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World Business Report
Anti-lockdown protests sweep across Europe

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 22:58


Tens of thousands of people have been marching in the Belgian capital, Brussels, to protest against anti-Covid measures. Thousands of demonstrators also took to the streets in the Netherlands, Austria, Croatia and Italy as anger mounted over new curbs. Dan Michaels, Brussels Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal, explains why there is so much opposition to new anti-covid measures. On World Fisheries Day, Vera Coelho of the campaigning group Oceana, talks about the challenges worldwide of overfishing. And we look at period poverty and sanitary sustainability, as the market for menstruation products widens.

The Raptors Show with Will Lou
Thursday with Savanna Hamilton! OG's Injury and Raptors-Jazz Preview

The Raptors Show with Will Lou

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 50:25


Raptors 905 sideline reporter and host of “Raptors Today” Savanna Hamilton joins the program to chat with Will Lou and Alex Wong about OG Anunoby's injury and how it will impact the team in the short term (05:31). They also discuss the number of bench players the Raptors can trust and why Malachi Flynn isn't playing more. Later, we find out whether Savanna actually knows everything about her twin sister Oceana as she participates in the “hardest quiz in sports radio history” (26:30).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Italian Wine Podcast
Ep. 694 Jamie Stewart | Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People

Italian Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 41:08


Episode 694 Steve Raye interviews Jamie Stewart in this episode of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People on the Italian Wine Podcast. Before telling you more about our great episode we want to give a shout out to our new Sponsor Vivino! the world's largest online wine marketplace - The Vivino app makes it easy to choose wine. Enjoy expert team support, door to door delivery and honest wine reviews to help you choose the perfect wine for every occassion. Vivino - Download the app on Apple or Android and discover an easier way to choose wine! Find out more about by visiting: https://www.vivino.com/IT/en/ or download the app: https://www.vivino.com/app About today's guest: JAMIE STEWART is a US BRAND AMBASSADOR for FERRARI, Trentino, Italy. Jamie attained his Australian Sommelier qualifications at 17 and worked during his last two years of high school as majordomo on an island resort in the Whitsunday Passage. After graduating from college, he traveled to Japan where he earned a BA in Economics from Tokyo National University and accreditation from the Japan Sommelier Society. After successfully developing two 12,000 selection wine cellars for Maxim's & Sabatini Restaurants of Tokyo, Jamie was offered a position by Ambassador Walter Mondale to the United States Embassy as Food & Wine Director at The New Sanno Hotel, a unique hotel designed for military travelers and operated by the US Naval Joint Services. At New Sanno, Jamie was responsible for the beverage program for their five restaurants. In 1993, Jamie moved to Paris and undertook an internship with Michelin Chef Guy Savoy, who then sponsored him into the British Court of Masters Sommelier in 1994. In 1995, Jamie moved to St. Petersburg Russia where he studied Political Science at the University of St. Petersburg and worked as wine steward at Le Paris Restaurant in Ulitsa. He attained Sommelier accreditation from the St. Petersburg chapter, Russian Sommelier Association. In 1996, Jamie moved to New York City when he was accepted to Columbia University. He began working for Chef Jean-George Vongerichten and quickly established himself as one of the most respected Sommeliers in New York. In the decade following, he successfully managed the wine programs at several New York "institution" restaurants, such as Cello, Babbo, Daniel, La Bernadin, Ilo, & Oceana. In 2005, he was offered a joint Educational & Marketing position with Fosters Wine Estates as Director of the Estates Wine Group, providing him an opportunity to work with some of the world's finest wine brands. In 2009 when his first son was born, Jamie retired from corporate life and started his own consulting company, Vine Consultants, managing Cantine Ferrari and Planeta. Today, Jamie serves as Brand Ambassador for Ferrari, where he oversees all brand activities, public relations, marketing development and distributor relations in the US. If you want to learn more about today's guest, you can by visiting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-stewart-5427b84 More about the host Steve Raye: Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” - but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready! For more information on the host Steve Raye you can check out his website, Bevology Inc. here: www.bevologyinc.com/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

The Climate Pod
COP26: Protect And Restore Nature (w/ Oceana's Jackie Savitz and World Resource Institute's Bernadette Arakwiye)

The Climate Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 56:08


On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we celebrate COP26's Nature Day with two exceptional guests. Jackie Savitz, Oceana's Chief Policy Officer of  North America, joins the show to discuss how world leaders should act to protect oceans and how the Build Back Better Act can help progress in the United States. Then, Dr. Bernadette Arakwiye, manager of the World Resources Institute's AFR100 Initiative, explains the importance of the announcement earlier in the week to end deforestation by 2030 and the biggest needs to further land and forest restoration across the globe.   Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel also discuss the tension between future climate pledges and actual progress, ongoing activism at COP26, and what to watch for at the rest of the conference. Thank you to our sponsor Octopus Energy, a 100% renewable electricity supplier. Octopus Energy is currently serving millions of homes around the globe in countries like the United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, and Germany.  Subscribe to our Substack newsletter "The Climate Weekly": https://theclimateweekly.substack.com/ As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at theclimatepod@gmail.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group. Check out our updated website!

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-03-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 5:17


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 3rd, 2021. And now parents have a big decision to make. The Pfizer vaccine was given final clearance by U.S. regulators for children ages 5 to 11. Distribution can begin immediately. And those shots might be administered at doctor's offices, pharmacies, or even schools. The formula is one-third the dose of the adult shot. Eastern Europe is still the area to watch. Russia's reported record daily infections or deaths almost every day for the last month. A nationwide non-working period runs until at least November 7. Around 35% of that nation is fully vaccinated. Romania reported a record daily number of deaths yesterday with 37% vaccinated. And Bulgaria, where 25% are vaccinated, also had its highest daily pandemic death toll yesterday, as did Croatia. Novavax has a customer for its two-dose vaccine. Indonesia has given the world's first emergency use authorization for it. The Novavax vaccine uses a different technology than the mRNA method other shots use and doesn't require extremely cold storage. The hope is it will be a big player for poorer, developing nations. They said they'd do it, and they did. 9,000 New York City municipal workers were put on unpaid leave after refusing to comply with the city's vaccine mandate. There is no option for weekly testing. The unvaccinated represent about 9% of the city's total municipal workers. But 12,000 more unvaccinated workers are waiting on a ruling on their requests for medical or religious exemptions. So the total placed on leave could reach up to 21,000. Another study of white-tailed deer suggests they harbor widespread coronavirus infections. Up to 80% of the Iowa deer population may carry the disease, with a rate of infection effectively 50 times worse than in humans. The good news is, they got it from us, but there's no evidence to show we can get it from them. Plus, they're really good at social distancing. In the United States cases were down 8%, deaths are down 18%, and hospitalizations are down 16% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending flat since October 25. There are 9,220,239 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Mexico 19%, New Hampshire and Colorado 14%, Vermont 13%, and South Dakota and Arizona 5%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Park, MT. Grant, NM. Goshen, WY. Inyo, CA. Carbon, UT. Montrose, CO. Emery, UT. Rolette, ND. And Humboldt, NV. There have been at least 748,173 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.2%, Rhode Island at 70.9%, and Connecticut at 70.7%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 43.9%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated remains 58%. There were only four countries that had a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; Taiwan up 3%, Bangladesh and Oceana 2%, and Indonesia 1%. Globally, cases were up 2% and deaths were up 3% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,269,994 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 59,288. Russia 39,008. The U.K. 33,865. Turkey 29,796. And Ukraine 19,455. There have been at least 5,011,786 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-01-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 4:59


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 1st, 2021. If you think it's important, for science and public health and safety reasons, to actually know how this COVID-19 pandemic started, you may as well forget it. U.S. intelligence officials said they can't conclude the origin. They don't know if it was from an animal, they don't know if it was from a lab leak, they don't know if the virus was genetically engineered…nothing. And that's where they'll leave it. The Mayor there says about 91% of New York City's municipal workers are vaccinated as today's mandatory deadline hits, a leap up from 83% Friday. The 9% who haven't will go on unpaid leave starting today, which will create a corresponding shortage of police, fire, and EMS workers. Dramatic reunions at Sydney airport as fully vaccinated Australians were allowed to fly home and stay home for the first time in 583 days. There was a lot to catch up on as countless weddings, funerals, and births had been missed. Wider lockdown restrictions are expected to be lifted for all residents December 1. A health official there says China's latest COVID-19 outbreak is developing rapidly. Authorities are being extra vigilant at ports of entry as infections boom in a northeastern border city. That was caused by the virus arriving from abroad. While the rest of the world figures out how to co-exist with COVID, China is maintaining its zero tolerance policy toward it. Congratulations to the word “Vax,” the Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year. Last year, the company said it was impossible to sum up 2020 in one word. But this year, they say the shorthand for vaccine “injected itself into the bloodstream of the English language. It's clear the language of vaccines is changing how we talk – and think – about public health, community and ourselves.” In the United States cases were down 13%, deaths are down 12%, and hospitalizations are down 17% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending flat since October 25. There are 9,342,326 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 34%, Vermont 26%, New Mexico and Maine 20%, and Colorado 17%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Grant, NM. Carbon, UT. Stark, ND. Goshen, WY. Bethel Census Area, AK. Emery, UT. Wabasha, MN. Montezuma, CO. And Inyo, CA. There have been at least 745,805 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.2%, Rhode Island at 70.9%, and Connecticut at 70.7%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41%, Wyoming at 43.9%, and Alabama at 44.7%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 58%. There were only four countries with a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; Ethiopia up 3%, Indonesia 2%, and India and Oceana 1%. Globally, cases were up 8% and deaths were up 8% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,320,240 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: Russia 40,993. The U.K. 38,009. Turkey 23,948. The United States 19,975. And Ukraine 17,430. There have been at least 4,999,456 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-27-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 5:17


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 27th, 2021. As expected, FDA advisors unanimously voted to endorse the Pfizer vaccine for kids five to 11. Federal authorization could come in the next few days. The pediatric version would be equal to a third of an adult dose. The panel said the benefits outweigh the risks that include a rare heart-related side effect seen in teens and young adults. Things continue to look rough in Eastern Europe. The daily number of deaths in Russia hit another high yesterday even as most Russians stayed home from work this week. Ukraine and Bulgaria also reported record daily death tolls. In addition to closures, Russian authorities have strengthened enforcement of mask mandates. Further to the west, the Belgian government has reimposed some restrictions that were relaxed just a few weeks ago as hospitalizations increased 69%. In the U.S., emergency rooms are slammed, but not with COVID patients. A secondary health crisis caused by the pandemic are all the people who put off seeking care for other issues, but who are now coming in even worse off. Many wind up on stretchers lining hallways for hours with plenty of noise and foot traffic going by. Here's a story about at least an attempt to return to normalcy. Louisiana is ending its statewide indoor mask mandate after seeing a sharp decline in new infections. However, the Governor is keeping some masking rules in place for the state's K-12 schools. LSU said it's keeping its indoor mask mandate no matter what the state says, and New Orleans indicated it also may not follow the Governor's lead. A report from the American Psychological Association says stress from the pandemic has people struggling to make even small decisions. Almost a third of adults question even basic day-to-day choices like what to eat or wear. It's especially a problem for parents and Millennials. And there are problems making big decisions too, with 61% saying the pandemic has made them question how they've been living their lives. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 11%, and hospitalizations are down 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,362,598 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 53%, Maine 31%, Vermont 30%, Rhode Island 19%, and Alaska 18%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Goshen, WY. Boundary, ID. Bethel Census Area, AK. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Fergus, MT. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. Humboldt, NV. And Stark, ND. There have been at least 738,877 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated were not updated so remain: Vermont at 70.9%, Rhode Island at 70.4%, and Connecticut at 70.3%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41%, Idaho at 43.4%, and Wyoming at 43.5%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 57.4%. The five countries with the largest 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; Taiwan up 4%, Oceana 2%, and South Korea, Ethiopia, and Australia 1%. Globally, cases were down 1% and deaths were down 2% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since October 22. There are 17,947,016 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 69,634. The U.K. 40,954. Russia 36,446. Turkey 29,643. And Germany 20,955. There have been at least 4,962,804 deaths reported as... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-27-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 5:18


