Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam bursted out laughing after hearing how a reporter pronounced Malachi Flynn’s name.
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam bursted out laughing after hearing how a reporter pronounced Malachi Flynn’s name.
The coronavirus vaccines are here and with them comes a feeling of hope—and a renewed sense of caution. It would be terrible to get COVID-19 just as we near the finish line. Besides the symptoms you’ve heard of from the CDC—fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, etc.—there are new ones popping up, including some within the last month. Read on for the latest symptoms doctors have discovered—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 You Might Have COVID Tongue “Seeing increasing numbers of Covid tongues and strange mouth ulcers. If you have a strange symptom or even just headache and fatigue stay at home!” tweeted Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London. “My mail is full of tongues each morning from people who had tongue problems that coincided with Covid symptoms like fever and fatigue – but baffled doctors. Happy to share so we all become experts …” he tweeted. 2 You Might Get Hives, aka Urticaria You might see a sudden appearance of raised bumps on the skin which come and go quite quickly over hours and are usually very itchy. It can involve any part of the body, and often starts with intense itching of the palms or soles, and can cause swelling of the lips and eyelids. These rashes can present quite early on in the infection, but can also last a long time afterwards. 3 You Might Get COVID Fingers Andrew Chan, a professor of immunology and infectious disease at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-founder of the COVID Symptom Study app, whose data is being used by researchers around the world, claims that it has been detecting more cases of raised skin bumps and inflammation on fingers and toes—aka COVID fingers and toes—and that it should be considered a key diagnostic sign of the disease. In fact, many people are experiencing these strange dermatological manifestations in the absence of any other symptoms. 4 You Might Get Abnormal Clotting “Covid-19 can lead to abnormal blood clotting. Those clots can then choke off blood vessels, impairing the function of other organs like the liver or kidneys. Some of these effects can take weeks to manifest,” says Vox.RELATED: Dr. Fauci Just Said When We'd Get Back to Normal 5 You Might Have PASC Long COVID is, unfortunately, nothing new—it's a series of symptoms that last long after “long haulers” have COVID, and may never go away. But Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, did recently give it a name: post-acute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). He also announced $1.15 billion in funding to study PASC, which can result in fatigue, migraines, post-exertional malaise and some of 98 symptoms or more. If you experience PASC or any of the symptoms mentioned here, contact a medical professional immediately. 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.
"I kind of knew what was going on," Harry said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex previously revealed certain members of the royal family had "comments and conversations" about Archie's skin color before he was born.
He opened about being uninvited for a visit following the announcement of their decision to move to the United States.
"Those were conversations that family had with [Harry]."
Interview will be broadcast in the UK on Monday
The CDC has some important advice for anyone getting their vaccine: Don’t think you’re protected from COVID-19 after your shot. It takes time for the vaccine to work (and even then is not 100% effective). “COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and this protects you from getting sick with COVID-19,” says the CDC. But it takes time. Read on to see when each vaccine is effective—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. The CDC Says Don’t Think You Have Immediate Protection. It Takes a Few Weeks For Your Body to Build Immunity After Getting Vaccinated.First of all, the vaccine does not make you sick with COVID-19. “None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19,” says the CDC. “There are several different types of vaccines in development. All of them teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. “It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against the virus that causes COVID-19) after vaccination,” says the CDC. “That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and still get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.”So how long should you wait until you can feel protected?Says the CDC: “You will only need 1 shot of the viral vector COVID-19 vaccine, Johnson&Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until about 2 weeks after your second shot. For COVID-19 vaccines that require 1 shot, it takes about 2 weeks after vaccination for your body to build protection.”RELATED: If You Feel This You May Have Already Had COVID Says Dr. FauciThe CDC Asks That You Continue to Wear a Mask After VaccinationAlso, remember to continue to wear a mask after getting vaccinated. You could still potentially spread the virus to someone else—and the vaccine is not 100% effective, so could still ostensibly get COVID yourself.“Being protected from getting sick is important because even though many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness, have long-term health effects, or even die,” says the CDC. “There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, even if you don’t have an increased risk of developing severe complications.”So 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.
He spoke frankly in a previously unreleased clip from the Oprah tell-all.
