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Nov
2020

DeAnna Pappas Spills on ‘Bachelorette’ Visit With Clare Crawley

first_img“The producers had told me beforehand, they were like, ‘Listen, she only one guy, she really feels really attracted to him and she only wants him,’” the Bachelor season 11 alum recalled, noting that Clare said she was really “trying” to give the other men a chance.According to DeAnna, season 13 Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay was the only other person “in the know” about the drama surrounding Clare’s season because she was supposed to film with the Sacramento native too. Us confirmed in August that Tayshia Adams took over for Clare because she and Dale, 32, got engaged within the first two weeks of filming.“Pretty much all [the producers] asked me about was Clare and Dale. And they were, like, ‘Wouldn’t that be really great if this was their love story? And it was love at first sight,’” DeAnna recalled. “Then everything starts turning and I’m like, ‘They’re totally setting this up for the Clare and Dale show!’”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – While DeAnna, who has spent time with Clare and Dale in recent weeks, thinks they are the real deal, Bachelorette viewers have been hard on the couple via social media.“Since I was the only one who knew what happened, we would talk quite a bit through the process and I just felt bad,” DeAnna said. “[This should have been] a time in her life that was most joyful and that she was super excited about and she was pretty much like, ‘I’m deleting my Instagram, I can’t watch the show, I can’t handle the things that people are saying about me.’ And that’s wrong. Social media robbed the joy from what this should be for her.”For more from DeAnna — including her reaction to Chrishell Stause almost nabbing her Bachelorette role and thoughts on Tayshia’s first night as the Bachelorette — listen to Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast. According to DeAnna, she and Clare were set to quiz the men on their knowledge of “lady parts,” but the hairstylist canceled the date after backlash from the contestants over the strip dodgeball date.“[Clare] really stood her ground and was like, ‘Listen, I just put these guys through strip dodgeball, I don’t want to put them through something else that is really, really silly,’” DeAnna explained while telling Us about her winter survival must-haves, including Aloisia Beauty for self-care. “We talked for probably two and a half hours and unfortunately, you see two minutes of us just talking about Dale, Dale, Dale. … But really, we talked about everything. We talked about all of the guys.”DeAnna Pappas Spills Secrets From Bachelorette Set Clare CrawleyCourtesy of DeAnna Pappas/InstagramDeAnna added that she went to the set to “encourage” Clare.- Advertisement – Scoop from the source! DeAnna Pappas — one of the only people who knew Clare Crawley was secretly engaged to Dale Moss — joined Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast to reveal what really happened when she visited the OG season 16 Bachelorette at La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs in July.“Don’t get me wrong, we talked about Dale a lot, but I went into the conversation with Clare and there was supposed to be a date that day,” the season 4 Bachelorette, 38, began about her chat with Clare, 39, which aired during the October 27 episode.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Nov
2020

The Masters: Danny Willett and Tommy Fleetwood in the hunt after both shoot 66 | Golf News

