CDC cites more evidence of H1N1 targeting the young

first_imgOct 20, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials presented more evidence today that pandemic H1N1 influenza primarily targets young people, reporting that more than half of recently hospitalized patients and close to a quarter of those who died were younger than 25.In 4,958 hospital cases of H1N1 reported from 27 states, 53% of patients were younger than 25, while 39% were between 25 and 65, and another 7% were elderly, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data cover the period from Sep 1 to Oct 10.”This is really, really different from what we see with seasonal influenza,” Schuchat said at a news teleconference. “With seasonal flu, about 60% of hospital cases occur in people 65 and over, and here we’re only seeing about 7% of hospitalizations in that age-group, illustrating that this virus is disproportionately affecting the young.”The age distribution for deaths reported in that same period was slightly older. Of 292 deaths reported from 28 states, 23.6% were in people younger than 25, while 65% involved those between 25 and 64 years of age and 11.6% involved those 65 and older, she reported.”Again, this is dramatically different than what we see with seasonal flu,” in which elderly people account for 90% of the deaths, she said.The latest figures on hospital cases are comparable with numbers reported in a recent New England Journal of Medicine article on 272 hospital cases in May and early June. Forty-four percent of those patients were younger than 18, 50% were between 18 and 64, and 5% were older.Vaccine supply edges upwardMeanwhile, the supply of vaccine to protect people from H1N1 continues to climb slowly, Schuchat reported. As of yesterday evening, a cumulative total of 12.8 million doses had become available, and states had ordered 10.8 million of those, she said. Those numbers compare with 9.8 million doses available and 5.8 million ordered a week ago.The flow of H1N1 vaccine thus far has been well below earlier CDC predictions, which had envisioned the availability of 45 million doses by mid October. “I wish that we had more than we have right now, but I do want to let you know that we do have more coming out every day,” Schuchat said.More than half of the doses supplied so far are the injectable formulation, she said. The earliest doses released were the nasal spray vaccine made by MedImmune, which is approved only for healthy people aged 2 to 49 years and cannot be given to pregnant women, who are among the high-risk groups.Schuchat said there has been “tremendous demand” for the H1N1 vaccine in many states, though reports have been mixed overall.She also promised that more seasonal flu vaccine is on the way, amid many reports of local shortages. She reiterated previous statements that about 82 million doses have been distributed so far and that the CDC expects to see a total of about 114 million doses.”We have seen a lot of demand for seasonal flu vaccine,” she said. Calling on the public to be patient, she said supplies are likely to improve in November.Antiviral use encouragedFollowing up on guidance that the CDC issued yesterday, Schuchat made a point of urging clinicians to use antiviral drugs for suspected H1N1 patients who are severely ill or have risk factors such as pregnancy, asthma, or diabetes, or are under 2 years old.”If you get a rapid test and it’s negative, you can’t really rely on that,” she said. “If you suspect flu, it’s very important to provide those antivirals quickly.” The World Health Organization gave similar advice about antiviral use last week.In response to a question, Schuchat said clinicians haven’t been reluctant to use antivirals, but the testing is “a little bit new,” and some may not recognize that a negative test doesn’t necessarily rule out the infection.She was also asked about a report suggesting that up to 60% of people infected with H1N1 will have no symptoms. She replied that the CDC is conducting serologic studies but does not yet know how many asymptomatic infections may be occurring.”But I can say that the vast majority of people are susceptible to this infection . . . and vaccination makes a lot of sense,” she said.See also: Oct 8 CIDRAP News story “Two reports offer new data on severe H1N1 cases”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/oct0809hospital.htmllast_img read more

