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Health/Food Posts Tagged as 'Masks'

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Our hypocritical leaders refuse to obey their own COVID-19 rules 

 

Wearing a mask is important. For you and those around you. For elected officials? Not so much.

Actually, all the COVID rules are for us, not them. COVID-19, and the accompanying lockdowns, have made it painfully clear: We plebes have to follow the rules; the elites do not.

Start with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who last week groveled for forgiveness after being caught attending a large birthday dinner at The French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley. When pictures from the event surfaced, the hypocrisy was glaring: The governor was seen with his wife at a large table full of maskless lobbyists, all sitting in close proximity.

But, hey: You’re not the governor — so if you want to celebrate Thanksgiving in his state, remember: “No more than three households, including your own,” at the gathering, and keep your distance.

Newsom isn’t the only one to live it up while everyone suffers. Gov. Cuomo, for example, is rarely seen in a mask, yet his Twitter feed never stops harassing you to “mask up.” (And, by the way, he’s just thrilled with himself over his handling of the COVID-19 crisis, even though it resulted in more deaths than any other state and, according to The New York Times, seeded the virus throughout the country.)

Our hypocritical leaders refuse to obey their own COVID-19 rules

Cuomo CANCELS his Thanksgiving plans amid accusations of hypocrisy HOURS after saying his mom, 89, and two of his kids were coming to dinner - despite telling entire state to stay at home

Tags: Cancelled, Celebration, Choices, Confusion, Coronavirus, Enforcement, Exclusivity, Family, Holidays, Hypocrisy, Leaders, Masks, Neglect, Representation, Society, Unruly Child

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23-Nov-2020


‘Covid-hell.’ ‘Humanitarian disaster.’ Experts sound the alarm about U.S. coronavirus outbreak. 

 

Public health experts are sounding the alarm about the trajectory of the pandemic in the United States as the coronavirus spreads through the country largely unabated and officials muse aloud about the possibility of fresh lockdowns.

“Our hospitals are full,” Megan Ranney, an emergency medicine professor at Brown University, said in an interview. “Our workers are getting sick. And it is simply overwhelming the system.”

The rapid rise in hospitalizations could foreshadow a long period of rising deaths, said Scott Gottlieb, former director of the Food and Drug Administration. Although improvements in care have pushed the mortality rate below 1 percent in the United States, 1,549 people died of the virus Wednesday, the highest toll since April.

Frieden tweeted that the United States has entered “the exponential phase” of virus spread and that the situation will worsen significantly before it improves. But he emphasized that policy decisions have an impact, and throwing in the towel is the wrong solution.

“If people on the whole just go to the store one less time a week, you could substantially reduce spread,” Gottlieb said on “Squawk Box.”

The holiday season, meanwhile, is a looming danger that Ranney expects will lead to a “deadly” spike in infections. The virus’s prevalence across the country means that this is the worst time for people to increase their risk of transmission by attending family-centric celebrations, she said.

‘Covid-hell.’ ‘Humanitarian disaster.’ Experts sound the alarm about U.S. coronavirus outbreak.

California becomes second state in US to surpass 1m Covid-19 cases

Dr. Birx advises no extended family gatherings in Utah for Thanksgiving, Christmas

Orange County at risk of reverting to most restrictive purple tier as COVID-19 infection rates rise

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tells city to stay at home for 30 days, cancel Thanksgiving plans and puts 10-person limit on gatherings due to COVID-19 spike - days after she joined crowds celebrating Biden's win

Tags: Cancelled, Celebration, Coronavirus, Environment, Etiquette, Family, Health, Holidays, Investment, Masks, Quarantine, Responsibility, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Self Interest, Social Distancing, Surge, Survival, Threat, Travel, Unity, Warning

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13-Nov-2020


How might a mask mandate play out? Look to the battle over seat belt laws 

 

If public health officials want to get people to wear masks to curb the spread of Covid-19, they might take a lesson from what is now a widely accepted aspect of American life: buckling up.

Beginning in the 1950s, the effort to get people to adopt seat belts took legislation, enforcement, and public health campaigns. And, especially in its early days, it was met with misinformation and pushback, especially around personal freedom.

“Industry didn’t want to bring up the issue of safety,” Ralph Nader, a consumer activist and early seat belt champion, told STAT. “They were selling high performance, speed, and glamour.”

How might a mask mandate play out? Look to the battle over seat belt laws

Tags: Coronavirus, Enforcement, Environment, Evolution, Exclusivity, Health, Masks, Policy, Protection, Safety, Saving The Environment!

