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March 2, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEarlier this week, we shared some unfortunate news from the family of Eric Lindell. The New Orleans musician is suffering some serious familial setbacks, as his newborn baby is on life support and, in the process, doctors discovered a heart condition in his wife. The one bit of fortunate news from this is the strength of the musician/NOLA community, who have rallied for fundraising efforts in support of the family.After a successful GoFundMe campaign, a number of musicians are taking this to the next level. One week from today, Friday March 25th, The Hall At MP in Brooklyn, NY will host a late-night fundraiser for Lindell. Confirmed musicians thus far include the “Piano Prince of New Orleans” Davell Crawford (keys, vocals), Gregg Allman Band guitarist Scott Sharrard (guitar, vocals), Elise Testone (vocals), Lindell collaborators Chris Fitzgerald (sax) and Arne Wendt (keys), as well as members of the Brickyard Band, Shady Street Show Band, and many special guests. There will also be raffles from photographers Marc Millman, Scott Harris, and artist Mattie James.ALL proceeds will go to the Lindell family, and tickets are now on sale via Ticketweb Cares. For those who want to give more, feel free to visit the GoFundMe campaign in progress. Lindell himself commented on how touched he is for all of the support. Read his note below:I can’t describe in words how much Sarah and I appreciate the love and support from friends and family and folks we have not even met yet. Nothing can prepare you for something like this. Nothing can be more upsetting than to see sick children …it’s heart breaking how many families are here at the children’s hospital…every one with a story.We found out our son had CDH and Duodenal Atresia in November and our doctors back home said there were only a few places in the country that deal with these high risk situations. We were informed that Colorado was the best and had the highest success rate.After our first call with them, it was clear where we needed to be and they said they wanted us in Colorado ASAP, so we left shortly after Christmas. Once we arrived, we met our amazing team of doctors and nurses twice a week…which are truly some of the kindest, smartest people we have ever met.The last couple months of the pregnancy where very hard on Sarah .. Due to the CDH and Duodenal Atresia she retained way too much fluid…so they did an Amino Reduction to relieve the pressure from her heart and lungs and to try and keep the baby longer, in hopes of further lung development.A couple weeks later our son Kay Chevalier Lindell was born on March 2nd at 3:30AM…weighing in at 5 pounds. He had his first surgery and went on Ecmo machine March 3. They noticed during the C section that Sarah was having irregular heartbeats…as soon as the baby was delivered they rushed Sarah off to an adult hospital where they monitored her heart for couple days.They finally discharged her so she could come back to children’s hospital and be with baby Kay. Shortly thereafter we had to rush Sarah to the ER where they found out that the left part of her heart was not pumping with the same pressure as the rest of her heart. They have her on heart meds and have discharged her with her own blood pressure machine.Sarah has been so strong and brave through all of this and is now in NICU with baby Kay. The connection between a mother and baby is the most incredible thing I have ever seen. When she talks to him and kisses him…it is amazing how he responds…love magic…it is true and powerful.There is nothing stronger or greater than a mother’s love. We have to love our families with all we have. Thank U to all of our friends and family for the positive thoughts and prayers…each and every one of you have restored our faith in humanity. There are truly some warm heart’d people out there. Thank U so much for thinking of us and including us in your thoughts and prayers.Eric Lindell & Familylast_img read more

March 1, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTayari Jones brought her visceral world to the Radcliffe Gymnasium on Tuesday. The novelist, essayist, and short story writer silenced the crowd with a reading from her forthcoming novel, “Dear History,” in which she explores how the lives of a young married couple are devastated after the husband is wrongly convicted and sent to prison for 25 years.“One thing you learn in prison is that you don’t know” anything, “or that what you do know is worthless in here, like a bathtub full of pennies,” read Jones, in the words of her ill-fated protagonist, Roy.Jones strives for the spectrum of human emotion in her work: the funny, the mundane, the brutal, and the believable. “You are not done with the story until you have the full range of human experience in it,” said the associate professor of English at Rutgers University.During her fellowship year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Jones has been working on her fourth in a series of novels set in her home city of Atlanta, including “Silver Sparrow,” which examines a complicated connection between two sisters, and “Leaving Atlanta,” based on the child murders there in 1979. The physical, social, cultural, and political landscapes of the American South are “constant threads” in her work, she said, as she delves into “deeply personal conversations” and the dramatic intersections of race, class, gender, and religion. The intense personal conversations that unfold on the page often first play out in her imagination, said the author, who fielded questions from the crowd about how she shapes her craft.