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We learn from others how to improve our business. Now is the time to plan

first_imgChanges in trends through real data  Arival Online is a series of webinars that will last officially until April 12, but earlier webinars can be found and viewed on request. Also, new webinars are planned. Although the ITB was canceled, I visited Berlin, had the opportunity to talk to colleagues who had been on an unofficial a few days before Arivalu. A completely different visit to Berlin, but this visit had one positive connotation. They talked openly, without strong sales stories. Without the need for make-up, it has already been seen how we can continue to do better together. Therefore, I would like to present you with a list of great references that I warmly recommend. Since we work in tours and attractions sector, most references are related to companies that organize tours, excursions, and activities, but I’m sure some business development webinars can help anyone. Chris Torres is also one well-known name from the travel marketing sector. He works as a marketing consultant for tour companies, mostly for smaller companies, leads Digital Tourism Show podcast, and decided to share the recently published book “Lookers into Bookers” besplatno. In a situation where the work has stopped, we should take advantage of the awkward situation, look at what we can do better in the future, and look at constructive and objective (or as objective as possible) ideas, suggestions, projections that follow us further. Peter Syme is a world famous name in the promotion of technology in Tour & Activity sector and offers free one-hour counseling. With us, this way of communication is still new, but you can literally contact him via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petersyme/ He also released a free version of another shorter e-book: Coronavirus – Marketing Battle plan: https://tourismmarketing.agency/coronavirus-marketing-battle-plan  Arival is a conference that is held several times a year on different continents, and the target audience is tour and excursion organizers, tourist guides, organizers of tourist events, online travel agencies.  Sawyer’s Travel Marketing Blog Author: Ivan Ilijašić, Orioles Peter is a long-term consultant, he has several tour companies, multi-day trekking tours in Asia, rafting tours, before tourism he worked in the army and you can contact him directly without any environment. Warm recommendation and let us know your impression! The previous lecturers are Douglas Quinby, founder of Arivala, Chris Torres, Director of Tourism Marketing Agency, Tao Tao, COO GetYourGuidea, Peter Syme, veteran of travel tech consulting), Kelsey Tonner, author of courses on how to be a better tourist guide, I’m Drew, the new CEO of Viator. Free consultations for business strategy development Arival Online – webinars, interviews In these webinars you will be able to see that you are not alone in this situation. Lookers into Bookers – a free book for marketing and introducing technology to the tour business. On their website you can find weekly and daily reports, news from tourism:https://adara.com/traveler-trends-tracker/ What positively surprised me in recent weeks is that our tourism industry has opened up and today it is possible to find a lot of great sources of information, webinars that can help us look ahead, plan, share knowledge.  Sawyer and ADARA are data-driven tourism consulting companies whose job is to track trends and help analyze that data to ultimately offer tourism the best possible tourism experience. Tourmageddon – news, ideas, recovery plans Behind this page is Alex Bainbridge, a veteran of the travel tech sector, who has been in this business for 20 years and on the site www.tourmageddon.com offers free ideas, tips, concrete examples from practice, without the environment.It is important to emphasize, most of these references are people who have had the opportunity to develop more jobs in their careers, work on big projects, develop destinations and definitely have something to say and give us ideas on how to better plan our business. With all that, I recommend LinkedIn. The above colleagues, in particular Peter, Chris, Shane Whaley (www.tourpreneur.com) initiate constructive discussions on a daily basis that can give everyone ideas on how to move forward. In recent weeks, we’ve been more concerned with how to survive for months, while business planning has fallen into the second or third plan.last_img read more

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Pablo Mari rates own display against Mane and Salah after Arsenal transfer

