Yahoo Finance Canada presents CRISIS MANAGEMENT, a livestream show on the Canadian economy that builds a crisis playbook during COVID-19 times and beyond.
Yahoo Finance Canada presents CRISIS MANAGEMENT, a livestream show on the Canadian economy that builds a crisis playbook during COVID-19 times and beyond.
Gunk Baby by Jamie Marina Lau review – a dystopic portrait of post-industrial alienationA dissociative meditation on a world that has come to feel increasingly meaningless, Lau’s second novel harks back to an older era of Australian fiction Jamie Marina Lau’s second novel, Gunk Baby, is a portrait of post-industrial alienation. Composite: Hachette
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It's so easy to get caught up in the everyday minutia and forget about important holidays like Mother's Day. Maybe you got your dates confused and just like that, the big day has arrived and you don't have a Mother's Day gift or even a card. You can find a number of free, printable Mother's Day cards online — all you have to do is print, cut, fold, color, and write a heartfelt message thanking Mom for all she’s done for you.
Despite there being a light at the end of the tunnel, the coronavirus pandemic is not over, warns epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, on his podcast today. In fact, trends seen in Michigan, and even as far away as India, where cases are raging, demonstrate we still have a lot to learn, and offer good reason to use caution out there. Read on for 5 key points about how you can stay away from COVID, and why you should stay concerned—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss this urgent news: Here's How You Can Catch COVID Even If You're Vaccinated. 1 Virus Expert Warns the COVID Deaths are "Very Sobering" and Still Continuing, So Be Careful "It gets very sobering this week," said Osterholm of the recent COVID deaths, piling onto the tally of Americans lost. "We're now at 564,292 recorded. If you were to say an individual's name respectfully every three seconds who's died of COVID, it would take 19.6 days nonstop to do that. Think about that. That is sobering. And non-English, global level, where we know there's been a major undercounting of cases is 3,025,835, which if you did the same thing, say respectfully, each one of these name, who they are personally, it would take 105 days to state everyone's name who's died of COVID 19 in the past year. And to give some sense of these numbers, just remind ourselves that it took nine months from the beginning of the pandemic to accumulate those first 1 million cases. It took four additional months to accumulate the next 1 million cases. And it only took three months for the third million. That should give one a sense also of what's happening globally today." Next, see where he thinks there might be outbreaks next. 2 These States Might Have COVID Outbreaks Like Michigan, He Warned Osterholm said "I don't know" when asked to predict the future—this virus is so unpredictable—but said there's "the potential for these other states—at least 12 to 15 states where things could take off and be as bad as Michigan." He mentioned "Mississippi, 29% have had at least one dose in that state, 30% in Alabama, 31% of Louisiana, 32% in Tennessee…. only 19% in Alabama"—"if we don't change the level of vaccination beyond where it's at right now in those states," it's anybody's guess, he said. 3 The Virus Expert Says Vaccine Hesitancy Must Be Overcome Reports say some people are hesitant to take the vaccine. "It's fair to say that the polls that have been taken to date to look at who will in fact get vaccinated, have shown that the share of adults who have either received one dose or want to get vaccinated as soon as they can actually has increased," said Osterholm. "So on March 21st, it was up so 61% from 55% the month before, but 61% means 39% of the population still is either not likely to get the vaccine without additional support in education or just out. They're not going to get it at this point. We don't really understand what it's going to take to get these additional people vaccinated. We're probably about 27 to 30 million adults away from being vaccinated before we hit up against what they call the enthusiasm limit. And that means that at that point, in 15 to 20 days, we may see the number of vaccinations dropped precipitously because we no longer can get people in. And I think this is going to be a real challenge. So this is going to be a big issue, vaccine hesitancy and what it means." 4 Globally, India is Struggling, and We Can Learn From Them "Unfortunately," said Osterholm, "global deaths are also on the rise with more than 83,000 reported just this past week. We know that deaths are under reported in many countries to begin with." Cases are out of control in India. "I've heard many times over and over again that if we just did it like India did it, they had somehow achieved this concept of herd immunity, based on the fact they were not seeing large outbreaks, they were not experiencing the need for these quote unquote lockdowns and that we just weren't doing it right.….Well, I think India right now is by far the best example" of why we need to be careful, he said.RELATED: Most COVID Patients Did This Before Getting Sick 5 So Stay Safe Out There Follow the public health fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don't travel, 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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Cookie fans have been blessed with countless Oreo options over the years. Double Stuf, Mega Stuf, Lady Gaga, and lots of other unique flavors have graced grocery store shelves. But none come in boxes quite as large as the one that Costco sells.In a regular-sized package from any grocery store, there are about 40 cookies inside. But the Costco version has nearly 3x that amount. Yup, the boxes at the warehouse contain 10 "stay-fresh packs" and 132 Oreos in total.Related: Costco Foods You Should Always Avoid, According to NutritionistsUsually, a regular package of Oreos costs about $3 (like this one at Walmart). While this giant box isn't new to Costco, it's currently on sale for $2.60 off, or only $6.29.Instagram user @costcodeals spotted the deal recently inside the warehouse. In the photo posted to their account, a ton of boxes are still on display. Since this deal lasts until May 9, you still have some time to take advantage of it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by COSTCO DEALS (@costcodeals)One commenter said the box is very dangerous, and perhaps they're considering all of the sugars and fats that are inside. Three cookies have 160 calories, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 25 grams of carbs, 14 grams of sugars, and 115 milligrams of sodium. They also have only 1 gram of protein and less than 1 gram of fiber.In total, there are 7,040 calories, 616 grams of sugar, and 308 grams of fat in the Costco Oreos box! That's the same amount of sugar you'd get from drinking almost 16 cans of Coca-Cola. Sharing is caring: One way to make sure you don't consume the entire box is to give some to your friends.This isn't the only huge item Costco has right now—you can also snag this gigantic pack of healthy chicken or this big bag of this snack. To get all of the latest news about Costco products and launches delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, despite a huge percentage of the country being vaccinated. On Thursday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discussed the current state of the pandemic with TODAY, warning about COVID hotspots, and COVID deaths. Read on for her 6 key takeaways—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss this urgent news: Here's How You Can Catch COVID Even If You're Vaccinated. 