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Dow Drops More Than 1,000 as COVID-19 Outbreak Threatens Economy

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Specialist Erica Fredrickson works with a colleague on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 700 points, as virus cases spread beyond China, threatening to disrupt the global economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 1,000 points Monday in the worst day for the stock market in two years as investors worry that the spread of a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken global economic growth.

Traders sought safety in U.S. government bonds, gold and high-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to the lowest level in more than three years.

Technology stocks accounted for much of the broad market slide, which wiped out all of the Dow’s and S&P 500’s gains for the year.

More than 79,000 people worldwide have been infected by the new coronavirus. China, where the virus originated, still has the majority of cases and deaths. The rapid spread to other countries is raising anxiety about the threat the outbreak poses to the global economy.

“Stock markets around the world are beginning to price in what bond markets have been telling us for weeks – that global growth is likely to be impacted in a meaningful way due to fears of the coronavirus,” said Chris Zaccarelli, chief investment officer for Independent Advisor Alliance.

The Dow lost 1,031.61 points, or 3.6%, to 27,960.80. At its low point, it was down 1,079 points.

The S&P 500 index skidded 111.86 points, or 3.4%, to 3,225.89. The Nasdaq dropped 355.31 points, or 3.7%, to 9,221.28 – it’s biggest loss since December 2018.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks gave up 50.50 points, or 3%, to 1,628.10.

Investors looking for safe harbors bid up prices for U.S. government bonds and gold. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell sharply, to 1.37% from 1.47% late Friday. It was at 1.90% at the start of the year. Gold prices jumped 1.7%.

Crude oil prices slid 3.7%. Aside from air travel, the virus poses an economic threat to global shipping.

Benchmark crude oil fell $1.95 to settle at $51.43 a barrel. Brent crude oil, the international standard, dropped $2.20 to close at $56.30 a barrel.

The slump in U.S. indexes followed a sell-off in markets overseas as a surge in cases of the disease in South Korea and Europe rattled investors.

Germany’s DAX slid 4% and Italy’s benchmark index dropped 5.4%. South Korea’s Kospi shed 3.9% and markets in Asia fell broadly.

South Korea is now on its highest alert for infectious diseases after cases there spiked. Italy reported a sharp rise in cases and a dozen towns in the northern, more industrial part of that country are under quarantine. The nation now has the biggest outbreak in Europe, prompting officials to cancel Venice’s famed Carnival, along with soccer matches and other public gatherings.

There are also more cases of the virus being reported in the Middle East as it spreads to Iran, Iraq, and Kuwait, among others.

The viral outbreak threatens to crimp global economic growth and hurt profits and revenue for a wide range of businesses. Companies from technology giant Apple to athletic gear maker Nike have already warned about a hit to their bottom lines. Airlines and other companies that depend on travelers are facing pain from cancelled plans and shuttered locations.

Technology companies were among the worst hit by the sell-off. Apple, which depends on China for a lot of business, slid 4.8%. Microsoft dropped 4.3%. Banks were also big losers. JPMorgan Chase fell 2.7% and Bank of America slid 4.7%.

Airlines and cruise ship operators also slumped. American Airlines lost 8.5%, Delta Air Lines dropped 6.3%, Carnival skidded 9.4% and Royal Caribbean Cruises tumbled 9%.

Gilead Sciences climbed 4.6% and was among the few bright spots. The biotechnology company is testing a potential drug to treat the new coronavirus. Bleach-maker Clorox was also a standout, rising 1.5%.

Utilities and real estate companies held up better than most sectors. Investors tend to favor those industries, which carry high dividends and hold up relatively well during periods of turmoil, when they’re feeling fearful.

The rotation into defensive sectors has made utilities and real estate the biggest gainers this year, while technology stocks have lost ground.

“The yields have been moving lower all year, so that’s providing a tail wind for utilities, for real estate,” said Willie Delwiche, investment strategist at Baird. “In the face of this heightened uncertainty, especially if it’s centered overseas, tech is going to bear some of the brunt of that because it’s been so popular, because it’s done so well, and because it has so much exposure to Asia.”