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 27th, 2021. As expected, FDA advisors unanimously voted to endorse the Pfizer vaccine for kids five to 11. Federal authorization could come in the next few days. The pediatric version would be equal to a third of an adult dose. The panel said the benefits outweigh the risks that include a rare heart-related side effect seen in teens and young adults. Things continue to look rough in Eastern Europe. The daily number of deaths in Russia hit another high yesterday even as most Russians stayed home from work this week. Ukraine and Bulgaria also reported record daily death tolls. In addition to closures, Russian authorities have strengthened enforcement of mask mandates. Further to the west, the Belgian government has reimposed some restrictions that were relaxed just a few weeks ago as hospitalizations increased 69%. In the U.S., emergency rooms are slammed, but not with COVID patients. A secondary health crisis caused by the pandemic are all the people who put off seeking care for other issues, but who are now coming in even worse off. Many wind up on stretchers lining hallways for hours with plenty of noise and foot traffic going by. Here's a story about at least an attempt to return to normalcy. Louisiana is ending its statewide indoor mask mandate after seeing a sharp decline in new infections. However, the Governor is keeping some masking rules in place for the state's K-12 schools. LSU said it's keeping its indoor mask mandate no matter what the state says, and New Orleans indicated it also may not follow the Governor's lead. A report from the American Psychological Association says stress from the pandemic has people struggling to make even small decisions. Almost a third of adults question even basic day-to-day choices like what to eat or wear. It's especially a problem for parents and Millennials. And there are problems making big decisions too, with 61% saying the pandemic has made them question how they've been living their lives. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 11%, and hospitalizations are down 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,362,598 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 53%, Maine 31%, Vermont 30%, Rhode Island 19%, and Alaska 18%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Goshen, WY. Boundary, ID. Bethel Census Area, AK. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Fergus, MT. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. Humboldt, NV. And Stark, ND. There have been at least 738,877 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated were not updated so remain: Vermont at 70.9%, Rhode Island at 70.4%, and Connecticut at 70.3%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41%, Idaho at 43.4%, and Wyoming at 43.5%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 57.4%. The five countries with the largest 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; Taiwan up 4%, Oceana 2%, and South Korea, Ethiopia, and Australia 1%. Globally, cases were down 1% and deaths were down 2% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since October 22. There are 17,947,016 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 69,634. The U.K. 40,954. Russia 36,446. Turkey 29,643. And Germany 20,955. There have been at least 4,962,804 deaths reported as... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-26-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 5:04


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 26th, 2021. New travel guidance from the US government. Most travelers to the United States are required to be vaccinated, however if you're from a country that has a shortage of vaccines, you for some reason don't have to be. Airlines must get contact info on passengers for contact tracing. And starting Nov. 8, all travelers must be tested, even if you're fully vaccinated, to get on a plane bound for the US. Moderna says a study in kids 6 to 11 found two doses of their vaccine given 28 days apart produced a strong antibody response. The study was done using a half dose of the adult vaccine. The company will submit the data to regulators in an attempt to win authorization of the vaccine for children in that age range. As with many things, there is no debate about giving children vaccines in China. With 76% of the population fully vaccinated and a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks, kids as young as 3 years old will start being vaccinated in at least five provinces. What's the best way to incentivize people to get vaccinated…you know, other than avoiding going on a ventilator? A study out of North Carolina says it's cash. Guaranteed cash incentives slowed the decline in vaccine rates by half where offered. Researchers said rewards are especially effective if given immediately after the desired behavior, which is why some vaccine lotteries have not been effective. A little bad news for some of you, and you know who you are. Researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse say regular use of marijuana can increase your chances of getting a breakthrough COVID infection. In fact, the study showed cannabis was the only substance that increased the risk based only on the substance and related behaviors. In the United States cases were down 25%, deaths are down 13%, and hospitalizations are down 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,388,349 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 54%, Vermont 31%, Maine 28%, Rhode Island 19%, and Colorado and Alaska 16%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Goshen, WY. Boundary, ID. Humboldt, NV. Bethel Census Area, AK. Carbon, WY. Nome Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Inyo, CA. Fremont, WY. And Park, MT. There have been at least 737,316 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.9%, Rhode Island at 70.4%, and Connecticut at 70.3%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41%, Idaho at 43.4%, and Wyoming at 43.5%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 57.4%. There were only three countries with a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; India up 2%, and Oceana and Indonesia 1%. Globally, cases were down 2% and deaths were down 4% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since October 22. There are 17,893,223 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 48,771. Russia 37,930. The U.K. 36,567. Turkey 27,663. And Ukraine 14,634. There have been at least 4,954,274 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-26-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 5:03


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 26th, 2021. New travel guidance from the US government. Most travelers to the United States are required to be vaccinated, however if you're from a country that has a shortage of vaccines, you for some reason don't have to be. Airlines must get contact info on passengers for contact tracing. And starting Nov. 8, all travelers must be tested, even if you're fully vaccinated, to get on a plane bound for the US. Moderna says a study in kids 6 to 11 found two doses of their vaccine given 28 days apart produced a strong antibody response. The study was done using a half dose of the adult vaccine. The company will submit the data to regulators in an attempt to win authorization of the vaccine for children in that age range. As with many things, there is no debate about giving children vaccines in China. With 76% of the population fully vaccinated and a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks, kids as young as 3 years old will start being vaccinated in at least five provinces. What's the best way to incentivize people to get vaccinated…you know, other than avoiding going on a ventilator? A study out of North Carolina says it's cash. Guaranteed cash incentives slowed the decline in vaccine rates by half where offered. Researchers said rewards are especially effective if given immediately after the desired behavior, which is why some vaccine lotteries have not been effective. A little bad news for some of you, and you know who you are. Researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse say regular use of marijuana can increase your chances of getting a breakthrough COVID infection. In fact, the study showed cannabis was the only substance that increased the risk based only on the substance and related behaviors. In the United States cases were down 25%, deaths are down 13%, and hospitalizations are down 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,388,349 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 54%, Vermont 31%, Maine 28%, Rhode Island 19%, and Colorado and Alaska 16%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Goshen, WY. Boundary, ID. Humboldt, NV. Bethel Census Area, AK. Carbon, WY. Nome Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Inyo, CA. Fremont, WY. And Park, MT. There have been at least 737,316 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.9%, Rhode Island at 70.4%, and Connecticut at 70.3%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41%, Idaho at 43.4%, and Wyoming at 43.5%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 57.4%. There were only three countries with a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; India up 2%, and Oceana and Indonesia 1%. Globally, cases were down 2% and deaths were down 4% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since October 22. There are 17,893,223 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 48,771. Russia 37,930. The U.K. 36,567. Turkey 27,663. And Ukraine 14,634. There have been at least 4,954,274 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide.For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Vaccine 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Vaccine 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-21-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 4:49


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 21st, 2021. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be the leader of a country during a global pandemic. A leaked document suggests a Brazilian congressional panel is ready to recommend mass homicide charges be brought against President Bolsonaro over how he handled the virus. The charge is he deliberately allowed it to spread in hopes of achieving herd immunity. As we reported yesterday, millions of Russians are under strict new restrictions. In Moscow, all unvaccinated residents over 60, and unvaccinated people with chronic diseases have to lock down at home for four months. Non-working days have also been declared from October 30 to November 7 across Russia. The U.S. released its plan to vaccinate children 5 to 11. They'll be able to get it at their pediatrician's office, a local pharmacy, or maybe even their school. Authorization to use Pfizer in kids is expected in a few weeks and those will be low dose shots. Moderna won't give up how to make its vaccine, so the World Health Organization has hired an African startup to hack the formula. Or at least get as close to it as they can. Moderna's patent is public but the way it's written doesn't disclose everything. Moderna has said several times they won't enforce their intellectual property during the pandemic, so it's safe for the startup to move ahead without much fear of getting sued. They don't have a choice in whether or not to get vaccinated, they haven't organized protests against it, and so far, none of them have even said anything about it. 80 animals at the Cincinnati Zoo got two doses of vaccine designed for veterinary use. Handlers worked for weeks to get the animals comfortable with everything they'd see and feel when they got the injections. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 14%, and hospitalizations are down 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,540,596 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire and Michigan 25%, Minnesota 15%, Colorado 14%, and Montana 9%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Goshen, WY. Stark, ND. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. Lake, MT. Bethel Census Area, AK. Hale, AL. Hill, MT. Inyo, CA. Arenac, MI. And Orleans, VT. There have been at least 729,434 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 70.6%, and Connecticut and Rhode Island at 70%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.9%, Idaho at 43%, and Wyoming at 43.2%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 57.1%. The top five countries with a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana up 3%. Taiwan, South Korea, and Bangladesh 2%. And Australia 1%. Globally, cases were down 9% and deaths were down 11% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,805,130 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 71,809. The U.K. 43,540. Russia 33,740. Turkey 30,862. And Romania 18,863. There have been at least 4,918,215 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-21-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 4:47


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 21st, 2021. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be the leader of a country during a global pandemic. A leaked document suggests a Brazilian congressional panel is ready to recommend mass homicide charges be brought against President Bolsonaro over how he handled the virus. The charge is he deliberately allowed it to spread in hopes of achieving herd immunity. As we reported yesterday, millions of Russians are under strict new restrictions. In Moscow, all unvaccinated residents over 60, and unvaccinated people with chronic diseases have to lock down at home for four months. Non-working days have also been declared from October 30 to November 7 across Russia. The U.S. released its plan to vaccinate children 5 to 11. They'll be able to get it at their pediatrician's office, a local pharmacy, or maybe even their school. Authorization to use Pfizer in kids is expected in a few weeks and those will be low dose shots. Moderna won't give up how to make its vaccine, so the World Health Organization has hired an African startup to hack the formula. Or at least get as close to it as they can. Moderna's patent is public but the way it's written doesn't disclose everything. Moderna has said several times they won't enforce their intellectual property during the pandemic, so it's safe for the startup to move ahead without much fear of getting sued. They don't have a choice in whether or not to get vaccinated, they haven't organized protests against it, and so far, none of them have even said anything about it. 80 animals at the Cincinnati Zoo got two doses of vaccine designed for veterinary use. Handlers worked for weeks to get the animals comfortable with everything they'd see and feel when they got the injections. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 14%, and hospitalizations are down 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,540,596 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire and Michigan 25%, Minnesota 15%, Colorado 14%, and Montana 9%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Goshen, WY. Stark, ND. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. Lake, MT. Bethel Census Area, AK. Hale, AL. Hill, MT. Inyo, CA. Arenac, MI. And Orleans, VT. There have been at least 729,434 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 70.6%, and Connecticut and Rhode Island at 70%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.9%, Idaho at 43%, and Wyoming at 43.2%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 57.1%. The top five countries with a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana up 3%. Taiwan, South Korea, and Bangladesh 2%. And Australia 1%. Globally, cases were down 9% and deaths were down 11% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,805,130 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 71,809. The U.K. 43,540. Russia 33,740. Turkey 30,862. And Romania 18,863. There have been at least 4,918,215 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Vaccine 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Vaccine 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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This Green Earth | Oct. 19, 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 44:47


This week on This Green Earth, Christy Leavitt, Plastics Campaign Director for Oceana and Jordan Clayton, Data Collection Officer for Utah Snow Survey.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-20-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 5:20


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 20th, 2021. Cases are going down worldwide, but in many countries, you certainly wouldn't know it. For instance, some scientists are calling on the U.K. government to reimpose social restrictions and speed boosters as infection rates, which are Europe's highest, keep going up. Russia had another daily record of deaths, and the country might declare a nonworking week. Romania hit daily records for infections and deaths…vaccine uptake is very low there. Latvia is going into a nearly monthlong lockdown that includes a curfew, with a vaccination rate that's among the lowest in the EU. The Czechs just had the highest daily tally since late April. Poland is reporting an increase of almost 85% in new cases compared to the previous week. And New Zealand counted its most new cases of the pandemic Tuesday even as Auckland is in a two-month lockdown. U.S. federal regulators are expected to authorize mixing and matching booster doses this week. The idea is to provide more flexibility and get more boosters into more arms. The FDA is expected to say using the same brand is preferable, especially for Pfizer and Moderna, but studies have found an extra dose of any type revs up antibody levels. Yes, fully vaccinated people can still transmit the virus, but how likely is it that will happen? A new study shows not very likely. Experts at the University of Colorado School of Medicine examined several studies on breakthrough cases and concluded the CDC guidance on transmission from those cases may have been overstated. The study saw definitive proof the infected vaccinated pass along much less virus than the unvaccinated. This could affect guidance on mask requirements in the future. News you don't want to hear, a newly detected variant that's an offshoot of Delta appears to be rising in England. You may start hearing about AY.4.2. Now, experts at the University of Cambridge say the two mutations involved should not be of concern because they don't have that large of an effect on the virus. But it could be 10-15% more transmissible than the original Delta. In the United States cases were down 20%, deaths are down 11%, and hospitalizations are down 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,584,770 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 26%, Minnesota 20%, New Hampshire 15%, Colorado 14%, and Montana 10%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Lake, MT. Goshen, WY. Stark, ND. Hill, MT. Waynesboro, VA. Lewis and Clark, MT. Arenac, MI. Todd, MN. Hale, AL. And Orleans, VT. There have been at least 726,538 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.6%, and Connecticut and Rhode Island unchanged at 69.9%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.8%, Idaho unchanged at 42.9%, and Wyoming unchanged at 43%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 57%. The top five countries with a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana up 3%. Taiwan, South Korea, and Bangladesh 2%. And Australia 1%. Globally, cases were down 8% and deaths were down 12% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,765,495 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 53,135. The U.K. 49,018. Russia 34,325. Turkey 29,240. And India 12,338. There have been at least 4,909,698 deaths reported as... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-20-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 5:18


