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The surge of COVID-19 cases, resulting in nearly 4,000 deaths daily, has been attributed to the post-holiday surge, but there's another insidious factor at play: a new coronavirus mutation, or variant. This new variant, from the U.K., is considered to be more transmissible—meaning, it transmits from person-to-person faster than the current COVID-19. Other variants—from Brazil and South Africa—may be more dangerous. Their presence in America caused incoming CDC head Rochelle Walensky to tell Face the Nation yesterday that things were about to get worse. "Yeah, I think tragically, that's right," agreed former FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb. Read on to hear his dire prediction—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. The COVID-19 Variant is About to "Take Over," Says Dr. Gottlieb"What we're likely to see is infection start to decline," began Gottlieb, with what sounded like good news at first. "I think we're seeing it right now. We're seeing a near-term peak in terms of the number of new daily cases.""Now, unfortunately," he continued, "deaths and hospitalizations will continue to grow over the next two or three weeks because they're a lagging indicator. But we'll see continued declines probably for about four weeks, maybe five weeks until this new variant starts to take over.""Right now," he said, "this new variant is about 0.5% of all infections nationally. There's hotspots in Southern California and Florida that may be closer to 1%, but it's going to double every week. So it's about doubling every week. That's the experience from other countries and that's the experience we've seen so far in the United States. So it's 1% now. It'll be 2%, then 4%, then 8%, then 16%, then 32%. So in about five weeks, this is going to start to take over."RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. FauciHow to Survive the New COVID-19 MutationYou'll need to get vaccinated, wear your face mask, and avoid crowds to stay remotely safe. "The only backstop against this new variant is the fact that we will have a lot of infection by then. So there'll be a lot of immunity in the population and we will be vaccinating more people," said Gottlieb. "But this really changes the equation. And I think what we're looking at is a relentless strike from this virus heading into the spring, whereas infections really would have started to decline in the spring. We would have had a quiet spring. We could have persistently high levels of infection in the spring until we finally get enough people vaccinated."So follow the public fundamentals and help end this surge, especially since there's a more transmissible virus out there—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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Coffee lovers may soon be in for a brand new wellness perk. Food scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a probiotic-rich coffee and tea, which are designed to boost digestive health. The two doctoral students claim that not only do these good-for-your-gut drinks contain as many as 1 billion units of live probiotics, but they can be stored at room temperature for more than 14 weeks without losing their effectiveness. And they taste delicious.While consumers can easily find fermented live and active cultures present in a number of dairy products (like raw milk, yogurt, kefir, and aged cheeses, such as gouda, cheddar, and Swiss), the inspiration behind the new beverages stems from the desire to offer people a new option rich in beneficial bacteria. The target audience includes those who follow the fast-spreading vegan diet, as well as those who have been diagnosed with certain health conditions, such as lactose intolerance, dairy allergy, or high cholesterol. (Related: The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging Everyone to Take Right Now.)The coffee and tea undergo different fermentation processes. The creator of the gut-healthy chilled coffee added selected nutrients and probiotics to brewed coffee and allowed the beverage to ferment for 24 hours before placing it in the fridge. Even better, the caffeine content remained intact, along with the chlorogenic acid content—organic compounds that have been shown to have anti-diabetic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-obesity effects, according to a study published in the European Journal of Nutrition.There are multiple coffee varieties, as well. "Some of the probiotic coffees give better-balanced acidity, some give better mouthfeels, some have deeper smoky flavors, and some can retain the coffee flavor better after long-term storage," its creator Alcine Chan said in a press release.The gut-friendly tea was also made with chosen nutrients and probiotics, yet this drink ferments for two days. It maintains its natural fruity or floral notes, as well as its polyphenols (micronutrients found in tea that may ward off cancer, neurological diseases, and cardiovascular diseases). Plus, thanks to the fermentation process, this tea produces the antibacterial agent phenyllactate.The National Institutes of Health has not established an official recommendation for probiotic intake. However, the agency highlights that boosting the gut microbiome may benefit individuals with digestive disorders, high cholesterol, and eczema.Unfortunately, you'll have to wait a while longer to get your hands on fermented coffees and teas. The NUS researchers have filed a patent for their recipes and plan on joining forces with food and beverage companies to distribute the product in the future.Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest food and health news delivered straight to your inbox.