In the eyes of some analysts, Monday’s tank job for stocks means they’re just catching up to the bond market, where fear has been dominant for months.

U.S. government bonds are seen as some of the safest possible investments, and investors have been piling into them throughout 2020, even as stocks overcame stumbles to set more record highs. The 10-year yield on Monday was near its intraday record low of 1.325% set in July 2016, according to Tradeweb. The 30-year Treasury yield fell further after setting its own record low, down to 1.83% from 1.92% late Friday.

Traders are increasingly certain that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at least once in 2020 to help prop up the economy. They’re pricing in a nearly 95% probability of a cut this year, according to CME Group. A month ago, they saw only a 68% probability.

Of course, some analysts say stocks have been rising in recent weeks precisely because of the drop in yields. Bonds are offering less in interest after the Federal Reserve lowered rates three times last year — the first such cuts in more than a decade — and amid low inflation. When bonds are paying such meager amounts, many investors say there’s little real competition other than stocks for their money.

The view has become so hardened that “There Is No Alternative,” or TINA, has become a popular acronym on Wall Street. Even with Monday’s sharp drops, the S&P 500 is still within 4.2% of its record set earlier this month.

In other commodities trading Monday, wholesale gasoline fell 4 cents to $1.61 per gallon, heating oil declined 8 cents to $1.61 per gallon and natural gas fell 8 cents to $1.83 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Gold rose $27.80 to $1,672.40 per ounce, silver rose 35 cents to $18.87 per ounce and copper fell 3 cents to $2.59 per pound. The dollar fell to 110.74 Japanese yen from 111.62 yen on Friday. The euro weakened to $1.0842 from $1.0858.

AP Business Writer Stan Choe contributed.

By Elaine Kurtenbach / AP February 24, 2020

Source: Dow Drops More Than 1,000 as COVID-19 Outbreak Threatens Economy

All three major stock market indexes plummeted Monday amid fears of rising inflation and increased interest rates. At its lowest point, the Dow fell 1,600 points and closed down 1,100 points. It was the largest one-day point loss in the market’s history. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins CBSN to explain what is affecting the markets.

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Am I Having an RMS Relapse Again? See Some Common Signs

You’re doing everything right—you visit your healthcare provider regularly, you take your relapsing MS medication exactly as it is prescribed—so why does it feel like that’s still not enough? It could be that you’re continuing to experience frequent relapses—a sign that your treatment may not be working well enough.

Knowing when it’s a relapse

Relapses, also known as flare-ups, are when new or existing symptoms appear or worsen, lasting for at least 24 hours and sometimes for as long as several weeks or months. While MS affects everyone differently, there are some common symptoms that people may experience during a relapse. Perhaps you’ve experienced one or more of the following symptoms.

Accepting frequent relapses as “just part of living with relapsing MS” is not a good plan. If you’re on a treatment but still feel like you’re experiencing too many relapses, it could be time for you to learn about LEMTRADA.

LEMTRADA is not approved to treat individual symptoms of a relapse. Click below to read about the LEMTRADA study and plan to have a discussion with your healthcare provider about your relapsing MS and treatment goals.

Accepting frequent relapses as “just part of living with relapsing MS” is not a good plan. If you’re on a treatment but still feel like you’re experiencing too many relapses, it could be time for you to learn about LEMTRADA.

LEMTRADA is not approved to treat individual symptoms of a relapse. Click below to read about the LEMTRADA study and plan to have a discussion with your healthcare provider about your relapsing MS and treatment goals.

Accepting frequent relapses as “just part of living with relapsing MS” is not a good plan. If you’re on a treatment but still feel like you’re experiencing too many relapses, it could be time for you to learn about LEMTRADA.

LEMTRADA is not approved to treat individual symptoms of a relapse. Click below to read about the LEMTRADA study and plan to have a discussion with your healthcare provider about your relapsing MS and treatment goals.

Accepting frequent relapses as “just part of living with relapsing MS” is not a good plan. If you’re on a treatment but still feel like you’re experiencing too many relapses, it could be time for you to learn about LEMTRADA.

LEMTRADA is not approved to treat individual symptoms of a relapse. Click below to read about the LEMTRADA study and plan to have a discussion with your healthcare provider about your relapsing MS and treatment goals.

