VDH COVID-19 Update: Dr Levine addresses misleading claims related to deaths

first_imgDaily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)September 3, 2020New information is in red.This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)Click the “See the Latest Update” button.Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 web and data pageshealthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)Health Commissioner Debunks ‘Viral’ Claim about COVID-19 DeathsHealth Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, sought to debunk a misleading claim that “only 6%” of the reported COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are solely attributable to the new coronavirus.This misleading claim stems from an Aug. 26 update(link is external) the Centers for Disease Control posted on its website, which provides a detailed breakdown of the accompanying health conditions and contributing causes of death reported in people who have died of the new coronavirus in the United States.The other 94% of the deaths were among people who had underlying health issues – issues that were part of their health profiles – but each of these people died from COVID-19.“I have to make it clear,” Dr. Levine said, at last Tuesday’s press conference. “Many of these people [with chronic conditions] would not have died this year if COVID was not here. They’ve had this burden of disease that they’ve lived with for sometimes months, sometimes years, sometimes decades. COVID tipped them over. It was overwhelming and their system couldn’t handle it.”“It didn’t mean they died of something else. They died of COVID in the setting of having all these other underlying diseases. And I hate to tell you, but lots of Americans have a lot of these underlying diseases.”We encourage Vermonters to use trusted sources of information and help make sure public health data is being used responsibly. Make sure a mask is on your back-to-school listAs many of us get ready to go back to school, it’s a good time to make sure we all have masks that fit comfortably on kid, teen and adult-sized faces, so we can keep everyone around us safe. Check out these graphics from the Centers for Disease Control(link is external) to help you choose and wear the right mask for you.Get more information about masks(link is external), including our guidance on Face Coverings for Children(link is external).Testing Opportunities in Rutland CountyAs the Health Department investigates an outbreak(link is external) of COVID-19 cases in the Killington area, we remind anyone with even mild symptoms to contact their health care provider to be tested.For anyone without symptoms that would like to be tested, additional pop-up testing events have been added. For more info visit healthvermont.gov/covid19testing(link is external).Rutland Regional Medical Center has also opened a second testing location in the upper lot at 160 Allen St., Rutland on Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please call 802-747-1880 to schedule an appointment.Anyone in the greater Killington community should continue to take the same every day steps as all Vermonters: wear a face mask and keep a 6-foot distance from others, wash hands often and well, and stay home when you’re sick.New on healthvermont.gov(link is external)The Data Dashboard on our Current Activity in Vermont web page(link is external) has a new look! It also now shows new COVID-19 data broken down by Vermont county. Choose the tab for “County-level Case Info.” You can see a graph of new and cumulative cases in each county, as well as breakdowns by age and by sex.Case InformationCurrent COVID-19 Activity in VermontAs of 12 p.m. on September 3, 2020 Description 7,727 Deaths+ 1,637(7 new) * Includes testing conducted at the Health Department Laboratory, commercial labs and other public health labs.+ Death occurring in persons known to have COVID-19. Death certificate may be pending. Hospitalization data is provided by the Vermont Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition and is based on hospitals updating this information.Find more at the data dashboard: healthvermont.gov/currentactivity(link is external).Guidance for VermontersGet the information you need at our Frequently Asked Questions(link is external).If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the hospital.If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19(link is external), call your health care provider.Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet and wear a mask when near others(link is external).Getting Tested for COVID-19Anyone can get tested, but not everyone needs to get tested.Talk with your health care provider If you think you should be tested for COVID-19.If you don’t have a provider, dial 2-1-1, or contact the nearest federally qualified health center(link is external) or one of Vermont’s free & referral clinics(link is external).Visit our testing web page(link is external) for more guidance and where to get tested if you do need it.Return to School GuidanceSchools: Strong and Healthy Start: Safety and Health Guidance for Vermont Schools(link is external)Mental Health: A Strong and Healthy Start: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Supports During COVID-19(link is external)Sports: Fall Sports Programs for the 2020-2021 School Year(link is external)Find additional resources on our Schools, Colleges and Child Care Programs web page(link is external), including a new document: How PreK-12 Schools Can Prepare for COVID-19 Cases in their School(link is external).Traveler InformationVisit our Travel to Vermont(link is external) web page for continually updated information and guidance, including about quarantine requirements, testing, and to sign up with Sara Alert for symptom check reminders(link is external).  Business GuidanceVisit the Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s website(link is external) for “Work Safe” guidance, which is updated regularly.Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental HealthIf you or someone you know is in crisis or needs emotional support, help is available 24/7:Call your local mental health crisis line(link is external). Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(link is external) at 1-800-273-8255.Text VT to 741741 to talk with someone at the Crisis Text Line(link is external).For more information visit healthvermont.gov/suicide(link is external).Get self-help tips and connect to mental health services at COVID Support VT(link is external).See ways for Coping with Stress(link is external).For more information:COVID-19 health information, guidance and case data: healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)Governor’s actions: governor.vermont.gov/covid19response(link is external)The state’s modeling: dfr.vermont.gov/about-us/covid-19/modeling(link is external) 75 140,881 Currently hospitalized Total people recovered 2 58 People tested 1 Number Hospitalized under investigation Travelers monitored Total cases* People completed monitoring 642 Contacts monitored 1,436last_img read more