first_img – Advertisement – 2:03 “I’ve got a spare driver head but it wasn’t as good, so we just thought we took the decision out and didn’t even put it in the bag for the second round.“It’s nice to see everyone 340 out there and we’re hitting three‑wood! But I play quite a lot of three‑wood around here anyway, always have. This place for me has always been a second‑shot golf course, and especially with how receptive some of these smaller tiers are, it kind of made it a little bit easier.“You’re coming in with six‑iron instead of eight‑iron, but your ball is still going to stop on the green, whereas in years gone past, that would have been a real big disadvantage. So yeah, we’re doing it nicely, and I should be in a reasonable position.” 2:21 Tommy Fleetwood claims he is staying patient after shooting a second-round 66 to put himself in contention for a first major title at The Master Danny Willett says it was nice to see his name on the leaderboard after a four-year absence with the 2016 champion is seven-under for the tournament and two off the lead Danny Willett defied a broken driver to surge into contention for a second Masters title along with Tommy Fleetwood on the second day at Augusta National.Willett recovered from a double-bogey at his first hole of the second round to fire a superb 66 and get to seven under, with Fleetwood matching that score to join his compatriot inside the top five.After closing out an opening 71 early on Friday morning, Willett made a poor start back at the 10th when he pulled his drive, pitched out, came up short with his third and needed three more to get down. Tommy Fleetwood claims he is staying patient after shooting a second-round 66 to put himself in contention for a first major title at The Master “We had a quick turnaround, hit 10, 15 balls, just working on something. Then I actually had a good score going, but I wasn’t playing great. Granted, I was putting really well, surviving a little bit.“And then it was funny really, as soon as I made the turn, I just kept on playing and stuff, but then it seemed like I had a chance and actually played really, really well for that back nine.“Again, to finish the round with a birdie, it just puts a nice little different, positive spin on it.” – Advertisement – The Masters – Live November 14, 2020, 12:30pmLive on Get Sky Sports Golf for just £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. But the 2016 champion got both shots back in one hole when he drilled his second to the 13th to six feet and converted the chance for eagle, and he then birdied three of the next four holes before adding further birdies at the second and third.Willett finished in style with another birdie from seven feet at the ninth, and he revealed afterwards he played the entire second round without a driver having cracked the clubface late in his first round.“We cracked the face on the driver this morning, on 17, so we played the second round with a thee‑wood,” he said. “It seemed to work quite well. I played good, dug in after that first hole down 10, and then really kind of got into our stride. – Advertisement – Tommy Fleetwood is alongside Willett on seven under Tommy Fleetwood is alongside Willett on seven under

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Nov
2020

Bush signs BioShield legislation

first_imgJul 21, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – President Bush today signed the bill establishing Project BioShield, a $5.6 billion program to speed the development of drugs and vaccines to combat the effects of biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological agents. The 10-year program guarantees that the government will buy promising drugs and vaccines for agents such as smallpox and anthrax, which probably would not be profitable otherwise. It also empowers the government to authorize emergency use of medical measures that have not won normal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Bush first proposed the BioShield program in his state-of-the-union speech in January 2003. The bill signed today passed the Senate unanimously in May and passed the House in a 414-2 vote on Jul 14. “By authorizing unprecedented funding and providing new capabilities, Project BioShield will help America purchase, develop and deploy cutting-edge defenses against catastrophic attack,” Bush stated in a signing ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. “We will rally the great promise of American science and innovation to confront the greatest danger of our time.” Bush also said, “The Department of Health and Human Services has already taken steps to purchase 75 million additional doses of an improved anthrax vaccine for the Strategic National Stockpile. Under Project BioShield, HHS is moving forward with plans to acquire a safer, second generation smallpox vaccine, an antidote to botulinum toxin, and better treatments for exposure to chemical and radiological weapons.” HHS is also launching new research programs to develop treatments for victims of biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks, according to Bush’s statement. Under BioShield, HHS is expected to be able to process research grants in about 6 months, compared with 18 to 24 months normally, he said.center_img See also: He added that HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson has ordered the FDA to prepare guidelines and procedures for using its new authority to authorize the emergency use of unapproved drugs and vaccines in case of a biological attack. Jul 16 CIDRAP News story, “House send BioShield bill to Bush” Bush’s statementhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/07/print/20040721-2.htmllast_img read more