Accepting frequent relapses as “just part of living with relapsing MS” is not a good plan. If you’re on a treatment but still feel like you’re experiencing too many relapses, it could be time for you to learn about LEMTRADA.

LEMTRADA is not approved to treat individual symptoms of a relapse. Click below to read about the LEMTRADA study and plan to have a discussion with your healthcare provider about your relapsing MS and treatment goals.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

LEMTRADA can cause serious side effects including:

Serious autoimmune problems: Some people receiving LEMTRADA develop a condition where the immune cells in your body attack other cells or organs in the body (autoimmunity), which can be serious and may cause death. Serious autoimmune problems may include:

  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a condition of reduced platelet counts in your blood that can cause severe bleeding that may cause life‑threatening problems. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms: easy bruising; bleeding from a cut that is hard to stop; coughing up blood; heavier menstrual periods than normal; bleeding from your gums or nose that is new or takes longer than usual to stop; small, scattered spots on your skin that are red, pink, or purple
  • Kidney problems called anti‑glomerular basement membrane disease, which, if not treated, can lead to severe kidney damage, kidney failure that needs dialysis, a kidney transplant, or death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms: swelling of your legs or feet; blood in the urine (red or tea‑colored urine); decrease in urine; fatigue; coughing up blood

It is important for you to have blood and urine tests before you receive, while you are receiving and every month for 4 years or longer, after you receive your last LEMTRADA infusion.

Serious infusion reactions: LEMTRADA can cause serious infusion reactions that may cause death. Serious infusion reactions may happen while you receive, or up to 24 hours or longer after you receive LEMTRADA.

  • You will receive your infusion at a healthcare facility with equipment and staff trained to manage infusion reactions, including serious allergic reactions, and urgent heart or breathing problems. You will be watched while you receive, and for 2 hours or longer after you receive, LEMTRADA. If a serious infusion reaction happens while you are receiving LEMTRADA, your infusion may be stopped.

Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms of a serious infusion reaction during the infusion, and after you have left the healthcare facility:

  • swelling in your mouth or throat
  • trouble breathing
  • weakness
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • chest pain
  • rash

To lower your chances of getting a serious infusion reaction, your healthcare provider will give you a medicine called corticosteroids before your first 3 infusions of a treatment course. You may also be given other medicines before or after the infusion to try to reduce your chances of having these reactions or to treat them if they happen.

Stroke and tears in your arteries that supply blood to your brain (carotid and vertebral arteries): Some people have had serious and sometimes deadly strokes and tears in their carotid or vertebral arteries within 3 days of receiving LEMTRADA. Get help right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may be signs of a stroke or tears in your carotid or vertebral arteries:

  • drooping of parts of your face
  • weakness on one side
  • sudden severe headache
  • difficulty with speech
  • neck pain

Certain cancers: Receiving LEMTRADA may increase your chance of getting some kinds of cancers, including thyroid cancer, skin cancer (melanoma), and blood cancers called lymphoproliferative disorders and lymphoma. Call your healthcare provider if you have the following symptoms that may be a sign of thyroid cancer:

  • new lump
  • swelling in your neck
  • pain in front of neck
  • hoarseness or other voice changes that do not go away
  • trouble swallowing or breathing
  • cough that is not caused by a cold

Have your skin checked before you start receiving LEMTRADA and each year while you are receiving treatment to monitor for symptoms of skin cancer.

Because of risks of autoimmunity, infusion reactions, and some kinds of cancers, LEMTRADA is only available through a restricted program called the LEMTRADA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program.

Do not receive LEMTRADA if you are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Thyroid problems: Some patients taking LEMTRADA may get an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms:

  • excessive sweating
  • unexplained weight loss
  • fast heartbeat
  • eye swelling
  • nervousness
  • unexplained weight gain
  • feeling cold
  • worsening tiredness
  • constipation

Low blood counts (cytopenias): LEMTRADA may cause a decrease in some types of blood cells. Some people with these low blood counts have increased infections. Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of cytopenias such as:

  • weakness
  • chest pain
  • yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • dark urine
  • fast heartbeat

Inflammation of the liver: Call your healthcare provider right away if you have symptoms such as unexplained nausea, stomach pain, tiredness, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin or whites of eyes, or bleeding or bruising more easily than normal.