first_imgMari faced Liverpool in the Club World Cup (Picture: Getty)Pablo Mari expects to adapt quickly to Premier League football after faring well against Liverpool in the Club World Cup.The centre-back joined the Gunners from Flamengo, becoming Mikel Arteta’s first signing as manager of Arsenal.Flamengo were beaten by Liverpool in the Club World Cup final earlier this season and Mari rated his own performance against the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.He told the Arsenal website: ‘It was a great experience. It was really exciting to play against a big club and I think I performed really well.ADVERTISEMENT‘At the end of the day, they’re just people like everyone else.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Obviously they’re in great form at the moment and they’re among the best players in the world, but we also have a fantastic team with top players. Coral BarryWednesday 29 Jan 2020 1:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Comment Advertisement Mari joins Arsenal on loan from Flamengo (Picture: Getty)‘This is football and that’s the way you have to look at it.‘You have to compete against every side, whether it’s Liverpool or any other club in the world.‘I have a lot of faith in this great club, Arsenal, and I know we’re going to do very well.’Arsenal have signed Mari on a six-month loan deal, but the expectation is the former Manchester City player will join on a permanent transfer if he performs well at the Emirates.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite being a City player, Mari never played for Pep Guardiola’s side and the Spaniard believes he is joining one of the best sides in the world.‘It’s a massive opportunity for me to come to England, which is the best league in the world right now,’ he said.‘Being able to play in this league and having the opportunity to play for Arsenal is incredible, so I’m really looking forward to wearing the shirt as soon as possible.‘I want to help my team to win matches and give my fans something to celebrate.’MORE: Arsenal confirm signing of Pablo Mari from FlamengoMORE: Mikel Arteta speaks out on Arsenal’s transfer plans after Pablo Mari delay Pablo Mari confident of Arsenal success after facing Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane Advertisementlast_img read more

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Boxing: Tyson reveals one condition that will stop comeback

first_img ‘Iron Mike’ recently announced his plans to make a comeback in charity matches and he posted training footage that sent fight fans into a frenzy. Many outlets have reported the 53-year-old’s plans to return to the ring, some of which Tyson himself has shot down. “That’s all I’ve been doing, getting into shape,’ Tyson said on a #PlayApartTogether live stream on Facebook.“I feel unstoppable now. I feel the same [as when I was in my prime] again. The gods of war ignited my ego and want me to go to war again.“Imagine if I went out there and fought and I could help all these people we talked about.”Despite the hype surrounding a potential comeback, legendary boxing promoter Frank Warren has slammed Tyson and said he would have ‘no chance’ against any heavyweight.“I don’t care if Mike Tyson is in the gym for the next ten years, he has no chance against any heavyweight,” he wrote in his column for the Metro.Tyson with legendary former promoter Don KingRead Also: Joshua sends message to legends Mike Tyson, Mayweather“I have no idea who would license him at the age of 53 if it wasn’t an exhibition match. I can’t see any governing body doing that. He’s in there getting himself fit and well, and that’s brilliant.“His coach talking about him fighting any of the heavyweights out there, would I ever put him with someone like Daniel Dubois? Never. It’d be an embarrassment. I can’t think of a single heavyweight he could fight.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 10 Historical Mysteries That Still Haven’t Been SolvedWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt Mike Tyson will only make a long-awaited return to boxing to fight a ‘another bonafide boxer’ – as he doesn’t want to make a mockery of the sport. Advertisement However, an insider close to the former world champion revealed to SunSport: “Mike has ruled out the prospect of the exhibition bout in Australia because he does not want to fight a cross-over athlete.If Mike returns to boxing, it will only be to fight another bonafide boxer.“Mike believes anything else would be an insult to the sport.”Tyson’s respect for the sport of boxing is well known and the strong beliefs would not be out of character for the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’.The Brooklyn native revealed on Saturday that the ‘Gods of War’ have reawakened inside him and that he’s ready to fight. Loading… last_img read more

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The Republic of Ireland – a history of play-off heartache

