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France will destroy 10 million liters of beer as bars and restaurants remain closed

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The French Brewers Association has announced that it will be forced to destroy 10 million liters of beer due to the closure of cafes, restaurants and pubs caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, BFM reports.


The liquidation will be made, since the shelf life of the drink is running out and there is no point in storing beer further. Moreover, the destruction of products will cost significant amounts for the companies.


"The abrupt closure of cafes, restaurants, stopping tourist activities and the cancellation of all festivals and events have led to the fact that more than 10 million liters of beer are not in demand," the association announced.



It is noted that about 70% of breweries in France reported a reduction of at least half the turnover since mid-March.


The tough form of isolation regime in France is expected to end on May 11. Citizens will be able to move around without special permission from the authorities, which is currently necessary due to the isolation regime introduced in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, except for movements over distances of more than 100 km from the house, which will be possible only for family or professional reasons.


At the same time, citizens over 65 years of age are still being urged to respect the isolation regime due to higher risk of infection in this age group.


After May 11, a gradual resumption of companies will begin, although working from home will continue, where possible, for at least the next three weeks.



The trading network, except for restaurants and cafes, will open on May 11. For restaurants and cafes, a separate decision will be made at the end of May with the prospect of a possible opening after June 2.


At the same time, a recent pole by FranceInfo reported that –25% of breweries in France have been forced to close and 70% have declared a loss of up to 50% in revenue since March 15.

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A man in the costume of a plague doctor walks along the Kaliningrad streets, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea. It is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic coast. The people look at the tall, thin figure in black with surprise. “Klops” found out who is hiding under a mask with a beak, and why he does it.


Vasily Lunev - 33, is married and works in his own workshop for sewing leather products. He wears a medieval doctor's costume to demonstrate his skills and surprise people.


“I am interested in history, I participate in reconstruction festivals. The“ plague doctor ”character attracts me for many reasons. Most of all, I like that you can hide your face behind a mask with a beak,” Lunev explained.

Vasily’s costume consists of a leather apron, a shirt with a collar, a spacious hood, a mask and gloves.

“Doctors carried cones, bottles, amulets that rang when walking. They also had a knife and scissors. They didn’t have a medical education, they hired them to clean up the bodies of the dead, take tests, and forgive sins,” the man says enthusiastically.


On the street, people have mixed reactions of my outfit. Sometimes passers-by shy away, sometimes laugh. Vasily complains that Kaliningrad is unfriendly to new things which are not the norm.


"Our people are more conservative than in St. Petersburg or Moscow. There, people notice me and my costume is expressing a healthy interest. However, when I walk on the streets of Kaliningrad, very often people advise, "to go to a psychologist or a priest," Vasily shares.


Lunev emphasizes that his outfit has nothing to do with the coronavirus epidemic. He began to wear and wear it a couple of years ago.


“Yes, this is the first chemical protection suit in history, but it won’t save you from COVID-19. A mask with a beak unreliably isolates. According to current realities, a gas mask is better,” he informs.


Bemorepanda is inviting you to see a collection of pictures taken by Mr Lunev:















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5-things-that-should-not-be-done-immediately-after-the-end-of-self-isolation


You should not hope that life will immediately return to its former course.


We all wait until the moment when we can hug friends, have a party or go on a trip. But do not rush. Although Coronavirus: Austria and Italy reopen some shops as lockdown eased are showing the first signs of weakening isolation measures, the situation is still serious. The death toll every day is still measured in thousands. We still do not know much about coronavirus and do not have a vaccine.


Whatever rules you enter in your area, use common sense. Here's what you definitely shouldn't do.


1. Have a party or go to a bar

Social distance measures have been introduced for a reason: they slow down the spread of the virus from person to person. A big party or gatherings in a crowded bar is a lot of contacts. If at least one of those present is a coronavirus carrier, he can transfer it to everyone else.


2. Stop washing hands

Even when restrictions are loosened, it will not mean that the coronavirus is over. Many organizations and stores will have to be reopened for economic reasons, although the virus will still spread, albeit more slowly than now.


3. Immediately visit people at high risk

Surely you would like to see elderly relatives as soon as possible, but do not rush with this. There will be no vaccine for a long time, and for people at risk, distancing is still the best way to protect. Before you go to them, think carefully about whether you really need this visit.


4. Start a big trip

When travel is allowed again, hotel and ticket prices are likely to be attractively low. But do not forget that at airports and train stations you will be in close proximity to a large number of people, which means that the risk of infection will greatly increase.


5. Throw away masks

In the future, a new outbreak of coronavirus or even some completely new infection may await us. So reusable masks are definitely not worth throwing out. When travel restrictions are loosened, it is best to combine optimism with realism. Use freedom, but do not give up precautions.



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Behavioral Neurology Specialist Gonzalo Quintana Zunino of Concordia University (Canada) has revealed what are the sex rules during coronavirus infection. The specialist column was published by the newspaper The Conversation.


The author notes that there is currently no evidence of sexual transmission of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, involving vaginal, oral and anal contacts. Meanwhile, the specialist recalls that recorded cases of transmission of infection include not only the airborne droplet, but also the fecal-oral route.


