While the CDC and the FDA have been consistently firm in their stance that foodborne transmission of coronavirus is virtually nonexistent, there may be some new evidence to the contrary.After finding traces of the virus on several imported foods and their packaging, like salmon from Norway and chicken wings from Brazil, Chinese authorities have been investigating the viability of the virus on food items since June.Now, a new study out of South China Agricultural University and Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Guangzhou says that traces of the virus lingering on salmon could not only be detected, but also may remain infectious for more than a week.In an attempt to gauge how long the coronavirus could stay viable at low temperatures, similar to ones used in commercial food transportation, scientists found that the virus may be viable a lot longer than was previously believed. The study states that the virus samples collected from salmon survived up to eight days at 39 degrees Fahrenheit."SARS-CoV-2-contaminated fish from one country can be easily transported to another country within one week, thus serving as one of the sources for international transmission," the research paper noted.It's worth mentioning, however, that the study was just released last week, and is pending peer review and publication.These findings present a stark contrast to the most recent reports in American media, which note that there is no cause for concern around coronavirus transmission through food. In fact, a recently released study by the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods found "no documented evidence that food is a significant source or vehicle for transmission of COVID."For more information on the topic, check out 7 Coronavirus Food Myths You Shouldn't Believe.Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.
India's government started easing the most severe restrictions on daily life in June, but the effects of the lockdown on residents' mental health are still emerging, as the country battles one of the most severe Covid-19 outbreaks in the world.
"If I overexert myself, I get a burning, acidic feeling in my lungs, and breathing becomes difficult." Over 100 days after first developing coronavirus symptoms, Ed Hornick's immune system remains "at war."
As coronavirus deaths surpass 183,000 in America, a new report from the CDC says 94% of fatalities tied to the virus involved contributing health conditions. In fact, per Axios, "for deaths with conditions or causes as well as COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death, according to the CDC." Read on to find out what their symptoms were, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.1 PneumoniaVulnerable lungs, caused by issues like pneumonia, were a common theme among pre-existing conditions. "In pneumonia, the lungs become filled with fluid and inflamed, leading to breathing difficulties. For some people, breathing problems can become severe enough to require treatment at the hospital with oxygen or even a ventilator," reports Johns Hopkins. "The pneumonia that COVID-19 causes tends to take hold in both lungs. Air sacs in the lungs fill with fluid, limiting their ability to take in oxygen and causing shortness of breath, cough and other symptoms."2 InfluenzaIn what is perhaps a preview of the fall, patients who had influenza were hit hard by the coronavirus. "State health officials are desperately ramping up flu vaccination efforts, hoping to prevent health care systems already taxed by Covid-19 from being overrun by the rapidly approaching influenza season," reports Politico. "Massachusetts is requiring every kid to get a flu shot to attend school or childcare. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer got vaccinated on live television, stressing that immunization could help save precious hospital resources."3 Respiratory FailureCOVID-19 is a respiratory virus so, naturally, having a respiratory illness as a pre-existing condition can result in a double whammy. Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S. notes that "when a person has COVID-19, the immune system is working hard to fight the invader. This can leave the body more vulnerable to infection with another bacterium or virus on top of the COVID-19—a superinfection. More infection can result in additional lung damage," reports Johns Hopkins.4 Hypertensive Disease"Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart problems that occur because of high blood pressure that is present over a long time," reports MedLine Plus. "High blood pressure means the pressure inside the blood vessels (called arteries) is too high. As the heart pumps against this pressure, it must work harder. Over time, this causes the heart muscle to thicken." COVID-19 taxes the heart even more, and can result in death.5 Diabetes"Having type 2 diabetes increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19," reports the CDC. "Based on what we know at this time, having type 1 or gestational diabetes may increase your risk of severe illness from COVID-19." The agency recommends you "continue taking your diabetes pills and insulin as usual; test your blood sugar and keep track of the results, as directed by your healthcare provider; and make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your diabetes medicines, including insulin."6 Vascular and Unspecified Dementia"Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) are conditions arising from stroke and other vascular brain injuries that cause significant changes to memory, thinking, and behavior," reports the National Institute on Aging. "Two forms of VCID—vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment (VCI)—arise as a result of risk factors that similarly increase the risk for cerebrovascular disease (stroke), including atrial fibrillation (a problem with the rhythm of the heartbeat), high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol."7 Cardiac ArrestNot only can having heart disease make COVID more deadly, but COVID can lead to a heart attack. "As more data comes in from China and Italy, as well as Washington state and New York, more cardiac experts are coming to believe the COVID-19 virus can infect the heart muscle," reports Kaiser Health News. "An initial study found cardiac damage in as many as 1 in 5 patients, leading to heart failure and death even among those who show no signs of respiratory distress."8 Heart FailureAs you just read, COVID and heart failure can go hand in hand. "It's extremely important to answer the question: Is their heart being affected by the virus and can we do something about it?" said Dr. Ulrich Jorde, the head of heart failure, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support for the Montefiore Health System in New York City, to Kaiser Health News. "This may save many lives in the end."9 Renal Failure"Kidney (renal) failure is when kidneys don't work as well as they should. The term 'kidney failure' covers a lot of problems," reports the Urology Care Foundation. "Acute Renal Failure occurs when the kidneys suddenly stop filtering waste products from the blood. Chronic Renal Failure is permanent loss of kidney function." "People with kidney disease and other severe chronic medical conditions are at higher risk for more severe illness," reports the National Kidney Foundation. "People on dialysis can have weaker immune systems, making it harder to fight infections."10 Intentional and Unintentional Injury, Poisoning and Other Adverse EventsAny event that may compromise the body's immune response—like an accidental injury or poisoning—can put you further at risk for a damaging bout of COVID-19.11 Other Medical Conditions"People of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19," reports the CDC: * Cancer * Chronic kidney disease * COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) * Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant * Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher) * Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies * Sickle cell disease * Type 2 diabetes mellitus * The list goes on and on unfortunately; see here for more.12 How to Avoid CoronavirusDo what the scientists say, especially if you have an underlying condition (or conditions): Wear your face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these COVID Mistakes You Should Never Make.
In lockdown, the absence of reliable routines, social engagement and time outdoors has left everyone with a collective sense of uncertainty and loss. This can be especially overwhelming for children who cannot comprehend their grief.
* When I started having chest pain and breathlessness, I had no idea it was related to COVID-19. * I do not smoke or drink, neither do I have any respiratory issues. * When I started having chest pain and breathlessness, I had no idea it was related to COVID-19. * When I received my X-Ray report, it showed an infection in my lungs.
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What this realization also means is that this virus that has changed many of our lives overnight is not permanent either, it can’t be.
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