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Professor Insists These 3 Nutrients Can Beat Covid

As we head into the holiday season and keep an eye on COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter, now is a great time to strengthen our immune systems to combat the virus. According to Associate Professor of dietetics and nutrition Cristina Palacios, supplements and foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals are crucial.

Another Death-Defying Selfie Ends In Death

"We can't rope off every part of Victoria. People have to take responsibility." (CNN) — A woman in Australia fell off a cliff to her death on Saturday after trying to take a photo at the precarious location. Rosy Loomba, 38, was with her husband and child when the accident occurred at Grampians National Park, in Australia's Victoria state, according to CNN affiliate Nine News. They were at Boroka Lookout, an overhang by the side of...

Skier Falls Into Active Volcano, Insists She’s Fine

Fox News – Caroline Sundbaum, 35, says she suffered a dislocated shoulder but otherwise "feels fine" and is on the mend after slipping off a snow-covered fumarole –  a vent that emits volcanic steam and gases but that can be concealed by weather conditions. "The sensation was like someone pulling a chair out from underneath you," Sundbaum said on ABC News' "Good Morning America" Monday, three days after the incident occurred. She told the show that a...

McDonald’s Finally Gives Up On These Failed Menu Items

"Killing salads and other less popular, healthy items has helped McDonald's speed up drive-thru times by nearly 30 seconds over the past year." Business Insider – In 2020, McDonald's gave up pretending to be healthy. The McWrap disappeared back in 2016. Then, in late March, McDonald's announced it was slashing less popular menu items, including salads, grilled chicken, and yogurt. The change was supposed to be a temporary move during the pandemic, but nine months later...

Vegans To Kamala: No More Cheeseburgers

VegNews – This week, a petition to urge Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to go vegan for 31 days for the month of January was launched by JIVINITI Women’s Coalition. The petition calls upon Harris to sign up for the Million Dollar Vegan 31-day challenge to promote the benefits of a plant-based diet during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ...  In addition, the coalition has penned an open letter to the incoming administration detailing a multi-pronged approach...

New Yorker Insists Covid Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Him

"I became uncharacteristically motivated." The Guardian – It started with an alert on my iPhone. In late June, a notification from the Health App popped up intrusively on my lockscreen. This year, you’re walking less on average than you did in 2019. This felt personal. It wasn’t another news alert about politics, or people denying the medical reality of Covid-19. This was my phone, the one I’d paid too much money for and kept cradled close to...

“PB & J Café” Sparks Outrage Over Namesake Ingredient

Nov 30, 2020  Boston Globe – Peanut butter and jelly are a perfect match, most would agree. But the pairing of a new PB&J cafe and a children’s museum has sparked calls for quick separation. The Boston Children’s Museum and an adjacent storefront and cafe responded to a cascade of comments this weekend from parents on Facebook, many expressing concerns that children with peanut allergies would be accidentally exposed to the eatery’s namesake dish: peanut butter...

New Orleans Swingers Party Was Super-Spreader Event

Dec 01, 2020  NY Daily News – A "sex-positive swingers convention" in New Orleans has been linked to 41 positive COVID-19 tests, according to the organizer. Naughty Events boss Bob Hannaford revealed in a blog post that he regrets staging the four-night Naughty N’awlins event that kicked off Nov. 11 and climaxed with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. He said the previously postponed party laid out the “strictest protocols,” including masks, temperature checks and wristbands showing testing...

Church Suppers, Scout Breakfasts, Firehouse BBQs: Sign Up Now For Food Safety 101

Penn State offers webinar on food safety for volunteers “Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling” Dec 1, 2020 Food Safety News – The Penn State Extension service is offering a webinar next week for volunteers who help prepare and serve food for their nonprofit organizations. The webinar is set from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST on Dec. 8. The webinar is titled, “Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling.” It...

5 Habits Of People Who Sleep Like A Baby Every Night

Beat insomnia with these tips The Cleveland Clinic – November 20, 2020 1. Keep your sleep schedule the same Going to bed early or sleeping in to catch up only leads to more fragmented and poor quality sleep. Typically, you go to bed two hours early and then just lay there wide awake, continuing to associate your bed with not sleeping. 2. Take some quiet time before bedtime Give yourself at least 30 minutes of quiet, relaxed time before bed...

Wiping Down Groceries? That’s Overkill

Nov 25, 2020 NEW YORK (AP) — Cleaning wipes are harder to find on store shelves, and businesses are reassuring customers with stepped-up sanitation measures. In New York, the subway system is shut down nightly for disinfecting. To avoid any traces of the coronavirus that might be lurking on surfaces, Americans have been wiping down groceries, wearing surgical gloves when they go out, and leaving mail packages out for an extra day or two. But experts say...

State Issues New Covid Rules – For Snowmobilers

"Do not stop and talk on the trail with people that you do not live with or are in quarantine with." | No conceivable human activity is beyond the reach of COVID-19 rulemakers   Nov. 22, 2020 US News & World Report – Snowmobilers can still enjoy the sport in Vermont this winter amid the coronavirus pandemic as long as they abide by the governor's emergency orders, officials say. Out-of-staters can come to Vermont and snowmobile if they quarantine for...

Millions Ignore Fauci And CDC, Pack Their Bags

People at airports "are going to get us into even more trouble than we're in right now." – Dr. Anthony Fauci  Nov 22, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday. So what are they doing now? In many cases, they're still crowding airports and boarding planes. That's despite relatively lenient cancellation policies that...

Thanksgiving CANCELED; CDC Says “Stay Home”

"Over the river and through the woods, to Grandma's house we go ... " – NOT in 2020, says CDC | Thanksgiving traditions canceled as lockdown tightens  PLUS: Sheriff calls Cuomo’s holiday gathering limit ‘unconstitutional’ Nov 19, 2020 CNN – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans should not travel for Thanksgiving, and has posted updated guidelines for safely celebrating the holiday. "CDC is recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving Day period," Dr. Henry Walke, Covid-19...

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