“The first scrap of [“Dear History”] … came to me as an imagined argument between a man and a woman. … I overheard a conversation in my mind. … [And] I know that I have a novel when both people have a point.”For Jones, as significant as a plotline is the question of voice. She often uses a type of mimicry on paper, imitating a character’s speech as a means of helping her understand how they “think and feel,” so she can develop their voice. Establishing an opening voice for her new work took patience and several versions of the same section, she said, as she tried a number of voices while searching for the perfect “Greek chorus of sorts” for the book’s prologue.“I actually wrote about 10 versions of this prologue … and I kind of imagined that I was allowing the various residents of the town to audition” for the part.Asked why she often forgoes an all-knowing narrator in her novels, Jones said that by letting her characters articulate their own feelings, she better captures their most intimate moments. She approaches first-person narration with care, noting that the form can sometimes offer the reader a type of overpowering connection. It’s as if the reader becomes “locked in a room with that person,” said Jones, “and there are some people you just don’t want to be locked in a room with.”She is as intrepid with her plotlines as she is ruthless with her words on the page. With each work she tries to “stare at least one of my fears directly in the face.”  In her new novel, she takes on two: the fear of the African-American middle class that the “specter of mistaken identity is always around the corner,” and the quandary of a woman left on her own, who will have to make her own way and put herself first, or wait patiently for her man.The question for her protagonist, Celestial, she said, becomes “what happens to a community when women put their own needs in front of the needs of men.”She said her novels resolve an “emotional question I don’t know the answer to.” When she fails to create that essential emotional tension with her work, she simply lets the idea go, sometimes at the cost of 200 completed pages that are stuffed in a drawer and never used again.“I never revisit them.”Like many writers, she still works diligently on a typewriter. The practice helps her to resist the temptation to change and rewrite endlessly, or look for the place to put that perfect word she’s fallen in love with.“I just go for it, and then I go back and read the pages to see what I have.” She also makes sure to read them aloud to get a sense for the rhythm of the dialogue. “If I can’t say a line of dialogue, then I know the character can’t say it either. … They have to talk like regular people. I want it to feel like eavesdropping.”Insomnia is the price Jones pays for good writing. The characters, whom she likes to think of as real people, “unruly passengers” in a car that she steers, keep her up at night as she worries incessantly about their futures. Sleep returns, she said, when she resolves their story lines.“Once I’ve finished that last scene, the way it’s supposed to be done, then I stop thinking about them.”last_img read more

February 8, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has issued a new statewide mask order an hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to repeal his previous mandate. The Democrat Evers said in a video message Thursday that his priority is keeping people safe and that wearing a mask is the most basic way to do that. Republicans who voted to repeal the order say Evers has exceeded his authority by issuing new public health emergencies rather than having the Legislature approve extensions. The repeal hadn’t even taken effect before Evers issued a new one. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is weighing a case that could settle the issue.last_img read more

January 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img View Comments Joseph will wear his coat of many colors in a cartoon! Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber recently hinted that a movie adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was in the works, and now Elton John’s Rocket Pictures (which previously produced Gnomeo & Juliet) has acquired the film rights and is set to make an all-new animated feature. No word yet on casting or release dates. This isn’t Joseph’s first foray into film—a straight-to-video movie starring Donny Osmond was released in 1999.  Joseph, the first hit collaboration of Lloyd Webber and Rice, tells the tale of the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. The musical blends pop, country and rock into an uplifting technicolored story of biblical proportions containing much-loved numbers including “Any Dream Will Do,” “One More Angel in Heaven,” “Close Every Door” and “Go, Go, Go Joseph!” “I have always thought Joseph was a strong contender for an animation production,” Rice said in a statement. “And I’m delighted this is now going to happen.” Lloyd Webber added that the show “is now being performed all over the world by a third generation of school kids, and a great movie can only help Joseph being part of the lives of many more.” Lyricist Rice has won Oscars with both John (for The Lion King) and Lloyd Webber (for Evita). It remains to be seen if Rice and Lloyd Webber will reunite to write a new song for Joseph that could be an Oscar contender.last_img read more

