The Pandemic Remade Every Corner of Society. Now It ’s the Climate’s Turn

On her third day as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge phoned the White House. She had taken over an agency with a role to play addressing a range of crises as the lack of affordable housing in U.S. cities has left hundreds of thousands homeless and millions more in financial straits. She connected with Joe Biden’s climate team. Fudge and Gina McCarthy, Biden’s national climate adviser, talked about addressing climate change and the affordable-­housing shortage at the same time. Three weeks later, the Administration announced plans to provide for more than 1 million resilient and energy-­efficient housing units. “People are actually, from every agency, knocking on our doors,” says McCarthy, “wondering how they can be part of what is essentially a hopeful future.” From her perch in the West Wing, McCarthy has been charged by Biden with overseeing a dramatic shift in the way the U.S. pursues action on climate change. Instead of turning to a select few environment-­focused agencies to make climate policy, McCarthy and her office are working to infuse climate considerations into everything the Administration does. The task force she runs includes everyone from the Secretary of Defense, who is evaluating the climate threat to national security, to the Treasury Secretary, who is working to stem the risk that climate change poses to the financial system. Artwork by Red Hong Yi; Photograph by Annice Lyn for T...
Source: TIME: Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized climate change Cover Story feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

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Infection with COVID-19 has led to over 4 million deaths worldwide, challenging our healthcare systems. At the same time, it has also led to an increased use of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to minimize disease spread. COVID-era NPIs such as physical distancing are associated with an unprecedented decrease of non-COVID-19 viral respiratory diseases.1-3
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
(Natural News) The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, which has been run by Dr. Anthony Fauci since early in Ronald Reagan’s first presidential term, has been caught funding another study by a shady organization, EcoHealth Alliance, implicated in dangerous ‘gain-of-function’ research that likely led to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization, run by Peter Daszak, has...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: There is growing understanding and recognition of the myriad of ways in which social media is impacting health care. Healthcare professionals from all backgrounds need to increase their understanding of these complex interactions in order to best assist patients with their medical decision making.PMID:34555532 | DOI:10.1016/j.anai.2021.09.014
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Patients and healthcare providers should be aware of the potential risks associated with testing, with attention to ensuring proper technique, and be prepared to recognize and manage adverse events.PMID:34547903 | DOI:10.1177/19458924211046725
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
This study compared approximately 390,000 people who received the Company’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine versus approximately 1.52 million unvaccinated people matched on age, sex, time, three-digit zip code, and comorbidities and predictors for COVID-19 infection severity.This study is a longitudinal cohort design, using robust propensity matching methods to create a comparator cohort to assess real-world VE. All analyses were performed using the Aetion Evidence Platform, which is a scientifically validated software that is also used by regulators, payers, and health technology assessment bodies to assess the safety,...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
AbstractSince 2019, the world was involved with SARS-CoV-2 and consequently, with the announcement by the World Health Organization that COVID-19 was a pandemic, scientific were an effort to obtain the best approach to combat this global dilemma. The best way to prevent the pandemic from spreading further is to use a vaccine against COVID-19. Here, we report the design of a recombinant multi-epitope vaccine against the four proteins spike or crown (S), membrane (M), nucleocapsid (N), and envelope (E) of SARS-CoV-2 using immunoinformatics tools. We evaluated the most antigenic epitopes that bind to HLA class 1 subtypes, alo...
Source: Immunogenetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
AbstractIn December 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly spread throughout China and beyond, posing enormous global challenges. With prompt, vigorous, and coordinated control measures, mainland China contained the spread of the epidemic within two months and halted the epidemic in three months. Aggressive containment strategy, hierarchical management, rational reallocation of resources, efficient contact tracing, and voluntary cooperation of Chinese citizens contributed to the rapid and efficient control of the epidemic, thus promoting the rapid recovery of the Chinese economy. This review summarizes China ’s preventi...
Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Increased attention towards infection control measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have brought to light the dermatological consequences of intensified hand hygiene measures. Healthcare workers are inherently at an increased risk of developing both allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. Individuals with a history of atopy are especially vulnerable given their impaired native skin barriers and increased sensitivities at baseline. Examination gloves not only induce contact allergies from manufacturing chemicals, but also serve as an occlusive catalyst for facilitating contact sensitization and irritant dermatitis. Simila...
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
There is currently a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide, and further drastic restrictions in our daily life will be necessary to contain this pandemic. The implications of restrictive ...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
COVID-19 has represented an unprecedented challenge to be faced also concerning the spread of information, with scientific literature being often the sole source of trustworthy knowledge for the global communi...
Source: Clinical and Molecular Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
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