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  • It was a serious failure for me, as a public figure, to go maskless at the White House, writes @GovChristie . I am lucky to be alive.

    10/21/2020 9:10:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/21/20 | Chris Christie
    Jeb Bush Retweeted It was a serious failure for me, as a public figure, to go maskless at the White House, writes @GovChristie. I am lucky to be alive. https://t.co/vll08yVLXM via @WSJ— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 22, 2020
  • Bruce Williamson, Lead Singer of the Temptations, dies From COVID-19

    09/07/2020 1:50:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2020 | Nadine DeNinno
    Bruce Williamson Jr., the lead singer of the Temptations, has died from the coronavirus. He was 49. The soul singer died Sunday night at his home in Las Vegas, TMZ reported. Williamson, who was not an original member, joined the Temptations in 2006 and sang with the group until 2015.
  • Aubrey O’Day photos are real, source says, after singer calls them ‘click bait’

    09/01/2020 12:53:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 82 replies
    Eileen ReslenSeptember 1, 2020 | 3:03pm ^ | September 1, 2020 | 3:03pm | Eileen Reslen
    New, unflattering photos allegedly of Aubrey O’Day are “not altered,” a source close to the photographer exclusively tells Page Six, after the singer slammed the paparazzi pics as “click bait.” In the photos circulating online, a woman said to be O’Day, 36, appears almost unrecognizable in a bralette top, biker shorts and flannel shirt around her waist. “They were only cropped,” the insider said. “They weren’t even color-corrected at all.” We’re told the photos were taken on Thursday as she was leaving Cheeky’s restaurant in Palm Springs, Calif., with an orange-colored drink and a takeout box.
  • Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19 hospitalizations

    08/17/2020 12:53:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    MSN - CNN ^ | 8/17/2020 | Naomi Thomas,
    Black, Latino and American Indian and Alaskan Native people were disproportionately hospitalized for Covid-19, according to a new analysis of 12 states' populations published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. ... In a nearly two-month period from late April to late June, there were 48,788 cumulative Covid-19 hospitalizations in the states that reported race and hospitalization data -- Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia and Washington. "The share of the hospitalizations of White patients was substantially smaller vs. their share of the population in all 12 states," the authors found. The authors...
  • LOCKDOWN LUNACY 3.0: It's over

    08/13/2020 1:42:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 65 replies
    JBHAndleyblog.com ^ | July 31, 2020 | By J.B. Handley
    If you’re hoping the COVID-19 pandemic will go on forever, this post may disappoint you. And, I get it. We have gone frothing-at-the-mouth nuts over a slightly above-normal virulence virus, with a unique and obvious age-distribution pattern that should have made containment easy and panic completely unnecessary. And, if you’re living in the United States, like I am, you probably think my declaration that this pandemic is “over” to be somewhere between wishful thinking and incredibly premature, and I hear you, too, although forgive me if I’m not sure you’re the one thinking clearly, given some of the things I’ve...
  • Bad news: Scientists think a coronavirus vaccine might not work for one huge group of people

    08/09/2020 2:12:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    BGR ^ | 08/09/2020 | Andy Meek
    For the nearly 19 million people around the world who’ve contracted COVID-19 thus far during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the millions more taking so many precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the COVID-19 virus, a coronavirus vaccine can’t come fast enough. Indeed, the promise of ending this thing, and of getting to whatever’s on the other side of the pandemic, can be summed in one word for those people and for all of us, really: A vaccine. President Trump insisted, no doubt aggressively so, on Geraldo Rivera’s radio program on Thursday that a coronavirus...
  • Obesity might affect how well a coronavirus vaccine works

    08/08/2020 5:20:16 PM PDT · by Not_Who_U_Think · 40 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 5, 2020 | Nancy Clanton
    When a vaccine is found, it might not work for everyone, Sarah Varney writes for Kaiser Health News. In the United States, the promise of a vaccine “is hampered by a vexing epidemic that long preceded Covid-19: obesity,” she wrote. Studies have shown that flu, hepatitis B, tetanus and rabies vaccines can be less effective in obese adults than in the general population, and there’s no reason to believe a coronavirus vaccine will be any different. “Will it still work in the obese? Our prediction is no.”
  • Horowitz: Moving the goal posts: Global elites hint that corona restrictions will continue forever