Serious infections: LEMTRADA may cause you to have a serious infection while you receive and after receiving a course of treatment. Serious infections may include:

  • listeria. People who receive LEMTRADA have an increased chance of getting a bacterial infection called listeria, which can lead to significant complications or death. Avoid foods that may be a source of listeria or make sure foods are heated well.
  • herpes viral infections. Some people taking LEMTRADA have an increased chance of getting herpes viral infections. Take medicines as prescribed by your healthcare provider to reduce your chances of getting these infections.
  • tuberculosis. Your healthcare provider should check you for tuberculosis before you receive LEMTRADA.
  • hepatitis. People who are at high risk of, or are carriers of, hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) may be at risk of irreversible liver damage.

These are not all the possible infections that could happen while on LEMTRADA. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have symptoms of a serious infection such as fever or swollen glands. Talk to your healthcare provider before you get vaccinations after receiving LEMTRADA. Certain vaccinations may increase your chances of getting infections.

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML): A rare brain infection that usually leads to death or severe disability has been reported with LEMTRADA. Symptoms of PML get worse over days to weeks. It is important that you call your doctor right away if you have any new or worsening medical problems that have lasted several days, including problems with:

  • thinking
  • eyesight
  • strength
  • balance
  • weakness on 1 side of your body
  • using your arms or legs

Inflammation of the gallbladder without gallstones (acalculous cholecystitis): LEMTRADA may increase your chance of getting inflammation of the gallbladder without gallstones, a serious medical condition that can be life-threatening. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • stomach pain or discomfort
  • fever
  • nausea or vomiting

Swelling of lung tissue (pneumonitis): Some people have had swelling of the lung tissue while receiving LEMTRADA. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have the following symptoms:

  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • wheezing
  • chest pain or tightness
  • coughing up blood

Before receiving LEMTRADA, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have bleeding, thyroid, or kidney problems
  • have a recent history of infection
  • are taking a medicine called Campath® (alemtuzumab)
  • have received a live vaccine in the past 6 weeks before receiving LEMTRADA or plan to receive any live vaccines. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if your vaccine is a live vaccine
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. LEMTRADA may harm your unborn baby. You should use birth control while receiving LEMTRADA and for 4 months after your course of treatment
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you should receive LEMTRADA or breastfeed.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over‑the‑counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. LEMTRADA and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take medicines that increase your chance of getting infections, including medicines used to treat cancer or to control your immune system.

The most common side effects of LEMTRADA include:

  • rash
  • headache
  • thyroid problems
  • fever
  • swelling of your nose and throat
  • nausea
  • urinary tract infection
  • feeling tired
  • trouble sleeping
  • upper respiratory infection
  • herpes viral infection
  • hives
  • itching
  • fungal infection
  • joint pain
  • pain in your arms or legs
  • back pain
  • diarrhea
  • sinus infection
  • mouth pain or sore throat
  • tingling sensation
  • dizziness
  • stomach pain
  • sudden redness in face, neck, or chest
  • vomiting

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of LEMTRADA.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see full Prescribing Information/Medication Guide, including serious side effects, for additional Important Safety Information.

©2019 Genzyme Corporation. All rights reserved.

Source: Am I having an RMS relapse again? See some common signs.

Listen as Dr. Daniel Ontaneda, Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, reviews relapses in the MS disease course, what a relapse is, and why it is important to better understand them with one of his patients. For more information about MS relapse or other related MS questions, visit http://my.clevelandclinic.org/service….

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You or a team member can keep up with questions in any autowebinar chat at any time…even if you’re not at the webinar (chat room question and comment forwarding included!)

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You can answer your webinar attendees from your email at any time even if you’re not live in the room. By doing this, you can connect

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You don’t need to worry because it shows you exactly how to get set up fast and easy with its tutorials.

    ♦    Customizable Color Combinations

You can choose many beautiful color combinations and edit them. This features help to improve the visuals, captivate attendee’s attention and keep them engaged with your interesting content.