The scientist concludes that almost any sexual practice will lead to the transmission of the virus. “Now is not the time to have sex,” the author is sure, noting that “if you and your partner have no symptoms and you stayed at home, then sex is most likely not dangerous.”


Otherwise, the specialist recommends doing "simple and small experiments." The author writes, in particular, on the use of condoms and latex gloves. “Instead of kisses and sexual intimacy, try erotic massage, chatting, courtship, mutual masturbation, watching or reading erotica, watching your partner enjoy himself,” the author writes.


According to the expert, during coronavirus infection, rimming should “remain completely behind the scenes”, and kisses through a mask will not save from infection.


In March, Louisiana State University (USA) reported that taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers, recommended, in particular, for elderly people with cardiovascular diseases, increases the likelihood of contracting SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in these individuals.

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10-movies-about-epidemics-that-are-really-scary

Real stories of virus outbreaks, horror stories about zombies and a philosophical parable about the plague.


Outbreak

The military kept a dangerous virus in the laboratory, but the infected experimental monkey broke free.  Now epidemiologists need to urgently find a vaccine.  To do this, they need to find the first carrier - that same animal.


Contagion

A dangerous virus spreads from Asia all over the world.  Mortality from it is more than 20%, and a quick mutation complicates the creation of a vaccine.  WHO is trying to stop the mass infection and find a "null patient."


World War Z

Former UN employee Jerry Lane stuck with his family in traffic and witnessed a massive outbreak of a zombie virus.  Each bitten after 12 seconds turns into a fast and aggressive flesh eater.  Having managed to get out of a dangerous situation, Lane joins a group that is trying to find a cure for the virus.


Perfect Sense

Chef Michael and epidemiologist Susan have fallen in love.  But they are not able to enjoy a passionate romance, because the world was struck by an outbreak of an unknown virus: people lose their sense of smell, then taste, and then other feelings.


The Andromeda Strain

A military satellite falls to Earth near a small town in Arizona.  A dangerous virus escapes from it, killing all residents in the vicinity, except for an old man and a child who is ill with a ulcer.  A group of scientists gather in an isolated area to study the disease.


Panic in the Streets

Several criminals kill on the street a man who won a large sum of money in their cards.  When the police find the body, the medical examiner discovers that the deceased was infected with pneumonic plague.  Now the detectives urgently need to catch the bandits in order to arrest them for the murder, and at the same time save the entire city from the epidemic.


Morte a Venezia

Composer Gustav von Aschenbach is tired of both creativity and life.  He goes to relax at a resort near Venice.  But soon the hero falls in love with a young Pole and again loses peace.  Meanwhile, the cholera epidemic is beginning in the city.


Busanhaeng

Suk Woo is about to take his daughter Su Ahn to her mother in Busan.  They board the train, but at the last moment a woman infected with a zombie virus jumps into the car.  It turns out that the living dead are already taking over the world.  Passengers need to stop the spread of infection within the train and get to a safe place.


The Painted Veil

The film takes place in the 1920s.  Middle-class physician Walter married the aristocrat Kitty, but their marriage cannot be called happy.  At a certain point, the husband sets a condition: either the wife leaves for her lover, or leaves with her husband in a Chinese village, where he will help fight the cholera outbreak.  And it is precisely Walter’s dedication to the dangerous work that makes Kitty truly love him.


28 Days Later



A simple guy Jim comes out of a long coma and discovers that he missed the start of a terrible epidemic.  An unknown virus turns people into mindless killers.  Jim meets several survivors, and together they try to get to a safe haven.  But in the new world, the problem is not only infected.

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coronavirus-mortality-was-significantly-higher-than-expected

Six months ago, no one knew about the existence of coronavirus. Now the virus has spread to almost all countries, infecting more than 3 million people - and these are only those cases that are known. How this epidemic will affect the economies of countries, as well as the mental and physical health of people, is described in a new issue.


Many media personalities, politicians and ordinary Internet users claim that the panic around COVID-19 is bloated out of nothing, and the virus itself is no more dangerous than ordinary flu.


The supposedly frightening number of people who died from the infection is very high, and those who died of natural causes and old age are included in it. And coronavirus, like seasonal flu, kills the time required to estimate the case fatality ratio of Influenza using only the tip of an iceberg: joint estimation of the virulence and the transmission potential "only" about 0.1 percent of infected. So, this is not so.


A new study, an empirical estimate of the infection fatality rate of COVID-19 from the first Italian outbreak, published by specialists from Harvard and the US Bureau of Economic Research, has more accurately established the mortality rate of COVID-19 using Italy as an example. It was established that the official number of deaths from coronavirus is not exaggerated, but rather underestimated by COVID-19 in Italy: An analysis of death registry data almost doubled, because many patients did not die in hospitals, but at home.


After reviewing the available data, researchers Gianluca Rinaldi and Matteo Paradisi came to the conclusion that an empirical estimate of the infection fatality rate of COVID-19 from the first Italian outbreak shows that the mortality rate of COVID-19 is 1.29%. For young people, it is small - 0.05%, but for older people the risk is already 4.25%.


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