Would you eat ‘Coronaburger’ during the coronavirus pandemic? - Video
At a restaurant located in Hanoi, Vietnam, visitors were offered a "coronaburger." This is an ordinary burger in which the top bun is made in the form of a virus that is causing a pandemic around the world. Thus, Hanoi fast food Pizza Home decided to urge the population not to panic.
“We decided to start making crown burgers against all the negative news about coronavirus so that people could feel happier [...] In Vietnam there is such a thing - if you are afraid of something, then you should eat it,” German Gref said, Baker Pizza Home.
Despite the fact that most cafes and restaurants in Vietnam have closed due to a pandemic, Pizza Home continues to work in a takeaway format. Every day, about 50 people buy new burgers, which increased restaurant sales by 5%.
Pizza Home restaurant in Vietnam launched the sale of the “coronaburgers,” writes Vice. Their upper bun resembles an image of a coronavirus under a microscope.
Top 10 documentaries and series about viruses
A report from Wuhan cut off from the world, the story of the fight against the Ebola virus, memories of the Spanish epidemic and other educational projects.
Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak
At the beginning of the year, when coronavirus was not yet widely publicized, Pandemic appeared on Netflix - a six-part project dedicated to the global cause of the fight against viruses and, in fact, summarizing many documentaries from this collection. Its creators methodically analyze the process of the emergence of new strains; answer why it usually happens in poor countries and how some infections spread through animals.
American Experience: Influenza 1918
The history of the spread of coronavirus is often compared with the events of a hundred years ago. Then, in a world not yet recovering from World War I, an epidemic of Spanish flu was raging. The episode of the cult documentary series American Adventure is dedicated to her.
We Heard the Bells: the Influenza of 1918
This movie is also dedicated to the well known 1918 epidemic. But this is not an attempt to recreate the events of a century ago, but rather the desire to reflect them. The main characters are old people from different parts of the USA who, as children, became eyewitnesses of the spread of the disease. They recall how they did not believe that the Spaniard would touch them, how they had faced the death of relatives and friends, how they were ill themselves - and after that they had a long biased attitude, because other people were afraid that they would infect them too. According to many heroes of the movie, the events of those years became the most terrible memories in life.
The Lockdown: One Month in Wuhan
A documentary project about life in the famous city of Wuhan during its complete isolation. At the beginning of 2020, 11 million people remained on their own at the epicenter of the spread of coronavirus. The main characters are doctors, officials and ordinary citizens, who were able to organize themselves in the face of the disease.
How to Survive a Plague
Contrary to the name, this movies is not a training manual on what to do in the event of a “black death” pandemic. We are talking about HIV and AIDS - diseases that they preferred to remain silent about until a certain time - but somewhere they are still silent today.
Fire in the Blood
If treating HIV-infected people in America is a difficult but solvable problem, then in Africa it is almost impossible. The fact is that many pharmaceutical giants refuse to voluntarily supply medicines necessary for antiretroviral therapy to poor countries. Because of this, dozens of people who are unable to receive treatment die every day.
Why Do Viruses Kill?
Of all the projects on the list, this is perhaps the least optimistic. The movie was released 10 years ago after the swine flu pandemic, which killed some 18,000 people. Then it became obvious that we are still powerless in front of some of the creatures of nature and that modern science is not fully aware of the mechanisms of the emergence of new strains. "Why are viruses killing?" introduces us to the device of viruses and answers the question why, even today, scientists cannot stop their spread in time.
Hero with a Thousand Faces
From 2014 to 2016, a disease was raging in West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people. But this movie is not about how quickly Ebola destroys a person from the inside, but about people who are fighting an epidemic. The focus of the crew going to Sierra Leone is doctors and volunteers risking their lives.
Speaking of Ebola and other viral diseases, one can not help but talk about other human enemies. We have long been accustomed to them and often do not even take them seriously, but they very often carry deadly infectious diseases. That's right, we are talking about mosquitoes. The movie contains a fascinating and consistent story about how they reproduce, what they feed on and for what global epidemics these seemingly harmless insects are responsible.
The most relevant project on the list. This is the new season of the Explained documentary series, whose authors in half-hourly videos answer simple questions about health, sex, politics and economics in simple language. One of the episodes of last season was devoted to epidemics - in it, Bill Gates and a team of visiting doctors discussed the likelihood that a new pandemic will happen in the next decade. Alas, their predictions came true even faster.
6 tricks that really don't save from coronavirus
These life hacks only create the appearance of protection.
1. Follow the rule of 5 seconds
Legend has it: if food fell to the floor, but a piece was lifted earlier than 5 seconds later, you can safely eat it. Because microorganisms are not so nimble and will not have time to crawl onto your sandwich or apple in such a short time.
2. Touch the door handle through the sleeve
The very idea - to create a barrier between your skin and a potentially contaminated surface - is very correct. But using your own clothes for this is not the best option. The dirt, bacteria, and viruses that were on the doorknob end up on your sleeve and then calmly contact your wrists and palms, face, hair, phone, bag, and so on.
3. Press the elevator button with your elbow or knuckle
Here is almost the same story as in the previous paragraph. It just seems that we don’t touch anything and that microbes from buttons, handles and doors cannot harm us. But, for example, the strap of a bag or a pocket of clothes is easy to touch with your elbows, and we also put them on the table, and then touch it with our hands.
With knuckles, dirt and microorganisms easily fall into the palms and face - when a person clenches his hands into fists, twists his fingers, props his chin, rubs one hand on the other, and so on.
4. Hold your breath when someone sneezes or coughs nearby.
From infection (if someone sneezing is sick with something) this will not save you. Firstly, you just won’t have time to hold your breath fast enough - and the smallest drops of saliva and sputum will still fall into your airways (yes, it sounds very disgusting, but alas, it is).