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For a limited time, Webinarkit comes with full commercial rights, meaning you can create unlimited autowebinar funnels in minutes for high paying clients.

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It completely changes the conventional way of running a webinar. No longer will you have to experience the slow, time-consuming process. It removes the technical hassles and complexity so that you can feel easy to host a smooth, mobile optimized live webinar with the best presentation. This is the right tool to create robust AutoWebinar funnels that not only allow you to interact with users in (or outside) the chat room but also satisfies them with engaging content and good using experience.

VideoFlow – An Easy To Use Software Creates Videos For Publishing Over Social Media.

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  • Burn captions into videos
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  • Animated text overtop your videos
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VideoFlow Creation is fast! The longer a video takes the more it eats into your agencies bottom line. You can’t afford to spend days fiddling with overly complex settings or time-consuming free flow editors (Built for Video Artists).So we crafted a new way of editing. And it’s faster than ever before!

With VideoFlow it takes just minutes and a few clicks of your mouse to fully customize any of your videos, create high converting scenes and use templates to pump out videos at a rapid pace. Choose videos you’ve filmed on your mobile, camera or stock footage you’ve purchased. You can import freely and easily with a couple of clicks then instantly edit your video within our easy to navigate interface. Select videos from any device.

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The Spring Cleaning Software You Need to Tidy Up Your Computer (And Keep it That Way)

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admit it, you’ve got a ton of junk on your computer. No, not stacked on top of your computer, but on your desktop screen and in the file paths lurking below the surface, in downloaded detritus and folders long covered with pixelated dust — what does “reports-final-finalforrealthistime” even mean?

All that clutter adds up to extra work for you by slowing down your machine’s performance and making it hard to get anything done, whether it be finding a file, clearing space, or just letting you see the picture of your adorable kid you set as your desktop background.

Want to get on top of your files in 2020? Here’s the software you’ll need to get your machine organized, and hopefully keep it that way.

CCleaner

Available on: PC, Mac, Android

Price: Free, $19.95 (one year subscription)

CCleaner is great for dealing with the easily-accumulated clutter clogging your computer. For avid web users, CCleaner wipes data stored in browsers, including temporary files that can take up precious space, history logs that make it easy to identify you, cookies that store information like login credentials, and more.

But that’s not all. Designed to keep every part of your PC or Mac running smoothly, CCleaner can clean up and remove low level system files responsible for crashes or errors, old logs you’ll never need or read, and lets you easily uninstall apps that could be slowing down your computer. Buying the professional version nets you access to more features, like scheduled cleanings, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not you’re overdue for one.

Gemini 2

Available on: Mac

Price: $19.95 (one year subscription), $44.95 (one-time purchase)

If you’re an avid photographer, hoarder of music, collector of memes and their variations, or just love making sure you don’t have multiple copies of files you only need one of, Gemini 2 might well be the app you need to keep duplicates at a minimum. It scans your entire Mac for similar and/or identical files, then presents them to you for perusal or disposal.

Getting rid of duplicate files is a huge help when it comes to reorganizing, but detecting similar files — like the eighteen pictures you took of your sleeping puppy from the same angle — can really free up space, and get you to focus on the photos that really matter to you. Of course, you can always change your mind later, as Gemini 2 only gets rid of them for good once you tell it to.

Price: $40

If you’re a Windows user with enough duplicates to make your hard drive spin (well, spin faster than usual), check out File Juggler. While there’s no circus tricks involved, File Juggler can organize your files based on preset or custom rules you can enable and disable with a click. It works with all kinds of files, and can categorize them based on nearly every aspect of their existence, including metadata.

Its most powerful feature, though, might be how it handles documents and text. File Juggler can look inside files like PDFs for keywords and dates essential to your organizing style, filing them away accordingly.

Hazel

Available on: Mac

Price: $32

Hazel may be my favorite utilitarian application. Essentially an organizational assistant for your Mac’s files and folders, Hazel makes everything from tagging and renaming to moving, uploading, and deleting as simple — or complex — as you want it. It works by following rules you make using its menu of options, which you can apply to specific folders where your files go, or are supposed to go.

