen intake, it's important to take bluish lips or face as a serious sign. 6 You Might Experience Less Severe Symptoms, Too The CDC warns that the list you just read about "is not all possible symptoms" and advises: "Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19."In addition, besides those emergency warning signs, the CDC lists the symptoms below saying, "people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.Fever or chillsCoughShortness of breath or difficulty breathingFatigueMuscle or body achesHeadacheNew loss of taste or smellSore throatCongestion or runny noseNausea or vomitingDiarrheaThis list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19." 7 How to Survive This Pandemic If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical care. And 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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Americans should not dismiss the mutation of the COVID-19 virus, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious-disease expert. Fauci appeared on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes Monday night, and in response to the host's question about how seriously we should take the news of the virus's mutation, he said, "We take it quite seriously. This one appears to make the virus much more easily transmissible," Fauci said. "Once it becomes more easily transmissible, you're going to get more cases. And when you get more cases, you're going to get more hospitalizations and more deaths. It's bad enough with what we're going through now. We don't need to get it worse." Read on to discover how you can stay safe from the mutation—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. The new mutation is in four U.S. statesCOVID-19 is an RNA virus. Most mutations of RNA viruses are meaningless, in that they don't affect the virus's function, explained Fauci. However, a more infectious virus is the last thing Americans need. In many areas of the U.S., hospitals are already buckling under an influx of COVID-19 patients, reporting ICUs that are at or above capacity and a shortage of healthcare workers.The mutated COVID virus was first identified in the United Kingdom in September. In the past few weeks, cases have been discovered in Colorado, California, Florida and New York. The New York case, reported Tuesday, is a retail worker in his 30s who had not traveled recently, meaning his illness is likely the result of community spread. Although the mutated virus seems to be easier to catch, it doesn't seem to be more fatal or cause more severe illness, nor does it seem to override the new COVID-19 vaccines. RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study FindsSo why the concern? A more contagious virus is more difficult to contain, meaning that more people need to get vaccinated to end the pandemic. And the Trump administration's vaccine rollout is already proceeding more slowly than expected. As of Monday night, 4.5 million people had received the first of a two-dose shot. The government had pledged that 20 million people would be vaccinated by Dec. 31, 2020."We've got to get the pace up," said Fauci, who will remain with the Biden administration as chief medical adviser. "We're not where we want to be. There's no doubt about it. No excuses."Fauci said that 75% to 80% of Americans would have to be vaccinated before the country could achieve herd immunity, a.k.a. a return to normal life. According to the CDC, so far the government has distributed 15.4 million doses of vaccine, enough for less than 5% of the American public to receive one of the required two doses.RELATED: This is the #1 Way You'll Get COVID, According to DoctorsHow to survive this pandemicAs for yourself, do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Wear a face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
You may already know that you had COVID-19 because you tested positive for the virus. However, one of the biggest issues in slowing the spread of COVID-19 is that the highly infectious virus can be very difficult to identify. In fact, some people who are infected, never experience any symptoms. Therefore, there are likely a lot of people who already had it and didn't even know. Unfortunately, even those people who fall into the latter category aren't immune from what experts are referring to as long COVID or "long hauler symptoms," a prolonged set of symptoms linked to an initial infection. Shirin Peters, MD, Founder of the Bethany Medical Clinic in New York, explains to Eat This, Not That! Health that if you have experienced any of the symptoms you're about to read about for the first time after March 2020, you could have already had COVID. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 You Have Persistent Shortness of Breath Many people infected with COVID-19 experience shortness of breath as an initial symptom. However, it can also linger for many months after. Dr. Peters explains the symptom as "feeling like you can't catch your breath or get easily winded with minimal exertion." 2 You Have a Loss of Certain Senses Are you having trouble smelling things or tasting food? Loss of sense of taste or smell is another symptom that many patients report as an initial symptom, but it can also linger for several months. "This can present as decreased appetite," Dr. Peters adds. 3 You Have Extreme Fatigue Exhaustion is a common sign that your body is battling an infection. However, extreme fatigue is also one of the most common signs you are a long hauler. So, how can you tell if you need to worry about your excessive tiredness? "Feeling tired after a full 8 hours of sleep is a sign that you have a health problem," Dr. Peters points out. RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say Doctors 4 The CDC Lists More Long-Term Effects of COVID Says the CDC: "The most commonly reported long-term symptoms include:FatigueShortness of breathCoughJoint painChest painOther reported long-term symptoms include:Difficulty with thinking and concentration (sometimes referred