H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Sick-leave policies, spring-wave protection?, vaccine updates, Web resources

first_imgOct 8, 2009Lack of paid sick leave could spread fluA lack of paid sick leave could force working parents either to report to work sick with flu or to send their children to school sick, at the risk of sacrificing either income or their jobs, ABC News reports. Up to 54 million Americans, many of them self-employed or employees of small businesses, have little or no paid sick leave, an issue that advocates hope to bring before Congress.http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFluNews/unpaid-sick-days-leave-parents-tough-choices-flu/story?id=8775513Oct 7 ABC News reportSpring wave may have given NYC some protectionNew York City and a few other cities that had big H1N1 outbreaks in the spring are seeing little activity now, leading to suggestions that the spring wave spawned a significant level of population immunity, the New York Times reported today. City health officials believe that perhaps 20% to 40% of the population were exposed to the virus in the spring and gained immunity. But city officials and other experts agreed it would be unwise to assume that New Yorkers don’t need the H1N1 vaccine.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/health/08flu.html?ref=healthOct 8 New York Times storyThird of parents may say no to kids’ vaccineConcerned over the new H1N1 vaccine, or unconcerned about the seriousness of the disease, 38% of parents say they are unlikely to permit their children to be vaccinated during school programs planned by many states, according to an Associated Press (AP)-GfK poll. Federal health officials vouched for the vaccine’s safety, urging widespread inoculation. Among concerns are the newness of the vaccine and potential side-effects.Oct 7 AP storyNew Web resources for individuals, familiesThe federal government’s www.flu.gov Web site has two new features, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday. A self-evaluation section for adults offers a click-through assessment aimed at determining whether flu is or is not present, followed by guidance on self-care, preventing transmission, and warning signs of serious disease. “Flu Myths and Facts” provides accurate refutations of common misconceptions about vaccinations and the disease itself.http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/10/20091007a.htmlOct 7 HHS news releaseCDC unveils system to gather data on flu-like illnessThe CDC today announced the launch of a system to gather data about influenza-like illness (ILI) from syndromic surveillance systems run by health departments in cooperation with hospital emergency departments. The system, called Distribute, enhances existing flu surveillance by providing more details on geographic- and age-specific trends, the agency said. The system involves a partnership of the CDC with the International Society for Disease Surveillance and the Public Health Informatics Institute.http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5839a5.htmCDC announcement in Oct 9 MMWRCanadian H1N1 vaccination to lag US by weeksCanada’s national campaign to vaccinate residents against the H1N1 flu is likely to begin in early November because attempts to move up the shots’ delivery have not been successful, according to the Canadian Press. The US campaign uses multiple suppliers and began with a roll-out of aerosol vaccine; Canada uses only one manufacturer, and aerosol vaccine is not approved for sale there.Oct 6 Canadian Press reportMichigan man recounts 7-week H1N1 battleA Michigan man who barely survived a battle with the H1N1 virus is expressing support for the vaccination campaign, according to ABC News. Jim Shrode, 53, was in excellent health before he fell ill with the virus in May. He was hospitalized for 7 weeks, required mechanical ventilation, and lost 37 pounds. “People need to know that the risks of the vaccine are minimal compared to the risks if you get ill with it,” he said.http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/surving-swine-flu/story?id=8777207Oct 8 ABC News reportlast_img read more

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Navy SEALs cut ties with national museum over Colin Kaepernick K-9 demonstration video

first_img Sujay Chakraborty COMMENT Also Read | CB Jalen Ramsey Confident In Contract, New Role With RamsColin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem during the 2016 NFL preseason as a sign of protest against racial violence and police brutality. Despite heavy criticism, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback continued with his protests, which many suspect was the primary reason behind his NFL exit the following year.Kaepernick’s ‘Take a knee’ protests have become prominent in 2020 since the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum in the US after the death of George Floyd. Floyd, an African-American, was brutally murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. His death led to mass protests in the US and kickstarted the global movement against racism.For athletes looking to show solidarity with the movement, kneeling during the national anthem ahead of games has become a go-to option. Players in MLB, MLS and NBA have supported the movement by kneeling while wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirts. It is believed that NFL players are planning to do the same when the 2020 season commences in September. Also Read | Buccaneers Rookie Wirfs Prepares To Do Part To Help BradyAlso Read | Dolphins’ 2017 3rd-round Pick Cordrea Tankersley Waived(Image Credits: Billy Corben Twitter Handle) The Navy SEALs have severed all ties with the National Navy SEAL Museum after a K-9 demonstration video went viral on social media which showed the dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey. According to an email procured by AP, Rear Admiral Collin Green, who heads the Naval Special Warfare Command, wrote: “Each and every one of us serves to protect our fellow Americans — ALL Americans. Even the perception that our commitment to serving the men and women of this nation is applied unevenly is destructive.”The email, which was sent to the various departments of the US Defence force, stated that Navy SEALs will revisit the “relationship with the museum” when they are convinced that the National Navy SEAL Museum has made the necessary changes to ensure this act is not repeated again.  1 month ago ‘Suicide Squad’ director agrees with fan theory about Joker recruiting fake Harley Quinn Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 18:25 IST Navy SEALs Cut Ties With National Museum Over Colin Kaepernick K-9 Demonstration Video The Navy SEALs have severed ties with the National Navy SEAL Museum after their video went viral showing dogs attacking a man in Colin Kaepernick’s jersey. WE RECOMMEND 1 month ago LEADING OFF: Reds-Tigers debut MLB’s 7-inning doubleheaders SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 month ago Top swimmers cry foul; “Why open only Gym, why not Pools as well,” they askcenter_img LIVE TV Written By 1 month ago Navy SEALs use ‘Colin Kaepernick stand-in’ to demonstrate K-9 dog attack: Watch FOLLOW US Also Read | Beverly Hills Party Hosted For NFL Player Goes Wrong, Multiple People Shot And WoundedKaepernick K-9 demonstration sheds negative light on Navy SEALsLocated near Fort Pierce, Florida, the National Navy SEAL Museum is an independent, nonprofit organisation that is not run by the military. The video that went viral on social media this past weekend is from a fundraiser event in 2019. The footage shows four dogs showcasing their deadly nature by attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey. The second piece of footage showed the dogs taking the man down, who can be heard saying, “Oh man, I will stand,” which was a jibe at Kaepernick’s protests during the 2016 NFL season. The Navy SEALs were quick to condemn the incident and launched an investigation into the same. The organisation insisted that nobody involved in the incident were active-duty Navy personnel. WATCH US LIVE First Published: 5th August, 2020 18:25 IST 1 month ago 7-inning doubleheaders debut in MLB, Reds top Tigers 4-3last_img read more

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