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During his campaign for President, Joe Biden promised Americans that if elected, ending the COVID-19 pandemic would be one of his top priorities. As promised, on day one of his presidency, his very first executive order is devoted to the cause. The "100 Days Masking Challenge" will ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days, legally requiring their use on federal property. Just how will that change the trajectory of the pandemic, which is responsible for the deaths of over 400,000 Americans in less than a year? According to Darren P. Mareiniss, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University, it is a huge step toward ending the pain and suffering of the country. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 "This Is Not a Political Statement" Biden counselor Jeff Zients, the administration's COVID-19 response coordinator, recently discussed the importance of the executive order. "This is not a political statement. This is about the health of our families, and economic recovery of our country," he stated. 2 Agencies Will Take Action "This executive action will direct the agencies to take action to require compliance with CDC guidance on mask wearing and physical distancing in federal buildings, on federal lands and by federal employees and contractors," she said. "And the president will call on governors, public health officials, mayors, business leaders and others to implement masking, physical distancing and other public measures to control COVID-19." 3 More Mask Wearing Equals Less Death While it won't be "a game changer," Dr. Mareiniss promises "it will help significantly with the current surge" in a variety of ways.First, it will likely decrease transmission and infections. Science continues to support that masking up prevents infections. "That translates to less hospitalizations and less strain on our medical resources," Dr. Mareiniss says. "It also, downstream, will translate to less deaths." 4 It Will Help Unify Behavior Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, rarely engages in political discussion. However, he has pointed out time and again that one of the major downfalls of the United State's pandemic response was the failure to send a unified message. Dr. Mareiniss points out that Biden's mandate will finally support this, and the result will be a mass change of attitude and behavior. "Importantly, a unified and informed message from medical experts in the administration will hopefully change behavior," he says. "I am hopeful that people will act more responsibly and socially distance, wear masks and avoid indoor activities. This would help decrease our out of control infection rates."RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. Fauci 5 How to Survive This Pandemic 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.
Now that a COVID-19 vaccine is here, many people are starting to let their guard down and returning to all of their regular pre-COVID places and activities. However, until the country has achieved herd immunity—which isn't likely to happen until at least the fall, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert—many of your favorite old haunts still aren't 100 percent safe. The Mayo Clinic, the nonprofit American academic medical center focused on integrated health care, education, and research, has issued warnings and suggested guidance for a variety of places. Read on to find out what they have to say—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Think Twice Before You Travel "Wide-spread vaccination holds promise for ending the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but it won't happen overnight," the Mayo Clinic points out. "In the meantime, continue taking precautions to protect yourself and others, especially if you must travel." They encourage asking yourself a variety of questions prior to travel. For example, whether COVID-19 is spreading where you live or at your destination. "The more cases in your community or at your destination, the more likely you are to get and spread COVID-19 during travel," they point out. Also, if you are at risk for severe illness or live with someone who is, you should reconsider. "Anyone can get COVID-19, but older adults and people of any age with certain medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19," they say. 2 Avoid Gatherings "While it is understandable that people are trying to find ways to safely socialize together in the same physical space, we have seen multiple cases of COVID-19 transmission among people who attended outdoor gatherings where they tried to maintain social distance," says Dr. Melanie Swift, a Mayo Clinic preventive medicine expert. "Despite the best efforts of the hosts and attendees, it is almost impossible to maintain COVID-19 precautions at a gathering such as this." Indeed: "Being in large gatherings or crowds of people where it's difficult to stay spaced at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart poses the highest risk," according to the Clinic. "The larger the group and the longer people are together in these situations, the higher the risk. Weddings, festivals and parades are examples." 3 Don't Send Your Kids to Camp No, camp is not the same as school, explains the Mayo Clinic. "Camps are generally high risk because campers come from different locations and spend a lot of time together indoors, in close contact," they warn. However, they do point out that risk can be reduced if campers are from the same area, avoid sharing objects, wear masks, and camp activities are kept outdoors while maintaining social distancing. 