January 17, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img“The key to success has always been timely management,” Hancock said. Good management has become more efficient through the use of improved forage varieties, advanced harvest equipment and other technologies that have come to the market during the last decade, he said. “It is hard to recall a more exciting time in the hay and forage industry,” he said. To celebrate, Hancock and other hay contest organizers decided to up the ante on their hay contest with the help of some big-name sponsors, especially new title sponsor, Massey Ferguson. The company will provide the use of a new Massey Ferguson RK Series rotary rake for the 2016 hay production season and $1,000 cash as the grand prize for this year’s contest. Cash prizes will be provided to first, second and third place winners in each of the seven categories.Massey Ferguson will also provide the winner of first place in the warm season perennial grass category with the use of a new DM Series professional disc mower for the 2016 hay production season. Additional industry partners sponsored each of the seven categories. These sponsorships will provide cash awards to the top three places in each category, including $125 for first prize, $75 for second prize and $50 for third prize. Georgia Twine is sponsoring the warm season perennial grass category. America’s Alfalfa is sponsoring the alfalfa hay category. Silo-King is sponsoring the perennial peanut hay category. Inland Tarp & Liner is sponsoring the cool season perennial grass category. Athens Seed Company is sponsoring the mixed, annual grass and other hay category, and Tube-Line is sponsoring the grass baleage and legume baleage categories. Hancock encourages producers from all 13 Southeastern states to check out the rules and entry forms and to enter today. The deadline for entry into the Southeastern Hay Contest is 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28. Winners will be recognized at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, in Moultrie, Georgia, in October. More information about the contest, including the rules and entry form, is available at bit.ly/SEHayContest2015. Also, follow the Southeastern Hay Contest on Twitter (@SEHayContest) and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SEHayContest for periodic articles, updates and timely information on producing high quality hay and baleage. Hay doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. You won’t find it featured in any “farm-to-table” magazine spreads or highlighted in a “Got hay?” marketing campaign. Good hay’s not flashy, but without it, great steaks and cheese would be impossible. This year’s baleage and hay producers from across the Southeast have a chance to show off the fruits of their labor at the Southeastern Hay Contest at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in October. The registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 28. This year’s contest features cash prizes for the winners of all seven categories, as well as free use of Massey Ferguson-brand hay equipment for the production season. For more than a decade, the Southeastern Hay Contest has been spotlighting high-quality hay and baleage production in the region. The Cooperative Extension programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have organized the contest since its inception. “We hope every high-quality hay producer from Texas to Virginia will enter for a chance to win,” said Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension forage specialist and director of this year’s contest. “Our goal is to demonstrate the potential to produce high-quality hay and baleage in the Southeast. Just as important, we want to highlight the technology that makes it all possible.” This year’s entries will be judged on their composition, including protein and total digestible nutrients (TDN), and on relative feed quality scores. Because of higher livestock prices, forage producers are seeing an increased demand for their baleage and hay. With increased demand, prices for hay and baleage have gone up, and livestock producers are demanding better quality hay and baleage for those higher prices. As a result, the quality of forage crops has increased dramatically over the last decade, Hancock said. last_img read more

