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Conversations About Grief Episode #2: Steve speaks about the grief from losing his dad in 2005

In this episode Ed asks Steve questions about his experience from when his dad passed away in 2005.

There are many key points covered in this video:
Why suppressing your grief is not a good thing.
What having dreams about a lost loved one can mean.
The importance of taking the time to grieve.
Some ways families can grieve together.


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Conversations About Grief Episode #1: Grief During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The pandemic has been a strain on the entire world. The grief we are experiencing during these times is unprecedented. Steve asks Ed a few questions about dealing with grief during the pandemic.
The topics covered during this episode:

How has the Covid 19 pandemic been different for the world, as opposed to other events in recent history?

With our short news cycle and busy lives, has there been a “suppression” of grief?

What is the biggest thing we don’t understand about dealing with grief in light of Covid-19?

Is grieving over a lost loved one/ friend from Covid-19 different from grieving over a loss from cancer?

Have the stages of grief changed because of the pandemic?

This is our inaugural episode of Conversations About Grief. If you have any questions about grief, please email them to: conversationsaboutgrief@gmail.com

We will answer your questions in future episodes.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Goes To RELATIVES of Healthcare Workers – California

With the recently released new covid-19 vaccine, comes a host of unforeseen problems…not enough vaccine for everyone who might want it, the short vaccine shelf-life, and the lack of regulations for getting the vaccine out first to those who need it most (frontline healthcare workers).

So, it might come as a shock to many that a minimum of two hospitals in Southern California have actually been immunizing non-frontline employees having actually gotten extra doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine including Redlands Community Hospital.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has..CLICK LINK to Read More!

Funny Satirical Book On British People

Here is a funny book which will help you through a difficult day. Laughter is the best medicine they say. I have written 20 funny and satirical stories on Britain and the Brits. The title is:- The Brits Are Bonkers. 

The stories cover a wide range of events happening in the UK which will affect the lives of 50 million people. We look at British politics and life in an ironic and comic way which is also a great way to understand British politics at the moment. They say that there is truth in satire.

Did you know that Boris Johnson, the
British Prime Minister now lives in Buckingham Palace?

You might also like to know why the Queen wants
you to call her Liz when you meet her.

Read these 20 British political humorous and
satirical stories to help you understand a surreal nation.

There is truth in satire and these stories will
help you laugh your way through a tiresome day.

You will also discover:-
• If you are a weirdo, you can get a job in
Downing Street or in wacky Westminster.

• What are the sexy things you could have bought
on Harry and Megan’s website if the Queen hadn’t put her foot down?

• What really happened in the EU Parliament the
day the UK left the union?

• What does the Queen take to help her get off
to sleep?

• Why are the UK police force now staying at
home?

• What splendid gift did the Queen give Boris
Johnson for his birthday?

“Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.”
― Lord Byron

 

 

 

 

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One thing we know for sure – every single person can help our country control the COVID-19 pandemic. From wearing a mask to washing your hands to maintaining physical distance and avoiding large indoor gatherings, each of us can follow proven public health practices that not only reduce our own chance of getting infected by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes coronavirus disease, or COVID-19), but also prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our coworkers, friends and loved ones. Another thing that will help is testing as many people as possible.

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Testing for COVID-19 is so important that in April 2020, the NIH launched the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Initiative to develop rapid, easy-to-use, accurate testing and make it available nationwide. As part of this effort, the RADx Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program is about finding solutions to stop the spread of COVID-19, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable populations that have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic. Previously, we reported about the launch of this project and our plans to develop community-based approaches to study how best to implement testing and prevention strategies for populations who are disproportionately affected by, have the highest infection rates of, or are most at risk for complications or poor outcomes from COVID-19.

Scientists from the NIH and across the country are working around the clock to establish programs that will ensure access to and acceptance of rapid and reliable testing around the country. Testing can help people determine if they are infected with SARS-CoV-2 – regardless of whether they have symptoms – and whether they are at risk of spreading the infection to others. Taking measures to prevent the spread of infection will be the most effective strategy for getting us safely back to work and school.

We want to take this opportunity to articulate why widespread testing is necessary, important, and achievable.

1. Testing saves lives

Testing of all people for SARS-CoV-2, including those who have no symptoms, who show symptoms of infection such as trouble breathing, fever, sore throat or loss of the sense of smell and taste, and who may have been exposed to the virus will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by identifying people who are in need of care in a timely fashion. A positive test early in the course of the illness enables individuals to isolate themselves – reducing the chances that they will infect others and allowing them to seek treatment earlier, likely reducing disease severity and the risk of long-term disability, or death.

Testing of people who have been in contact with others who have a documented infection is also important. A negative test doesn’t mean you’re in the clear; you could become infectious later. Therefore, even if you test negative, you need to continue to protect yourself and others by washing your hands frequently, physically distancing, and wearing a face mask. A positive test makes it clear that you have to isolate yourself, and that others with whom you have been in contact since the time of your exposure should also get tested.

Since it is recognized that nearly half of all SARS-CoV-2 infections are transmitted by people who are not showing any symptoms, identifying infected individuals while they are presymptomatic, as well as those who are asymptomatic, will play a major role in stopping the pandemic.

2. Testing can be easy and quick

Initially, the only test available required getting a sample from the back of a person’s throat. New developments, some of which are supported by two other NIH projects, RADx Tech and RADx-ATP (Advanced Technology Platforms), will provide more comfortable and equally accurate tests that obtain the sample from inside the nose. On the horizon for large-scale use are tests that will use a simple mouth swab or a saliva sample.