1 The Pandemic Is Not Over Yet, Warns Dr. Walensky Dr. Walensky warned that the pandemic is still very much going on. "We're getting more and more people vaccinated every single day," she said. However, "we still had 57,000 cases of COVID yesterday. We still had 733 deaths. And so while we are really trying to scale up vaccination, we have this complex message that we still have hotspots in this country." Michigan, for example, is seeing a rise in cases. "And we will be looking at the outdoor masking question, but it's also in the context of the fact that we still have people who are dying of COVID." 2 Don't Let Hesitancy Stop You The CDC is trying to "understand why people might be hesitant," Dr. Walensky revealed. "Is it the science that they feel was rushed?" she asked. "My job now is to make sure that every American knows that this vaccine is available to them, that it is safe, that it is effective and that they should go and get back to them," she added later on in the interviewRELATED: Most COVID Patients Did This Before Getting Sick 3 Why Herd Immunity Is Crucial Dr. Walensky also touched upon the importance of her immunity. "You know, the value of herd immunity is very much dependent on how transmissible the virus is and with these variants that may in fact be a moving target," she explained. "Here's what I do know. I know the more the population gets vaccinated, the more people we have vaccinated, the less transmission will happen." 4 On Whether Vaccinated People Can Spread COVID "It is a really important question that we're following and there are numerous studies now that are starting to emerge that give us important data," she revealed. "So we know that the vaccine in real-world studies is somewhere between 85, 95% effective. And some of the questions are, does that mean that you're not getting sick or you're not getting the virus?" She then mentioned the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released a month ago. "We're actually finding that people are not getting the virus at all. So what about those people who are breakthrough, who do get the virus and increasingly data suggests that about a third of them?" she continued. "Even if they get the virus, they are completely asymptomatic and many of them have such low virus that they can't transmit to others. Now, we still need more data in this area, but increasingly we're getting more and more data that suggest that even those breakthrough infections may be less symptomatic and less likely to transmit." 5 On Why Masks Are Still Important When asked why we still have to wear masks, Dr. Walensky pointed out that no vaccine is perfect. "Ultimately this is going to be a matter of risk, but what I can say is a 95% effective vaccine is extraordinarily effective. If we can have a 95% effective vaccine and we can get our caseload's down, then we'll be in really good state for the country." 6 Keep Doing Your Part to End the Pandemic So follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don't travel, 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 the recent toxins lawsuit against Kraft Macaroni&Cheese caused you to turn to its competitor that promotes itself as more natural, take note. The National Law Review has reported on a lawsuit claiming that Annie's Homegrown Mac and Cheese contains phthalates—chemicals that have been connected with allergies, asthma, obesity, and hormone interference in children, among other health concerns.What the Lawsuit ClaimsThe lawsuit against Annie's Homegrown Mac and Cheese was filed earlier this month in the Southern District of New York, in which the plaintiff alleges that more than 20 of Annie's products "are mislabeled and falsely advertised as 'Made with Goodness!'" The landing page of the brand's website claims that the macaroni and cheese is "Made with real cheese" and "made with organic pasta." However, the lawsuit alleges their cheese powder contains ortho-phthalates that are not disclosed on the label, according to the N.L.R.'s report.RELATED: 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right NowThe plaintiff in the case says there's proof that the brand "acknowledges the problem" but has continued to manufacture their products with phthalates anyway by pointing to the FAQ section of Annie's website, which says: "We are troubled by the recent report of phthalates found in dairy ingredients of macaroni and cheese."Annie's also cites data from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which "has published risk assessment data which notes a Total Daily Intake of 0.05 mg/kg of body weight" as a threshold for levels of phthalates in food. Annie's says that "any trace of phthalates" in their foods "are below the EFSA standard."As National Law Review points out, similar cases have been dismissed in which "the basis that the failure to disclose trace, non-harmful amounts of a chemical does not constitute misleading advertising where the substance is pervasive in the environment and present in many foods."Concerns About PhthalatesRegarding how serious this news is for you and your family, Nicole Avena, Ph.D., an assistant professor of neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a visiting professor of Health Psychology at Princeton University, tells Eat This, Not That!: "Parents should be very concerned about the use of phthalates.""Phthalates are found in foods, but they are not put there naturally. They're there because of food packaging and food-handling equipment," Avena adds. "They can act as endocrine disruptors—meaning they are hormone-mimicking chemicals. There have been several studies showing that phthalate exposure can lead to a reduction in fertility."On whether you should change your buying habits in light of this, Avena adds: "When it comes to our children's health, quality of food is much more important than convenience, especially in light of this new information about phthalates. Parents need to be advocates for the health and future of our children. We can't stand back and let companies expose our children to chemicals that are known to cause health and reproductive problems."Make It Healthier At-HomeInstead of opting for the store-bought stuff, Avena suggests making your own mac and cheese at home, such as the one she makes for her kids below.Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese-2 cups elbow macaroni, about 12 ounces cooked-12 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese ("You can swap in other cheeses here, too, like white cheddar," Avena says)-2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt-2 tablespoons butterInstructions: Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain, then return to pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring continuously, until all is melted and combined. Serve, and enjoy!For more, check out our list of the 7 Unhealthiest Lunch Foods for Your Family, and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter for the latest important food news.
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