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Nov
2020

Salmonella cases linked to pet rodents

first_img A joint CDC and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigation that included a review of isolates submitted to the PulseNet National Salmonella Database in 2004 showed 28 matching human case-isolates from 19 states. Of 22 patients interviewed, 13 (59%) had had contact with rodents from pet stores. Two patients (9%) became ill through secondary exposure. Seven of the 22 patients (32%) had no known rodent contact. Four people remained under investigation and two were lost to follow-up, the CDC reports. May 6, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Fifteen cases of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infection have been traced to contact with hamsters, mice, and rats, marking the first human salmonellosis outbreak linked to pet rodents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday. The investigation connecting human and rodent cases involving Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium began last summer, after a 4-year-old South Carolina boy and a 5-year-old Minnesota boy fell ill. One had just bought a hamster, the other a mouse. Both rodents died within a week after the sale, according to an article published in today’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Tracing of rodents from exposed patients led to pet distributors in Georgia, Arkansas, and Iowa, but no common link among the three main distributors was found, the article says. Systematic environmental cultures were taken only at the Georgia site, where S Typhimurium was found in rodent cages, rat bins, and mice and rat pellets. In addition, several rodent breeders/distributors said they routinely gave antimicrobials to rodents at several points in the raising and distribution process. “One pet distributor used rodent feed containing tetracycline for all rodent feedings,” the article states. The preventive use of antibiotics might have facilitated the spread of multidrug-resistant Salmonella in the “pocket pet” industry, the CDC says. “This use might have contributed to disease in colonized animals and increased shedding of Salmonella, thus facilitating increased transmission among animals and from animals to their human caretakers.” The CDC says healthcare workers should consider pet rodents a possible source of Salmonella and obtain cultures when investigating outbreaks. The agency also suggests improving hygiene in rodent cages and reducing unnecessary antimicrobial use. The patients with known primary or secondary rodent exposure came from 10 states. Symptoms included abdominal cramps, fever, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. Six patients had been hospitalized, but none died. Both human and animal S Typhimurium isolates were uniformly resistant to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, streptomycin, sulfizoxazole, and tetracycline.center_img The CDC recently released a fact sheet that provides tips on buying pocket pets and minimizing the risk of salmonellosis associated with them. It says that thorough handwashing after handling rodents or their cages and bedding is the most important preventive step. The agency also says young children should be kept away from rodent waste. Hamsters involved in the investigation were found to be part of a shipment of 780 hamsters received in Minnesota on Aug 1, 2004, from an Iowa pet distributor, the CDC reports. Of those hamsters, 243 were sent to 15 retail pet stores in four midwestern states. Shipments stopped on Aug 23 after many hamster deaths. By the end of August, 320 of the remaining 537 hamsters at the Minnesota distributor had died, most after bouts of diarrhea. The remaining hamsters were euthanized. CDC. Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium associated with rodents purchased at retail pet stores—United States, December 2003–October 2004. MMWR 2005 May 6;54(17):429-33 [Full text] CDC fact sheet “Pocket pets pose salmonella risk”http://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/fs050428.htm See also:last_img read more