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 20th, 2021. Cases are going down worldwide, but in many countries, you certainly wouldn't know it. For instance, some scientists are calling on the U.K. government to reimpose social restrictions and speed boosters as infection rates, which are Europe's highest, keep going up. Russia had another daily record of deaths, and the country might declare a nonworking week. Romania hit daily records for infections and deaths…vaccine uptake is very low there. Latvia is going into a nearly monthlong lockdown that includes a curfew, with a vaccination rate that's among the lowest in the EU. The Czechs just had the highest daily tally since late April. Poland is reporting an increase of almost 85% in new cases compared to the previous week. And New Zealand counted its most new cases of the pandemic Tuesday even as Auckland is in a two-month lockdown. U.S. federal regulators are expected to authorize mixing and matching booster doses this week. The idea is to provide more flexibility and get more boosters into more arms. The FDA is expected to say using the same brand is preferable, especially for Pfizer and Moderna, but studies have found an extra dose of any type revs up antibody levels. Yes, fully vaccinated people can still transmit the virus, but how likely is it that will happen? A new study shows not very likely. Experts at the University of Colorado School of Medicine examined several studies on breakthrough cases and concluded the CDC guidance on transmission from those cases may have been overstated. The study saw definitive proof the infected vaccinated pass along much less virus than the unvaccinated. This could affect guidance on mask requirements in the future. News you don't want to hear, a newly detected variant that's an offshoot of Delta appears to be rising in England. You may start hearing about AY.4.2. Now, experts at the University of Cambridge say the two mutations involved should not be of concern because they don't have that large of an effect on the virus. But it could be 10-15% more transmissible than the original Delta. In the United States cases were down 20%, deaths are down 11%, and hospitalizations are down 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,584,770 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 26%, Minnesota 20%, New Hampshire 15%, Colorado 14%, and Montana 10%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Lake, MT. Goshen, WY. Stark, ND. Hill, MT. Waynesboro, VA. Lewis and Clark, MT. Arenac, MI. Todd, MN. Hale, AL. And Orleans, VT. There have been at least 726,538 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.6%, and Connecticut and Rhode Island unchanged at 69.9%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.8%, Idaho unchanged at 42.9%, and Wyoming unchanged at 43%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 57%. The top five countries with a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana up 3%. Taiwan, South Korea, and Bangladesh 2%. And Australia 1%. Globally, cases were down 8% and deaths were down 12% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,765,495 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 53,135. The U.K. 49,018. Russia 34,325. Turkey 29,240. And India 12,338. There have been at least 4,909,698 deaths reported as... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-19-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 4:56


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 19th, 2021. 84-year-old Colin Powell, the retired four-star general who became the country's first Black secretary of state and chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, died from complications of Covid-19. He was fully vaccinated. Powell had a cancer of a type of white blood cell. France's High Authority for Health decided to no longer allow the Moderna vaccine to be injected as a booster dose against Covid-19. Now only Pfizer is used for boosters in those that are eligible. Sweden and Finland had already suspended use of Moderna for those under 30 due to potential heart risks. And Denmark and Norway formally advised against it for people under 18. Iceland suspended it as a booster dose altogether. Japan is suddenly a big coronavirus success story. And if you ask them what they did, they'll tell you “we have no idea.” Daily cases have plummeted, bars are packed, trains are crowded, and Japan never came anywhere near a lockdown. Some speculate it's because of a late but fast vaccination campaign, bad weather in August that kept people home, or widespread masking, which was already embraced in that country even pre-pandemic. Thousands of California parents were expected to keep their kids home from school to protest a vaccine mandate. Some teachers were also planning on not showing up to classrooms. Nearly 40% of state employees remain unvaccinated. The question is, if we're going to get booster shots, why weren't the vaccine formulas revised to more closely target the Delta variant that's been the biggest problem? The answer: The FDA okayed Pfizer boosters of the original recipe last month because studies showed it works good enough against Delta and the doses could roll out immediately without manufacturing problems. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 19%, and hospitalizations are down 18% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,675,650 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 28%, Minnesota 22%. Montana 13%, Colorado 11%. And Pennsylvania and North Dakota 8%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Goshen, WY. Lake, MT. Stark, ND. Bethel Census Area, AK. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Nome Census Area, AK. Todd, MN. Hill, MT. And Hale, AL. There have been at least 724,502 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.5%, and Connecticut and Rhode Island at 69.9%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 40.8%, Idaho at 42.9%, and Wyoming at 43%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 57%. Only one country had a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana up 2%. Globally, cases were down 11% and deaths were down 15% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,863,141 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The U.K. 45,140. Russia 34,303. Turkey 24,114. The United States 17,947. And India 14,289. There have been at least 4,901,756 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-19-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 4:54


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 19th, 2021. 84-year-old Colin Powell, the retired four-star general who became the country's first Black secretary of state and chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, died from complications of Covid-19. He was fully vaccinated. Powell had a cancer of a type of white blood cell. France's High Authority for Health decided to no longer allow the Moderna vaccine to be injected as a booster dose against Covid-19. Now only Pfizer is used for boosters in those that are eligible. Sweden and Finland had already suspended use of Moderna for those under 30 due to potential heart risks. And Denmark and Norway formally advised against it for people under 18. Iceland suspended it as a booster dose altogether. Japan is suddenly a big coronavirus success story. And if you ask them what they did, they'll tell you “we have no idea.” Daily cases have plummeted, bars are packed, trains are crowded, and Japan never came anywhere near a lockdown. Some speculate it's because of a late but fast vaccination campaign, bad weather in August that kept people home, or widespread masking, which was already embraced in that country even pre-pandemic. Thousands of California parents were expected to keep their kids home from school to protest a vaccine mandate. Some teachers were also planning on not showing up to classrooms. Nearly 40% of state employees remain unvaccinated. The question is, if we're going to get booster shots, why weren't the vaccine formulas revised to more closely target the Delta variant that's been the biggest problem? The answer: The FDA okayed Pfizer boosters of the original recipe last month because studies showed it works good enough against Delta and the doses could roll out immediately without manufacturing problems. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 19%, and hospitalizations are down 18% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,675,650 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 28%, Minnesota 22%. Montana 13%, Colorado 11%. And Pennsylvania and North Dakota 8%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Goshen, WY. Lake, MT. Stark, ND. Bethel Census Area, AK. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Nome Census Area, AK. Todd, MN. Hill, MT. And Hale, AL. There have been at least 724,502 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.5%, and Connecticut and Rhode Island at 69.9%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 40.8%, Idaho at 42.9%, and Wyoming at 43%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 57%. Only one country had a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana up 2%. Globally, cases were down 11% and deaths were down 15% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,863,141 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The U.K. 45,140. Russia 34,303. Turkey 24,114. The United States 17,947. And India 14,289. There have been at least 4,901,756 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Vaccine 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Vaccine 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-15-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 5:25


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 15th, 2021. A major study shows infections among school-aged children in England are “high and rising.” That probably ups the intensity of the debate over kids and vaccines. The reproduction rate of those aged 17 and younger was 1.18, meaning on average every 10 infected young people are passing it on to about 12 others. From the gee I wish we'd known this earlier department, two new international studies show the immune protection from two doses of Pfizer drops off after a mere two months. One study found the drop especially true for men, people 65 and older, and those with immunosuppression. The study also found immunity lasts longer from a vaccination if you've already had a natural case of COVID-19. Penn State College of Medicine researchers found more than half of the 236 million people diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide since December 2019 will experience post-COVID symptoms for up to six months after recovering. These include tiredness, difficulty breathing, chest pain, sore joints and loss of taste or smell. The research team said healthcare officials should get ready for all those survivors who'll need care for psychological and physical conditions. How do airline passengers feel about vaccine mandates to fly? Well, it's America, so the answer is, it's split. That's according to the travel website Skift's poll. 45% definitely want a mandate, 23% don't care either way, and 33% are against it. The older the person, the more likely they are to be in favor of requiring vaccinations to fly. With all the stories of overworked nurses with PTSD and of nurses who are getting fired or quitting because of vaccine mandates, you'd think it wouldn't be a very alluring occupation right now. But applications to nursing schools are actually rising. Up 5.6% in 2020 according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and number are also trending up in 2021. The reasons; unprecedented career opportunities, the challenge, and many people have been inspired by healthcare workers over the past couple of years. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 5%, and hospitalizations are down 21% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,702,828 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 26%, Minnesota 21%. North Dakota 16%, Montana 13%, and Pennsylvania 11%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Bethel Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Goshen, WY. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Lewis, KY. Lake, MT. Nome Census Area, AK. Rio Grande, CO. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. And Whitley, KY. There have been at least 720,482 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 70.3%, Connecticut unchanged at 69.6%, and Rhode Island at 69.5%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.7%, Idaho unchanged at 42.5%, and Wyoming at 42.7%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 56.5%. The five countries with the biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Cambodia, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, and Oceana all up 2%. Globally, cases were down 14% and deaths were down 15% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,809,484 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 99,775. The U.K. 42,606. Turkey 31,248. Russia 28,717. And India... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-15-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 5:24


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 15th, 2021. A major study shows infections among school-aged children in England are “high and rising.” That probably ups the intensity of the debate over kids and vaccines. The reproduction rate of those aged 17 and younger was 1.18, meaning on average every 10 infected young people are passing it on to about 12 others. From the gee I wish we'd known this earlier department, two new international studies show the immune protection from two doses of Pfizer drops off after a mere two months. One study found the drop especially true for men, people 65 and older, and those with immunosuppression. The study also found immunity lasts longer from a vaccination if you've already had a natural case of COVID-19. Penn State College of Medicine researchers found more than half of the 236 million people diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide since December 2019 will experience post-COVID symptoms for up to six months after recovering. These include tiredness, difficulty breathing, chest pain, sore joints and loss of taste or smell. The research team said healthcare officials should get ready for all those survivors who'll need care for psychological and physical conditions. How do airline passengers feel about vaccine mandates to fly? Well, it's America, so the answer is, it's split. That's according to the travel website Skift's poll. 45% definitely want a mandate, 23% don't care either way, and 33% are against it. The older the person, the more likely they are to be in favor of requiring vaccinations to fly. With all the stories of overworked nurses with PTSD and of nurses who are getting fired or quitting because of vaccine mandates, you'd think it wouldn't be a very alluring occupation right now. But applications to nursing schools are actually rising. Up 5.6% in 2020 according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and number are also trending up in 2021. The reasons; unprecedented career opportunities, the challenge, and many people have been inspired by healthcare workers over the past couple of years. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 5%, and hospitalizations are down 21% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,702,828 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 26%, Minnesota 21%. North Dakota 16%, Montana 13%, and Pennsylvania 11%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Bethel Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Goshen, WY. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Lewis, KY. Lake, MT. Nome Census Area, AK. Rio Grande, CO. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. And Whitley, KY. There have been at least 720,482 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 70.3%, Connecticut unchanged at 69.6%, and Rhode Island at 69.5%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.7%, Idaho unchanged at 42.5%, and Wyoming at 42.7%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 56.5%. The five countries with the biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Cambodia, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, and Oceana all up 2%. Globally, cases were down 14% and deaths were down 15% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,809,484 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 99,775. The U.K. 42,606. Turkey 31,248. Russia 28,717. And India... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-14-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 5:09


