So far, new variants of the virus have shown relatively few mutations, so the original vaccines should continue to work. “The spike protein is very big—it’s like 350 amino acids, so that’s big for a protein, and what that means is that there are many, many different sites that antibodies can recognize,” Weissman says. The variant in the U.K. had only a handful of mutations. … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?
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E. coli outbreak in 2018 that killed five people and hospitalized nearly 100, the CDC traced the strain of the bacteria back to the lettuce-growing region near Yuma, Arizona, but couldn’t link it to a single farm, processor, or distributor. In a second outbreak the same year that left a healthy toddler legally blind and unable to speak or move and dozens of other sick, it took a month for the government to link the illnesses to romaine. When they did, they didn’t know the specific source, so they simply told Americans to throw away any romaine lettuce, sending truckloads of food to landfills. Another month later, they linked it to a farm, but they finally concluded that it may have come from multiple farms. … [Read more...] about These invisible, edible biological tags help track down the cause of E. coli outbreaks
The six hours will cover the requisite double doses for the coronavirus vaccine with three hours per shot. While Chobani noted that vaccinations are not yet widely available, it said it’s “working very closely with state and local officials to advise our team about the opportunities to receive a vaccine.” … [Read more...] about Chobani offers workers paid time off to get coronavirus vaccines
Another stimulus check for up to $600 for every American adult earning up to $75,000 per year. An additional $600 stimulus check per child for eligible families. Supplemental federal unemployment benefits totaling $300 a week for 11 weeks. $284 billion for forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans for struggling small businesses. $15 billion for independent movie theaters and other cultural businesses. $12 billion for minority-owned and very small businesses. $20 billion to provide vaccines for free to those who can’t pay. $82 billion for schools and colleges. $25 billion for rental assistance, including an eviction moratorium extension until January 31. $10 billion for childcare assistance. $7 billion for improved broadband access during the pandemic. While Congress has finally agreed to the aid package, it still needs to be put to an official vote, which is expected to take place sometime today. If that vote passes, Americans could start to see aid from the package by the … [Read more...] about Second stimulus checks will be worth $600: What you need to know
Create rituals McGraw says we can also create some distance between work life and home by creating rituals. “[For many], there is no physical separation. Work to create mental boundaries, using rituals to start and end your day.” That can start with dressing for work to set the tone for your day. Take a few moments to set up your workstation as you’d prepare your desk in the morning. When you’re finishing your workday, find some small gesture to mark the transition. “Maybe light a candle or go outside for a few minutes to signal the end of the day,” she suggests. The specific action isn’t as important as establishing a habit to help signal to yourself that it’s time to stop work and enjoy some time for yourself. … [Read more...] about Salvage your health resolutions with these 9 simple moves