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Nov
2020

Asian nations plan for pandemic flu, another treatment is suggested

first_img Osterholm, director of CIDRAP, publisher of this Web site, continued, “What we need to do right now is focus on what will get us through a pandemic without counting on drugs. We just don’t have a supply chain that can manufacture enough vaccine and antivirals to make a meaningful dent in what we’d need if the pandemic hits in the next 2 or 3 years. We need to think about things like food supplies, healthcare workers and facilities, essential services. We’re wasting time.” The neuraminidase inhibitors oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) reduce the severity and duration of symptoms of seasonal flu when given prophylactically or within days after disease onset. Studies are showing some effectiveness against the H5N1 avian flu strain circulating in Asia. CIDRAP’s avian flu case count The World Health Organization (WHO) has a enough of the drug to treat 120,000 people and hopes to build this to 1 million doses shortly, said WHO Director General Lee Jong-wook at the conference in Bangkok. Tamiflu maker Hoffman-LaRoche is considering donating “a substantial amount” of the agent to WHO, according to Reuters. Lee and others have expressed concern that wealthy countries are arming themselves and may not share the drug with the countries where the pandemic is most likely to begin. Oseltamivir should not be the only agent in the armory, say Kenneth Tsang, from Hong Kong, and his colleagues from Singapore, Malaysia, and Korea in a new Lancet commentary. They suggest that stockpiles of zanamivir be added as well. The agent, which is given as a nasal inhalant, has not surfaced in planning discussions, perhaps because of concern over administration problems in young children and people with intellectual or coordination impairments, they say. “Although both [drugs] have similar efficacy, zanamivir has fewer adverse reactions, and a favorable resistance profile,” the authors write, and they claim the concerns could be surmounted. A number of countries, including the United States, have thus begun stockpiling oseltamivir as a weapon against pandemic flu, especially given the fact that a well-matched vaccine would be unavailable early on and production capacity is limited. Other developed countries, too, are buying oseltamivir for their populations. See also: H5N1 avian flu has killed massive numbers of birds in at least 12 countries in Asia and has spread to other animals and humans there as well. WHO’s last official count puts the number of human cases at 112, with 57 deaths. Experts predict that this strain will be the cause of the next pandemic when it achieves the ability to pass efficiently from human to human. Aug 13 Lancet article by Tsang et al [Full text—access requires free registration) Aug 12, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A week-long meeting of Asian nations just finished in Bangkok resulted in consensus that regional stockpiles of antivirals should be amassed for fast use in the influenza pandemic that is widely expected to emerge from the avian flu strain now circulating. The drug discussed there and focused upon in recent studies touting the usefulness of early treatment and prophylaxis may be joined by another agent in the same class if suggestions in an article released yesterday are taken to heart. Serious question remains, however, over whether pharmaceuticals are really a valid option if a pandemic breaks out in the near future. “This is all well and good,” infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, told CIDRAP News, “but people just don’t get it. If we were to begin a Manhattan Project–type response tonight to expand vaccine and drug production, we wouldn’t have a measureable impact on the availability of these critical products to sufficiently address a worldwide pandemic for at least several years.”last_img read more

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Nov
2020

Aid group seeks help fighting plague in Congo

first_img The Ituri district is the most active site of human plague outbreaks in the world, with about 1,000 cases a year, according to the WHO. The current outbreak began in the Linga health zone district in mid-May, the agency said. “MSF is very concerned about the weak mobilization of other aid actors in the area, particularly when it comes to active case finding and vector control, two imperative measures that need to be implemented when dealing with this type of situation,” the group said. “Pneumonic plague is extremely contagious and is an airborne disease.” Jun 26, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The medical aid group Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) appealed for help last week in the fight to control the outbreak of pneumonic plague in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). See also: Jun 14 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_06_14/en/index.html In a Jun 22 statement, the group said 22 deaths had been attributed to the disease out of 144 cases identified as of Jun 19 in the Rethy and Linga health zones in the northeastern DRC. The outbreak has affected 12 health zones with a total population of almost 100,000, the statement said.center_img MSF said it was concerned that, without more control measures, the outbreak could spread to some areas where access is limited because of security problems. The group has set up two isolation centers for treating plague patients in the Rethy and Linga health zones. The organization runs a hospital in Bunia, capital of Ituri. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Jun 14 that it had received reports of 100 deaths due to suspected pneumonic plague in the DRC. However, the WHO later quietly revised the statement to say that 100 suspected cases had been reported in the Ituri district, with 19 deaths. Jerome Souquet, the MSF’s head of mission in the Ituri district, warned there was an urgent need for help in identifying cases and tracing contacts of suspected cases. “Otherwise, we could soon be confronted with an outbreak spiraling out of control,” he said. “We can already note a spread of the epidemic outbreak to new areas in the last few days.”last_img read more