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 14th, 2021. After a 19-month freeze, the United States will open its land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travel. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter the U.S. for whatever reason starting early November. Travelers will be asked about their vaccination status as part of the standard Customs and Border Protection admissions process, and no testing will be required to enter by land or sea. Despite full steam ahead by the U.S. administration and other countries, the Director General of the World Health Organization called booster shots while initial inoculations lag in some countries is "immoral, unfair, and unjust.” He went on to say, "To start boosters is really the worst we can do as a global community." A federal judge ruled the state of New York can't impose a vaccine mandate on healthcare workers and not allow their employers to consider religious exemption requests. The judge said the vaccination requirement conflicted with the workers' federally protected right to seek religious accommodations from their employers. The Governor vowed to fight the decision. At least 24 states have imposed vaccine requirements on workers, usually in healthcare. Boeing told employees they have to be vaccinated and if they don't, they might get fired. Deadline is December 8 and the company said compliance is a condition of employment. This affects about 125,000 U.S.-based employees. The International Association of Machinists union said it's their responsibility to defend and advocate for members, but the fact is the membership is polarized on the issue. So can you get a booster from a different vaccine than your original doses? A new NIH study found yes, it's safe and effective. However, Moderna and Pfizer were found to spark a stronger immune system response than Johnson & Johnson. The study found those that got J&J got stronger antibody levels after getting a Moderna or Pfizer booster, compared to another J&J shot. In the United States cases were down 21%, deaths are down 4%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,695,293 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 23%, Minnesota 18%. North Dakota and Pennsylvania 12%. And Montana 10%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Karnes, TX. Bethel Census Area, AK. Lewis, KY. Stark, ND. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Knox, IN. Goshen, WY. Rio Grande, CO. Clay, TX. And Nome Census Area, AK. There have been at least 717,812 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.3%, Connecticut at 69.6%, and Rhode Island at 69.4%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.7%, Idaho at 42.5%, and Wyoming at 42.6%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56.5%. The five countries with biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 5%. And South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and Oceana 2%. Globally, cases were down 13% and deaths were down 14% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,774,995 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 84,154. The U.K. 38,076. Turkey 33,860. Russia 28,190. And Romania 16,743. There have been at least 4,870,663 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-14-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 5:08


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 14th, 2021. After a 19-month freeze, the United States will open its land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travel. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter the U.S. for whatever reason starting early November. Travelers will be asked about their vaccination status as part of the standard Customs and Border Protection admissions process, and no testing will be required to enter by land or sea. Despite full steam ahead by the U.S. administration and other countries, the Director General of the World Health Organization called booster shots while initial inoculations lag in some countries is "immoral, unfair, and unjust.” He went on to say, "To start boosters is really the worst we can do as a global community." A federal judge ruled the state of New York can't impose a vaccine mandate on healthcare workers and not allow their employers to consider religious exemption requests. The judge said the vaccination requirement conflicted with the workers' federally protected right to seek religious accommodations from their employers. The Governor vowed to fight the decision. At least 24 states have imposed vaccine requirements on workers, usually in healthcare. Boeing told employees they have to be vaccinated and if they don't, they might get fired. Deadline is December 8 and the company said compliance is a condition of employment. This affects about 125,000 U.S.-based employees. The International Association of Machinists union said it's their responsibility to defend and advocate for members, but the fact is the membership is polarized on the issue. So can you get a booster from a different vaccine than your original doses? A new NIH study found yes, it's safe and effective. However, Moderna and Pfizer were found to spark a stronger immune system response than Johnson & Johnson. The study found those that got J&J got stronger antibody levels after getting a Moderna or Pfizer booster, compared to another J&J shot. In the United States cases were down 21%, deaths are down 4%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,695,293 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 23%, Minnesota 18%. North Dakota and Pennsylvania 12%. And Montana 10%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Karnes, TX. Bethel Census Area, AK. Lewis, KY. Stark, ND. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Knox, IN. Goshen, WY. Rio Grande, CO. Clay, TX. And Nome Census Area, AK. There have been at least 717,812 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.3%, Connecticut at 69.6%, and Rhode Island at 69.4%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.7%, Idaho at 42.5%, and Wyoming at 42.6%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56.5%. The five countries with biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 5%. And South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and Oceana 2%. Globally, cases were down 13% and deaths were down 14% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,774,995 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 84,154. The U.K. 38,076. Turkey 33,860. Russia 28,190. And Romania 16,743. There have been at least 4,870,663 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-13-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 5:25


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 13th, 2021. The British government didn't get a very good report card from Parliament on how it handled COVID. A critical report said the country waited too long to impose a lockdown in the early days, and that missed a chance to contain the disease and led to thousands of unnecessary deaths. The delay attributed to a dangerous level of “groupthink” that caused dismissal of more aggressive strategies. The committees did praise the government's early focus on vaccines and vaccine development. A French study of 22.6 million people over 50 found vaccination reduces the risk of dying or being hospitalized by 90%. It also found vaccines appear to protect against the worst effects of Delta. The study's authors said, “This means those vaccinated are nine times less at risk of being hospitalized or dying from Covid than those unvaccinated.” Explosive accusations against Prevent Senior, which operates 10 hospitals in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Whistleblowing doctors testified the hospitals enlisted participants to test unproven drugs without proper consent and forced doctors to prescribe unproven drugs touted by Brazil's President. Some senators say it also looks like the system falsified death certificates to omit COVID as cause of death. The FDA declined to take a stand on whether it should back booster shots of Moderna's vaccine, mostly because data shows two doses are still enough to protect against severe disease and death in the U.S. They also didn't take a stand on Pfizer's booster shots last month and rejected Pfizer's original plan to distribute boosters to everyone 16 and older. A national poll by NPR find the pandemic put Americans increasingly behind the economic 8-ball. More are experiencing serious financial problems, rent's overdue, evictions are looming, two-thirds of parents say their kids fell behind in school, and one in five households say someone in the home couldn't get medical care for a serious condition. All this while billions of dollars in government relief money have gone out. 19% of U.S. households report losing all their savings during the pandemic and have no savings to fall back on. Add to that, half of households report at least one person in the home has had serious problems with depression, anxiety, stress or sleep in recent months. In the United States cases were down 24%, deaths are down 10%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,757,409 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 21%, Minnesota 17%. Pennsylvania 13%. North Dakota 12%. And Montana 9%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Bethel Census Area, AK. Knox, IN. Lewis, KY. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Stark, ND. McCreary, KY. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Rio Grande, CO. Clay, TX. And Martin, MN. There have been at least 715,413 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated were all unchanged: Vermont at 70.2%, Connecticut at 69.4%, and Rhode Island at 69.3%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states, also unchanged, are West Virginia at 40.7%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 42.4%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56.4%. The five countries with biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana up 3%. Cambodia, Australia, and Kosovo 2%. And Ukraine 1%. Globally, cases were down 12% and deaths were down 14% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-13-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 5:26


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 13th, 2021. The British government didn't get a very good report card from Parliament on how it handled COVID. A critical report said the country waited too long to impose a lockdown in the early days, and that missed a chance to contain the disease and led to thousands of unnecessary deaths. The delay attributed to a dangerous level of “groupthink” that caused dismissal of more aggressive strategies. The committees did praise the government's early focus on vaccines and vaccine development. A French study of 22.6 million people over 50 found vaccination reduces the risk of dying or being hospitalized by 90%. It also found vaccines appear to protect against the worst effects of Delta. The study's authors said, “This means those vaccinated are nine times less at risk of being hospitalized or dying from Covid than those unvaccinated.” Explosive accusations against Prevent Senior, which operates 10 hospitals in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Whistleblowing doctors testified the hospitals enlisted participants to test unproven drugs without proper consent and forced doctors to prescribe unproven drugs touted by Brazil's President. Some senators say it also looks like the system falsified death certificates to omit COVID as cause of death. The FDA declined to take a stand on whether it should back booster shots of Moderna's vaccine, mostly because data shows two doses are still enough to protect against severe disease and death in the U.S. They also didn't take a stand on Pfizer's booster shots last month and rejected Pfizer's original plan to distribute boosters to everyone 16 and older. A national poll by NPR find the pandemic put Americans increasingly behind the economic 8-ball. More are experiencing serious financial problems, rent's overdue, evictions are looming, two-thirds of parents say their kids fell behind in school, and one in five households say someone in the home couldn't get medical care for a serious condition. All this while billions of dollars in government relief money have gone out. 19% of U.S. households report losing all their savings during the pandemic and have no savings to fall back on. Add to that, half of households report at least one person in the home has had serious problems with depression, anxiety, stress or sleep in recent months. In the United States cases were down 24%, deaths are down 10%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,757,409 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 21%, Minnesota 17%. Pennsylvania 13%. North Dakota 12%. And Montana 9%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Bethel Census Area, AK. Knox, IN. Lewis, KY. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Stark, ND. McCreary, KY. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Rio Grande, CO. Clay, TX. And Martin, MN. There have been at least 715,413 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated were all unchanged: Vermont at 70.2%, Connecticut at 69.4%, and Rhode Island at 69.3%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states, also unchanged, are West Virginia at 40.7%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 42.4%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56.4%. The five countries with biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana up 3%. Cambodia, Australia, and Kosovo 2%. And Ukraine 1%. Globally, cases were down 12% and deaths were down 14% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-12-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 4:59


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 12th, 2021. Merck asked U.S. regulators yesterday to authorize the pill it has for treating COVID. If they hear what they want to hear from the FDA, and that could happen in a few weeks, that'd be the first pill shown to treat the illness. There are other drugs, but they require an IV or injection. Merck said earlier this month the pill cut hospitalizations and deaths by half among patients with early symptoms. Meanwhile AstraZeneca's antibody cocktail against COVID, already shown to work as a preventative shot in the non-infected, was also shown to save lives and prevent severe disease when used as treatment within a week of first symptoms. Two new studies indicate pregnant women who develop Covid symptoms risk emergency complications and additional problems, and the disease puts their babies at risk. Of the 100 Covid-positive moms who delivered babies between March and September of 2020 at one Texas hospital, 58% of those with symptomatic infections delivered in emergency circumstances. For those with an asymptomatic case, 46% did. It's a sure way to fight Covid…sue people. A parent in southern Wisconsin has sued their school district after her son got Covid-19 from a classmate. She's upset the board removed a student mask requirement and other Covid-19 mitigation measures in May. Her son, who was wearing a mask, sat next to a kid who had symptoms and was infected regardless. The suit calls for the district to comply with CDC guidelines. Do you habitually smoke weed? Never mind, you don't have to tell me. But you should know a study from an arm of the National Institutes of Health says the risk of getting a coronavirus breakthrough infection in the U.S. may be 7.8% higher among those who habitually smoke weed. The risk is also there, but a little lower, for those with tobacco use disorder. In the United States cases were down 19%, deaths are down 2%, and hospitalizations are down 21% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,793,733 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 21%, Minnesota 16%. Pennsylvania 15%. North Dakota 14%. And Montana 10%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Bethel Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Lewis, KY. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Whitley, KY. Knox, IN. Clay, TX. Custer, MT. McCreary, MT. And Big Horn, WY. There have been at least 713,770 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.2%, Connecticut at 69.4%, and Rhode Island at 69.3%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.7%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 42.4%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56.4%. The five countries with biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana, Cambodia up 2%, and Saudi Arabia and India 1%. Globally, cases were down 12% and deaths were down 12% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,913,065 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The U.K. 34,320. The United States 29,520. Russia 28,647. Turkey 28,370. And India 19,018. There have been at least 4,855,635 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-12-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 4:58


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 12th, 2021. Merck asked U.S. regulators yesterday to authorize the pill it has for treating COVID. If they hear what they want to hear from the FDA, and that could happen in a few weeks, that'd be the first pill shown to treat the illness. There are other drugs, but they require an IV or injection. Merck said earlier this month the pill cut hospitalizations and deaths by half among patients with early symptoms. Meanwhile AstraZeneca's antibody cocktail against COVID, already shown to work as a preventative shot in the non-infected, was also shown to save lives and prevent severe disease when used as treatment within a week of first symptoms. Two new studies indicate pregnant women who develop Covid symptoms risk emergency complications and additional problems, and the disease puts their babies at risk. Of the 100 Covid-positive moms who delivered babies between March and September of 2020 at one Texas hospital, 58% of those with symptomatic infections delivered in emergency circumstances. For those with an asymptomatic case, 46% did. It's a sure way to fight Covid…sue people. A parent in southern Wisconsin has sued their school district after her son got Covid-19 from a classmate. She's upset the board removed a student mask requirement and other Covid-19 mitigation measures in May. Her son, who was wearing a mask, sat next to a kid who had symptoms and was infected regardless. The suit calls for the district to comply with CDC guidelines. Do you habitually smoke weed? Never mind, you don't have to tell me. But you should know a study from an arm of the National Institutes of Health says the risk of getting a coronavirus breakthrough infection in the U.S. may be 7.8% higher among those who habitually smoke weed. The risk is also there, but a little lower, for those with tobacco use disorder. In the United States cases were down 19%, deaths are down 2%, and hospitalizations are down 21% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,793,733 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 21%, Minnesota 16%. Pennsylvania 15%. North Dakota 14%. And Montana 10%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Bethel Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Lewis, KY. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Whitley, KY. Knox, IN. Clay, TX. Custer, MT. McCreary, MT. And Big Horn, WY. There have been at least 713,770 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.2%, Connecticut at 69.4%, and Rhode Island at 69.3%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.7%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 42.4%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56.4%. The five countries with biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana, Cambodia up 2%, and Saudi Arabia and India 1%. Globally, cases were down 12% and deaths were down 12% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,913,065 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The U.K. 34,320. The United States 29,520. Russia 28,647. Turkey 28,370. And India 19,018. There have been at least 4,855,635 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Vaccine 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Vaccine 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tips For Travellers
5 More Things That Make NO Sense On A Cruise Ship! (Podcast)