first_imgThe Republic of Ireland’s defeat in Poland on Sunday night means they now face the daunting prospect of tackling a two-legged play-off to qualify for Euro 2016 in France. Martin O’Neill’s side would have automatically reached next summer’s European Championship with a 2-2 draw in Warsaw but could not find a late equaliser and they will now be in next Sunday’s play-off draw – with history largely going against them. Five of their seven previous attempts at making major finals via the play-off route have ended in heartache and here Press Association Sport looks back on that record for the men in green. WORLD CUP 1966 v SPAIN Syria’s withdrawal from qualification led to a play-off with Spain after both sides had won their respective home fixtures. Jose Ufarte’s first international goal for the Spaniards was enough to seal a 1-0 win in Paris, booking their place at the tournament in England. EURO 96 v HOLLAND Another chance to feature in England was missed when Jack Charlton’s side lost 2-0 to Holland at Anfield. A budding young striker by the name of Patrick Kluivert scored both goals as the Dutch progressed and Charlton’s reign as Ireland boss drew to a close. WORLD CUP 1998 v BELGIUM Denis Irwin’s early strike in the home leg was cancelled out by Luc Nilis as the Belgians took a 1-1 draw back to Brussels. There, goals from Luis Oliviera and Nilis were too much for Ireland who succumbed to a 2-1 defeat with Ray Houghton’s goal coming in vain as substitute David Connolly was sent off late on. EURO 2000 v TURKEY Away goals would be the undoing of Mick McCarthy’s side this time around as Tayfur Havutcu’s late penalty at Landsdowne Road drew Turkey level after Robbie Keane had opened the scoring. Against a background of anger and recriminations over the training facilities afforded to the respective teams, the second leg in Bursa ended 0-0 to send Turkey on to Belgium and Holland for the finals. WORLD CUP 2002 v IRAN Only a superior goal difference saw Portugal top their qualifying group ahead of Ireland, who were plunged into the play-offs again despite taking four points off Holland. Iran were their opponents and they finally ended years of hurt as Ian Harte and Keane struck to give McCarthy’s men a 2-0 lead to take to Tehran. With skipper Roy Keane missing from the squad. Ireland endured a tense night but Yahya Golmohammadi’s stoppage-time strike was not enough to deny the visitors their place in Japan and South Korea. WORLD CUP 2010 v FRANCE Unquestionably the most memorable of Ireland’s long history of play-off disappointments. Giovanni Trapattoni’s side lost 1-0 at home but drew level in the Stade de France courtesy of Keane, only to see William Gallas score a controversial extra-time winner. Thierry Henry provided the cross for his compatriot but had controlled the ball with his hand before doing so. The offence went unseen by the officials and it was enough for France to qualify for South Africa, leaving the Irish at home once more. EURO 2012 v ESTONIA Unlike in previous years, Ireland all but sewed up qualification in the opening leg – this time winning 4-0 against nine men in Tallinn. Keith Andrews and Jonathan Walters struck for Trapattoni’s side before Keane bagged a brace meaning the 1-1 draw at the Aviva Stadium in the return leg was more than enough for them to reach the finals in Poland and Ukraine. Press Associationlast_img read more

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2 Mississippi men accused of gluing winning numbers onto lotto ticket

first_img47-year-old Odis Latham, and 48-year-old Russell Sparks of Mississippi were arrested after they submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued on.According to authorities, the two men were arrested Monday and charged with offenses including uttering counterfeit instrument over $1,000.The state lottery commission called Flowood police about the fake ticket early Monday morning. Officers were told the suspects presented an altered a $100,000 ticket that appeared to have the winning numbers glued onto it.The two men were set to  appear on court Tuesday.last_img read more

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Bielema ready to revisit Big House