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11-Nov-2020


Cases of Covid-19 in children on rise, with highest 1-week spike yet 

 

Soaring case counts around the country are impacting children at "unprecedented levels," according to new numbers released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, which are tracking data reported by state health departments.

There were 61,000 new cases in children during the last week of October, "which is larger than any previous week in the pandemic," the AAP said in a statement. From the onset of the pandemic through October 29, more than 853,000 children have tested positive for Covid-19, the AAP said, including nearly 200,000 new cases during the month of October.

Cases of Covid-19 in children on rise, with highest 1-week spike yet

Tags: Awareness, Children, Contagion, Coronavirus, Environment, Etiquette, Health, Masks, Medical, Parental Burden, Safety, Survival, Threat, Warning

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02-Nov-2020


Poll finds more Americans than ever think we should wear masks 

 

More than 6 in 10 Americans questioned say they are more favorable toward people wearing a mask, and there have been steady increases in mask usage among people of all ages, demographic groups, and political leanings since a similar poll in July.

Despite noisy no-mask protests, 92 percent of 2,200 Americans polled say they wear a face mask when leaving their home, with 74 percent saying they “always” do. That “always” percentage is up nearly a quarter since July, according to the poll, which has a 2 percent margin of error.

Public health officials call a mask an effective way to curtail airborne transmission of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 210,000 Americans since February and sickened more than 7.4 million. Forty-four states require mask usage in certain situations.

Poll finds more Americans than ever think we should wear masks

Tags: Coronavirus, Masks, Saving The Environment!, Social Distancing, Statistics, Stepping Up, Survival, Unity

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07-Oct-2020


How We Survive the Winter 

 

Do not waste your time and emotional energy planning around an imminent game-changing injection or pill in the coming months. A pandemic is not a problem that will be fixed in one move, by any single medication or a sudden vaccine. Instead, the way forward involves small, imperfect preventive measures that can accumulate into very effective interventions. Groups of practices that minimize the spread of disease are sometimes known as prevention bundles. Our COVID-19 bundle includes important drugs, such as dexamethasone and remdesivir, which seem to help certain patients in specific situations. It also involves behaviors, too, such as distancing and masking. “Any action you take has the potential for numerous secondary and tangential benefits,” Thomas said.

On april 13, Robert Redfield, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, appeared on the Today show and assured viewers that the worst was nearly behind us.

By July, the number of daily cases had doubled. The death total had shot past 100,000. As Redfield looked ahead, his tone became more ominous. The fall and the winter, he said in an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association, “are going to be probably one of the most difficult times that we’ve experienced in American public health.”

A vaccine will be part of our bundles, hopefully before too long. But it will not instantly eliminate the need for everything else. If we can accept that masks will be a part of our lives indefinitely, we can focus on improving their effectiveness and making them less annoying to wear, Yale’s Ko said. “And it’s not just the design of masks themselves; we can come up with more innovative ways to promote face-mask use.” For one thing, they could be made more ubiquitous by employers and state agencies. Governments could even, as Luxembourg’s did, send masks to everyone by mail.

How We Survive the Winter

Tags: Contagion, Coronavirus, Etiquette, Future, Health, Masks, Nature, Priorities, Survival, Threat, World

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22-Sep-2020


Adults with COVID-19 are more likely to have dined out before getting sick, CDC report says 

 

Restaurants are trying to keep customers safe from COVID-19 – by wearing masks, serving outdoors and disinfecting from top to bottom – but a new study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests it might not be enough.

Adults with confirmed COVID-19 are twice as likely to have dined out at a restaurant in the 14 days before becoming sick than those who tested negative, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday.

Positive patients were also more likely to report going to a bar or coffee shop when the analysis was limited to those without close contact to people with known coronavirus.

Adults with COVID-19 are more likely to have dined out before getting sick, CDC report says

Kids caught the coronavirus at child care centers and infected family members, CDC report says

Rite Aid worker fired after asking raging customer to leave for not wearing mask

Tags: Attack, Care, Children, Choices, Contamination, Employment, Environment, Etiquette, Food, Health, Masks, Rampage, Restaurant, Science, Social Distancing, Study, Termination, Video, Violence, Vulnerable

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11-Sep-2020


This story of ‘covidiots’ on a recent flight might convince you to avoid flying 

 

A variety of new studies show that flying might be relatively safe during the novel coronavirus pandemic, but this hinges on one key element: Everyone aboard the airplane has to observe safety regulations. That includes social distancing where possible and wearing masks at all times during the flight.

