In Russia, mortality from alcohol increased during the pandemic
Do you drink a lot while you sit at home?
The head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, during a speech in the State Duma, said that in Russia during the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, people egan to die more often from alcohol. He did not provide statistics, but noted that it is based on operational monitoring data on mortality rates.
Murashko also recalled the agency’s initiative to increase the age of alcohol sales from 18 to 21 years. According to him, now it is precisely from the age of 18 that mortality rates increase sharply, especially in men. And this must be fought.
Murashko noted that in conditions of self-isolation, the consumption of alcoholic beverages increased by 2-3%. However, alcohol in the current situation can have a negative effect on immunity, making you more vulnerable to the virus.
There are a lot of interesting stuff to do at home during the pandemic. It is the moment to spend all your time with your family, plan healthy meals and do sport. Maybe is the time to lose some weight? Do some exercises. Or maybe you want to increase your knowledge, so here you go with online courses.
Do not perceive alcohol as a method to waste your time during quarantine!
Even though some bans have begun to rise gradually, with citizens now more free to act, the coronavirus pandemic is still a risk and should not be treated differently.
On the occasion of the reopening of relaxation spaces but also of "social connection", including bars, terraces or restaurants, some special "tools" were created for location owners to ensure that their customers fully comply with the rules of social distance, which are still in force.
Thus, even if some find this extremely funny, in addition to the indispensable protective mask and gloves, special tables have appeared against the unwanted approach of this period. In the United States, several owners of bars and terraces have already appropriated them, and customers seem not to have been reluctant about this invention, giving it a try and having fun at the same time with funny videos or photos in which appear in the new hypostasis.
The tables are individual and circular, with a space in the middle for a single person. Thus, even if you want a closer relationship, if the other person you are with is inside the "table", this is practically impossible.
In the form of huge lifebuoys, the protection tables are supported on metal structures provided with wheels. Thus, customers can get closer to each other to beak a glass at a distance of about 1.5 meters from each other. These personal protective tables appeared on May 16 at the Fish Tales Bar & Grill in Ocean City, Maryland, United States and were appreciated by customers, happy to be able to rotate freely from one "table" to another.
Covid-19 "attacks" the most powerful of the elderly, but even young and apparently healthy people do not get rid of coronavirus. The news about the death of some adolescents, young people without previously diagnosed health problems has shocked us in recent weeks. Why do some healthy, young people die from the new coronavirus? The specialists have two explanations, which will be deepened by thorough research.
It remains one of the biggest mysteries of the current Covid-19 pandemic. In general, the disease causes severe complications to people past the age of 65 and those with certain conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity. However, there were also casualties among young people without health problems, including among medical personnel. In some cases, after the death, certain conditions with which the victim had not been diagnosed, in other words, was not known to be sick.
The researchers are facing this huge challenge, to discover the cause of the strange behavior of the coronavirus. Several theories have already been put forward. Some researchers believe that the amount of virus we are infected with is extremely important: we have been exposed directly and strongly, the complications can be serious. "A person with a high viral load has more virus particles than a small virus," says virusologist Alison Sinclair of Sussex University.
"We still do not know what the impact of viral load is on the symptoms of a person infected with Covid-19. It will be important to find out if there is a link between large viral loads and serious cases, ”added Sinclair.
In addition, the first data from China suggest that viral load is higher in patients with a more severe form of the disease, as is the case with SARS and influenza.
But other researchers argue that the main explanation lies in genes. Some of us are simply genetically predisposed to develop the most serious forms of Covid-19. Virology expert Michael Skinner from Imperial College in London explained, quoted by the Guardian: "It is quite possible that some of us may have a genetic particularity that will make us react much worse when we are infected with coronavirus."
"It may be a similar sensitivity of some people with Covid-19, and this makes them more acute due to serious side effects," Skinner added.
An example of such sensitivity is given by the herpes simplex virus. In some people, a genetic mutation that affects TLR3 cell receptors in the central nervous system makes them unable to react to the worst stroke of the virus, so they make a disease called herpex simplex encephalitis that can lead to seizures.
Chlorine based disinfectant is one of the most powerful solutions that eliminates coronavirus from surfaces. The recipe is very simple and you can try it right at home. Here's what you have to do!
If you want to prepare your own disinfectant with which to sanitize your home, you will need to be very careful about how you use chlorine. Because it is a caustic substance, it should not be mixed with other solutions, but diluted only with water, in appropriate proportions. Here is the exact network and what you need to do!