A positive test for SARS-CoV-2 alerts an individual that they have the infection. Not only can they get treated faster, but they can take steps to minimize the spread of the virus.

This is why it is so important to get the test results quickly, ideally within a few hours or less.

Early in the pandemic, there was not enough capacity and limited supplies to collect and process the tests, which resulted in delays. However, lab equipment has improved, capacity and supply have expanded, and results are being returned, on average, within 3-4 days. In fact, point-of-care tests will be available that provide a result in less than 15 minutes!

3. Testing matters more in the communities affected the most

Communities of color are disproportionately burdened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some individuals in these communities are essential workers, who cannot work from home, increasing their risk of being exposed to the virus. In addition, multi-generational living situations or multi-family housing arrangements can allow the virus to spread more quickly if one household member gets infected. Comorbid conditions that worsen the health risks of COVID-19, such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes, are also more common in minority communities because of long-standing societal and environmental factors and impediments to healthcare access. Therefore, COVID-19 can spread quickly in these communities, and the impact of that spread is great. Testing, particularly of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals, is key to interrupting this spread.

Unfortunately, there still is a lot of confusion about where to get a test and who should get tested. It is becoming clear that for a person to test positive, they have to have a significant amount of the virus in their system. This means that if you have no symptoms but think or were told that you were in contact with a person with COVID-19, you should isolate yourself immediately, call your health care provider, and then get a test. If you have any question, always call your health care provider or local county public health office. You can also contact the CDC Hotline at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

Staying informed is essential. We encourage you to look to up-to-date, trusted sources of information about COVID-19, such as resources from the NIH website or MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s consumer information resource.

Over the next few months, you’ll have opportunities, such as those listed at the NIH’s vaccine trial sites, to help scientists discover if the vaccines being evaluated now are effective. If you become ill with COVID-19, you can to participate in clinical trials underway to develop and evaluate a wide range of potential treatments, as well as several possible vaccines. So that these therapies will work for everyone, it is important for people from diverse communities across the country to participate in this research. We hope that in the not too distant future, these efforts will lead to therapies that will put an end to the pandemic.

In the meantime, let’s all continue to protect ourselves and others from getting infected, and get tested if you believe you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19.

Article published on https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/why-covid-19-testing-key-getting-back-normal

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Covaguard Mask Protection Spray

WHAT IS IT?

COVAGUARD™ Mask spray is a patent-pending antimicrobial sanitizer spray that is intended to be applied to a medical face mask to sanitize and prepare the surface by killing pathogens that can come in contact with the mask surface for up to 4 days. COVAGUARD™ Mask spray was specifically formulated with active ingredients that are known to be effective at killing bacteria and other germs that can come into contact with the surface of the mask. COVAGUARD Mask spray treats the surface of the mask with a known and effective antimicrobial agent Benzalkonium Chloride(BAC), which is incorporated in a proprietary delivery system comprised of lipids that are designed to enhance and prolong the effectiveness of BAC.

What Does it Do?

Covaguard™ Mask Spray is designed to sanitize to help protect users by sanitizing the mask upon contact with the spray that will continue to kill pathogens throughout the day. Covaguard™ mask spray forms an invisible antimicrobial barrier that is designed to enhance the activity of BAC and preserve its’ ability to deactivate and kill pathogens for up to 4 days. Covaguard™ mask is designed not to interfere or modify the waterproof properties or filtering abilities of a surgical or N95 mask, if used as directed. The Covaguard™ mask spray is creates an invisible coating on the surface of the mask and is not intended to penetrate through the filtering layers of the mask. 

HOW EFFECTIVE IS COVAGUARD™ MASK SPRAY?

Covaguard Mask Spray was specifically formulated with active ingredients known to be effective at kill a broad scope of pathogens. The main active antimicrobial Benzalkonium or BAC has been studied for over 30 years and has clearly demonstrated the ability to kill enveloped Corona viruses like the Covid-19 virus, including SARS–COV-1,and MERS-COV, as well as similar influenza viruses including influenza, H1N1, and H5N1. BAC has also been shown to have potent antimicrobial and antifungal activity against such pathogens as Acinetobacter baumannii, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans amongst many others¹. 


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And if we do these 5 things then we’ll also achieve great overall health and feel great as well as achieving serious skin health. Sea Buckthorn is pleasingly sweet, and should be considered for blends for all skin types. What are we without our health? And our overall state of health is related to the state of our skin as well as our overall wellbeing. Follow it up with a good toner

Use sunscreen lotions for protection against sun. ear lobes. Copper Peptide is the main content of skin care products that concentrates on cell regeneration

For outstanding skin care it is best to moisturize skin immediately following a shave. Avoid Consumption of junk foods, too much of sweets and oil food as these lead to weight gain. Apply toner to a cotton tissue rather than a cotton ball as a tissue is less absorbent and you will end up using less toner on your face. This product would be useful for someone with dry or oily skin. To pamper your skin and care for it properly, avoid wearing tight clothing for long periods of time

Apricot can make up the entire base if you so desire. When the skin loses moisture it may crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed. Carriers are the naturally pressed oils from nut and seed sources

If in case you are unable to drink more water then add some flavoring substances such as lemon, mint leaves to enhance the taste. Vitamin C is necessary to create collagen and maintain structural protein that keeps skin elasticity and makes skin strong. Herbs like neem , tulsi , turmeric and sandalwood help in skin care

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