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Nov
2020

CDC details problems at Texas A&M biodefense lab

first_imgSep 5, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday released a lengthy list of safety violations it found in an investigation of a biodefense laboratory at Texas A&M University, where research on dangerous pathogens was suspended 2 months ago after problems came to light.On Jun 30 the CDC ordered the lab to stop all work on “select agents and toxins” while it investigated reports of lab workers infected with the category B bioterrorism agents Brucella and Coxiella burnetti. The new CDC report says the lab’s suspension will continue until the safety problems are corrected.News of the infected lab workers surfaced after the Sunshine Project, an Austin, Texas, nonprofit group that monitors biodefense research safety, learned of the incidents from documents it obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests. In February 2006 a lab worker was infected with Brucella while cleaning an aerosol chamber, but the school did not report the incident immediately to the CDC as required. Two months later, three other workers were exposed to C burnetti, which causes Q fever, but college administrators did not report the incident to the CDC.The university previously acknowledged that it should have reported the Brucella incident sooner but said the incidents did not pose a threat outside the lab. University officials also said they believed they were required to report only confirmed worker illnesses, not all exposures.In late July the CDC sent a team of 18 investigators to examine the lab, which is affiliated with the Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense Center, a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “center of excellence” that focuses on the study of foot-and-mouth disease, avian influenza, and Rift Valley fever, according to the center’s Web site.A 21-page report on the CDC investigation was released to the Sunshine Project and the Dallas Morning News and posted yesterday on both organizations’ Web sites. Among other findings, the CDC team reported that:Some work, including experiments with Brucella, had not been approved by the CDC’s Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT).Documentation of corrective actions taken after previous inspections was deficient.Biosafety manuals contained inadequate information on the risks posed by the agents or toxins under study or the research being performed on them.Individuals entered the labs without proper clearance and proper protective equipment.Personnel who worked with three Brucella organisms did not receive appropriate serologic testing.Inventory oversight for the select agents was inadequate; for example, three vials of a select agent used by one of the research groups were missing.An aerosol chamber used for animal studies opened directly into the research laboratory.Research animals were not disposed of properly.The lab’s security plan was not based on a site-specific risk assessment and did not properly address procedures for moving select agents between buildings.In at least seven instances, unapproved personnel had access to select agents.Records were not available on those who were approved and trained to perform select-agent work.Logs of people who accessed select agent labs were not kept properly, and the university’s list of lab workers did not match the names on file with DSAT.Protective clothing was worn outside the laboratory.The university said in August that the lab worker who was infected with Brucella wasn’t authorized to work with the agent and that the lab wasn’t cleared to perform experiments with the organism, the Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday.In a letter that accompanied the CDC report, Robbin Weyant, director of DSAT, told Texas A&M that the ban on work with select agents will remain until the university has addressed all of the issues identified during the probe. Investigators will return to the lab to ensure that problems have been corrected, Weyant wrote.The university has already started to correct deficiencies raised by the report, Weyant wrote, pledging that the DSAT will continue to provide technical assistance.Mike McKinney, chancellor of Texas A&M, told the Dallas Morning News yesterday that the report was clear about the actions the university needs to take. “We have to do a better job of documenting, of monitoring what we’re doing. We can’t always assume we’re doing what we’re supposed to do,” he said.It’s unclear if the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will penalize the university or press criminal charges for not reporting the lab worker’s Brucella infection. News of any penalty, which could include fines or a suspension of funding, is expected in a separate report from the HHS inspector-general, the Morning News report said.Details of the infractions at the Texas lab come on the heels of recent news of two other lab accidents involving dangerous pathogens. In early August, British authorities said that a lab leak was the probable cause of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak at cattle farms southwest of London. In mid August, a student received medical treatment for possible exposure after an anthrax spill in a University of Mississippi lab.Also in August, the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced plans for a hearing in early October on the risks associated with the nation’s growing number of labs that handle dangerous microbial agents.See also:Jul 3 CIDRAP News story “CDC suspends work at Texas A&M biodefense lab”National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense sitehttp://fazd.tamu.edu/Aug 14 CIDRAP News story “Student treated after anthrax spill in Mississippi lab”last_img read more

