Fresh out of Walter Reed, Trump compares Covid to the flu. Experts say he’s flat wrong.

WASHINGTON — In a comparison that is disputed by public health experts, President Donald Trump on Tuesday likened the coronavirus to the seasonal flu and said we can learn to live with Covid-19.

“Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu,” tweeted Trump, who has Covid-19 and returned to the White House on Monday after three days in Walter Reed hospital for treatment. “Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!”

The number of deaths from the flu cited by Trump is misleading and in recent years has been far fewer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 22,000 people in the U.S. died from the flu during the last flu season from

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UK Physicians Call for Fresh Debate on Medically Assisted Dying

Medically assisted dying is illegal in the United Kingdom, but it continues to be debated. Now three physicians argue that it’s time for a fresh look at the issue.

Having previously not supported a change in the law, an eminent public health physician is questioning his previous stance, now that death is knocking on the door.

Paul Cosford, MBBS, emeritus medical director at Public Health England, says that incurable lung cancer has prompted him to reconsider his views on assisted dying.

“I am convinced that it is time to look at this again,” he writes in a personal essay in The BMJ, one of three on the same topic published together.

“A review that takes account of changing views across wider society seems timely,” he writes. “We need to set aside entrenched positions on each side of the debate and look openly at the problems faced by people at

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Life in a food desert, where fresh produce is 2 bus rides from home

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Willie Brown carefully guided his cart of groceries off the Trinity Metro Bus. The cart thumped on the ground, and he slowly pushed it across an empty parking lot toward home.

Thirty years ago, that empty parking lot would have been filled with shopping carts and families buying groceries. It would have been where Brown shopped. Now, the Stricks Food Store is empty. Its parking lot at East Jefferson and Evans avenues is used as a gathering place for people who use bus stop No. 5.

The building is a reminder of what the Hillside neighborhood used to be.

“This area is dying,” Brown said as he looked around.

Brown has lived in the Hillside neighborhood—within Fort Worth’s 76104 ZIP code—since 1964. The USDA identified the area as a food desert—meaning the community lacks grocery stores and farmers markets within a convenient distance. Food deserts are

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Broadening: How COVID-19 affect the growth of Fresh Food Packaging Market

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Sep 28, 2020 (PRNews Times via COMTEX) —
The world is facing an unprecedented threat from the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to adjust with new restrictions around movement and social interaction. COVID 19 throws positive light on fresh food packaging market owing to safety and packaging is very helpful in protecting the food from air, moisture, temperature, and various other microorganisms. Moreover, According to World Health Organization (WHO), other international health and food safety authorities, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease spreading from person to person. Food demand is generally inelastic and its effect on overall consumption will be likely limited. Therefore, packaging plays an essential role coupled with increase in demand for food. All these factors realizes the importance of fresh food packaging market during this pandemic. In the course of this chaos, we are offering complete

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Trump makes fresh health care push, saying he’ll protect sick Americans

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg raises the possibility Trump could add another conservative justice to the Supreme Court who could provide the decisive vote to strike down the health care law and throw the nation’s health system into disarray.

The second order states that the administration will ban unexpected bills if Congress doesn’t enact a fix by year’s end.

The actions come after the president repeatedly pledged to unveil a comprehensive health care plan and with polls showing Trump badly lagging Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on the issue.

Senior administration officials characterized the order on preexisting conditions as setting a national policy, though Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar conceded on a call with reporters that the administration would have to work with Congress to replace the protections if Obamacare is struck down.

Azar pointed to the high cost of Obamacare plans and argued that they

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The challenges of accessing fresh, affordable and healthy foods in remote communities | The North West Star

While Australians have among the highest life expectancy in the world, premature deaths associated with inequality continue to flat line Australia’s overall life expectancy. One of the many factors that impact on early deaths and reinforces inequality is access to fresh, affordable and healthy foods in many remote communities across Australia. There’s no doubt that food insecurity is worst in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Recently, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs held an inquiry into the factors that contribute to high food prices and food security in remote Aboriginal stores. This is not the first inquiry of its type. In fact, over the past three decades, there have been 11 major government reviews or consultation into this issue. Food insecurity has the ability to close the gap. It results in adverse health and social effects from infancy through to old age. Food insecurity results

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Wider Circle and Helping Hands Community Partner to Aid Over 50,000 Individuals in Vulnerable California Communities with Fresh Food | News

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Wider Circle, an innovative community care program model working with health plans and partners to connect neighbors for better health, and Helping Hands Community (Helping Hands), a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those most vulnerable to COVID-19, today announced that they have delivered over 100,000 pounds of food to California residents through their Community Food Circle partnership.

The initiative, launched in April 2020, brings food and medical supplies to underserved populations including older adults and those with pre-existing health conditions, many of whom are also experiencing food insecurity. To date, the Community Food Circle initiative has delivered groceries and much-needed supplies to 50,000 people across California, with the goal of scaling its activities nationwide.

As part of this first-of-its-kind partnership, Wider Circle identifies members in-need, while Helping Hands offers the technology and infrastructure to facilitate efficient, scalable, and

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Amazing Health Benefits of Cilantro – The Mega Benefits of Eating Fresh Cilantro

Recently I noticed I began to use cilantro at unprecedented levels in my cooking and had decided to look cilantro up on the web, even though I only recently started to cook and use it in my cooking and garden four years ago but never to the extent of my recent usage amounts. I wasn’t going to search as to why I had been craving this herb, but what were its supposed effects, if any on our bodies. I was shocked to learn how great cilantro actually is for us and to our overall health.

It was only until now that I was curious what the herb was all about. And why the heck was I started to naturally crave this herb? I had to get to the bottom of this but promptly! I knew I had used it plenty of times in my ‘Oh So Famous Salsa’ recipe. But … Read More