    08/05/2020 7:02:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | August 5, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz ·
    Imagine if the media, politicians, and corporate health care industry would have told people they’d be restricted and forced to wear masks indefinitely because of a virus that is no worse than a pandemic flu for most people? Well, this entire lockdown mentality would have never gotten off the ground. Which is why it started with a sensible idea of 15 days to slow the spread. But as we soar past 140 days to eradicate a respiratory virus, it’s time for the free people of this country to realize that the freedom will not be restored on its own –...
  • Extra weight can be a deadly complication when fighting COVID-19

    07/27/2020 6:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | JUL 27, 2020 | Skyler Swisher
    The dominant message so far in the coronavirus pandemic is that older people are the most at risk. But doctors on the front lines of Florida’s outbreak are also finding obesity is making it harder for people to fight off the virus, regardless of age ... Dr. Craig Mallak’s work in the morgue tracking Broward County’s COVID-19 deaths startled him so much he shed pounds that he didn’t even need to lose. “Obesity is a factor in a lot of cases,” Mallak, Broward’s chief medical examiner, ... That could have grave implications for the United States, which has one of...
  • Why Aren’t Fat People Allowed to Be Trendy?

    07/23/2020 8:58:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    InStyle ^ | July 22, 2020 | Amanda Richards
    Recently, I saw an image of two women walking down the street. Both of them were wearing a slightly different iteration of the same outfit: high-waisted, knee-length shorts with graphic T-shirts tucked in, and a pair of chunky sneakers. The look is trendy; a perfect encapsulation of the pared down, vintage-inspired aesthetic embraced by GenZ TikTok influencers who seem to take style cues from teen movies released 25 years before they were born. It is, as the kids say, a vibe. The women’s heads are cropped from the photo, leaving them unidentifiable. Based on the trendiness of the clothing alone,...
  • The CDC was Fighting Racism and Obesity Instead of Stopping Epidemics

    03/16/2020 6:41:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Mon Mar 16, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Centers for Disease Control has a $6.6 billion budget and one job which it messes up every time. The last time the CDC had a serious workout was six years ago during the Ebola crisis. Back then CDC guidelines allowed medical personnel infected with Ebola to avoid a quarantine and interact with Americans until they showed undeniable symptoms of the disease. There were no protocols in place for treating the potentially infected resulting in the further spread of the disease inside the United States. At the height of the crisis, confidence in the CDC fell to 37%. Meanwhile, CDC...
  • Coronavirus and obesity: Doctors take aim at food industry over poor diets

    04/24/2020 6:12:31 AM PDT · by Drango · 41 replies
    foodnavigator ^ | 22-Apr-2020 | Oliver Morrison
    A cardiologist has blamed the food industry for ‘normalising’ ultra-processed junk food as more evidence emerges suggesting poor diet is the root cause behind increased mortality from Covid-19. ~snip
  • Bloomberg camp mocks Trump’s ‘fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan’

    02/02/2020 3:16:40 PM PST · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/02/2020 01:12 PM EST Updated: 02/02/2020 01:33 PM EST | By CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    Mike Bloomberg’s campaign just went there with Donald Trump. After coming under a barrage of attacks from the president Sunday, Bloomberg responded by calling Trump a “pathological liar” — standard rhetoric among Democrats. But then his campaign went further. “The president,” Bloomberg spokeswoman Julie Wood said, “lies about everything: his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan.” Not since Marco Rubio mocked Trump’s supposedly small hands — a stand-in, the unspoken logic went, for lacking in another anatomical department — has one of his rivals tried to play the personal insult game against the disparager-in-chief. The common belief is...
  • Fat black professor of gender studies blames Trump for black female obesity

