The Raptors were already a middle of the pack half-court offense so losing Norman Powell will have an affect, but there's lots to like in 22-year-old Gary Trent Jr.
The Raptors were already a middle of the pack half-court offense so losing Norman Powell will have an affect, but there's lots to like in 22-year-old Gary Trent Jr.
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Now that you are fully vaccinated with two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines—or will be soon—or a single jab of Johnson&Johnson, you can breathe a sigh of relief—for the time being, at least. Unfortunately, like many other vaccines, including the flu shot, immunity against the highly transmissible and deadly virus doesn't last forever. So, when will you need your booster shot? Read on to find out—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise. 1 Here's When to Get a Pfizer Booster According to Pfizer's chief executive Albert Bourla, immunity from the company's popular vaccine will wane within a year, and it is "likely" you will need to get a third shot following the initial two-dose inoculation within that time, followed by annual vaccinations."A likely scenario is that there will be likely a need for a third dose, somewhere between six and 12 months and then from there, there will be an annual revaccination, but all of that needs to be confirmed. And again, the variants will play a key role," he told CNBC's Bertha Coombs during an event with CVS Health. "It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus." 2 Here's When to Get a Moderna Booster This week Moderna also confirmed that their vaccine offers strong protection in the United States against Covid-19 six months after it is given. The company's chief executive, Stéphane Bancel, told CNBC that he hoped to have booster shots available soon. "I want to make sure there are boost vaccines available in the fall so that we protect people as we go into the next fall and winter season in the U.S.," Bancel said in an interview on "Squawk Box." 3 The Future of Vaccines? Added Protection Against Variants During a House subcommittee on Thursday, Dr. David Kessler, head of the Biden administration's vaccine effort revealed that the government is focusing efforts on the spread of coronavirus variants, looking into whether further vaccination could better target mutant strains, "taking steps to develop next generation of vaccines that are directed against these variants if in fact they can be more effective." 4 Keep Doing Your Part Whether you are vaccinated or not, keep following Dr. Anthony 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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The coronavirus pandemic is not over, with the seven day average of new infections at around 69,000 cases—and cases flaring in Michigan and the Northeast. The regional pattern is confounding experts, but Michael Osterholm, an American epidemiologist and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, can sum it up, even if he can't explain it all: "This is far from over," he said on his podcast Thursday. Read on for all 5 essential points you've got to hear—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 Virus Expert Warned "We Will Pay a Price Over the Coming Weeks Ahead" The opening up of the country can be partly to blame for the rising cases; in Michigan, the CDC has advised the Governor there to "shut down." "We're opening up, not locking down," said Osterholm. "Now, people aren't going to want to hear this lockdown issue, but I do fear we will still pay a price over the coming weeks ahead." He said he can't explain why the virus is cycling between regions—flaming in the Northeast now, and Michigan, while it's toned down in Texas—but he says: "I think that this is one of those moments where it's unbalanced, what do we do? This is a balancing act. No one wants to lock down. So I just want to leave you with the fact that at this point—this is far from over, this is far from over." Read on to find out what might happen where you live. 2 What's Happening in Michigan May Happen in Your State In "Michigan," says Osterholm, there's "surely a possible scenario yet to unfold around the country. Cases have reached levels reported during the peak of the state's fall surge. School-related outbreaks continue to be the leading setting for outbreaks in Michigan—of the 903 ongoing outbreaks that they are aware of 264 related to K through 12 schools, notably cases among kids 10 to 19 have quadrupled in the last four weeks. And now we're at an all time high. A number of outbreaks also have been tied to other settings like manufacturing and construction—160 such outbreaks, the second most behind schools. Hospitalizations are also approaching record highs." There are nearly as many people hospitalized as during the November peak. "As of April 12, there were 4,118" hospitalized. "One month ago, March 13th, there were only 976 hospitalized. So it's increased literally by almost 3,000 plus cases since then." 3 More Kids are Spreading the Virus This Time In Michigan, "49 children are currently hospitalized, which is a record high at any time since the pandemic begun," said Osterholm. "Cases among kids 10 to 19 have quadrupled in the last four weeks. This time around kids appear to be very involved in transmission patterns that we hadn't seen before. And they in fact, are driving in some instances, community transmission." He says unless schools shut down things like sports where there is a high spread, and follow the CDC guidelines, "I believe we're still going to keep climbing. We're going to see more and more schools impacted in the next several weeks." 4 The Virus Expert Says There Was Some Good News "This has been remarkable, what we've been able to do as a country with regard to vaccination of the U.S. population," said Osterholm. "120 million plus have received at least one dose and 74 million are fully vaccinated. That's 36.4% with one dose, 22.3% being fully vaccinated of the U.S. population—65 years of age and older, 78.9% have received at least one dose 62% are fully vaccinated. I remind everyone that there are still 13 million plus individuals, 65 years of age and older in the United States, that have not yet been vaccinated at all. There is substantial regional variation, with the Southern States of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee, having the lowest per capita doses administered in the U.S."RELATED: Most COVID Patients Did This Before Getting Sick 5 How to Stay Safe No Matter Where You Live 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 Here's How You Can Catch COVID Even If You're Vaccinated.
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Garner posted a photo with her teddy bear in honor of National Teddy Bear Day, sharing a side-by-side of herself as a child and now, snuggling her furry friend. It doesn't get much cuter than this photo of young Jennifer Garner on the swings in a tiny sweater! Garner posted this throwback from Halloween as a child simply captioned, "boo."