But the best research of airplane COVID-19 transmission came from a Korean study that should make you rethink flying in the near future. The study showed that an asymptomatic transmission was possible aboard a flight where everyone was pre-screened for symptoms and were given N95 respirators. Even so, a passenger got the virus from one of the asymptomatics on board, likely after sharing the same bathroom. If that’s possible inside a controlled flight, then one can only imagine what happens aboard a plane populated by “covidiots” and “an inept crew who couldn’t care less.”

That’s how a passenger from a returning Tui flight from Greece described the experience to BBC News. The flight from Zante, Greece, to Cardiff, Wales had nearly 200 people on board, and everyone has been instructed to self-isolate for two weeks after 16 people tested positive for COVID-19.

This story of ‘covidiots’ on a recent flight might convince you to avoid flying

Tags: Choices, Contamination, Coronavirus, Environment, Etiquette, Health, Hostility, Masks, Safety, Travel

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02-Sep-2020


Sign at Michigan shop warns masked customers of armed employees. 'Lighten up,' owner says. 

 

A sign at the entrance of a metal-cutting shop in Kentwood, a suburb of Grand Rapids, asks customers to “remove your mask or raise both hands high” to avoid being mistaken as a robber.

The sign in front of Tubergen Cutting Tools Inc. reads “In responce [sic] to Gretch, attention: This facility is protected by armed employees for your safety! Remove your mask or raise both hands high and keep um up! Don’t be mistaken as a robber! Thank you, management. Open carry still welcome.”

USA Today

Teens Are Dressing Up Like Masked Grandparents to Buy Alcohol Which Proves They're Scarily Smart

Huge protests rock several countries as coronavirus ignites rage against governments

Unmasked Walmart shopper is caught on camera pulling a GUN on customer during 'dispute about face coverings' as young girl attempts to pull victim away from the confrontation

Underground pandemic parties without masks or social distancing are springing up around NYC while cases soar past 216k and deaths hit 23k - as Gov Cuomo demands 'Knock. It. Off. Now'

Tags: Advertising, Alcohol, Business, Coronavirus, Discovery, Environment, Etiquette, Funny, Masks, Parental Burden, Parental Crime, Parties, Protest, Rebellion, Safety, Video, Warning, World, Youth

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16-Jul-2020


A YouTuber and her friend who got sick at Disney World's reopening are being criticized for ignoring medical advice to go to the hospital after 'violently vomiting' 

 

Two Disney World fanatics who live-streamed their trip to the Orlando theme park's reopening over the weekend are receiving intense backlash for vacationing amid a pandemic and continuing to explore the park after one fell ill.

YouTuber Tonya Blakey, known as That Crazy Disney Lady to her 9,500 subscribers, streamed over 10 hours of footage of her trip to the Magic Kingdom on Friday and Saturday. In the videos, she and her friend, Robin, wandered the grounds, rode Splash Mountain, and experienced a brief health scare.

Insider

North Carolina Takeout Customer Refuses to Wear Mask, Invokes 'Trump 2020'

Shoppers are suing over mandatory mask rules, but doctors don’t buy it

Anti-mask activists rally in virus hotbed Florida

'People are dying, and you are doing nothing!' Florida governor Ron DeSantis is heckled as coronavirus cases soar and experts say Florida is the 'new' Wuhan

'No one is safe until everyone is safe': Vaccine nationalism threatens global coronavirus effort

Tags: Activism, Allergy, Argument, Backlash, Business, Coronavirus, Environment, Food, Health, Hostility, Illness, Lifestyle, Masks, Medical, Overreaction, Politics, Protest, Racism, Safety, Science, Self Interest, Social Media, Study, Unity, Vaccine, Video, Woman's Rights, World

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14-Jul-2020


Texas Gov. warns the state is near another LOCKDOWN with Houston ICUs full, while Florida's daily new virus cases have risen 1,237 percent since reopening and experts predict end of year US death toll will be 250,000 

 

The governor of Texas has warned that he could reimpose a lockdown on the state if coronavirus prevention measures were not heeded, as states across the U.S. battled to get the pandemic under control.

Friday brought 63,900 new cases nationwide - a new record, according to data from Johns Hopkins University analyzed by CNN.

Bioethicist Dr Zeke Emanuel said up to 250,000 Americans could die directly from the coronavirus by the end of the year.