Winn-Dixie is expanding the number of people eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at its stores, Southeastern Grocers Inc. recently announced. Unlike other supermarkets in the area, Winn-Dixie and its partner stores Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarket have only been offering it for about a month.On Feb. 4 Southeastern Grocery said the three will begin to administer 8,100 free Moderna vaccines on Feb. 11 in Florida to healthcare workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, and those aged 65 and older. Now the chain is opening it up to anyone under 65 who a doctor says is vulnerable, including teachers and other educators, according to local Tampa, Fla. news station Bay News 9. (Related: Stay healthy with The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging Everyone to Take Right Now.)The vaccine news comes after it was announced late last month that 24 additional Winn-Dixie stores and two Harvey's Supermarket locations will offer the COVID-19 vaccine in order to reach underserved communities around Florida. However, other grocery store chains have been quicker in their efforts.Back in January, Publix expanded its efforts in both Florida and Georgia. And when Winn-Dixie was announcing the first vaccines at its stores, Walmart was about to expand its offering of the COVID-19 vaccine to over 1,000 locations in 22 states. Many of those added are also considered "underserved areas" with few places to administer the vaccine except at the store. Now, Walmart is opening drive-thru vaccinations in 18 states, including Florida. To see a full list of the states currently offering a drive-thru vaccination at Walmart, click here.Also a little slower to offer COVID-19 vaccines is Costco. Right now the wholesale giant is offering it in five states and Puerto Rico.To learn more about how to get the vaccine at Winn-Dixie, visit the store's COVID-19 vaccination page. And to get all the latest grocery store and coronavirus news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
You've heard of the main signs of coronavirus—dry cough, fever and more. But did you know they usually appear in a certain order? So says a study, published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, and led by experts at the USC Michelson Center’s Convergent Science Institute in Cancer. Read on to see the order so you don't miss the first signs, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Fever A fever is one way your body fights off disease. It's also the first sign of coronavirus. "Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37 C), in practice a person is usually not considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 F (38 C)," reports MedicineNet. 2 Cough You will likely experience this next. What does a COVID-19 cough feel like and sound like? "Considering that COVID-19 irritates lung tissue, the cough is dry and persistent. It is accompanied with shortness of breath and muscle pain," reports ScienceAlert. "As disease progresses, the lung tissue is filled with fluid and you may feel even more short of breath as your body struggles to get enough oxygen." 3 Muscle Pain This is likely to come after the fever and the cough. "Muscle pain—often caused by muscle inflammation (myositis)—isn't an uncommon symptom for a viral infection," according to Health. "In general, coronavirus, like other viruses, can cause inflammation of the muscle tissue," Amir Barzin, DO, MS, incident commander for the Respiratory Diagnostic Center at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, told Leah Groth. 4 Nausea and/or Vomiting After the first three symptoms, you may feel sick to your stomach. “The upper GI tract (i.e., nausea/vomiting) seems to be affected before the lower GI tract (i.e., diarrhea) in COVID-19, which is the opposite from MERS and SARS,” the scientists wrote. 5 Diarrhea This is the fifth symptom for many, say the researchers. "Diarrhea commonly occurs in people with COVID-19," reports Healthline. "One study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology examined 206 patients with a mild case of COVID-19. They found 48 people had only digestive symptoms and another 69 had both digestive and respiratory symptoms."RELATED: Dr. Fauci Just Said When We'd Get Back to Normal 6 Why the Order Matters to You “This order is especially important to know when we have overlapping cycles of illnesses like the flu that coincide with infections of COVID-19,” said scientist Peter Kuhn, who worked alongside scientist James Hicks and doctoral candidate Joseph Larsen. “Doctors can determine what steps to take to care for the patient, and they may prevent the patient’s condition from worsening.”“The order of the symptoms matter, ” Larsen added. “Knowing that each illness progresses differently means that doctors can identify sooner whether someone likely has COVID-19, or another illness, which can help them make better treatment decisions.” As for yourself, to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
Diane Abbott signs deal for 'honest and moving' memoirsBook due next summer will recount how she became the UK’s first Black female MP in 1987, and reveal the ‘barrage of hostility’ that has followed her since ‘A long-awaited chance to tell my own story’ … Diane Abbott. Photograph: Marta Camarada/the Guardian
"I know first hand the sexism and racism institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of color," she wrote.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a popular dine-in movie theater chain with over 40 locations across the U.S., has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Austin-based company's debt currently totals about $114 million, and as of Wednesday, it has entered into a provisional agreement to be purchased by its primary lenders, Altamont Capital and Fortress Investment Group.In addition, Alamo has announced the permanent closure of three underperforming locations: its venue in Austin—a 90-year-old cinema known as the Ritz—as well as theaters in Kansas City, Mo. and New Braunfels, Texas. (Related: McDonald's Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)The restaurant-cinema hybrid company, founded in 1997 by Tim and Karrie League, had enjoyed a particularly successful 2019, which brought competitive box office sales and a new location in Los Angeles. Like other major companies in the hospitality and entertainment industries, however, Alamo's operations were significantly impaired by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns. It was forced to close all of its locations in March, and it did not begin to reopen theaters until late in the summer.Throughout the pandemic, the company moved quickly to shore up its expenses and create new sources of revenue. It furloughed much of its staff and reduced the pay of its corporate and theater-level employees. It also offered private screenings and developed a streaming service for its licensed titles.But it never quite managed to right itself. By the time of the general reopening of its theaters in the summer, the chain's liquidity was "seriously compromised," according to Matthew Vonderahe, Alamo's CFO. By November, the Austin Alamo Drafthouse faced a $1 million lawsuit, for failure to pay rent and other expenses.While the chain remains hopeful about its future, whether customers will return to these types of establishments as the pandemic starts waning is yet to be seen. For more on famous fast-food chains that recently underwent bankruptcy, check out 10 Biggest Restaurant Chain Bankruptcies of 2020.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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Footballers, fossil hunters and warrior queens: the women history forgot. Kate Mosse, founder of the Women’s prize and #WomanInHistory campaign, explains how a new generation of writers is putting female contributions on record