Tips For Travellers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 13:39


Discover some more things seem to make no sense on a cruise ship, and the reason on why it has been done that way. I look at things I have seen on cruise ships that seem a bit off, and share what I found out about why things that don't seem to make sense on a ship do, when you know why. This is a follow to from my first video that looked at other things that do not make sense on a cruise ship watch this video: https://youtu.be/dbNjIhzKrq8 Links mentioned in the video: Oceana - https://oceana.org FOE Cruise Scorecard - http://www.foe.org/cruise-report-card  

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-07-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 5:11


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 7th, 2021. As expected, Los Angeles leaders voted 11-2 to enact one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates. Vaccination is required for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms, and indoor sporting events. Everyone needs to be in compliance by November 4. About 69% of the county's 10 million residents are fully vaccinated. Sweden and Denmark, as a precautionary measure, stopped the use of Moderna's vaccine for people born in 1991 and later after reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects. These include myocarditis and pericarditis, which involve inflammation of the heart or its lining. For those who ask why we can't rely on testing alone instead of vaccines, here's one reason. Australian test kit maker Ellume recalled some at-home tests after learning they were reporting a higher-than-expected number of false positives. The tests went out to U.S. retailers and other distributors from April through August. About 427,000 tests are involved in the recall. Being a police officer is dangerous. But now, not for the reasons you might think. COVID-19 is now killing more law enforcement officers than any other threat they face in the line of duty. The Fraternal Order of Police reports 716 officers have died since March 2020. And vaccine reluctance remains high among them. For instance, in Philadelphia, only 13% of police department employees have provided proof of vaccination. Following the science is fine, but does science really say the bodies of famous celebrities contain more natural immunity to COVID-19 than the rest of us? Many performers and athletes are exempt from New York City's vaccination mandates, and some local politicians are calling it a “double standard” that's both “astounding” and “infuriating.” The loophole is entertainers can work unvaccinated in the city as long as they aren't residents of the city. In the United States cases were down 24%, deaths are down 12%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,800,155 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: North Dakota 26%, Pennsylvania 16%, Michigan 14%, and Montana and Wyoming 11%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: McCreary, KY. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Bethel Census Area, AK. Custer, MT. Green, KY. Morton, ND. Whitley, KY. Wadena, MN. Big Horn, WY. And Stark, ND. There have been at least 707,775 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 69.8%, Connecticut unchanged at 69.1%, and Rhode Island at 68.8%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia again unchanged at 40.5%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 42%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 56%. The 5 countries with the most recent 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 4%. South Korea 3%. And New Zealand, Australia, and Oceana 2%. Globally, cases were down 16% and deaths were down 13% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,025,977 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 106,455. The U.K. 39,851. Turkey 30,438. Russia 25,133. And India 22,617. There have been at least 4,827,568 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-07-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 5:09


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 7th, 2021. As expected, Los Angeles leaders voted 11-2 to enact one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates. Vaccination is required for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms, and indoor sporting events. Everyone needs to be in compliance by November 4. About 69% of the county's 10 million residents are fully vaccinated. Sweden and Denmark, as a precautionary measure, stopped the use of Moderna's vaccine for people born in 1991 and later after reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects. These include myocarditis and pericarditis, which involve inflammation of the heart or its lining. For those who ask why we can't rely on testing alone instead of vaccines, here's one reason. Australian test kit maker Ellume recalled some at-home tests after learning they were reporting a higher-than-expected number of false positives. The tests went out to U.S. retailers and other distributors from April through August. About 427,000 tests are involved in the recall. Being a police officer is dangerous. But now, not for the reasons you might think. COVID-19 is now killing more law enforcement officers than any other threat they face in the line of duty. The Fraternal Order of Police reports 716 officers have died since March 2020. And vaccine reluctance remains high among them. For instance, in Philadelphia, only 13% of police department employees have provided proof of vaccination. Following the science is fine, but does science really say the bodies of famous celebrities contain more natural immunity to COVID-19 than the rest of us? Many performers and athletes are exempt from New York City's vaccination mandates, and some local politicians are calling it a “double standard” that's both “astounding” and “infuriating.” The loophole is entertainers can work unvaccinated in the city as long as they aren't residents of the city. In the United States cases were down 24%, deaths are down 12%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,800,155 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: North Dakota 26%, Pennsylvania 16%, Michigan 14%, and Montana and Wyoming 11%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: McCreary, KY. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Bethel Census Area, AK. Custer, MT. Green, KY. Morton, ND. Whitley, KY. Wadena, MN. Big Horn, WY. And Stark, ND. There have been at least 707,775 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 69.8%, Connecticut unchanged at 69.1%, and Rhode Island at 68.8%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia again unchanged at 40.5%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 42%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 56%. The 5 countries with the most recent 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 4%. South Korea 3%. And New Zealand, Australia, and Oceana 2%. Globally, cases were down 16% and deaths were down 13% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,025,977 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 106,455. The U.K. 39,851. Turkey 30,438. Russia 25,133. And India 22,617. There have been at least 4,827,568 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Vaccine 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-06-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 4:59


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 6th, 2021. Amid the nationwide shortage in qualified, experienced healthcare workers, we're losing them by the thousands due to vaccine mandates. Northwell Health, the largest health care provider in New York state, fired 1,400 of them for non-compliance. In Detroit, around 400 workers left the job at Henry Ford Health System. We'll see if the same thing happens with teachers. The vaccine mandate for teachers and staff took effect Monday in New York City's million-plus-student public school system. Unvaccinated employees will be placed on unpaid leave and substitutes brought in to take their place. And there is no test-out option. A similar mandate goes into effect in L.A. October 15. There's a problem with COVID-19 tests. Demand has made the price skyrocket and made availability an issue. Much of that demand is coming from employers who've been made responsible for making sure their workers are COVID-free. Test makers are scaling up production, but it will take time to catch up. Just how much worse was Delta than the original version of the coronavirus? A new study out of Canada has put a number on it. Saying Delta causes more serious disease and is associated with increased risk of death, researchers found a 108% increased risk for hospitalization, 235% increased risk for ICU admission, and 133% increased risk for death compared to the original. It's hard to imagine anyone making Mike Tyson do anything. But the world-famous boxer said that while he has been vaccinated, it's not because he wanted to. He told USA TODAY, “I didn't do it willingly. I was pretty much beaten into submission to do this because I travel internationally. And if I don't travel, we don't eat.” In the United States cases were down 24%, deaths are down 12%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are currently 9,774,391 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: North Dakota 27%, Pennsylvania 16%, Michigan and Wyoming 13%, and Montana 11%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: McCreary, KY. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Bethel Census Area, AK. Custer, MT. Green, KY. Morton, ND. Whitley, KY. Wadena, MN. Big Horn, WY. And Stark, ND. There have been at least 705,116 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 69.7%, Connecticut at 69.1%, and Maine unchanged at 68.7%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 40.5%, Wyoming unchanged at 41.7%, and Idaho at 42%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56%. There were only 4 countries with recent 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 7%. Oceana 2%. And El Salvador and India 1%. Globally, cases were down 20% and deaths were down 17% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are currently 18,040,210 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 94,811. The U.K. 33,869. Turkey 29,802. Russia 25,110. And Brazil 20,528. There have been at least 4,816,009 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Vaccine 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Vaccine 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-06-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 5:00


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 6th, 2021. Amid the nationwide shortage in qualified, experienced healthcare workers, we're losing them by the thousands due to vaccine mandates. Northwell Health, the largest health care provider in New York state, fired 1,400 of them for non-compliance. In Detroit, around 400 workers left the job at Henry Ford Health System. We'll see if the same thing happens with teachers. The vaccine mandate for teachers and staff took effect Monday in New York City's million-plus-student public school system. Unvaccinated employees will be placed on unpaid leave and substitutes brought in to take their place. And there is no test-out option. A similar mandate goes into effect in L.A. October 15. There's a problem with COVID-19 tests. Demand has made the price skyrocket and made availability an issue. Much of that demand is coming from employers who've been made responsible for making sure their workers are COVID-free. Test makers are scaling up production, but it will take time to catch up. Just how much worse was Delta than the original version of the coronavirus? A new study out of Canada has put a number on it. Saying Delta causes more serious disease and is associated with increased risk of death, researchers found a 108% increased risk for hospitalization, 235% increased risk for ICU admission, and 133% increased risk for death compared to the original. It's hard to imagine anyone making Mike Tyson do anything. But the world-famous boxer said that while he has been vaccinated, it's not because he wanted to. He told USA TODAY, “I didn't do it willingly. I was pretty much beaten into submission to do this because I travel internationally. And if I don't travel, we don't eat.” In the United States cases were down 24%, deaths are down 12%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are currently 9,774,391 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: North Dakota 27%, Pennsylvania 16%, Michigan and Wyoming 13%, and Montana 11%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: McCreary, KY. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Bethel Census Area, AK. Custer, MT. Green, KY. Morton, ND. Whitley, KY. Wadena, MN. Big Horn, WY. And Stark, ND. There have been at least 705,116 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 69.7%, Connecticut at 69.1%, and Maine unchanged at 68.7%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 40.5%, Wyoming unchanged at 41.7%, and Idaho at 42%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56%. There were only 4 countries with recent 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 7%. Oceana 2%. And El Salvador and India 1%. Globally, cases were down 20% and deaths were down 17% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are currently 18,040,210 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 94,811. The U.K. 33,869. Turkey 29,802. Russia 25,110. And Brazil 20,528. There have been at least 4,816,009 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Noticias de América
Noticias de América - Chile: indignación ambientalista tras conocerse vínculos entre Piñera y la minera Dominga

Noticias de América

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 2:37


El presidente chileno, Sebastián Piñera, asegura que no hubo irregularidades en su compraventa de acciones del proyecto minero Dominga, situado en la región norteña de Coquimbo. Pero según revela la investigación periodística de los pandora Papers, el proyecto se benefició de la llegada al poder de Piñera, lo que para los ambientalistas es una prueba más de las fallas en el proceso.   “Fue durante nuestro gobierno que fortalecimos la institucionalidad medioambiental, creando el Ministerio de Medioambiente, los tribunales ambientales, la fiscalía de medioambiente y por lo tanto nuestro compromiso de proteger el medioambiente. Se refleja en hechos muy concretos.”  El presidente chileno, Sebastián Piñera se defendía así de las acusaciones de haberle facilitado el camino al polémico proyecto minero Dominga, según reveló este lunes la investigación de los Pandora Papers llevada a cabo por el Consorcio Internacional de Periodistas de Investigación (ICIJ) que en Chile fue capitaneada por LaBot y CIPER.   La familia de Piñera fue una de las impulsoras del proyecto Dominga y tenía un 33% de las acciones, que vendió en 2010 al accionista mayoritario, el empresario Carlos Alberto Délano, uno de los mejores amigos del mandatario. Piñera llevaba entonces 9 meses en el poder y había concluido la venta en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas, un conocido paraíso fiscal. La última cuota estaba condicionada a que el Estado chileno no declarara reserva natural la zona donde se pensaba desarrollar Dominga, como en ese entonces reclamaban los ambientalistas.  “Esta es la gota que desbordó el vaso”, dice a RFI Liesbeth Van der Meer, directora de la ONG Oceana, que tiene como objetivo la protección de los océanos. “Hay suficiente información para entender que este proyecto no se tramitó como cualquier otro en Chile”.   Esta explotación minera evaluada en 2.500 millones de dólares debería dar trabajo a unas 10.000 personas y para su funcionamiento necesitará de un puerto. Un proyecto polémico desde el inicio y que según los ambientalistas tendrá efectos irreversibles.  A sólo 30 kilómetros de su futuro puerto está la reserva nacional del pingüino de Humboldt, donde habita el 80% de la población de esa especie en peligro de extinción. Por ahí también se pasean delfines nariz de botella y ballenas azules.  Estos nuevos datos llegan justo cuando Dominga debe enfrentar una nueva batalla judicial, con dos recursos de casación presentados por Oceana y dos pescadores artesanales, que buscan anular la resolución del Tribunal Ambiental de Antofagasta que validó el permiso ambiental del proyecto minero  “Este proyecto ha sido sumamente cuestionado desde sus inicios por una evaluación ambiental deficiente, por el financiamiento a Pablo Wagner, subsecretario de Minería en el primer gobierno de Piñera, y por un sinnúmero de irregularidades en el proceso administrativo. La Corte Suprema tiene que tomar una resolución final pero no siempre toman estos nuevos datos en cuenta, sabiendo que en el 2017 ya se conocían algunos datos y no fueron tomados en cuenta por los tribunales,” lamenta Liesbeth Van der Meer.   Sebastián Piñera ha dicho este lunes que la compraventa de Dominga se efectuó en completa legalidad. 

