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Credit: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)By Lawrence SurendraBANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 24 2020 (IPS) The COVID 19 Pandemic continues relentlessly. Deaths approaching a million globally, 22 million infected and growing. Brazil, India, the US and Russia accounting for almost 50% of the total cases in the world. Medically the promise of a vaccine is given as signs of hope; what surprises awaits us when such a vaccine is available, would be another story. Economically, to address the uncertainty and the grim future ahead, the UN, some governments and even Joe Biden the US Presidential hopeful, are waving “Build Back better” as ways to achieve ‘a new normal’ out of the current pandemic. “Build Back Better” emerged out of the 3rd International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, in March 2015 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction which had outlined seven clear targets and four priorities for action to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risks. (1) Understanding disaster risk; (2) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; (3) Investing in disaster reduction for resilience and; (4) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Other concepts such as Circular Economy (CE) are gaining more adherents. Professor Martin Charter in a recent edited book, “Designing for the ...
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Conclusions Genomics will continue to drive advances in CVD prevention and management, and equitable progress is imperative. Nursing should leverage the public's trust and its widespread presence in clinical and community settings to prevent the worsening of CVD disparities among African Americans.
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Background Cardiovascular disease is a significant health problem in the United States, attributed to more than 30% of all deaths annually. Anxiety has been associated with cardiovascular disease risk and is thought to be associated with cardiovascular disease risk through inflammatory pathways. Objective The purposes of this study were to examine the relationship between anxiety and systemic inflammation in individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease and to determine if single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with inflammation moderate this relationship. Methods A secondary analysis was cond...
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Conclusions Young adults are not armed with the accurate knowledge to make informed choices about using e-cigarettes. E-cigarette users are understudied and tend to value appearance and physical sensation over health. Social norms related to e-cigarette use are linked to perception of identity and the current technology-focused culture.
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Papers released by SAGE and subgroup Nervtag warned the highly evolved Omicron super mutant strain could cause a surge in cases 'similar or even larger' than previous waves.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is facing a potential investigation into comments linking COVID-19 vaccines to AIDS
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The White House COVID-19 Response Team announced steps to fortify public health protection before onset of winter and the potential increasing circulation of Omicron.Medscape Medical News
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If the finding holds up elsewhere, Omicron may be more difficult to contain than previous iterations of the coronavirus, lengthening the pandemic.
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A new mathematical analysis strengthens concerns about the effects of the new variant on the pandemic ’s course.
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The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus has health officials in some U.S. communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and understand its spread
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