Vendor EXPO for Arizona building industry

first_imgSome of Arizona’s best printers, caterers, photographers and more will exhibit at an exciting trade show created specifically for the A/E/C community. The second annual SMPS Vendor EXPO will take place Thursday, June 26th 8am-12pm at the Arizona K12 Center’s Professional Learning Center – 99 E. Virginia Ave, Suite 150, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The open-house style event will feature nearly two dozen exhibitors displaying their products and services to marketers, professionals, and business development staff in architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, and development. The event is free to members of SMPS and their non-member guests. The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. SMPS offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers.“We’re thrilled to offer our members and their guests this free Vendor EXPO event for the second year in a row,” said Deirdre Gilmore, President of SMPS. “We’ve gathered some of our favorite vendors – the ones our firms do business with all the time – and look forward to introducing them to member of our A/E/C community that may not know them yet.”For more information on the SMPS Vendor EXPO, contact Julie Solomon, [email protected] To register, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/smps-vendor-expo-2014-tickets-11781086547.last_img read more

Carnival Cruise Line returns to Dominica with 11 calls

first_img 233 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Carnival Cruise Line, which stopped service to Dominica in 2010, will return this 2015/2016 Cruise Ship season with eleven (11).The season is scheduled to commence on Monday 5 October 2015 with the Royal Princess docking at the Woodbridge Bay Port at the Deep Water Harbor.Shipping Agent, Gary Aird said at a press conference on Friday 2 October at the Dominica Festivals Commission, although the number of cruise ship calls this year are less, the highlight is the eleven calls from Carnival Cruise Lines.“For the record, we have about eleven calls from Princess, we have fourteen calls from P&O, we have twenty-five from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and we have ten from AIDA. For me the nicest thing of all of the season is that we have eleven calls from Carnival,” Mr Aird said.Mr Aird, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of H. H. V Whitchurch, stated that there has been a tremendous amount of clamor from all sectors for the community for Carnival to come back.“They are back [and] I really want to appeal to everybody that we cannot play games with these people. They are the biggest and when they call at a particular port others who may have had some doubt will come,” he informed. Mr Aird warned the general public that they should put bad habits aside for this cruise season which will be critical for the country.“All the bad habits that we are all familiar with, no need to mention them today, we need to put them behind us. Let us do not use Tropical Storm Erika as an excuse for our bad behavior and our bad manners.”Mr Aird noted that Costa Cruises will make no calls to the island this season but are booked for the 2016/2017 cruise ship season.He further informed that there will be nine (9) inaugural calls for the season. “Out of that nine we have three Carnivals; we have the Carnival sunshine, Carnival Dream and Carnival Liberty,” Mr Aird stated. The latest P&O cruise ship, The Britannia, will also make a first time stop to the Nature Island. Mr Aird said the ship has a lot of new features and it’s a great plus for the island.center_img LocalNews Carnival Cruise Line returns to Dominica with 11 calls by: Dominica Vibes News – October 2, 2015 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Ancelotti attracts a defender of Manchester United – Football World –…

first_imgThe Everton team is following the defender of Manchester United Diogo Dalot, claims “Mirror”. According to the publication, the 21-year-old Portuguese has finally lost the trust of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is ready to part with him.It could cost the caramels about 10 million pounds. In the 2019/20 season, Dalot played only 11 games for Manchester United, scoring 1 goal.Captain Seamus Coleman, 31, is Everton’s full-back, but manager Carlo Ancelotti is looking for a long-term replacement.Transfermarkt.com estimates the defender at 12 million euros. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more