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-05-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 5:03


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 5th, 2021. They had a dream, they gave it a shot, but it didn't work out. New Zealand has admitted it will not be able to completely get rid of the coronavirus. They've had a zero-tolerance approach from the beginning with strict lockdowns and aggressive contact tracing. In a country of 5 million, only 27 virus deaths have been reported. But a delta outbreak has made the government realize they're going to have to ease lockdown restrictions, even though COVID is still around. The EU's drug regulator gave its backing to giving booster shots of Pfizer to everyone 18 and older, saying doses “may be considered at least 6 months after the second dose.” They also support a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna for those with severely weakened immune systems at least 28 days after their second shot. Johnson & Johnson is reportedly going to ask the FDA this week to authorize a booster of its vaccine. A meeting of the agency's expert advisory committee will happen on the 15th to discuss the matter. Over 15 million Americans have gotten the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The company says a second shot about two months after the first increased effectiveness to 94%. In another head spinning reversal, the CDC quickly removed the guidance for holiday safety that they put out a couple of days prior, saying it was old information posted in error. That explains a lot as the guidance was as severe and restrictive as for the holidays of 2020. The organization said it will be sharing updated guidance soon. Is the pandemic pushing the world into the automation revolution? Last year's grape harvest in Italy was so bad for Mirko Cappelli's Tuscan vineyard because he couldn't get workers that this year, he spent $98,000 on a grape-picking robot. And he's not alone. Vintners have been slow to adopt automation because of worry it might damage the grapes. Some European regions even ban machine harvesting. But the tide seems to be shifting out of necessity, despite a few sour grapes. In the United States cases were down 24%, deaths are down 12%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,802,566 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: North Dakota 26%, Pennsylvania 17%, and Michigan, Montana, and Wyoming 13%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Kodiak Island Borough, AK. DeWitt, TX. Bethel Census Area, AK. Custer, MT. McCreary, KY. Green, KY. Morton, ND. Big Horn, WY. Stark, ND. And Wadena, MN. There have been at least 703,278 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 69.6%, Connecticut at 69%, and Maine at 68.7%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.5%, Wyoming at 41.7%, and Idaho at 41.9%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 55.9%. The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: There were only three with increases. Panama, South America, and Oceana all up 2%. Globally, cases were down 19% and deaths were down 15% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,115,500 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 72,947. The U.K. 35,077. Turkey 28,810. Russia 25,781. And India 16,762. There have been at least 4,808,399 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 10-05-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 5:02


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 5th, 2021. They had a dream, they gave it a shot, but it didn't work out. New Zealand has admitted it will not be able to completely get rid of the coronavirus. They've had a zero-tolerance approach from the beginning with strict lockdowns and aggressive contact tracing. In a country of 5 million, only 27 virus deaths have been reported. But a delta outbreak has made the government realize they're going to have to ease lockdown restrictions, even though COVID is still around. The EU's drug regulator gave its backing to giving booster shots of Pfizer to everyone 18 and older, saying doses “may be considered at least 6 months after the second dose.” They also support a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna for those with severely weakened immune systems at least 28 days after their second shot. Johnson & Johnson is reportedly going to ask the FDA this week to authorize a booster of its vaccine. A meeting of the agency's expert advisory committee will happen on the 15th to discuss the matter. Over 15 million Americans have gotten the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The company says a second shot about two months after the first increased effectiveness to 94%. In another head spinning reversal, the CDC quickly removed the guidance for holiday safety that they put out a couple of days prior, saying it was old information posted in error. That explains a lot as the guidance was as severe and restrictive as for the holidays of 2020. The organization said it will be sharing updated guidance soon. Is the pandemic pushing the world into the automation revolution? Last year's grape harvest in Italy was so bad for Mirko Cappelli's Tuscan vineyard because he couldn't get workers that this year, he spent $98,000 on a grape-picking robot. And he's not alone. Vintners have been slow to adopt automation because of worry it might damage the grapes. Some European regions even ban machine harvesting. But the tide seems to be shifting out of necessity, despite a few sour grapes. In the United States cases were down 24%, deaths are down 12%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,802,566 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: North Dakota 26%, Pennsylvania 17%, and Michigan, Montana, and Wyoming 13%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Kodiak Island Borough, AK. DeWitt, TX. Bethel Census Area, AK. Custer, MT. McCreary, KY. Green, KY. Morton, ND. Big Horn, WY. Stark, ND. And Wadena, MN. There have been at least 703,278 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 69.6%, Connecticut at 69%, and Maine at 68.7%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.5%, Wyoming at 41.7%, and Idaho at 41.9%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 55.9%. The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: There were only three with increases. Panama, South America, and Oceana all up 2%. Globally, cases were down 19% and deaths were down 15% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,115,500 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 72,947. The U.K. 35,077. Turkey 28,810. Russia 25,781. And India 16,762. There have been at least 4,808,399 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Rachel Maddow Show
Why the end of Donald Trump's term is not the end of danger for democracy in the U.S.

The Rachel Maddow Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 43:25


Tonight's guests are Fiona Hill, former White House adviser on Russia and author of the newly released "There Is Nothing For You Here"; Tali Farhadian Weinstein, former federal prosecutor; and Jacqueline Savitz, chief policy officer for North America at Oceana.

Tales from the Trunk
Shelter in Place 19: Rem Wigmore - Foxhunt

Tales from the Trunk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 31:34


This time around, to open out our unintentional Oceana month, I'm joined by the delightful Rem Wigmore (@faewriter), whose novel, Foxhunt, is available now, wherever you get your books, from Queen of Swords Press. They read us a slightly-spoiler-y excerpt of the book (you can skip ahead 11:40 from the start of the reading if you'd rather not be spoiled) that leads us into some great conversation about banter, taking the piss, and how mythology might survive into the future.   Things we mention in this episode: Hades (game) Orpheus and Eurydice  The Realm of the Elderlings series, by Robin Hobb These Violent Delights, by Chloe Gong Butcherbird, by Cassie Hart Riverwitch, by Rem Wigmore The Contemporary Witchy Fiction project The Waikato River  Rem's website    Join us again on the 15th of October, when my guest will be Freya Marske!

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 9-28-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 4:55


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for September 28th, 2021. The U.S. President sought to lead by example as he received his booster shot on camera just one workday after the CDC and FDA recommended a third dose of Pfizer. You're qualified to get one if you have pre-existing medical conditions, high-risk work environments, or are 65 and older. Let's just say the President qualified. Pfizer started a large study testing its oral antiviral drug to prevent COVID-19 infection among those who've been exposed. They're in a battle with Merck and Roche to get there first. The drug is designed to block a key enzyme needed for the virus to multiply and will be combined with a low dose of an older medication widely used as part of treatment for HIV. A Massachusetts police union announced that not a couple, not a few, but dozens of state troopers have quit over a vaccine mandate for state workers. A judge threw out a lawsuit filed by the State Police Association of Massachusetts that sought to at least delay the mandate. While cases are trending down, for many, the damage has already been done. And we're not talking about long COVID. A study out of Oxford shows American males experienced the largest loss in life expectancy in 2020, which shaved 2.2 years off their lifespans. Black and Hispanic groups saw the greatest dip in life expectancy. Some scientists are studying a type of antibody derived from llamas as a possible treatment for COVID. Actually any member of the camelid family, like camels, llamas, and alpacas, will do and produce unique antibodies called nanobodies that are robust and bind to specific targets. The llama they're studying is named Fifi, just so if it works you'll know who to thank. In the United States cases were down 33%, deaths are up 12%, and hospitalizations are down 16% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,840,573 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in per capita hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont at 35%, Maine 22%, Montana 21%, West Virginia 20%. And Pennsylvania and North Dakota 19%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AL. Cleburne, AL. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK. Lewis, WV. Whitley, KY. Green, KY. Custer, MT. Letcher, KY. And Magoffin, KY. There have been at least 690,426 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 69.3%, Connecticut at 68.5%, and Maine at 68.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.3%, Wyoming at 41.2%, and Idaho at 41.4%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 55.3%. The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Georgia, Kosovo, Oceana, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia all up 2%. Globally, cases were down 22% and deaths were down 12% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,519,283 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 81,550. The U.K. 32,258. India 27,022. Turkey 25,861. And Russia 22,498. There have now been at least 4,755,749 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Vaccine 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Vaccine 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 9-28-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 4:57


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for September 28th, 2021. The U.S. President sought to lead by example as he received his booster shot on camera just one workday after the CDC and FDA recommended a third dose of Pfizer. You're qualified to get one if you have pre-existing medical conditions, high-risk work environments, or are 65 and older. Let's just say the President qualified. Pfizer started a large study testing its oral antiviral drug to prevent COVID-19 infection among those who've been exposed. They're in a battle with Merck and Roche to get there first. The drug is designed to block a key enzyme needed for the virus to multiply and will be combined with a low dose of an older medication widely used as part of treatment for HIV. A Massachusetts police union announced that not a couple, not a few, but dozens of state troopers have quit over a vaccine mandate for state workers. A judge threw out a lawsuit filed by the State Police Association of Massachusetts that sought to at least delay the mandate. While cases are trending down, for many, the damage has already been done. And we're not talking about long COVID. A study out of Oxford shows American males experienced the largest loss in life expectancy in 2020, which shaved 2.2 years off their lifespans. Black and Hispanic groups saw the greatest dip in life expectancy. Some scientists are studying a type of antibody derived from llamas as a possible treatment for COVID. Actually any member of the camelid family, like camels, llamas, and alpacas, will do and produce unique antibodies called nanobodies that are robust and bind to specific targets. The llama they're studying is named Fifi, just so if it works you'll know who to thank. In the United States cases were down 33%, deaths are up 12%, and hospitalizations are down 16% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,840,573 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in per capita hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont at 35%, Maine 22%, Montana 21%, West Virginia 20%. And Pennsylvania and North Dakota 19%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AL. Cleburne, AL. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK. Lewis, WV. Whitley, KY. Green, KY. Custer, MT. Letcher, KY. And Magoffin, KY. There have been at least 690,426 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 69.3%, Connecticut at 68.5%, and Maine at 68.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.3%, Wyoming at 41.2%, and Idaho at 41.4%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 55.3%. The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Georgia, Kosovo, Oceana, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia all up 2%. Globally, cases were down 22% and deaths were down 12% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,519,283 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 81,550. The U.K. 32,258. India 27,022. Turkey 25,861. And Russia 22,498. There have now been at least 4,755,749 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 9-27-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 5:14


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for September 27th, 2021. Health officials in the U.S. say supply isn't a problem. There are more than 40 million doses of vaccines available, so that's enough to give qualified older Americans boosters and the first rounds for young children when the vaccine is approved for them. More than 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated. Breakthrough cases in the vaccinated are still rare but growing less rare. In fact, experts expect them to be even more common in the near future, saying most people will become infected at some point in their lives. But the appeal is still that vaccines will help keep cases from being severe. The CDC's latest data found unvaccinated people are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized from the virus. So if healthcare workers keep quitting, some of them because of vaccine mandates, who'll take care of patients? In New York, the possible answer is The National Guard. They're looking into that, as well as bringing in professionals from other states and countries, and reactivating retired nurses. Some 16% of the state's hospital staff have not been fully vaccinated. In California, first responders also remain disproportionately reluctant to get vaccinated. Public health officials have identified more than 200 outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic. Vaccination rates for LAPD an LAFD employees generally lag behind the 68% of eligible county residents who've gotten their shots. Also, lots of vaccine reluctance in the NBA, a league that's trying to figure out what to do about it. There are 10% or so of players that are still holding out. And that doesn't make basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar too happy. He says “there's no room for players” who pass on the vaccine. And as influencers, he says they're “failing to live up to the responsibilities that come with celebrity.” In the United States cases were down 18%, deaths are up 23%, and hospitalizations are down 15% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,858,405 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in per capita hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont at 45%, Montana 24%, Maine 23%. West Virginia 21%. And Pennsylvania and North Dakota 20%. Vermont and Maine are among the most fully vaccinated states. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Cleburne, AL. Whitley, KY. Magoffin, KY. Custer, MT. Braxton, WV. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Lewis, WV. Russell, KY. Big Horn, WY. And Harlan, KY. There have been at least 688,032 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 69.1%, Connecticut at 68.2%, and Maine at 68%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.2%, Wyoming at 41%, and Idaho at 41.1%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 55%. The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Australia and St. Lucia up 2%, and Azerbaijan, Australia, and Oceana 1%. Globally, cases were down 16% and deaths were down 10% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,614,780 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The U.K. 32,417. India 27,022. Turkey 25,861. The United States 24,343. And Russia 22,498. There have now been at least 4,747,726 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 9-27-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 5:13


