Black aarket of fake COVID-19 shots in Mexico.
Mexico has long battled with a black market of stolen, adulterated, and expired medicines.
The size of this illicit market is hard to measure, but estimates valued it in $550 million in 2012. Now, the coveted COVID-19 vaccines have joined the list of profitable drugs entering the market illegally through scams that endanger the lives of its victims.
Researchers have been studying and working with mRNA vaccines for decades. Interest has grown in these vaccines because they can be developed in a laboratory using readily available materials. This means the process can be standardized and scaled up, making vaccine development faster than traditional methods of making vaccines.
New guidance on mask-wearing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fully vaccinated people can:
~ Walking, running, hiking or biking outdoors, alone or with members of the same household.
~ Attending a small outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated family and friends.
~ Attending a small outdoor gathering with a mixture of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
~ Dining outdoors at a restaurant with people from several households.
It is not enough to have a good mind;
The main thing is to use it well.
Tribute to Réne Descartes, who was born on this day in 1596.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 2,004,575, after 8,683 new infections were registered, compared to those notified a day earlier. Likewise, with 1,329 new deaths caused by complications of the disease, the total number of deaths increased to 175,986.
If you are experiencing violence during COVID-19:
~ Reach out to supportive family, friends or neighbors
~ Call a hotline or access information online if possible
~ Seek out local services for survivors
Three important ways to slow the spread:
1) Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
2) Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
3) Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
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Can't repeat it often enough: Stick with the protocol, make "the 3" a must!
Wear a facemask
Maintain physical distance
2020 was the year we asked "why?"
While “coronavirus” was the top trending search worldwide, we also asked questions like “why is it called covid-19?” and “why is mental health important?” more than ever before. We searched for ways to help each other, like looking at how to support essential workers on the front lines of COVID-19 or how to aid people affected by the wildfires in Australia or devastation in Beirut.
Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide is a stress management guide for coping with adversity. The guide aims to equip people with practical skills to help cope with stress. A few minutes each day are enough to practice the self-help techniques. The guide can be used alone or with the accompanying audio exercises.
German biopharmaceutical started phase 1 of clinical studies with CVnCoV in June 2020 at centers in Germany 🇩🇪 and Belgium 🇧🇪.
Latin America - At the end of September 2020, clinical trial for phase 2 a in Peru 🇵🇪 and Panama 🇵🇦 began.
How to Protect Yourself & Others
~ Wash your hands often
~ Avoid close contact
~ Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
~ Cover coughs and sneezes
~ Clean and disinfect
~ Monitor Your Health
What should I do to prepare for a flight during Covid-19?
a) Follow instructions from your airline
b) Clean your hands frequently
c) Bring disinfectant wipes to clean any surface before touching them
d) Try to stay at least 1 meter away from others, wherever possible.
e) Wear/use a face-mask as recommended by the government
Health workers >>> Take care of yourself during COVID-19!!
Try and use helpful coping strategies:
Ensuring sufficient rest & respite during work or between shifts
🍽 eat sufficient & healthy food
Engage in physical activity
Stay in contact with family & friends
Fed up with violence, Mexico's feminist movement has become a key source of opposition to the president.
Mexican women are furious. #AMLO should start listening.
AMLO has dismantled checks and balances, weakened autonomous institutions, and seized discretionary control of the budget.
There is one force that has caught López Obrador by surprise – and threatens to derail his plans and damage his reputation.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party beat back attempts Thursday to save 109 semi-independent government trust funds that finance everything from science to movie productions to disaster relief.
In a party-line vote, the lower house of Mexico’s congress voted to eliminate the trusts and have the government directly administer the money. During two days of angry debate, the opposition was able to win only minor changes.
2020 is set to become Mexico’s deadliest year on record. Despite hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic would slow down violent crime, it’s had the opposite effect. Reporters visited Culiacán a city of about 800,000, and the headquarters of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s desire to placate the United States in a dispute over water has given the beleaguered opposition a flag to rally around as it tries to loosen his grip on the national agenda.
A leftist energy nationalist who has nurtured friendly ties with his American counterpart Donald Trump, Lopez Obrador says he does not want Mexico to become an issue in the United States ahead of November’s U.S. presidential election.
Economic recession and society inequalities are the headlines - how perverted to offer a "eye-catching" LV Shield transitions from clear to dark in sunlight, protecting wearers from the sun. It also features golden studs engraved with Louis Vuitton's brand name.
Pricing has not yet been announced, but as a high-end fashion brand, it's not likely to be cheap. Other Louis Vuitton head wear, including hats and sunglasses, sell for hundreds of dollars.
Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.