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Nov
2020

‘Worried well’ overload gives taste of pandemic scenario

first_imgMay 8, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – With the global outbreak of novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) entering its fourth week, physicians at emergency rooms, clinics, and hospitals around the United States say they are overwhelmed with “worried well” who have as much as doubled their patient loads.All the clinicians work at medical centers that have planned and practiced for pandemics and disasters. But the crisis has exposed a weak point that their preparation could not influence: a crush of fearful patients seeking reassurance, many of them sent to emergency rooms (ERs) for tests by workplaces, schools, and busy primary care physicians.Those who have been dealing with the onslaught say it should serve as a warning. If this flu strain or another becomes more virulent—causing more serious disease than it now does, and presumably also inspiring more panic—the healthcare system will not be able to handle the demand.”We are going to have to develop screening and triage systems that are not dependent on hospitals and emergency departments, or hospitals and emergency departments are going to be totally overwhelmed,” said Dr. Edward Panacek, a professor of emergency medicine at University of California-Davis Medical Center, where ER volume has been running significantly above normal.For several weeks, Panacek said, he has been seeing people with uncomplicated colds coming into the Davis Health System’s ERs asking for flu tests, including “entire families with minimal to no symptoms,” he said.Panacek spoke just after returning from the annual gathering to administer oral exams for board certification in emergency medicine, a meeting that convenes physician-examiners from around the United States. No one took a scientifically based survey, he said, but almost every physician there reported increased ER traffic, including some late seasonal flu, almost no novel H1N1, and many worried well.The same concerns are echoing through listservs used by pediatric emergency physicians, with many institutions seeing “50% to 75% increases,” said Dr. Stuart Bradin, an assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. At the university’s main site in Ann Arbor, “there are definitely more parents who bring kids in for a cold or a low-grade temperature who might have stayed home or called their own primary care physician but are now coming in to ‘make sure its not swine flu,'” he said by e-mail.The stressed state of hospitals and ERs has been a persistent concern in pandemic planning since avian flu H5N1 began spreading across the planet 6 years ago. In 2006, the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center estimated that, to handle a 1918-style pandemic, the United States would need twice as many non-intensive-care-unit (ICU) beds and ventilators and 4.6 times more ICU beds than it has.Yet hospitals and emergency departments have been shrinking, while their patient populations have been growing. The Institute of Medicine calculated in 2006 that ER visits rose by 26% between 1992 and 2003, from 89.8 million to 114 million in a year, while 425 emergency departments and 703 hospitals closed and the number of hospital beds in use shrank by 198,000.And last month, the American Hospital Association said that bed closures and layoffs were accelerating because of the economic crash. Half of 1,078 hospitals surveyed in March said they were seeing increased numbers of uninsured patients in their ERs, and  approximately 10 hospitals per month were laying off 50 staff or more.”My hospital has almost no surge capacity; it is running full all the time,” Panacek said. “If we had a 10% increase in the need for admissions because of flu, we would have nowhere in the hospital to put those patients. They would back up in the ER, and they would lie on gurneys for days.”Simultaneously, the public health system, which could relieve some pandemic stress by coordinating triage and testing, is experiencing sharp losses of its own. More than 11,000 jobs were eliminated in state and local health departments in 2008 due to budget cuts, according to a letter to Congress written in February by a coalition of public health organizations, and another 10,000 positions are expected to go unfilled this year.”We still have not built a sustainable system that is not jumping from crisis to crisis,” said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association. Though alarm over the anthrax attacks and the spread of avian flu triggered several years of robust funding before the current recession, “the process didn’t deliver sustained funding that was guaranteed for the long haul,” he said.The result has been thinly populated public health departments and overloaded ERs and clinics all experiencing a foretaste of the overload a virulent pandemic could bring.At Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, which has a high-volume emergency room and 43 affiliated clinics, “we had 3 days of record-setting traffic, 2½ times normal,” said Dr. Brian Currie, vice president and medical director for research . The pediatric ER was so overwhelmed that the hospital opened an unused area to create a second waiting room, put up signs explaining the New York City Department of Health guidelines for who should be tested, and sent patient educators into the crowd to talk to parents and urge them to take their children home if they were mildly ill or just concerned, he said.The patient load at the ER of Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, N.J. has doubled in the past 3 weeks, from 50 children per shift to 100, said Dr. Christopher Amato, an attending physician in pediatric emergency medicine there and at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Some have flu, though it appears on tests to be a late bloom of seasonal flu, he said, and some are part of an outbreak of unidentified gastrointestinal illness that has been flourishing locally since November, but others want checks for minor symptoms.They include parents whose children have been sent home from school for 7 days under new guidance published earlier this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who are hoping for a doctor’s note that will allow the children to return, Amato said.”I had a child last night who was completely well, afebrile, vital signs stable, exam completely normal, who had been sent home because the school thought he seemed a little hot,” he said. “I explained to the parent that they have to go by the CDC guidelines. I can’t get between her and the school nurse.”Every hospital reporting an influx of patients with swine flu concerns said that the patients came to the emergency room either because they were sent for a test by school or work, or either did not have a primary care physician or could not get an appointment. Almost none, though, had the severe illnesses that ERs were designed to treat.By joining the ER queue with mild symptoms, they increased the wait for care for every other patient, including ones with true emergencies, the physicians said. And if they had had a virulent flu, their multi-hour stays could have exposed other patients to the organism, including immunocompromised patients on Medicaid or vulnerable elderly from nursing homes.If the novel H1N1 flu abates, for the time being at least, the overload of the past weeks could prove a learning experience. “What is good about the current situation is that this allows us to test our preparations, find out where problems exist, and try to mitigate them before the next crisis occurs,” Bradin said. “I think we are more prepared than in past, but not to the extent where we need to be.”See also:Toner E, Waldhorn R, Maldin B, et al. Hospital preparedness for pandemic influenza. (Meeting Report) Biosecur Bioterror 2006;4(2):1–11 [Full text]Institute of Medicine: “Hospital-Based Emergency Care: at the Breaking Point”American Hospital Association: “The Economic Impact on Hospitals and Their Communities”Public health coalition letter to Congress, Feb 10, 2009last_img read more