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for September 27th, 2021. Health officials in the U.S. say supply isn't a problem. There are more than 40 million doses of vaccines available, so that's enough to give qualified older Americans boosters and the first rounds for young children when the vaccine is approved for them. More than 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated. Breakthrough cases in the vaccinated are still rare but growing less rare. In fact, experts expect them to be even more common in the near future, saying most people will become infected at some point in their lives. But the appeal is still that vaccines will help keep cases from being severe. The CDC's latest data found unvaccinated people are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized from the virus. So if healthcare workers keep quitting, some of them because of vaccine mandates, who'll take care of patients? In New York, the possible answer is The National Guard. They're looking into that, as well as bringing in professionals from other states and countries, and reactivating retired nurses. Some 16% of the state's hospital staff have not been fully vaccinated. In California, first responders also remain disproportionately reluctant to get vaccinated. Public health officials have identified more than 200 outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic. Vaccination rates for LAPD an LAFD employees generally lag behind the 68% of eligible county residents who've gotten their shots. Also, lots of vaccine reluctance in the NBA, a league that's trying to figure out what to do about it. There are 10% or so of players that are still holding out. And that doesn't make basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar too happy. He says “there's no room for players” who pass on the vaccine. And as influencers, he says they're “failing to live up to the responsibilities that come with celebrity.” In the United States cases were down 18%, deaths are up 23%, and hospitalizations are down 15% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,858,405 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in per capita hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont at 45%, Montana 24%, Maine 23%. West Virginia 21%. And Pennsylvania and North Dakota 20%. Vermont and Maine are among the most fully vaccinated states. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Cleburne, AL. Whitley, KY. Magoffin, KY. Custer, MT. Braxton, WV. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Lewis, WV. Russell, KY. Big Horn, WY. And Harlan, KY. There have been at least 688,032 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 69.1%, Connecticut at 68.2%, and Maine at 68%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.2%, Wyoming at 41%, and Idaho at 41.1%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 55%. The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Australia and St. Lucia up 2%, and Azerbaijan, Australia, and Oceana 1%. Globally, cases were down 16% and deaths were down 10% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,614,780 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The U.K. 32,417. India 27,022. Turkey 25,861. The United States 24,343. And Russia 22,498. There have now been at least 4,747,726 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 9-23-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 5:15


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for September 23rd, 2021.A story for you optimists out there. An analysis by a consortium of researchers advising the CDC indicates the Delta surge looks like it's peaking. Which means cases and deaths should decline steadily now through the spring as long as there's not a big winter surge. The analysis was made by combining nine different mathematical models from different research groups. The optimistic model for the next six months also assumes a new and dangerous variant won't take hold. But the R.1 variant, which originated in Japan, has been identified at a Kentucky nursing home where it infected 45 residents and workers, many of whom were vaccinated. It has mutations that can improve “transmission, replication, and immune suppression.” The FDA gave the okay for extra shots of Pfizer vaccine for seniors and others at high risk. And it's a little amazing the FDA is functioning as well as it is, because there is no permanent head of that agency. 10 months after the election, the current administration has yet to name one. Public health experts are baffled why this would be the case given the situation we're in and insiders say staff at the agency is demoralized. The kids are in school, but when it comes to teachers and school staff, there are desperate shortages nationwide. Notes are going to parents saying, “we're hiring,” Principals are filling in as crossing guards, and of course, schools are moving back to online learning. COVID-19 has triggered a spike in retirements and resignations, for any number of reasons. Maybe those teachers are home drinking. Even though we hear so many people kvetching about the possible temporary side effects of getting vaccinated, they don't seem worried about pickling their bodies with alcohol. A new Harris Poll shows nearly 1 in 5 Americans is consuming an unhealthy amount of alcohol. If you don't know if you're a heavy drinker or not, it's defined as two heavy drinking days in a single week at least twice in the previous 30 days. And a "heavy drinking day" is four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men. In the United States cases were down 12%, deaths are up 36%, and hospitalizations are down 9% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,757,275 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in per capita hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont at 52%, Idaho 34%, Montana 33%, Ohio 31%, and West Virginia 28%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Andrews, TX. Russell, KY. Knox, KY. Perry, KY. Lewis, WV. Braxton, WV. Whitley, KY. McCreary, KY. Rockcastle, KY. And Scott, TN. There have been at least 681,111 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 69%, Connecticut at 68%, and Maine at 67.8%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 40.2%, Wyoming at 40.8%, and Idaho at 40.9%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 54.8%. The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Kosovo up 3%, and Brazil, Australia, Oceana, and New Zealand 2%. Globally, cases were down 16% and deaths were down 13% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,574,248 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 133,620. Brazil 36,473. The U.K. 34,460. India 31,957. And Turkey 28,168. There have now been at least... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 9-23-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 5:17


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for September 23rd, 2021. A story for you optimists out there. An analysis by a consortium of researchers advising the CDC indicates the Delta surge looks like it's peaking. Which means cases and deaths should decline steadily now through the spring as long as there's not a big winter surge. The analysis was made by combining nine different mathematical models from different research groups. The optimistic model for the next six months also assumes a new and dangerous variant won't take hold. But the R.1 variant, which originated in Japan, has been identified at a Kentucky nursing home where it infected 45 residents and workers, many of whom were vaccinated. It has mutations that can improve “transmission, replication, and immune suppression.” The FDA gave the okay for extra shots of Pfizer vaccine for seniors and others at high risk. And it's a little amazing the FDA is functioning as well as it is, because there is no permanent head of that agency. 10 months after the election, the current administration has yet to name one. Public health experts are baffled why this would be the case given the situation we're in and insiders say staff at the agency is demoralized. The kids are in school, but when it comes to teachers and school staff, there are desperate shortages nationwide. Notes are going to parents saying, “we're hiring,” Principals are filling in as crossing guards, and of course, schools are moving back to online learning. COVID-19 has triggered a spike in retirements and resignations, for any number of reasons. Maybe those teachers are home drinking. Even though we hear so many people kvetching about the possible temporary side effects of getting vaccinated, they don't seem worried about pickling their bodies with alcohol. A new Harris Poll shows nearly 1 in 5 Americans is consuming an unhealthy amount of alcohol. If you don't know if you're a heavy drinker or not, it's defined as two heavy drinking days in a single week at least twice in the previous 30 days. And a "heavy drinking day" is four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men. In the United States cases were down 12%, deaths are up 36%, and hospitalizations are down 9% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,757,275 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in per capita hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont at 52%, Idaho 34%, Montana 33%, Ohio 31%, and West Virginia 28%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Andrews, TX. Russell, KY. Knox, KY. Perry, KY. Lewis, WV. Braxton, WV. Whitley, KY. McCreary, KY. Rockcastle, KY. And Scott, TN. There have been at least 681,111 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 69%, Connecticut at 68%, and Maine at 67.8%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 40.2%, Wyoming at 40.8%, and Idaho at 40.9%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 54.8%. The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Kosovo up 3%, and Brazil, Australia, Oceana, and New Zealand 2%. Globally, cases were down 16% and deaths were down 13% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,574,248 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 133,620. Brazil 36,473. The U.K. 34,460. India 31,957. And Turkey 28,168. There have now been at least... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 9-22-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 5:08


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for September 22nd, 2021.There are approximately 71 million unvaccinated Americans. And COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March. Many hospitals are full and health care workers demoralized, with patients dying and disbelief about the virus continuing. Dr. William Moss of Johns Hopkins said, “I think this is a failure of society.”Almost 400 Novant Health employees in North Carolina aren't overworked anymore. They've been suspended after failing to comply with the hospital system's vaccination program. Those who got their first vaccine of Pfizer or Moderna have until October 15 to get the second, or they're gone too.People who got the Johnson & Johnson booster shot are better protected, and for a longer period of time, according to their own latest trial results. The one-dose vaccine has been found to be 72% protective against severe cases in the U.S. But get a second shot two months later and that protection goes up to 94%.Two big retail groups have asked the Biden administration for at least a 90-day heads up before imposing new rules that'll require employees at bigger companies to be vaccinated or submit to regular testing. The groups represent brands like Walmart, CVS, Target, and Home Depot and said "there could be as many as 4 million workers who may need to be tested weekly," and they need time and guidance to figure out how that gets done. He's one of the most famous filmmakers you don't know, and he has died from COVID. His name is George Holliday. He was actually a plumber in Los Angeles. But it was he who shot the grainy video of four white police officers beating black motorist Rodney King back in 1991, an incident which later sparked massive riots. He was 61 and had been fighting COVID in the hospital for over a month. In the United States cases were up 4%, deaths are up 51%, and hospitalizations are down 8% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,715,410 active cases in the United States.With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in per capita hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont, the number one most vaccinated state in the United States at 44%, Montana 35%, Idaho 34%, Ohio 32%, and West Virginia 30%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Russell, KY. McCreary, KY. Andrews, TX. Scott, TN. Lewis, WV. Green, KY. Knox, KY. Braxton, WV. Whitley, KY. And Perry, KY. There have been at least 678,405 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 69%, Connecticut at 67.9%, and Maine unchanged at 67.5%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.2%, Wyoming unchanged at 40.6%, and Idaho unchanged at 40.8%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 54.7%.The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Pakistan, Oceana, Georgia, Bangladesh, and India all up 2%. Globally, cases were down 9% and deaths were down 7% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,561,770 active cases around the world.The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 120,579. The U.K. 31,564. Turkey 29,338. India 27,333. And Russia 19,179. There have now been at least 4,707,662 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 9-22-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 5:06


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for September 22nd, 2021.There are approximately 71 million unvaccinated Americans. And COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March. Many hospitals are full and health care workers demoralized, with patients dying and disbelief about the virus continuing. Dr. William Moss of Johns Hopkins said, “I think this is a failure of society.”Almost 400 Novant Health employees in North Carolina aren't overworked anymore. They've been suspended after failing to comply with the hospital system's vaccination program. Those who got their first vaccine of Pfizer or Moderna have until October 15 to get the second, or they're gone too.People who got the Johnson & Johnson booster shot are better protected, and for a longer period of time, according to their own latest trial results. The one-dose vaccine has been found to be 72% protective against severe cases in the U.S. But get a second shot two months later and that protection goes up to 94%.Two big retail groups have asked the Biden administration for at least a 90-day heads up before imposing new rules that'll require employees at bigger companies to be vaccinated or submit to regular testing. The groups represent brands like Walmart, CVS, Target, and Home Depot and said "there could be as many as 4 million workers who may need to be tested weekly," and they need time and guidance to figure out how that gets done. He's one of the most famous filmmakers you don't know, and he has died from COVID. His name is George Holliday. He was actually a plumber in Los Angeles. But it was he who shot the grainy video of four white police officers beating black motorist Rodney King back in 1991, an incident which later sparked massive riots. He was 61 and had been fighting COVID in the hospital for over a month. In the United States cases were up 4%, deaths are up 51%, and hospitalizations are down 8% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,715,410 active cases in the United States.With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in per capita hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont, the number one most vaccinated state in the United States at 44%, Montana 35%, Idaho 34%, Ohio 32%, and West Virginia 30%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Russell, KY. McCreary, KY. Andrews, TX. Scott, TN. Lewis, WV. Green, KY. Knox, KY. Braxton, WV. Whitley, KY. And Perry, KY. There have been at least 678,405 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 69%, Connecticut at 67.9%, and Maine unchanged at 67.5%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.2%, Wyoming unchanged at 40.6%, and Idaho unchanged at 40.8%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 54.7%.The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Pakistan, Oceana, Georgia, Bangladesh, and India all up 2%. Globally, cases were down 9% and deaths were down 7% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,561,770 active cases around the world.The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 120,579. The U.K. 31,564. Turkey 29,338. India 27,333. And Russia 19,179. There have now been at least 4,707,662 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Vaccine 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 9-20-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 5:00