December 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Authorities on Long Island Tuesday busted a huge heroin distribution network that turned a major artery along Nassau and Suffolk counties into an open-air drug market, brazenly flooding the area with thousands of bags of heroin each week and netting tens of thousands of dollars in profits, officials said.Three dozen members of the alleged drug ring that operated along Rt. 110 were indicted and at least 34 people were in custody. Additional arrests were expected, as police were still conducting at least one additional search late into the day.Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies executed more than a dozen search warrants across Long Island as part of the roundup, including six simultaneous raids, in what officials said was one of the largest drug busts in the region’s history.“These individuals turned Rt. 110 into their owner personal heroin highway,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said at a press conference Tuesday evening, flanked by members of Nassau and Suffolk police, State police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).More than a dozen members who exclusively operated on Rt. 110, dubbed the “110 crew,” peddled heroin outside hotels, restaurants, strip malls, big box retailers and coffee shops, officials said. Authorities linked the alleged heroin crew to one fatal heroin overdose and 20 non-fatal overdoses, though they cautioned that those estimates were conservative.Officials estimate that the drug dealers sold 4,000 bags of heroin each week, earning approximately $40,000 to $50,000 as a result.Authorities seized $50,000 of cash from an alleged drug network that operated along Rt. 110. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Six alleged members were charged with operating as a major trafficker, punishable by up to 15 years to life in prison. At least three supplied large quantities of heroin and cocaine to other traffickers on Long Island, who subsequently hawked the highly addictive drugs to hundreds, if not thousands, of customers, officials said.“This is the poison that fed the addiction of hundreds, or even thousands of our neighbors, friends and relatives,” Singas said.The crew stood out for their flamboyance—seemingly flaunting their wealth by driving flashy vehicles like Bentleys and a Rolls Royce—as well as for their audacity: canvassing Rt. 110 with their drugs and openly counting money and measuring product in broad daylight, Singas said.They operated a three-tier system that included a trio of major suppliers, 15 distributors that set up shop along Rt. 110 and 18 re-sellers who operated independently. Authorities said 27-year-old Elvin Rosario of Copiague and 28-year-old Reinardo Adames of West Babylon, plus an unidentified suspect, were the suppliers.“These dealers and re-sellers operated like a well-run business: When new heroin arrived, it was bagged and distributed immediately,” Singas said. “Distributors were essentially on call, operating in shifts at pre-arranged locations.”Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter characterized the operation as one of the largest in the county in the last 15 years. Investigators seized $50,000 in cash, 5,000 decks of heroin, a small quantity of crack cocaine, guns, and 18 vehicles—four of which were outfitted with “traps” that they allegedly used to conceal drugs, Krumpter said.Police executed 11 search warrants before sunrise Tuesday and five others later in the day. As officials were presenting the operation to the media, officers were in the midst of searching an unidentified facility for more evidence, officials said.The investigation began nine months ago after authorities received information about a drug ring operating in both counties.Various guns were seized as part of the takedown of a suspected heroin ring. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Krumpter said investigators began by scrutinizing the overdoses, eventually following the evidence to the “110 crew.”The sprawling investigation comes nearly a year to the day officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties established the “Long Island Heroin Task Force,” charged with tackling the persistent heroin problem on the Island.“This take-down made our streets safer, both by removing guns but also these drugs,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini. “The drugs that are being sold by these drug dealers, those who have zero regard for human life, are lethal.”The network stored drugs at homes in Farmingdale, Lindenhurst, West Babylon, and Bay Shore, officials said, adding that a house in North Amityville served as its main distribution center.Among the 36 indicted, 34 were in custody as of Tuesday evening, including four people who had already been incarcerated. Among those charged was a woman seven months pregnant, a volunteer firefighter, a drug counselor, and a former celebrity correspondent for Howard Stern and People magazine, Singas said.“This case shows how pervasive the heroin epidemic is on Long Island, and it shows us that it crosses all racial and socio-economic boundaries,” Singas said.The suspects who had already been arraigned include: Elvin Rosario, 27, of Copiague; Reinardo Adames, 28, of West Babylon; Tashawn Combs, 27, of Copiague, Herman Monroe, 27, of North Amityville; Branden Harris, 27 of North Amityville; Kenneth Nesmith, 29, of Brooklyn; Joseph Ferguson, 29, of North Amityville; Damien Winbush, 34, of Massapequa; Cashawn Winbush, 31 of Amityville; Matthew Casale, 36, of Levittown; Douglas Blachly, 28, of Dix Hills; Theresa Detillio, 46, of West Babylon; and Irene Higgins, 36, of East Meadow.Authorities said the investigation is active and ongoing.(Featured photo credit: Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)last_img read more