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Three new promotional videos of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board were presented

first_imgFrom the beginning of the year to the end of July, 538.171 arrivals and 3.297 overnight stays were recorded in Šibenik-Knin County, and the data show an increase of 107 percent in arrivals and 17 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year.Šibenik with 713.102 overnight stays, which is an increase of two percent, is still the most visited destination in this county, followed by Vodice with 712.905 overnight stays and an increase of 21 percent, Rogoznica with 371.683 overnight stays and an increase of 15 percent compared to the same period 2016. Tourist results are also achieved by destinations in the Šibenik hinterland, such as Skradin, with 24.066 overnight stays, which is 56 percent more than in the first seven months of last year.Record JulyIn July alone, 297.343 tourist arrivals and 2.201.016 overnight stays were realized in the Šibenik-Knin County. That’s an increase of 11 percent in arrivals and nine percent in overnight stays over the same month last year. “Germany is our most loyal emitting market, accounting for a relevant 12,8 percent of the total share of overnight stays and 10,6 percent for arrivals. Namely, in the first seven months, German tourists made 57 arrivals and 150 overnight stays. We are also seeing an increase in other traditional markets – six percent from the Czech Republic, 422 percent from the Polish, four percent from Slovenia, eight percent from Slovakia and 624 percent from Austria, and Austria is the country from which most boaters come.”, Concludes Željan Šikić, director of the Tourist Board of Šibenik-Knin County, and continues that there has been an increase in nautical tourism. “In the first seven months, there were 44 nautical guests in our county, and they realized a total of 980 overnight stays. This is an increase of 276 percent in arrivals and the same amount in overnight stays compared to the same period in 471.”, Points out Zeljana Sikic.VIDEO: THE RHYTHM OF MAGICAL DALMATIA Investments in tourism are key to good resultsThe excellent tourist results in Šibenik-Knin County were influenced by the increase in the quality of accommodation capacities and the construction of new tourist facilities. One of the most significant investments is the luxury tourist complex “Olympia sky” in Vodice, in the construction of which 172 million kuna was invested. The second largest investment in the Šibenik-Knin County is the Šibenik Convention Center within the Solaris Beach Resort, in which about HRK 58 million has been invested.One of the best Croatian small and family hotels – Hotel Borovnik in Tisno has also been renovated, and its owner Dane Slamić has invested 26 million kuna in the renovation, of which 55 percent from own funds and 45 percent from cohesion funds. Goran Pauk, Šibenik-Knin County Prefect, is convinced that positive tourist trends will continue, which – apart from new investments, excellent offers, synergies between the public and private sectors, are also influenced by the fact that it is the only county in Croatia with two protected UNESCO monuments. Cathedral of St. This July, the unique Fortress of St. James joined the Church. Nicholas, one of the best preserved fortifications from the 16th century. “Registration of the fortress of St. Nikola in the UNESCO World Heritage List is a great gain for our county because this magnificent fortress has finally become not only a project of local importance, but also of national interest.”, Concluded the prefect.And the strongest assets of this county from now on you can see in three great promotional films of the Tourist Board of Šibenik-Knin County – The rhythm of magical Dalmatia, The magic of endless summer i We are waiting for you.VIDEO: THE MAGIC OF INFINITE SUMMERVIDEO: WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUlast_img read more