Daily Mail

Catholic Church Bagged at Least $1.4 Billion in Coronavirus Aid

Covid-19 pandemic is 'getting worse' as number of cases has DOUBLED to nearly 12million in just six weeks, warns World Health Organization boss

Maskless Walmart Shopper Tells Women Filming Him: ‘Lick My Ass! Why Don’t You Burn a Monument Down?’ (WATCH)

Fire Island Drag Queens, Dancers to Promote Masks, Social Distancing After COVID-Defying Parties Went Viral

Coronavirus spikes could mean return to lockdowns, WHO warns

Tags: $, Church, Contagion, Coronavirus, Environmentalist, Health, LGBTQ, Lifestyle, Masks, Neglect, Politics, Quarantine, Religion, Sacrifice, Sad, Safety, Support, Survival, Tax, Video, World

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11-Jul-2020


Rats Plague Outdoor Seating at NYC Restaurants 

 

New York City restaurant owners already struggling with limited business are now facing another issue: rats.

With indoor dining put on hold indefinitely due to COVID-19, outdoor dining is the only other option, aside from takeout and delivery, restaurant owners like Giacomo Romano have to keep their business afloat. But the owner of Ciccio, an Italian restaurant in SoHo, says the sanitation of a nearby park is contributing to a recurring problem of rats.

Father Fagan Park is small and inviting to skateboarders and people who want to relax outdoors, but it's also attracting huge rats. Romano says he has appealed to city leaders for help.

NBC

Bay Area restaurant cited for employees not wearing masks

Michigan Businesses Required To Deny Entry To Customers Refusing To Wear Masks

Tags: Animals, Clean, Contamination, Coronavirus, Environment, Fear, Health, Masks, Nature, Pests, Policy, Politics, Restaurant, Safety, Terraforming

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10-Jul-2020


Starbucks will require masks for customers at all US locations 

 

As cafes, restaurants and businesses continue to navigate the throes of the pandemic under guidance from top health officials, Starbucks announced that all customers will soon be required to wear masks at all of its U.S. locations.

The Seattle-based coffee chain announced Thursday that beginning on July 15, it will require "customers to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned cafe locations in the U.S."

Starbucks' plans for reopening: Here's what you need to know
"This decision was based on a growing number of government mandates requiring individuals to wear facial coverings while in public as well as guidance from the CDC and other public health officials and partner feedback," a representative for the company told ABC News in a statement.

ABC News

Tags: Business, Contagion, Coronavirus, Environment, Health, Masks, Policy, Safety, Support

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09-Jul-2020


The data is in: men are too fragile to wear Covid-19 masks. Grow up, guys 

 

Last week, our social media feeds were flooded by the image of Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, telling US senators that the country was “going in the wrong direction”. The image had a vivid, layered power. Not only did it feel like a national death knell, but Fauci’s appearance – in an imperial-red face mask emblazoned with the insignia of baseball’s Washington Nationals – seemed to signal another culture war. Fauci was making a comment about how to maintain one’s masculinity while wearing a face mask.

Fauci apparently isn’t the only one anxious about face masks impeding his masculinity. The shock jock Joe Rogan, known for his massive following of male listeners, recently suggested that only “bitches” wear masks. Donald Trump Jr was photographed at a packed party in the Hamptons, like a baddie from a John Hughes film, conspicuously sans mask.

The Guardian

Horror Fans Are Coping With Pandemic Better Than Average Person, New Study Suggests

Tags: Coronavirus, Environment, Health, Horror, Masks, Maturity, Men In Charge, Outbreak, Politics, Psychology, Survival, Unruly Child, Vulnerable

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03-Jul-2020


Young Americans Are Partying Hard and Spreading Covid-19 Quickly 

 

Covid-19 is increasingly a disease of the young, with the message to stay home for the sake of older loved ones wearing off as the pandemic wears on.

The dropping age of the infected is becoming one of the most pressing problems for local officials, who continued Wednesday to set curfews and close places where the young gather. U.S. health experts say that they are more likely to be active and asymptomatic, providing a vast redoubt for the coronavirus that has killed almost 130,000 Americans.

In Arizona, half of all positive cases are people from the ages of 20 to 44, according to state data. The median age in Florida is 37, down from 65 in March. In Texas’s Hays County, people in their 20s make up 50% of the victims.

Bloomberg

Some Restaurants Are Closing Again After Customers Throw Fits Over Wearing Masks

PSA uses mask-wearing 'Friday the 13th' slasher villain to get New Yorkers to ... wear masks

He posted his regrets over attending a party in California. The next day, he died of coronavirus

Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For 2 Weeks

Family of Man Who Died of Coronavirus Hit With $1 Million Hospital Bill

They were arrested for breaking lockdown rules. Then they died in police custody

Tags: $, Action, Advertising, Anxiety, Business, Closed, Coronavirus, Death, Environment, Etiquette, Family, Funny, Health, Ignorance, Illness, Infected, Lockdown, Masks, Parental Burden, Parties, Police, Restaurant, Safety, Science, Self Interest, Threat, Travel, Unruly Child, World

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02-Jul-2020




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