first_imgStephanie Moebius/The Badger HeraldThe Wisconsin Badgers football team put together another impressive performance Saturday, but their mindset is already directed toward Michigan. The game plan hasn’t changed for head coach Bret Bielema and the Badgers as they turn their focus to the opponent at hand.“We have the same plan as the last three weeks,” Bret Bielema said at his Monday press conference.Bielema feels the upcoming contest with Michigan is an opportunity for Wisconsin to go to a tough road environment and play with the same strength and adversity the Badgers have experienced all season.“It is a great challenge and it’s a way I think our guys can block out all the other stuff that’s going to be thrown at them and just focus on playing at a great environment in college football,” Bielema said.PerfectionismThe Badgers continue to impress Coach Bielema and monopolize on game day opportunities.“The part that jumped out was in the second half the guys we had play; we had a lot of guys get in there and get valuable game experience,” Bielama said. “The most gratifying thing to me Saturday was when the two’s (second string players) went in and did what they did; when your fifth string quarterback went in there and had success – it’s not just a one string thing, it’s a program thing.”Assistant coach and offensive coordinator Paul Chryst has done an extraordinary job of planning and coaching, not just for game days, but 365 days a year, according to Bielema.“What you’re seeing on Saturdays is what I see everyday. It’s not by chance that this offense clicks,” Bielema said.Since coming to Wisconsin, Bielema has chosen to practice on Fridays, a decision he attributes to the dynamic and hardworking attitude of the team, and a possible reason for its success.“I remember there was a time last year, when I wanted to cut down Friday’s practice a little bit and Scott Tolzien went bananas and wanted to stay out there and throw the ball 20 more times,” Bielema said. “So you have to play to the personality of your players, and for our guys they are perfectionists and I think that is why they want those reps.”Clay, Konz still recoveringTwo big parts of the UW offense may not be able to play this Saturday against Michigan.Junior running back John Clay and sophomore center Pete Konz, both of whom did not play against Indiana, are still recovering from their respective injuries.“Clay is still kind of yet to be determined,” Bielema said. “Yesterday he was moving as good as he has. I don’t know if we’ll have him for Tuesday, but do expect him to get a limited amount of work this week.”“Pete felt a lot better. We really didn’t use him at all last week, just let him rest. So if he can go, right now it would probably be more of a reserve, still kind of just go forward with Bill [Nagy] at center, unless Pete really comes on.”Learning from the pastThe Badgers faced adversity early on in their season, losing on the road in the Big Ten opener to Michigan State, and since then UW has taken note and learned from their mistakes.“I think it is kind of what we have drawn from the past, it’s part of our history, you have to embrace the negative and positive experiences that you have and go forward,” Bielema said.Bielema further states the Badgers have embraced their only loss of the season, and have used it as a learning tool to move forward and to make the negative experiences count towards something.“The best thing is that this team embraces is that Michigan State game happened for a reason, whatever it was, we had to learn from that day. If we left everything in East Lansing, we would never be where we are today, we learned form that experience and grew.”Defense capitalizing on turnoversThe Badger’s defense has done an excellent job of playing strong and making the most of their opponent’s offensive mistakes – something Bielema continues to stress during practice.“I made a big point of it on Saturday’s game, about ball security and taking care of the football, and the exchanges, the snaps,” Bielema Said. “Bottom line, on Saturday, Indiana had some turnovers, and our guys didn’t; I think it was a point of emphasis that our guys carried forward to the game”With the upcoming road game against Michigan, Bielema feels being able to capitalize on the turnovers defensively, and protect the ball offensively is key to success.“To be able to withstand momentum swings in Big Ten road games, is huge,” Bielema said.last_img read more

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Gallery: No. 7 Syracuse drops road game to No. 9 Cornell, 13-8

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — No. 7 Syracuse (6-4, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) never led against No. 9 Cornell (8-3, 3-1 Ivy) on the road and eventually lost, 13-8. The Big Red offense was held below its season averages in a number of categories, but the Orange’s offense just couldn’t beat Cornell’s defense enough to keep up. The country’s leading scorer, Cornell’s Jeff Teat, scored a game-high six points and his teammates did enough to lead the Big Red to a start-to-finish win. Comments Published on April 10, 2018 at 11:23 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Lions happy with performance against Chiefs

first_imgRory Best says the Lions are happy with their performance in their 34-6 win over the Chiefs in Hamilton.Jared Payne scored a try in the second half while Jack Nowell crossed the whitewash either side of the break.Iain Henderson and CJ Stander played well and will hope they’ve done enough to get into the 23 man squad to face the All Blacks in Auckland this Saturday. After today’s game Best said the team worked hard for each other. Photo: © lionsrugby.comlast_img

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