December 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe right mentor relationships will accelerate your career, personal development and improve relationships. Investing time finding the best mentor saves you time and increases your focus.In Greek mythology, Mentor, was the son of Alcumus and friend of Odysseus. When Odysseus left for the Trojan War he left Mentor in charge of his son Telemachus. When Athena visited she took the disguise of Mentor to hide herself from suitors. As Mentor, she encouraged Telmachus to stand up to the suitors and go abroad to find his father. Athena was a smart chick and great mentor.Mentoring is different to coaching; a mentor is someone who shares their experience, the good, the bad and the ugly! I like that mentoring is more prescriptive, focused and direct. A coach is someone who you are in agreement with that asks you great questions to help you discover the answers.  Both are vital in business.Mentors share wisdom to save you time, energy and focus your attention on the best way to navigate a project, your career and relationships. I give credit to my mentors for an accelerated corporate career and building an entrepreneurial business. Mentors don’t need to be older than you, or higher positions than you – mentors can be work colleagues, industry professionals, friends, family, or community leaders.Get focused on finding and partnering with a great mentor.Determine your focus – do you want help in your personal or business life? Once you are clear, you can find an expert in that area. Some mentoring may be informal and free, other times you may need to invest in your development.Investigate top performers – for career mentors ask for recommendations. I was fortunate early in my speaking career to be mentored by one of the world’s best speakers, Matt Church. His guidance saved me many years growing my skills and business in the industry.Explore official mentoring programs – many organizations offer programs. If your Credit Union doesn’t have one, could you start one? When we work with leaders in our 90-day mentoring program we develop an accountability plan with each person focusing on areas including productivity, communications and presentation skills. Some mentees claim productivity increases of 50%, others have doubled their teams, some received promotions one expanded her company opening multiple offices – you can check it out here.Choose wisely– find the person you believe would be suitable; spend time watching them in action. Ask to attend a presentation with them or spend a “day in the life of” them and watch what they do. Observe them at industry events, conferences, or your association to observe how they interact, get to know them before approaching them to work with you.Perform due diligence – when you have chosen a mentor, ask about their results working with others, beliefs, values and way of operating. This gives you insight before a mentoring relationship. Approach gracefully – phone, email or make an appointment to meet them. Share why you want to meet, this shows you respect time and are committed to your development. Be prepared for them to say no if its not a commercial relationship. Many successful leaders have full calendars and may not have capacity for investing time with you.Set up an agreement – when you proceed with a mentor, create guidelines for timeframe, contact frequency and develop an accountability plan for your time together.Fulfil mentee commitments – always be prepared, complete assignments given to you from your mentor and look for opportunities to support and promote your mentor to others.A good mentor will change your life and increase your productivity, help you achieve your goals faster and accelerate your potential – find your fabulous mentor today!If we can help you check out our mentoring program – click here. 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Detailslast_img read more

December 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img continue reading » There’s a new kind of fraudster out to steal credit union members’ financial information – and they may not even possess the electronics expertise or computer savviness of a typical cybercriminal. In fact, they can be anyone.Modern technology has made it easy for anyone to become a fraudster. Skimming devices, in particular, are becoming more widely available on the dark web for the average criminal to buy. The thieves discreetly place these fake card readers on point-of-sale (POS) machines, most commonly ATMs and gas station pumps, to steal credit and debit card numbers, PIN numbers and other account data from unassuming consumers when they use their cards.Experienced fraudsters are manufacturing these skimming devices and selling them on the black market. They’re also providing free and searchable online access to forums, video tutorials and other instructional guides to entice others to use these devices, as well as advice on how to commit fraud online (such as spamming) and circumvent security measures.Skimming devices have also become more inconspicuous and accommodating for capturing card data. Many of them are smaller in size and can be mounted in various positions on ATMs and gas pump machines, and can even fit inside the card reader. They also contain less metal parts and a larger memory, as well as lithium batteries for extended recording times. Additionally, they have wireless Bluetooth or mobile capabilities. This means that the fraudster can simply download the stolen data from the device and does not need to return to retrieve the equipment. Wireless technology keeps the fraudster out of sight from security cameras and reduces the risk of getting caught. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