Just assign Hazel a place to monitor (like a few folders, or your cluttered desktop) and watch it work. Its filtering tools are pretty thorough, and lets you pick and choose from various settings associated with your files. Download bank statements often? Hazel can monitor your download folder for PDFs, detect any files matching multiple factors (including name, file size, file type, and more), and drop them where you want them, keeping you organized without you lifting a finger. Put imported photos into one folder, automatically delete or archive documents, automatically tag your images with the proper names and comments.

Onyx

Available on: Mac

Price: Free

Onyx is the utility app for more advanced Mac users. It can double-check your system to see if everything is running smoothly, handles cleanup and maintenance, and can rebuild any corrupted elements should something go awry.

Where Onyx really shines, though, is in its more granular customization options — options which should only be pursued by a more advanced tinkerer, or at least someone prepared to deal with a temporarily disabled computer should they check the wrong box. You can alter how the dock functions, how the Finder appears, customize what wallpaper you see when your Mac boots up, and more. It’s the tool every power user should have at their disposal.

By Patrick Lucas Austin February 14, 2020

Source: The Spring Cleaning Software You Need to Tidy Up Your Computer (And Keep it That Way)

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Here’s How Effective the CDC Says the Flu Vaccine Has Been for Kids This Season

Close up of a vaccination protection Influenza on young girl.

(NEW YORK) — It may end up being a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the vaccine is working OK.

The vaccine has been more than 50% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a child to the doctor’s office, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health experts consider that pretty good.

The vaccines are made each year to protect against three or four different kinds of flu virus. The ingredients are based on predictions of what strains will make people sick the following winter. It doesn’t always work out.

This flu season has featured two waves, each dominated by a different virus. Both of those flu bugs are considered dangerous to children, but tend not to be as dangerous to the elderly.

Health officials grew worried when it became clear that the vaccine didn’t match the Type B flu strain that ended up causing most early season illnesses. But the CDC estimates that the vaccine has been about 50% effective against that strain in children.

And the vaccine has been about 55% effective among kids against the Type A strain that has caused a second wave of flu illnesses.

“These estimates are reassuring,” said the CDC’s Brendan Flannery, who oversees the agency’s system for evaluating flu vaccine effectiveness.

Vaccines against many infectious diseases aren’t considered successful unless they are at least 90% effective. But flu is particularly challenging, partly because the virus can so quickly change. Overall, flu vaccine averages around 40%.

This season, the vaccine has been 45% effective against both types of flu across all ages.

That can change as the flu season progresses. Updated vaccine effectiveness numbers are expected later this year.

One troubling finding: This season’s vaccine has been virtually ineffective vs. the Type A virus in younger adults. The reason is a mystery, but may change as more data comes in, Flannery said.

U.S. health officials have counted 92 child flu deaths this year, up from the same time last year but fewer than were counted by this point in 2018. In all, the CDC estimates at least 14,000 Americans have died of the flu this season.

The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.

By Mike Stobbe / AP February 20, 2020

Source: Here’s How Effective the CDC Says the Flu Vaccine Has Been for Kids This Season

Informational, 1-minute-50-second video that raises awareness about important influenza (flu) prevention actions, including receiving a flu vaccine every year. Preventive actions, including covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and limiting your contact with others if you become sick, can also help prevent the spread of flu. For complete audio descriptions, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/video/prevent… Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/… This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/video/prevent…

When it Comes to Pesticides and Kids, The EPA Looks the Other Way

HOMESTEAD, FL – SEPTEMBER 09: Stephen Jenner, from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, sprays an insecticide under an avocado tree where some Oriental fruit flies were found on September 9, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. The discovery of the flies has forced the state to quarantine about 85 square miles of farmland in Southern Miami-Dade county until they have been eradicated. The flies have the potential to damage Florida’s $120 billion agriculture industry. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

It’s easy to lose count of all of the pesticides that are sprayed on crops in the U.S., and well-nigh impossible to know all of the names (dichloropropene and pyraclostrobin and spinetoram and on and on). But it’s not hard to guess who gets hit hardest by all of these chemicals: kids, whose brain, nervous and hormonal systems are still developing at the time of exposure. What’s more, a new pesticide introduced today will have fewer years to build up in the tissues of, say, a 50-year old, compared to a child who will accumulate a lifetime load of the stuff.