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With nearly 4,000 American deaths a day from coronavirus (sometimes more) and nearly 400,000 American deaths total (with more to come), we are in the worst months of the pandemic. Incoming Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) head Rochelle Walensky, current chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, appeared on CBS' Face the Nation yesterday with a warning about just that, predicting "some dark weeks ahead." Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. The Worst Months are Ahead of Us, Walensky WarnedDr. Walensky was asked if she thought the worst months are ahead of us. "Unfortunately, I do, I think that," she said, quoting the death rate mentioned above. "By the middle of February, we expect half a million deaths in this country. That doesn't speak to the tens of thousands of people who are living with a yet uncharacterized syndrome after they've recovered." She was referring to Post-COVID Syndrome, or Long COVID, which can result in months, possibly a lifetime, of fatigue, pains, and neurological symptoms. "And we still yet haven't seen the ramifications of what happened from the holiday travel, from holiday gathering in terms of high rates of hospitalizations and the deaths thereafter. So, yes, I think we still have some dark weeks ahead."RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say DoctorsThe New COVID-19 Mutation is Cause For "Worry"The new, more transmissible COVID-19 variant—one from the U.K., others from South Africa and Brazil—may not get you sicker than the original, but it is expected to get more people sicker faster. "When we see these mutations, we worry about several things," said Walensky. "We worry about whether they have increased transmissibility." The new one does, according to the U.K. "We worry about whether they have increased morbidity and mortality. We worry about whether they will evade our mechanisms of either treatment or our vaccines. So far, the one from the U.K. looks like it is more transmissible. We don't have any more information about whether it evades our vaccines. We have indication that it likely does not.""But what increased transmissibility means," she continued, "is there are more cases and therefore more deaths."RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. FauciHow to Survive This Pandemic—and this MutationDr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has said the new variant is yet another reason to get vaccinated ASAP. "The easiest way to evade this negative effect of these new isolates is to just when the vaccine becomes available, people should get vaccinated," Dr. Fauci said on Meet the Press yesterday. "Boy, if ever there was a clarion call for people to put aside vaccine hesitancy. If we can get the overwhelming majority of the population vaccinated, we'd be in very good shape and could beat even the mutant." Walensky admitted there were "bottlenecks" preventing some people to get that vaccine, but pledged that "our job is to make sure that with the entire support of the federal government that we address all of those bottlenecks wherever we are so we can get vaccine into people's arms."So 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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If you love nothing more than a frozen microwaveable treat, beware: According to a new release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Nestlé Prepared Foods recently recalled roughly 762,615 pounds of its pepperoni Hot Pockets, citing that the popular product "may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic." The agency notes that the Hot Pockets in question were assembled on the dates November 13th through November 16th of last year. Here, FSIS helpfully provides a photograph of the label for reference so you can see if you have this product in your own freezer. Note that all of the potentially contaminated Hot Pockets share an expiration date of February 2022.The contamination came to light after four consumers complained to Nestlé. "The firm has received one report of a minor oral injury associated with the consumption of this product," the FSIS notes. "[We have] received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of this product."The pepperoni hot pockets—labeled as "premium pepperoni made with pork, chicken&beef pizza garlic buttery crust"—are just the latest popular products facing a robust recall. In December, Publix Bakery initiated a recall of its popular Holiday Cookie Platters over concerns of packaging, and just last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new recall of Lavva Blueberry Dairy Free Pili Nut Yogurt due to concerns of mold contamination. According to the FDA, eating moldy food can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other common food poisoning symptoms. It can also cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems.If you fear that these items are in your own fridge, be sure to take a look (note: the lot number for the blueberry yogurt is #022121). And if think that you may have consumed one of the aforementioned Hot Pockets, contact your healthcare provider. If you have any further questions about the Hot Pocket recall, FSIS advises you to "contact Nestlé consumer services at (800) 350-5016." And for more food news you can use, make sure you're aware of the Dangerous Side Effects of Eating Too Many Apples, According to Science.
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There's a new variant of COVID-19 and, although it won't get you more sick, it will get more people sick faster. "MORE SPREAD — MORE CASES — MORE DEATHS," says a new warning from the CDC. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is equally concerned. He appeared on Meet the Press yesterday with an urgent warning about how to avoid the variant. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. Dr. Fauci Says the New COVID-19 Variant Will Get More People Sick"Well, we're taking it really very seriously," Fauci said when asked by host Chuck Todd if we should be concerned. "You don't want people to panic, but you have to look at it from a certain standpoint."The variants have come from the United Kingdom and South Africa and Brazil. "There's no doubt when you look at what the Brits—and now remember, people need to realize there's more than one mutant strain. There's one from the UK. That's essentially dominated. That's the one that is actually 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 age determined.""The Brits have made it very clear that it's more contagious," Fauci continued. "They say that it isn't more virulent, but 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."Dr. Fauci said he didn't know how this impacted the vaccine. "The thing we really want to look at carefully is that does that mutation lessen the impact of the vaccine? And if it does Chuck, 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: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. FauciHow to Avoid the New COVID Mutation"Well, I think one of the things we've got to do, Chuck, 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: 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 mutation.""Taking measures to reduce transmission now can lessen the potential impact of B.1.1.7 and allow critical time to increase vaccination coverage," the CDC said.So 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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