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The CDC is warning that people who are allergic to two particular chemicals should not take the COVID-19 vaccine. In a few cases, people with allergies to polyethylene glycol (PEG) or polysorbate have experienced anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, after being vaccinated. Get your shot—"I feel extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of this vaccine," says Dr. Anthony Fauci—but not if you have these allergies. Read on to learn more about how who should not take the vaccine—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 People Allergic to PEG or Polysorbate Should Avoid the COVID Vaccine The CDC's language on its website is blunt: "People who are allergic to PEG or polysorbate should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine," its website says. Polyethylene glycol is a component of the vaccine, a synthetic lipid (fat) that envelopes and protects the vaccine's mRNA. Polysorbate is not part of the vaccine but is chemically similar to PEG. Keep reading to see who else should avoid the vaccine. 2 People Who Have an Allergic Reaction After the First Shot Should Not Get the Second The CDC also recommends that if you experience a severe allergic reaction to your first dose of the vaccine, you should not get the second shot. “Persons with an immediate allergic reaction to the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine should not receive additional doses of either of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines,” the CDC says. 3 Severe Allergic Reactions are Extremely Rare Severe allergic reactions to the COVID vaccine are extremely rare. In mid-December, the CDC reported that 22 people had experienced anaphylaxis after being vaccinated, a rate of 11.1 per million doses given. “Even though there is a risk of anaphylaxis, it’s still very small — and the potential benefit from the COVID-19 vaccination clearly exceeds the potential for harm,” said Dr. David M. Lang, an allergist and chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. “The situation is evolving, however, and we’ll learn more as we gain more experience with these vaccines.”RELATED: 10 COVID Symptoms You Haven’t Heard About 4 Have Other Allergies? Get Vaccinated The CDC says the warning doesn't apply to people who are severely allergic to things other than vaccines. "The CDC recommends that people with a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable medications—such as food, pet, venom, environmental, or latex allergies—get vaccinated," the agency says on its website. "People with a history of allergies to oral medications or a family history of severe allergic reactions may also get vaccinated."People who have had severe allergic reactions should be monitored at the vaccine site for 30 minutes after receiving the shot, the CDC says. An allergic reaction is considered severe if the person must be treated with ephedrine or an EpiPen, or if they have to go to the hospital.RELATED: Dr. Fauci Just Said When We'd Get Back to Normal 5 How to Stay Safe During This Pandemic As 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, get vaccinated when it's your turn (if you're not allergic), 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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Over the course of the last year, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, has become the country’s go-to expert on everything COVID-19 related. Now that he has been vaccinated and cases are on the decline, you might be wondering what he is still doing in order to protect himself from the virus. During an interview with Washington, DC’s NBC station, Dr. Fauci revealed all of his current tactics. Read on to find out what they are—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Dr. Fauci Avoids Indoor Dining Dr. Fauci is still avoiding indoor dining. “I still do not do dining,” he revealed. “I still do take out. I do a lot of takeout. I deliberately do take out because I want to continue to support the restaurants in my neighborhood that I would normally go to. We could cook at home every night, but we just go out deliberately to get takeout at least a few times a week.” 2 Dr. Fauci Does Not Exercise in the Gym While Dr. Fauci avoids exercising in a group setting, he does make sure to keep moving. “Every day with a few exceptions, [I] go for a three to four mile walk with my wife. On the weekend I'll go to pretty places.” He also revealed that he keeps track of his time, and usually goes “three and a half, four miles.” 3 Dr. Fauci Says No to Flying in a Plane or Traveling By Train In case you were curious if Dr. Fauci is doing his share of traveling, he isn’t. “No, no, not yet for a number of reasons,” he revealed. One of the main ones? Even though his is vaccinated, he is “still at a pretty high risk” due to his age. 4 Dr. Fauci is Extremely Careful About Inviting People Into His Home Dr. Fauci invites very few guests into his home. “I’m still keeping what happens in my home, very restricted to my wife and I,” he revealed. “If we have someone in the house that would be a non-occupant of the house, it's somebody that we know has either been vaccinated or tests themselves very, very frequently. So we're still very careful.” 5 Dr. Fauci Says Maybe Don’t Plan a Summer Vacation Dr. Fauci is still hesitant to recommend planning a summer vacation, explaining that things aren’t going to just go back to normal immediately. “It's not going to be like a light switch that you turn on and off where you're really locked in,” he pointed out. “Everybody's doing their distancing masking, avoiding congregate settings, you know, outdoor dining, no indoor, no sports and things like that.” Instead, it will be a “gradual” process. 6 Dr. Fauci Said There’s No Going to the Movies For Him Dr. Fauci won’t be sitting in the theaters for summer blockbusters. “I would think by the time we get to the fall, where if we do get that umbrella of herd immunity for people that we really will be approaching normal, that people will be able to dine in doors to go to the theaters, go to movies, go to indoor sports and things like that,” he revealed. 7 Dr. Fauci Only Goes Grocery Shopping at Non-Peak Hours Dr. Fauci also revealed that he limits grocery shopping to non-peak hours, to avoid the crowds. That means super early mornings or very late at night.RELATED: Dr. Fauci Just Said When We'd Get Back to Normal 8 Protect Yourself and Others 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.