November 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Meanwhile, the WHO released several updates today on aspects of avian flu and pandemic preparedness. “There is still a window of opportunity for substantially reducing the risk of a human pandemic evolving from H5N1 by controlling the virus at its source, in animals,” said Joseph Domenech, the FAO’s chief veterinary officer. A report by the Asian bank envisions two potential scenarios, according to an Associated Press (AP) report yesterday. Both scenarios assume that 20% of the region’s population would get sick in a pandemic lasting about a year and that 0.5%, or 3 million, would die. WHO statement on Geneva meetinghttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2005/pr56/en/index.html WHO statement on the role of antiviral drugshttp://web.archive.org/web/20110411140209/http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/antivirals2005_11_3/en/index.html In one scenario, a pandemic would seriously affect economic demand for 6 months, reducing consumer spending, trade, services, and investment by $99 billion, the AP reported. In the other scenario, a pandemic would restrict economic activity for a year, leading to $282 billion in losses. In addition, the agency said H5N1 can survive for “at least one month at low temperatures,” which means that freezing and refrigeration will not kill the virus or reduce its concentration in contaminated meat. Also, in countries with outbreaks, eggs may have the virus on both the outside and inside, so eggs should not be eaten raw or partially cooked. In an update on vaccine research and development, the WHO said one of the several companies developing H5N1 vaccines plans to present the results of its clinical trials to the WHO by early December. “However, if a pandemic were to begin within the next few months, no company would be ready to move immediately into commercial production,” the agency said. “The Geneva meeting will first consider how to contain the H5N1 virus in birds,” the WHO said in a statement today. The agenda will also include strengthening of disease surveillance systems, development of vaccines, and access to antiviral drugs. The statement also said current trends indicate that most developing countries “will have no access to a vaccine during the first wave of a pandemic and perhaps throughout its duration.” The meeting is being organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Bank, along with the WHO. It comes on the heels of US President George W. Bush’s release this week of his administration’s strategy for addressing the pandemic threat. WHO vaccine research updatehttp://web.archive.org/web/20110214224324/http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/vaccineresearch2005_11_3/en/index.html Nov 4, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Asian Development Bank estimated this week that an influenza pandemic in Asia could kill 3 million people and possibly trigger a world recession, as the World Health Organization (WHO) geared up for a major conference on global strategy for limiting the pandemic threat. The WHO said today that the M2 inhibitors “could potentially be used against pandemic influenza, but resistance to these drugs may develop rapidly and this could significantly limit their effectiveness. Some currently circulating avian H5N1 strains are fully resistant to the M2 inhibitors, while others remain fully susceptible.” On food safety issues, the WHO emphasized that the H5N1 virus does not spread to humans through properly cooked food. However, the agency also said that H5N1 and other highly pathogenic viruses spread to nearly all parts of an infected bird, making proper handling and cooking imperative. The bank’s report emerged as the WHO was completing plans for a meeting of more than 400 health experts, policy makers, economists, and industry representatives in Geneva next week to work toward a “global consensus” on how to control the H5N1 avian flu virus in domestic animals and prepare for a possible human flu pandemic. In a statement on the role of antiviral drugs in combating a pandemic, the WHO suggested that two older antiviral drugs, amantadine and rimantadine, could still be of some use. Researchers reported last year that H5N1 viruses in Vietnam and Thailand were resistant to amantadine, leading to a belief that M2 inhibitors would be of little use if H5N1 leads to a pandemic. The second scenario would nearly stop Asia’s economic growth and could also mean a 14%, or $2.5 trillion, reduction in global economic activity, the AP reported. WHO food safety statementhttp://web.archive.org/web/20110214224033/http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/foodrisk2005_11_03/en/index.html See also: Transcript of Nov 2 press briefing on the US government’s HHS Pandemic Influenza Planhttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/press/2005pres/20051102.htmllast_img read more

October 20, 2020 | |Post a Comment

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