    10/20/2019 6:52:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 20 Oct, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    No, this is not from the Babylon Bee. It actually comes from the Oprah Winfrey Network, and a segment featuring Professor Britney Cooper, who sports a PhD from Emory University and who currently is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. With that sort of background, perhaps it isn’t surprising to eternalize blame for obesity on racism and seem to indict President Trump for it. In fairness, she only mentions Trump before launching her indictment of racism as the cause of black female obesity. Here are few screen grabs of her subtitled rant,...
  • Just last month, 53 Americans died in mass shootings…while 40,000 died from obesity

    09/17/2019 9:25:17 PM PDT · by familyop · 82 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | September 17, 2019 | Jane Moore
    IN his fascinating book Unnatural Causes, forensic pathologist Dr ­Richard Shepherd observes how, over the years, the dead bodies he examines have changed. One of the most noticeable is the rapid increase in body fat. He says: “Unless a patient is homeless or has died of cancer or is so old or poor they could not eat, few are the same shape as the dead of the 1980s when I started practising. “Looking back at forensic photos from that era I am astonished at how thinness was then the norm.” Fast-forward just three decades and obesity levels are now rising...
  • SARAH VINE: Who'll dare to face the facts on obesity and Covid-19?

    05/06/2020 11:43:48 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2020 | Sarah Vine
    ...According to data released by the NHS, being overweight raises the chances of dying in hospital from the illness by 40 per cent. Having a body mass index of between 30 and 34 makes a person almost twice as likely to be admitted to ICU as someone with a BMI under 30. For those with a BMI of 35 or more, the likelihood is nearly four times higher...As the UK has the highest proportion of seriously overweight people in Europe, this is of grave concern. Yesterday, an NHS report said 67 per cent of men and 60 per cent of...
  • Hypertension, obesity are most common ‘underlying conditions’ of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization: CDC study

    04/11/2020 6:13:23 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 22 replies
    OregonLive ^ | April 10, 2020 | Douglas Perry
    Most people who develop COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, will be able to remain at home during their period of infection and will fully recover. Those who have to be hospitalized because of breathing difficulties and other significant symptoms, however, face a trying ordeal, including the possibility of needing a ventilator to breathe. So far, only about a third of patients put on ventilators survive. The large majority of COVID-19 sufferers who need to be hospitalized are older and already had health problems, new research shows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week released a...
  • Coronavirus: Review to be launched into why ethnic minorities worst-hit by COVID-19

    04/16/2020 5:31:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    SKY News ^ | April 16, 2020 | by Inzamam Rashid
    A formal review is to be launched into why people from a black and minority ethnic background appear to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The move follows calls for the government to investigate the number of deaths of people from the BAME community and those working for the NHS, during the coronavirus pandemic. Sky News analysis found out of the 54 frontline health and social care workers in England and Wales that have died because of COVID-19, 70% of them were black or from an ethnic minority. Our analysis also found that four of the five health trusts in England...
  • NYU scientists: Largest U.S. study of COVID-19 finds obesity the single biggest factor in New York’s hospitalizations

    04/12/2020 2:09:47 PM PDT · by familyop · 69 replies
    ZDNet, CBS Interactive ^ | April 12, 2020 | Tiernan Ray
    For months, scientists have been poring over data about cases and deaths to understand why it is that COVID-19 manifests itself in different ways around the world, with certain factors such as the age of the population repeatedly popping up as among the most significant determinants. Now, one of the largest studies conducted of COVID-19 infection in the United States has found that obesity of patients was the single biggest factor in whether those with COVID-19 had to be admitted to a hospital. "The chronic condition with the strongest association with critical illness was obesity, with a substantially higher odds...
  • Coronavirus Updates: After Pressure, NYC Releases Racial Breakdown Of COVID-19 Deaths

    04/08/2020 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 77 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 4-8-2020 | Elizabeth Kim
    Latino and black residents in New York City have higher mortality rates from coronavirus, according to preliminary numbers released by the city on Wednesday morning. The early data shows that of those who have died from coronavirus in the city, 34 percent were Latino residents, while 28 percent were blacks. Black New Yorkers have the highest crude death rate: 23.1 out of 100,000 people. Latino New Yorkers have the second highest reported death rate, 21.3 out of 100,000. But adjusted for age, the death toll is slightly higher for Latinos, who have a death rate of 22.8 versus 19.8. The...