One of the scariest aspects of COVID-19 is that some people who are infected with the virus are not fully recovering—even those whose initial infections were deemed mild to moderate. At Wednesday’s White House COVID-19 Response Team Briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, extensively discussed Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC), what many refer to as long hauler syndrome, or Long COVID. In addition to announcing $1.15 billion in funding to the NIH in order to study and improve care for people with lingering symptoms, he revealed some of the main symptoms to look out for. Read on to find out what they are—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 Fatigue One of the key signs you have PASC is extreme exhaustion or fatigue. One study published last year in Nature found that 53% of 143 people with COVID-19 discharged from a hospital in Rome reported fatigue two months after experiencing their first symptom. According to one new systemic review and data analysis, it is the most common symptom, experienced by 58 percent of long haulers per the research. “It is present even after 100 days of the first symptom of acute COVID-19,” the researchers explain. The symptoms observed in post-COVID-19 patients, resemble chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), “which includes the presence of severe incapacitating fatigue, pain, neurocognitive disability, compromised sleep, symptoms suggestive of autonomic dysfunction, and worsening of global symptoms following minor increases in physical and/or cognitive activity.” 2 You May Have Shortness of Breath The same study published in Nature found that 43% of the group suffered from shortness of breath two months post-infection. "We know that COVID-19 attacks the lungs, causing inflammation. This may leave survivors with persistent shortness of breath," Hackensack Meridian Health reported. 3 You May Have Sleep Disorders According to the systemic review, 11 percent of long haulers struggle to sleep at night. Sleep disturbances might contribute to the presentation of psychiatric disorders,” the researchers pointed out. 4 You May Have GI Symptoms Dr. Fauci reveals that there are GI symptoms associated with long hauler syndrome. According to the survey, there are lots of them—including constipation, diarrhea, and nausea. “A lot of patients with lingering symptoms report constipation or diarrhea that persists for a few days, then resolves, then returns again,” F. Perry Wilson, a Yale Medicine physician and clinical researcher and associate professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, previously explained to Eat This, Not That! Health. 5 You May Have Anxiety Those suffering from the longer version of COVID also experience mental health issues. According to the surgery, 13 percent of long haulers report experiencing anxiety. Tessa Miller, author of the book What Doesn't Kill You, explains that anxiety is often linked to chronic illness. "This is such a common symptom of chronic illness that I dedicated a whole appendix (on top of the existing writing within the chapters) to it in the book. The very thing that carries you around the world (your body) has become wild, unpredictable, unrecognizable. Of course you're anxious! You feel irritable and exhausted, like your mind is constantly spinning and you can't concentrate. You can't sleep, or when you do, you have nightmares. You're isolating from your support systems. You're trying to distract yourself all the time to avoid getting at the root of what's making you feel this way. More severely, you might experience panic attacks, which speaking from experience, feel like literal death." 6 You May Have Depression Due to a variety of factors, including the physical and mental toll that COVID-19 and long hauler syndrome can take on an individual, it isn’t surprising that along with anxiety, 12 percent of long haulers report depression. 7 You May Have Brain Fog Dr. Fauci also pointed to one, very PASC specific symptom, brain fog. He explains it as “an inability or a difficulty in concentrating or focusing.” 8 Keep in Mind That New Symptoms May Arise Dr. Fauci reiterates that these are “post acute sequelae.” This means “after the virus essentially has been cleared from the body” that “new symptoms sometimes arise well after the time of infection or they evolve over time and they may persist for months and can range from mild/annoying to actually quite incapacitating.” He also reveals that there is still a lot to be revealed. ”The magnitude of the problem is not yet fully known,” he said. 9 What to Do If You Think You Have PASC If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should contact your primary care physician immediately. If they aren’t familiar with the condition, find someone who is. Also, you can contact one of the many speciality clinics across the country and they can help guide you in the right direction. RELATED: Dr. Fauci Just Said When We'd Get Back to Normal 10 Keep Yourself and Others Protected So follow Fauci’s fundamentals and help end this surge, 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.
The 2021 Product of the Year Award winners were just recently announced, and Alid took home the top prize in seven out of 41 categories. You'll find the best breakfast item on shelves at the discount grocery store, but you'll also find the best coffee — but there's a twist.Around 40,000 shoppers voted in the survey, and Aldi's Friendly Farms Almondmilk Coffee Creamer won the Coffee category. Yes, it isn't actually coffee, but this must mean it's just that good! The 16-ounce bottle comes in Vanilla and Caramel and is 100% vegan. It has 35 calories per 1 tbs. (Related: Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According to Experts.)The Product of the Year Awards "provides a trusted resource to easily guide consumers to the best new products on the market." And while the Almondmilk Coffee Creamer is a relatively new product at Aldi, its description on the grocery store's website says it already has multiple accolades."For all the obvious reasons, shoppers are spending less time in the supermarket than ever, but still crave new and innovative products to light up these difficult times," Mike Nolan, the Global CEO of Product of the Year Management. With a growing assortment of milk and milk substitutes, this Aldi product fits the bill.Coffee creamer is one of those additions that can get out of hand quickly, though, no matter how few calories it has. One registered dietitian's tip? Measure the creamer before pouring your coffee! For more on this, here are 8 Healthiest Ways to Drink Your Coffee, According to Dietitians.To get all the latest Aldi and other grocery store news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
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