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2020

Šime Strikoman took millennial photos in Prague in memory of three Croatian greats

first_imgCelebrated photographer Šime Strikoman took three millennium photos on Strossmayer Square in Prague dedicated to three Croatian greats associated with the Czech capital: Faust Vrančić, Nikola Tesla and Josip Juraj Strossmayer, and hundreds of students from the Strossmayer Primary School took part in the shooting.It was the first time that Strikoman took as many as three millennial photographs at one location, and the reason for the shooting in Prague was the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Faust Vrančić. On this occasion, on October 9 in Prague, as part of the project of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Let’s Meet Croatian Scientific Heritage, led by Dr. sc. Marijana Borić held a scientific colloquium organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the Czech Republic, the Czech-Croatian Society from Prague and the Croatian-Czech Society from Zagreb. Due to bad weather, the shooting on the plateau in front of the Church of St. Anthony was held in very demanding conditions, and Strikoman was assisted by Prague firefighters, as well as employees of the Croatian Embassy and the Croatian National Tourist Board in Prague.The millennial photograph dedicated to Vrančić had the motif of a parachute as his most famous invention. Jubilee of this Croatian polyhistor, inventor and lexicographer who lived in Prague from 1581 to 1594 as an adviser to the Roman-German emperor and the Czech and Croatian king Rudolf II. it was also used to popularize another Croatian scientific great, Nikola Tesla, who was a student in Prague, and since 2014 he has had the largest monument in the world in Nikola Tesla Street in Prague. A millennial photo dedicated to Tesla shows the students of the primary school Strossmayerovo náměstí who formed the inscription Tesla and three signs of lightning with their bodies. The Prague school, named after the Croatian bishop, politician, patron and honorary citizen of Prague, is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, and in honor of that jubilee, Strikoman photographed its students forming a school logo consisting of the inscription “Strauss” and four pencils.Millennium photographs depicting groups of several hundred or thousands of people have been realized by Šime Strikoman since 2000, and after visiting Prague the number of photographs taken as part of the project rose to 593. Prague is the 197th city where millennial photographs were taken and one of the few outside Croatia.This marked the 400th anniversary of the death of Croatian inventor Faust Vrančić in Prague, and in Croatia where it was supposed to be the “year of the parachute”, ie an event where the whole world was to celebrate the genius of our innovator again nothing, silence and stillness. I apologize, but a scientific-professional meeting will be held at the Faust Vrančić Memorial Center. The Croatian is the inventor of the parachute, and we do not appreciate or respect that, let alone turn it into a unique and authentic tourist product. Still, it’s better to be someone’s copy; Croatia Tuscany, Croatian Monaco, Croatian Oktoberfest in Porec…Obviously our greats still value more out there than we do. Any other comment is superfluous.Related news:last_img read more