4 Don't Visit the Playground While the playground might seem like a good idea for an outdoor activity with your kids, the Mayo Clinic warns against them due to "many frequently touched surfaces" of the equipment, which could theoretically spread the virus that causes COVID-19. "Children who use playground equipment should maintain distance from others, avoid touching their faces and wash their hands afterward to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus," they say. 5 Be Cautious About Indoor Dining Before you walk into a restaurant, sit down, and order food, the Mayo Clinic warns that you need to do your homework and check their safety practices. This includes making sure employees wear face masks, regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces and practice social distancing, that there is good ventilation, tables are socially distanced, and that menus are digital or disposable. Also, dine outdoors when possible, avoid dining during busy times, and keep your visit brief. 6 Be Careful with Places of Worship While group worship may be an important part of your life, it is incredibly important to be cautious before walking into a church, temple, or mosque as these types of settings have been linked to numerous super spreader events. "Before going to a place of worship, check to see if the size of gatherings is being limited and how that might affect your visit," they suggest. "Seek out services held in large, well-ventilated areas or outdoors. Continue social distancing during services." They also suggest avoiding contact with any frequently touched items, such as books, placing donations in a stationary collection box, and avoiding communal food. 7 Think Twice About Going to the Gym While exercise is an important component of health, the Mayo Clinic points out that they can be risky. "If you're at higher risk of serious illness, you might consider waiting to return to the gym," they warn. If you do go, they suggest selecting a time when it isn't busy, opting for outdoor exercise instead of indoor, making sure social distancing is implemented, cleaning all equipment before and after use, limiting high-intensity activity indoors, and also consider virtual group exercise classes. Also, make sure the gym has cleaning/disinfecting policies and is taking member's temperatures before entering the facility. 8 Be Cautious About Going to the Salon The Mayo Clinic suggests calling your salon ahead of time and asking about safety measures. Certain policies—like requiring clients to arrive alone, having them wash their hair at home, asking them to wait in their car until their appointment, staggering appointments, or eliminating blow drying—can significantly reduce risk. "Wear a face covering at all times when you are inside the salon," they instruct. Also, make sure they are disinfecting properly, the staff is wearing masks and washing hands, and nail technicians are using single-use gloves and other tools. 9 Shop Safely at Grocery Stores While going to the grocery store may be essential, to reduce risk the Mayo Clinic suggests visiting the store when it isn't crowded to make social distancing easier. "At the store, disinfect the handle of the shopping cart or basket. Stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from others while shopping and in lines. If possible, pay without touching money or a keypad or use hand sanitizer after paying. Also, apply hand sanitizer after you leave the store. When you get home, wash your hands. If you use reusable shopping bags, clean them before each use." And, they also suggest ordering your groceries online for home delivery or curbside pickup. 10 Avoid Indoor Banking The Mayo Clinic suggests avoiding contact with an actual banker. "During visits to the bank, use the ATM, if possible," they say. "Clean the ATM keyboard with a disinfecting wipe before using it. When you are done, apply hand sanitizer. Wash your hands when you get home." 11 Plan Ahead When Pumping Gas at the Gas Station Before touching any handles or buttons at the gas station, be sure to wipe them down. And, after you finish fueling, apply hand sanitizer and wash your hands when you get home or the next time you are near a sink, the Mayo Clinic adds. 12 Take Precaution When Picking Up Prescriptions at the Pharmacy The Mayo Clinic suggests ordering and picking up your medications at the same time. "If possible, call in prescription orders ahead of time and use a drive-thru window, curbside pickup, mail order or other delivery service," they suggest. "Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you can get a larger supply of medication so that you don't have to visit the pharmacy as often."RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. Fauci 13 Make Sure Your Massage Therapist Has Taken Preventative Measure Before having a massage, the Mayo Clinic suggests asking about what precautions your massage therapist is taking to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. "Ideally, the number of people in the space will be limited to allow for social distancing and you'll be able to check in and out using virtual tools," they point out. "Massage rooms, communal areas and any objects you might touch should be thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and sanitized. Ask about the laundry policy for linens, towels and other washable items. Massage therapists should follow hand-washing and hygiene protocols and use equipment to protect themselves, such as gloves and masks." 14 How to Survive This Pandemic So follow the public health 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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Over the last year, health experts have been studying every aspect of coronavirus, starting with exactly how it is spread. As part of their research, they have learned that the virus is primarily transmitted person-to-person via tiny respiratory droplets. Because of this finding, the CDC recommends several prevention methods, including the wearing of face masks. For whatever reason there are still a lot of people who question the effectiveness of protective face coverings, claiming they aren't as efficient in slowing the spread of the virus as believed. However, a large new study published Tuesday in The Lancet Digital Health may help to convince them—or you—otherwise. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Masks Work to Slow the Spread Based on a mathematical model, consisting of data from self-reported surveys of more than 300,000 people in the US between June 3 and July 27, 2020, researchers found that a 10 percent increase in mask wearing could lead to a three-fold increase in the odds of controlling virus transmission. Say the study authors: "We found that communities with high reported mask-wearing and physical distancing had the highest predicted probability of transmission control." "Wearing face masks or face coverings in public spaces has been mandated by governments around the world to try and stem transmission of COVID-19. The aim is to provide a physical barrier that prevents the spread of virus-laden droplets," John Brownstein, senior author of the study, from Boston Children's Hospital, said in a press release supporting the study. Says the study itself: "Our data suggest that the widespread use of face masks by the general public might aid in limiting the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic as physical distancing restrictions are rolled back around the USA." 2 However, a Mask Mandate Might Not Be Enough Brownstein points out that their research suggests that the "community benefit for wearing face masks for slowing the transmission of COVID-19" is high. "However, mandates alone may not be enough to increase mask use," he reveals. "We recommend that policy-makers consider additional strategies to evaluate and increase mask usage in order to disrupt the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic." 3 Here's Who's Most Likely to Wear a Mask According to their findings, self-reported mask-wearing varied by age, geographical location, and race. For example, those over 65 were more likely to wear a mask as were Black and Hispanic people. Additionally, those on the West and East Coast, southern border and those who lived in large urban areas were more likely to report masking up. People were also more likely to wear a mask out in public than in private situations. For example, while the majority of respondents reported being "very likely" to wear a face mask to the grocery store (84.6%) less than half did so to visit family or friends (40.2%). 4 Mask Use Isn't the Only Factor for Staying Safe While mask use is crucial, other of the recommended fundamentals are also important. "An important finding of this research is that mask-wearing is not a replacement for physical distancing and US states that practice both at high levels had the best probability of controlling disease spread," coauthor Ben Rader, of Boston Children's Hospital and Boston University, added. RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. Fauci 5 How to Survive This Pandemic 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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Bottom line: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're all in this together. None of us are immune. What's worse: The virus is more dangerous, even fatal, to people with certain medical conditions. Do you feel truly confident that you're doing enough to protect your friends, family and loved ones? Are you sure? The people around you may be far more likely to get sick and suffer serious outcomes from COVID than you realize. These are the people who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, according to the CDC. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 People With Obesity People who are obese (defined as a body mass index, or BMI, over 30) or have severe obesity (a BMI over 40) are at higher risk for COVID. Take your prescriptions as prescribed, follow diet and exercise guidelines as directed (while maintaining social distancing precautions) and tell your healthcare provider ASAP if you feel ill. 2 People With Chronic Kidney Disease Having chronic kidney disease at any stage increases your risk of severe COVID, the CDC says. If you have CKD, the agency recommends continuing your medicine and diet as recommended by your healthcare provider, and if you're on dialysis, maintaining your treatments. 3 People With Cancer People with cancer should "have a conversation with your healthcare provider or care team to discuss your individual level of risk based on your condition, your treatment, and the level of transmission in your community," the CDC advises. Have a 30-day supply of your medicines, and don't stop or change your medication regimen without talking with your healthcare provider. 4 People With Heart Conditions Having coronary artery disease, heart failure, a cardiomyopathy, or pulmonary hypertension increases your risk of severe COVID, the CDC says. The agency's advice: Take your medications as prescribed, keep a 30-day supply of your medications, and consult your healthcare provider if you have questions or feel sick. 5 People In An Immunocompromised State If you've had a solid organ transplant, a blood or bone marrow transplant; have immune deficiencies; have HIV with a low CD4 cell count or are not on HIV treatment; or have long used corticosteroids or other immune-weakening medicines, you might be at risk for severe COVID. Continue your medications; don't stop without consulting your healthcare provider; and call your healthcare provider if you have concerns or feel sick.RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study Finds 6 How to Survive 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, 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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COVID-19 is one of the most mysterious and widespread illnesses in the history of medicine. Over the last year, the virus has been extensively studied around the globe, with health experts realizing early on that surviving the initial infection can be just the beginning of a health crisis for many people. Dubbed "Long Haulers," these poor souls—whose initial infections were oftentimes mild to moderate—suffer from a condition dubbed "Long COVID" defined by a group of symptoms that can last for months on end. Here are the 5 long-lasting symptoms that are experienced by the most people, according to a new survey led by Natalie Lambert, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine in the Medical School at Indiana University. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss the full list of Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 You Might Suffer Nerve Sensations Nearly four months after their initial infection, many long haulers are still experiencing nerve sensations, per Dr. Lambert. An earlier report from the Atlantic explained that as tingling or vibrating sensations when touching surfaces, likely due to the disease's effect on the brain and nervous system. Per the U.S. National Library of Medicine, "Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or damage to the nerve." 2 You Might Have GERD with Excessive Salivation Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, is more commonly referred to as acid reflux or heartburn. It can cause excessive salivation or drooling. How is it related to COVID? The University of Florida Health explains that trauma or infections in the throat— including sinus infections—can be the culprit. 3 You Might Experience Changing Symptoms One of the most common and lingering symptoms of long term COVID is actually the changing of symptoms. For example, one patient suffered costochondritis—a swelling of the tissues in the ribs—for months, along with shortness of breath, fatigue and migraines. Then the swelling went away, only to be replaced by back pain and gastrointestinal bloating. Now, head-splitting migraines are his primary symptom. The only constant over his last 10 months has been that most common of Long Hauler symptoms: fatigue. 4 You Might Suffer Tinnitus Another long-lingering symptom is tinnitus, according to Dr. Lambert's survey. It is defined as"ringing or buzzing noise in one or both ears that may be constant or come and go, often associated with hearing loss" by the Mayo Clinic. One study found that 40% of those who had COVID-19 symptoms experienced a worsening of their existing tinnitus, linking it to long COVID. "The findings of this study highlight the complexities associated with experiencing tinnitus and how both internal factors, such as increased anxiety and feelings of loneliness, and external factors, such as changes to daily routines, can have a significant effect on the condition," explained study author Eldre Beukes. "Poor treatment of tinnitus in the early stages often leads to much worse cases, and severe tinnitus can have a huge impact on mental health," added study co-author David Stockdale, chief executive of the British Tinnitus Association. 5 You Might Have Spikes in Blood Pressure It has been established that COVID-19 wreaks damage on many organs, including the heart. So, it isn't surprising that long haulers are experiencing spikes in their blood pressure for months on end. "Very early into the pandemic, it was clear that many patients who were hospitalized were showing evidence of cardiac injury," Dr. Gregg Fonarow, chief of the division of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, recently told the American Heart Association. "More recently, there is recognition that even some of those COVID-19 patients not hospitalized are experiencing cardiac injury. This raises concerns that there may be individuals who get through the initial infection, but are left with cardiovascular damage and complications." RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. Fauci 6 What to Do If You've Experienced These Symptoms If you experience any of these symptoms, call a medical professional immediately. 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.
The Costco food court churros are an iconic treat to end a successful shopping trip, and after disappearing from the menu last year, fans have spotted evidence that they are coming back soon.Back in August 2020, news that the cinnamon sugar-coated churros were getting an upgrade and were in testing at one location surfaced. Although the price changed from $1 to $1.49, so did the size—and Costco customers were still delighted. Now, according to a post from the Instagram account @costcobuys of a sign at the Huntington Beach Bella Terra Costco in California, the Twisted Churro is officially on its way back. (Maybe you're still cooking more at home, and if so, here are the 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Costco Buys (@costcobuys)One commenter reported seeing the same sign at a store in Irvine, Calif., too. Others took the news well saying "FINALLY 😍🎉," and they are "SO FREAKING EXCITED OMG 🙌🏼" about the return.Another simply said, "Today is the best day ever!!!!!"Another item that resurfaced after months of being gone was the chicken bake back in September. But other items aren't as lucky as that one or the Costco food court churros. Things like the hot turkey and provolone sandwich and the acai bowl have yet to become available again.There's no word yet on whether or not there is an official release date, but Eat This, Not That! has reached out to the company for more information.According to Costco's COVID-19 website, the food court is still operating with a limited menu and no seating is available. For any condiments for your takeout order, as a Costco Food Court employee.This isn't the only thing that may be different when you go to your local wholesale location soon, because Costco Just Made These Two Major Changes to Its Store Services.To get all the latest Costco news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!