How to prepare your own chlorine disinfectant. Recipe for home
The American Center for Disease Control recommends disinfecting surfaces in our home - tiles, wall tiles, linoleum, door handles, etc. - using a chlorine solution with a concentration of 1:50, ie 20 ml of chlorine per liter of water. This disinfectant, properly prepared, sanitizes surfaces and objects that we come into contact with daily, but does not affect our health. If you think this amount of chlorine is small, find out that it is actually more than enough for the complete elimination of coronavirus.
The tools you need:
You will need a spray container where you can keep the solution;
A graduated container to make the necessary measurements;
Household rubber gloves;
A nose and mouth protection mask. This way you will avoid inhaling chlorine vapors. If you do not have a mask, you can use a scarf, a handkerchief, a handkerchief, any textile material that will prevent you from inhaling the vapors;
Recipe for daily use
First of all, you must know that the disinfectant is prepared outdoors, or, if you do not live at ground house and do not have a yard, go to the balcony. If you do not have a balcony, prepare the solution in a very well ventilated room, with the windows wide open. Chlorine releases extremely toxic vapors. To make a solution with a concentration of 1:50 you need 20 ml of chlorine in 1 liter of water. Pour water into a basin, add chlorine, mix and use the solution for washing on the floor or for disinfecting other objects. The disinfectant can be used daily, and if it is more concentrated, it should be used once a few days.
The chlorine-based disinfectant is prepared according to a very simple recipe, but we must pay close attention to the quantities of chlorine and water we use. It is the most important aspect. If not, chlorine could seriously affect our health.
Boris Johnson, who became infected with coronavirus, was transferred to the intensive care unit. His pregnant girlfriend doesn’t want to be tested.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was diagnosed with coronavirus a week ago. Jhonson was previously hospitalized with coronavirus, he was transferred to the intensive care unit. The reason was the worsening of his condition.
When Johnson was hospitalized The Downing Street premier's office issued a statement saying that, at the doctors' advice, Boris Johnson agreed to be admitted to the hospital for a thorough set of tests. The decision was made in the context in which the 10-day coronavirus symptoms presented by Boris Johnson do not improve, on the contrary. "At the recommendation of his doctors, the prime minister was admitted to the hospital for analysis," a statement from his Downing Street office said.
"The prime minister thanks the medical staff for his incredible effort and asks the population to respect the Government's recommendations to stay indoors, to protect the national health system and to save lives", it is shown at the end of the document.
Boris Johnson's fiancée, Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant, announced on Saturday that she had the main symptoms of coronavirus on Twitter and that she is feeling better after seven days of rest. "I spent the last week in bed, with the main symptoms of coronavirus. I didn't need to be tested, and after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and recover, "noted Symonds.
According to The Guardian, Carrie Symonds has been isolating herself since Johnson was tested positive. The prime minister remained in isolation at the Downing Street residence, while Symonds, who normally lives with Johnson, posted a photo of her in self-isolation at Camberwell with his dog Dilyn.
Boris Johnson's fiancée is five years younger than the prime minister's eldest daughter..
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds entered British history as the first married couple in Downing Street, the premier's official residence in London. Carrie Symonds, former Conservative Party communications adviser before being named 'First Girlfriend', has remained quiet since the installation on Downing Street.
Boris Johnson already has four children since his second marriage to Marina Wheeler, and his eldest daughter is five years older than his girlfriend.
Queen Elizabeth II, first appearance after three months of isolation. She went horseback riding on the Windsor estate
Queen Elizabeth II was first seen in public after three months. The 94-year-old sovereign went horseback riding on the Windsor estate, where she moved during the coronavirus pandemic. A great horse lover, the queen was photographed riding a pony dear to her soul: Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old animal.
Last weekend, Queen Elizabeth II went out for a breath of fresh air, after 11 weeks in which she strictly observed the restrictions. The British sovereign fulfilled her duties even from a distance, preferring to take refuge at Windsor Castle.
The queen isolated herself at Windsor Castle, sent Princes Edward and Andrew in a separate wing, and has only her husband, Prince Philip, 98, with her.
The only ones allowed to approach the royal bedrooms are 22 servants who sacredly observe a ritual of cleanliness, disinfection and hygiene developed by the former commander of the battleship, Tony Johnstone-Burt. Normally, the Queen is served by a staff of 500 servants. During quarantine, they stayed with her 24 hours, 7 days a week, only 22.