5. Wipe the surface with an antibacterial wipe
This only works if you use a new cloth for each surface. And if you wipe the same table, door handles, switches and buttons, then simply transfer microorganisms from one object to another. After all, the longer you use a napkin, the less antibacterial agents remain on it - and microbes have more chances to survive.
6. Constantly smear hands with an antiseptic
The sanitizer seems to be a universal and 100 percent remedy. He rubbed his hands, sprayed everything that was possible - and you sit "in the house." But antiseptics work only when they are used correctly.
After The Coronavirus, Now A New Virus Has Come In The Market - Hantavirus, Killing One Person
Even when the world is trying to find a cure for the deadly coronavirus pandemic, a new virus is threatening our society.
A report in Global Times said that a man from China's Yunnan province died from Hantavirus while on a bus to the Shandong province. Other 32 people on bus were also tested and now everyone is waiting for the results.
What is Hantavirus?
The Centre for Disease Control says that the virus is spread mainly from rodents. It goes on to say that infection with any of the hantavirus can cause hantavirus disease in people.
"Hantaviruses in the Americas are known as “New World” hantaviruses and may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Other hantaviruses, known as “Old World” hantaviruses, are found mostly in Europe and Asia and may cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.
It can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).
The disease is not airborne and can only spread to people if they come in contact with urine, feces, and saliva of rodents and less frequently by a bite from an infected host.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Early symptoms of HPS include fatigue, fever, and muscle aches, along with headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems. If left untreated, it can lead to coughing and shortness of breath and can be fatal, with a mortality rate of 38 percent, according to CDC.
While the initial symptoms of HFRS too remain the same, it can cause low blood pressure, acute shock, vascular leakage, and acute kidney failure.
However, aside from the negative news coming from China, some Twitter users woke up from their quarantine naps to find #HantaVirus trending. And here are their reactions:
When you're not even done with Covid-19 and China releases Covid-20 Pro max#Hantavirus
After the coronavirus, now a new virus has come in the market
Our Country at the moment:
Me right now, I am tired. Now another virus
If by any chance you see someone constructing this, kindly DM me.
I wake ...I open my phone... i go to the trending section is see
Astronauts watching the world get destroyed by
Me After Recovering Corona Virus seeing News of #Hantavirus:
World right now hearing about China infected with yet another virus #Hantavirus
Me: currently reading this due to the releasing of new version of Corona #Hantavirus
*recovered from corona *died from hantavirus
*again born in CHINA
#Hantavirus arrived in china
Meanwhile world to china
Waking up from Quarantine to find #Hantavirus.
What The Hell
The hantavirus case comes at a time when the total count of those infected by novel coronavirus globally is nearing the 400,000 mark and scientists are yet to find a cure for it. The global death toll has crossed the 17,800 mark.
Probably during this time many of us have done online shopping or ordered more food at home, and since we cannot go to the physical stores or restaurants to take our order, the only solution is to have the package delivered by courier.
But what happens to all the packaging in which the products we order during this period are placed? Should we disinfect each one as we do with different surfaces or with food? In this regard, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control has an answer for us. It states that there is a very low risk that the new coronavirus will spread in packages that have been shipped over several days.
At the same time, the World Health Organization also found that it is highly unlikely that a package will be contaminated after being exposed to different conditions, and therefore the risk of a person becoming infected with coronavirus after it has reached its packaging iis low.
But what happens to packages that arrive on the same day the order is placed, such as those from the services that deliver food? According to the Food and Drug Administration, there is so far no evidence that the virus would be transmitted through food or packaging.
Also, the World Health Organization says that the risk of food contamination up to the shelves of stores is quite low.
Several weeks ago, studies by specialists found that the new coronavirus can withstand plastic and steel for up to 72 hours, on paper and glass between 4 and 5 days, on wood 4 days, and on cardboard up to 24 hours.
However, it does not hurt to take some precautionary measures. One of the tips often given is to pay attention to hygiene, and in this sense we must wash our hands at least 20 seconds after touching the different packages. When we come in contact with a courier who delivers these packages to us at home, it is advisable to wear a mask, but also protective gloves.
America’s failure to guarantee paid sick leave for its workers could combine with the coronavirus to pose a serious danger to public health in the coming weeks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning people to be prepared for major disruptions in their daily lives. That could mean staying home for days if they get sick.
Why having no paid sick leave is a public health risk
There is no federal law guaranteeing paid time off for illness, and paid sick leave is comparatively rare for lower-wage workers. Just 63 percent of people working in service occupations have paid sick leave, versus more than 90 percent of people in management positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For people working part-time, just 43 percent can get sick leave from their employer.
And for people working those lower-wage jobs, it’s not easy for them to skip work if they’re not getting paid, even if they’re feeling flu-like symptoms that could be either the flu itself or the coronavirus.
All the public health warnings in the world can’t always stand up against the need to bring home a paycheck. Just 27 percent of people whose wages fall in the bottom 10 percent are able to earn paid sick leave from their job, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Any less pay eats into their basic needs: As EPI put it, the lost wages from missing three days of work can equal a month’s worth of groceries or their monthly utility bills.
People have a strong incentive to go to work, even if they’re not feeling well and authorities have urged them to stay home. And once they come in and start going about their jobs, they can spread illnesses unintentionally. Coronavirus is a pretty contagious disease, with a higher R0 (which measures how many times other people a sick person is likely to infect) than the seasonal flu.
America is alone among advanced economies in not having a national guarantee of paid sick leave for workers. As the Center for Economic and Policy Research reported in 2009, most developed economies give workers at least five days off to recover from flu-like symptoms.