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for September 20th, 2021.Many are trying to get religious exemptions from the vaccine right now. But religious leaders are saying, we don't agree with you. Leaders of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said there's no exemption for them for religious reasons. The Evangelical Lutheran Church said “there's no evident basis for religious exemption.” The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said any priest issuing an exemption letter would be “acting in contradiction” to statements from the Pope. The influential, politically involved Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist megachurch in Dallas said they “are not encouraging members to seek religious exemptions because there's no credible religious argument against the vaccines. And the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also doesn't provide religious exemptions for its members. Some good news around hospitalizations in some areas. The LA County Department of Public Health said they had a decrease of close to 100 people from last week's hospitalization number. And in Florida they had 417 fewer patients from Saturday to Sunday. COVID patients are occupying 15.9% of inpatient beds.A startling statistic out of Alabama. The state had more people die last year during the onset of the pandemic than were born. That means 2020 will be the first year in the history of the state with more deaths than births.They really aren't talked about much, the sufferers of long COVID. A study published in the CDC Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report showed about a third of COVID survivors still had health problems two months later. Long Covid can encompass a wide variety of symptoms and there's not enough research on who might be more likely to suffer from it.Comedian Chris Rock announced he tested positive for Covid-19. The 56-year-old, who was vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, wrote, “Trust me you don't want this.”In the United States cases were down 8%, deaths are up 29%, and hospitalizations are down 8% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,705,031 active cases in the United States.With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont and Montana up 38%, Idaho and Ohio 33%, and West Virginia 31%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Knox, KY. Russell, KY. Scott, TN. Andrews, TX. Rockcastle, KY. Lewis, WV. Powell, KY. Perry, KY. Whitley, KY. And Lincoln, MT. There have been at least 673,763 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 68.8%, Connecticut at 67.5%, and Maine at 67.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia again unchanged at 40%, Wyoming at 40.4%, and Idaho at 40.5%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 54.2%.The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: India up 4%. Kosovo 3%. Australia 2%. And Argentina and Oceana 1%. Globally, cases were down 14% and deaths were down 10% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,674,573 active cases around the world.The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 32,731. India 30,809. The U.K. 29,612. Turkey 26,398. And Russia 20,174. There have now been at least 4,691,081 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine and Delta variant updates for 9-20-2021

Vaccine 4 1 1 - News on the search for a Covid 19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 4:53


This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for September 20th, 2021.Many are trying to get religious exemptions from the vaccine right now. But religious leaders are saying, we don't agree with you. Leaders of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said there's no exemption for them for religious reasons. The Evangelical Lutheran Church said “there's no evident basis for religious exemption.” The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said any priest issuing an exemption letter would be “acting in contradiction” to statements from the Pope. The influential, politically involved Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist megachurch in Dallas said they “are not encouraging members to seek religious exemptions because there's no credible religious argument against the vaccines. And the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also doesn't provide religious exemptions for its members. Some good news around hospitalizations in some areas. The LA County Department of Public Health said they had a decrease of close to 100 people from last week's hospitalization number. And in Florida they had 417 fewer patients from Saturday to Sunday. COVID patients are occupying 15.9% of inpatient beds.A startling statistic out of Alabama. The state had more people die last year during the onset of the pandemic than were born. That means 2020 will be the first year in the history of the state with more deaths than births.They really aren't talked about much, the sufferers of long COVID. A study published in the CDC Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report showed about a third of COVID survivors still had health problems two months later. Long Covid can encompass a wide variety of symptoms and there's not enough research on who might be more likely to suffer from it.Comedian Chris Rock announced he tested positive for Covid-19. The 56-year-old, who was vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, wrote, “Trust me you don't want this.”In the United States cases were down 8%, deaths are up 29%, and hospitalizations are down 8% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,705,031 active cases in the United States.With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont and Montana up 38%, Idaho and Ohio 33%, and West Virginia 31%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Knox, KY. Russell, KY. Scott, TN. Andrews, TX. Rockcastle, KY. Lewis, WV. Powell, KY. Perry, KY. Whitley, KY. And Lincoln, MT. There have been at least 673,763 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 68.8%, Connecticut at 67.5%, and Maine at 67.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia again unchanged at 40%, Wyoming at 40.4%, and Idaho at 40.5%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 54.2%.The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: India up 4%. Kosovo 3%. Australia 2%. And Argentina and Oceana 1%. Globally, cases were down 14% and deaths were down 10% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,674,573 active cases around the world.The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 32,731. India 30,809. The U.K. 29,612. Turkey 26,398. And Russia 20,174. There have now been at least 4,691,081 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Vaccine 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Vaccine... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 9-16-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 5:14


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for September 16th, 2021.A tough statistic for the “it's like the chicken pox” crowd. 19 months into the pandemic, 1 in 500 American residents has died from COVID-19. The death rate for certain demographics age 40-64 is even more stark; for black Americans, 1 in 480 has died, for Hispanics, 1 in 390, and 1 out of every 240 Native Americans have died.Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of at least one dose of a vaccine by October 7 for customers and employees at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, and nightclubs. By November 4, full vaccination will be required. Government guidelines in England say healthcare staff can decide whether children 12-15 get a vaccine against their parents' wishes. School headmasters worry this virtually guarantees disruptive protests are right around the corner. Shots will be administered by School Age Immunization Service teams and if parents don't give their consent but the child is deemed able to make an informed decision and wants the vaccine, the parents will be overruled. There was a time it was believed when someone an anti-vaxxer knew personally died of COVID, it would change their minds. A new Pew poll says maybe not. 72% of American adults know someone who's been hospitalized or killed. The death count in America is now a few thousand away from surpassing the 1918 Spanish Flu as the single largest death toll from a pandemic in the U.S. It's probably the saddest aspect of the vaccine debate, friends and family ripping themselves apart and ending relationships over their disagreements. A Harris poll shows 33% of vaccinated Americans have stopped seeing people they know because they haven't been vaccinated. 8% don't intend to ever socialize with them again even if they do eventually get vaccinated. In the United States cases were down 8%, deaths are up 37%, and hospitalizations are down 4% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,523,673 active cases in the United States.With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations over 14 days are Montana up 47%, Ohio 40%, West Virginia 34%, Alaska 31%, and Idaho and New Hampshire 29%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Knox, KY. Perry, KY. Monroe, KY. Martin, KY. Powell, KY. Whitley, KY. White, IL. Lincoln, MT. Russell, KY. And Lewis, WV. There have been at least 666,598 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 68.7%, Connecticut at 67.3%, and Maine at 67%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40%, Wyoming at 40.2%, and Idaho at 40.3%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 54%.The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Ethiopia up 102%. Kosovo 3%. And South America, Oceana, and Australia 2%. Globally, cases were down 17% and deaths were down 10% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,641,559 active cases around the world.The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 164,509. The U.K. 30,597. India 30,361. Turkey 28,224. And Iran 19,731. There have now been at least 4,659,290 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 9-14-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 5:24


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for September 14th, 2021.In a heartbreaking illustration of maxed out hospitals, the staff in one north Alabama hospital contacted 43 others across three states looking for a specialty cardiac ICU bed for patient Ray DeMonia. Most were full with COVID patients, which Ray was not. He wound up in Meridian, Mississippi, about 170 miles away, where he died of a cardiac event shortly after arriving.Looks like Americans are okay with government vaccination mandates. A new Morning Consult/Politico poll shows 58% support them. 62% favor encouraging states to require vaccinations for all school employees; 60% support a mandate for most health care workers with no ability to opt out through regular testing; and 56% support the same rule for most federal workers and contractors.The mantra is the vaccines help keep infections from turning into serious COVID cases. But it does happen. In fact, the Office for National Statistics in England says those who were fully vaccinated accounted for 1.2% of all deaths involving Covid-19 in England so far this year. That number is low and is actually being promoted as proof the vaccines are effective.An international group of scientists including two FDA vaccine reviewers wrote in the science journal Lancet that the average person doesn't need a booster yet. Their review shows the shots are working well, even against Delta. The White House, which promised to “follow the science,” is continuing to follow a different science and is pressing forward with third shots as soon as later this month. The CDC says Americans should not travel to Afghanistan. Which leads to the obvious response, duh. But it's not because of that Taliban thing. The country was added to the list of Level 4 high risk areas for COVID. Also added to the list: Belize, Grenada, Mauritius, Saint Kitts and Nevis. Pretty much anyplace tropical and beautiful you'd like to travel to, they say it's safer for you to stay in the USA, which by the way is now 40th in vaccination rates. In the United States cases were up 8%, deaths are up 36%, and hospitalizations are down 2% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since September 12. There are 9,396,924 active cases in the United States.With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the biggest increase in hospitalizations per capita: North Dakota 56%, Alaska 43%, Ohio and Montana 42%, And West Virginia 38%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Perry, KY. Sequatchie, TN. White, TN. Warren, TN. McMinn, TN. Rockcastle, KY. Clay, KY. Bledsoe, TN. Monroe, TN. And Knox, KY. There have been at least 661,537 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 68.6%, Connecticut at 67.1%, and Massachusetts and Maine at 66.8%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are Wyoming and West Virginia at 39.9%, and Idaho at 40.1%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 53.8%.The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Africa and Bangladesh up 3%. And Aruba, Panama, and Oceana 2% Globally, cases were down 13% and deaths were down 11% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,725,144 active cases around the world.The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 109,432. The U.K. 30,825. Turkey 24,613. India 24,479. And Iran 22,541. There have now been at least 4,638,578 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Death Dialogues Project
102. Oceana Sawyer: End of Life Doula

The Death Dialogues Project

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 41:13


As an End of Life (EOL) Doula, Oceana Sawyer specializes in the liminal spaces of active dying and grief. She is currently researching embodied grief (through a sensual lens) and racialized trauma in the Somatic Abolitionism Training Program with Education for Racial Equity. A certified home funeral celebrant, living funeral ceremony facilitator, and Conscious Dying Educator, Oceana also holds graduate degrees in integral counseling psychology and organizational development. Oceana draws upon her meditation practice, experience as a sensuality educator, earth-based spirituality, and intensive study in the expressive arts and integral counseling psychology to bring a grounded, compassionate presence and holistic approach to her work. Through Death Cafes, EOL vision mapping, EOL doula training, and virtual grief events and workshops, Oceana works with individuals and groups centered primarily in communities of color (culture). She has also contributed to a number of articles and podcasts in the area of death, dying, and grieving. You can follow her on her Instagram and participate in her online grief community on Patreon. Please follow The Death Dialogues Project and learn more about this project at www.deathdialogues.net where you will find links to podcast platforms and our social media. Instagram is our fave social media home @deathdialoguesproject --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deathdialogues/message

Queers for Fears
Episode 56: The Life and Death of Oceana Snead

Queers for Fears

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 75:15


In 1909, a coroner was called to a seemingly abandoned home. A woman in a black dress, veil and cape answered. "Who are you? Who is the deceased?" The coroner asked. "It doesn't matter," replied the Lady in Black. But really though, who was the deceased? And whow as the Lady in Black? Find out on this episode of Queers for Fears. Find us on social media and support us via Patreon or by purchasing merch here: https://linktr.ee/queersforfears Remember for 5 dollars off your t-shirt order until September 1, use code QUEERS21 at checkout! Link in Linktree! Sources: The Slow Death of Ocey Snead. Starved, overdosed, and drowned by her… | by Heather Monroe | Medium The sisters in black: The murder of Ocey Snead, 1909 - New York Daily News (nydailynews.com) Sister Act: The Bizarre Drowning of Ocey Snead (the-line-up.com) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/queersforfears/support

The Papaya Podcast
The One About Community > Charity With Mamas For Mamas Founder Shannon

The Papaya Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 41:29


After her father's sudden passing, Shannon was left with an inheritance that allowed her to take a community Facebook page into Canada's first non-profit born and run on social media. Mamas for Mamas is a now a national charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers (including men, trans, non-binary, and two-spirit clients in crisis) by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles. This includes emotional poverty. Whether needing support, or wanting to give it, Mamas for Mamas is meant to bridge the gap and make sure that no child or mama is left behind, if Mamas for Mamas can help it. This is an emotionally charged and honest conversation about how charity doesn't solve poverty but community does. To find out more, or to purchase a ticket for their upcoming event, visit www.mamasformamas.org and follow on IG @MamasforMamas     I'll be hosting a virtual event with Biossance, Oceana, and Sephora on August 17 at 4pm EST all about squalane, sharks, and skincare. You can join me by RSVP'ing here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/squalane-sharks-and-skincare-with-biossance-and-thebirdspapaya-registration-165447177963?aff=sarah."   Head to www.thehydrojug.com to customize your jug and use code papaya  for 10%off  your purchase.   For listeners of the show Girlfriend Collective is offering $25 off your purchase of $100 or more when you go to girlfriend.com/papaya   Go to https://shop.analuisa.com/papaya to receive 20% off all products with their summer sale   Produced by Dear Media