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The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, despite Americans getting vaccinated by the millions daily. Luckily, health experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified a handful of places where you are more likely to become infected with the virus than others. At yesterday's White House COVID-19 Response Team Briefing, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) named a few. "The increasing trends in cases, hospitalizations and deaths are very concerning and they threaten the progress we've already made," she said. Read on to find out where the CDC says you can catch COVID now—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 Indoor Restaurants Dr. Walensky noted that the number of infections is increasing as a result of "relapse prevention efforts in states across the country, such as relaxed mask mandates or loosened restrictions on indoor restaurant seating." Since the start of the pandemic, the CDC has warned that indoor dining can be incredibly dangerous, citing scientific studies linking it to infection outbreaks. 2 States with a High Number of Variants During the conference, Dr. Walensky also noted that the virus is spreading rapidly in states where the variants are more dominant. "Another reason for these increases is the continued spread of highly transmissible variants, more than 50 to 70% more transmissible, which makes the race to stop the transmission even more challenging and threatens to overwhelm our healthcare system," she pointed out. "Again, in parts of this country, CDC data show that the B.1.1.7 variant, the variant originally identified in the United Kingdom, represents 44% of the virus circulating during the week of March 27th." Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Georgia, are a few of the states with the most cases of the variant, according to the CDC. 3 Social Gatherings The CDC is still encouraging people to avoid social gatherings, updating their guidance last month. "COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are extremely high across the United States. To decrease your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19, CDC recommends that you do not visit with people who do not live with you at this time. Attending events and gatherings increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19," they wrote. 4 Travel Both Dr. Wallensky and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have continued to warn against traveling both domestically and internationally. While Dr. Fauci reveals that he is still not traveling at all, the CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated, "because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19," they write on their website. RELATED: Most COVID Patients Did This Before Getting Sick 5 School Sports While schools have not been the source of outbreaks, Dr. Walensky recently revealed that after school sports and extracurricular activities have been linked to major ones. "We're finding out that it's the team sports where kids are getting together, obviously many without masks, that are driving it, rather than in the classroom spread," Fauci recently confirmed to ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America. "When you go back and take a look and try and track where these clusters of cases are coming from in the school, it's just that." So get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise.
Maybe you're grabbing a quick bite to eat while rushing from one errand to the next, or having a meal that's so familiar you start wolfing it down without even realizing it. Whatever your need for speed, new research in Clinical Obesity suggests you might be putting yourself at much higher risk for weight gain.Researchers looked at two different studies on adults and children to determine whether there are associations between higher body mass index (BMI), the number of siblings you have, and where you are in the birth order (if you're not an only child). They found first-born children were twice as likely to eat faster than other kids, and that a higher number of siblings is associated with a speedy eating rate.Faster eating is associated with an increased risk of obesity, they concluded. Foods that are eaten quickly tend to be consumed in larger amounts, and even when you can't go back for seconds, eating faster reduces satiation. That means you're more likely to snack soon after, increasing your calories for the day. (Related: 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work).Although the study focused mainly on children and teens, the results apply to anyone, the researchers note. That's especially true if you've learned these fast-eating behaviors at a younger age and kept up that rate of speed even when you weren't competing with your siblings at the table.The good news is that even if this is a well-entrenched habit, incorporating more mindful eating practices can help, suggests registered dietitian Vanessa Rissetto, RD, dietetic internship director at New York University Steinhardt."The first step is to use your other senses with food first, rather than taking a bite immediately," she says. For example, take a moment to look at the colors and textures, and to appreciate the aroma of the food. When you do start eating, she suggests swallowing one bite before taking another.On its own, that can be a big shift for people who eat quickly, she adds, since they tend to put more in their mouths before the last bite is finished. Some other mindful eating techniques include putting your fork or spoon down between bites and sitting at a table to eat—without watching TV or scrolling on your phone during the meal.Also, Rissetto adds, schedule time for your meal. Setting aside 20 minutes or so just to eat may be a big transition, but if you're looking to practice more mindfulness and control your weight, it's worth making that "appointment.""Slower eating can often lead to other healthy eating habits, like better choices of food," adds Rissetto. "Overall, you're working not just on weight loss, but on developing a better relationship with food."For more, be sure to check out Genius Ways to Retrain Your Taste Buds to Love Healthy Food.
At this point, you probably know very well what a can of Coke looks like—it's in every supermarket, every pharmacy, and every convenience store you go to, and it hasn't changed in years. So you might be in for a surprise later this year when you pass the soda fridge at your local corner store and notice that something doesn't look quite right. Coca-Cola has revealed new can designs for three of its most popular beverages, and the minimalistic new look is the company's first visual update to those products since 2016.According Design Week, Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar will now feature a pared-back look that goes back to basics and focuses on the brand's most recognizable features—its classic logo and the signature red color. One of the biggest changes you'll notice is that the logo has been moved from the center of the cans to the top, symbolizing how "uplifting" these beverages can be.RELATED: This Is the Biggest Mistake Coca-Cola Has Ever Made, Say ExpertsThe company first announced the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar redesign, which replaced the current design with multiple colors of text and a two-tone background with black text and a simple red background. Diet Coke, meanwhile, is cutting out the red stripe and the vertical white type in favor of red print against a solid silver background. The rollout of these new cans will be complete by 2022.While the cans are getting a visual redesign, Coca-Cola's bottles may be getting an eco-friendly upgrade. In October, we got a peek at the company's prototype of a paper bottle, which would be a more sustainable alternative to the current all-plastic design. The company has been testing out the design in an online grocery store in Hungary while at the same time introducing more recyclable plastic into its bottles in the United States.For more about the iconic soda brand's bottles, its cans, and its history, check out these 30 Coca-Cola Facts You Never Knew, and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.
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