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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If you’re unlucky enough to eat a salad contaminated with E. coli, it’s possible that you’ll never know the original source of the bug. After one recent outbreak of illnesses linked to leafy greens that ended in December, the CDC said that its investigation couldn’t identify the specific type or brand that had caused the problem. Even if a farm is flagged as the source, it often takes so long for the investigation to be completed that the lettuce isn’t recalled before consumers eat it. … [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
While the new stimulus package agreed to by Congress does include a second round of stimulus checks, this time they will only be worth up to $600 per person instead of the $1,200 maximum value Americans received earlier in the year. Like with the CARES Act that was passed in March, the new stimulus package also includes supplemental weekly federal unemployment benefits, but this time those supplemental benefits are for $300 a week, instead of the previous $600 a week. … [Read more...] about Second stimulus checks will be worth $600: What you need to know
Take vision breaks Too much screen time can cause eye issues ranging from strain to dry eyes. McGraw advises her clients to take vision breaks. “I recommend something called the 20-20-20 rule,” she says. “Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. We are so frequently looking at things near to us, that the muscles in our eyes get fatigued and strained.” If you can’t manage every 20 minutes, do this while you’re taking your standing break. … [Read more...] about Salvage your health resolutions with these 9 simple moves