to as 'brain fog')DepressionMuscle painHeadacheIntermittent feverFast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations)" 5 How You Can Survive This Pandemic If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned here, contact a medical professional. And 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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A pet food brand sold online and in stores across the country is voluntarily recalling two types of dog food and one type of cat food because of possible mold contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says 28 dogs have died and eight have been ill because of the recalled food.The 50 lb. and 44 lb. bags of Sportmix Energy Plus and Sportmix Premium High Energy, and the 31 lb. and 15 lb. bags of Sportmix Original Cat foods from Midwestern Pet Food, Inc. were tested by the Missouri Department of Agriculture after the FDA was alerted about the possible contamination. The pet food was found to have levels of mold grown on corn that is used in the pet food's ingredients called Aspergillus flavus. This dangerous toxin can be present even if there is no visible mold. (Keep yourself safe right now with The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging Everyone to Take Right Now.)"Pets with aflatoxin poisoning may experience symptoms such as sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums or skin due to liver damage), and/or diarrhea," the FDA says. "In some cases, this toxicity can cause long-term liver issues and/or death. Some pets suffer liver damage without showing any symptoms."The FDA says there is no evidence that says humans are at risk of becoming ill. Washing your hands after handling pet food is highly encouraged, though. For the full list of lot codes involved, visit the FDA's website here.If you have the recalled pet food in your home, throw it away somewhere it isn't easily accessible. Clean and sanitize any bowls, scoops, and storage containers with bleach followed by water. If you suspect your pet may be at risk, even if they are not showing any symptoms, contact a veterinarian.To get all the grocery news you need to know before your next trip delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country after the holiday season, protecting yourself and others from the virus is just as crucial—if not more—than ever. Not only do experts predict a surge upon surge due to holiday traveling and gatherings, but new, more infectious variants of the virus have been detected, meaning it will likely spread more rapidly than before. One easy way to slow the spread of the virus is by avoiding particular places where it is more likely to spread. And, just because a place is open, doesn't mean it isn't dangerous in terms of infection likelihood, infectious disease expert Dr. Anne Rimoin, Professor of Epidemiology at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Infectious Disease Division of the Geffen School of Medicine, explains to Eat This, Not That! Health. Read on to discover the places you should avoid, according to Dr. Rimoin—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Don't Go Anywhere People Are Likely to Let Their Guard Down "Just because you can do something, doesn't mean that you should," says Dr. Rimoin. "The virus is circulating so widely, anything that you do that puts you in contact with others outside your own household carries more risk now than it did previously. Anywhere that people are more likely to let their guard down and remove their masks and not social distance are particularly high-risk." 2 Don't Go to a Bar or Nightclub When city or statewide closures are issued, bars and nightclubs are usually the first establishments to be shut down. And, according to Rimoin, these popular nighttime spots are very risky. Not only are most bars and nightclubs indoors in small, poorly ventilated spaces, but they aren't conducive to social distancing or mask wearing. 3 Skip Out on Sporting Events There have been studies that have found sporting events to be conducive to COVID-19 spread. However, it isn't the players who are in the most danger. "The more people someone interacts with, the closer, the longer, and the more frequent the interaction, and the more contact with frequently touched surfaces, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread," explains the CDC on their page devoted to sporting events. Indoor events pose a greater risk than outdoor events." They also point out that the "greater the number of sporting events someone attends, the greater the risk of COVID-19 spread." Bottom line: the safest way to watch sports is in the safety of your home. 4 Don't Go to Any Concerts or Performances Dr. Rimoin does not recommend going to a concert or performance of any type during the pandemic. It may be difficult finding one to attend, anyway, considering concerts have been pretty much taboo since March, Broadway has been shut down, and other types of gatherings discouraged by local and state governments. 5 This is Essential: Postpone All Family Gatherings Dr. Rimoin reminds that any gatherings—even with family members or close friends, any "people outside your own household"—is incredibly risky. In fact, health experts maintain that these types of situations are the primary way the virus is being spread.RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say Doctors 6 Avoid the Airport Surprisingly, the airport is a riskier place than an airplane in terms of COVID-19 transmission, because of the way air is circulated and filtered on a plane. However, traveling by plane "requires spending time in security lines and airport terminals, which can bring you in close contact with other people and frequently touched surfaces," reminds the CDC. If you do opt to take a flight during the pandemic, keeping your mask and social distancing while in the airport is extremely important. 7 How You Can Survive This Pandemic As for yourself, listen to Dr. Rimoin and also 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.