That’s the biggest reason that, in 1996, Congress passed and  Bill Clinton signed the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). The legislation represented one of the most effective crackdowns on pesticides in the food supply to date, requiring the Environmental Protection Agency not simply to establish a safe threshold of exposure for the population as a whole, but to limit permissible levels much further—10-fold further in fact—to ensure that children are protected too. The legislation benefits everyone of course: Ten times less pyraclostrobin on your apple is a good thing no matter how old you are, but it’s children who are the most important beneficiaries.

But a law is only as good as its enforcement and a new study conducted by the Environmental Working Group, —a nonprofit advocacy organization—and published in the journal Environmental Health found that when it comes to the FQPA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is laying down on the job. The group surveyed 47 non-organophosphate pesticides—a category that tends to persist in soils—and found that the 10-fold safety standard was being applied only to five of them.

“The FQPA was a revolution in how we think about pesticides’ effects on children,” said Environmental Working Group president Ken Cook in a statement accompanying the release of the study, “but it does no good if the EPA doesn’t use it.”

In response to the study’s release, an EPA spokesperson told TIME: “EPA takes our commitment to protect public health, including our most vulnerable populations, and following the law seriously. EPA uses the default 10X safety factor unless a wealth of high-quality, peer-reviewed data has shown an alternative safety factor can provide an equal amount of protection.”

The study, which stands by the the ten-fold standard as the true gold standard, looked back at FQPA enforcement from as early as 2011, during the Obama administration—generally seen as an environmentally friendly presidency—and saw the same spotty pesticide enforcement even then. But the Obama White House did take some proactive steps, seeking to extend the 10-fold standard to organophosphate pesticides as well, which break down relatively quickly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but while they are around can be even more toxic than other varieties of pesticides, affecting the nervous system in much the way sarin and other nerve gasses do.

Under the Trump Administration, however, the Obama ruling was reversed for the most widely used organophosphate, known as chlorpyrifos. Nonetheless, Corteva Agriscience, the nation’s largest manufacturer of the chemical, under pressure from multiple states that are banning its use, announced on Feb. 6 that it would voluntarily agree to stop producing it.

It’s a manifestly good thing that in that one case, market forces were sufficient to stop a bad chemical from getting into the food supply. But it’s a manifestly bad thing that in a far larger share of cases, apparently the health of America’s children does not have the same power in Washington.

“With the FQPA legislation, Congress clearly gave the EPA the power to protect children’s health from pesticides,” says Olga Naidenko, vice president of science investigations at the Environmental Working Group, and lead author of the paper. “The EPA should be able to fully use this authority without waiting for additional instructions, if the EPA leadership decides to do so.”

By Jeffrey Kluger February 12, 2020

Source: When it Comes to Pesticides and Kids, The EPA Looks the Other Way

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/do-we-reall… Annually, we shower over 5 billion pounds of pesticides across the Earth to control insects, unwanted weeds, funguses, rodents, and bacteria that may threaten our food supply. But is it worth it, knowing what we do about the associated environmental and public health risks? Fernan Pérez-Gálvez weighs the pros and cons of pesticides. Lesson by Fernan Pérez-Gálvez, animation by Mighty Oak.

AliBuilder Dropship: The No.1 AliExpress Dropshipping WordPress Plugin

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AliBuilder is brand new product by able chika from aliexpress dropshipping ecom plugin premium software to create your dropshipping online store in minutes and boost your dropshipping business profits without any design or coding skills. AliBuilder Dropship Premium easy-to-use wordpress plugin that makes it easier than ever to import, markup product prices and dropship from aliexpress into your woocommerce stores.

This is a brand new store builder called AliBuilder that makes it easier than ever to get your store up and running fast and loaded up with high-margin, fast-shipping products that people will love to buy. With this plugin software you can easily dropship and markup the price on any product from aliexpress in a flash, automatic product fulfillment system & shipping module built right into AliBuilder.

And all popular payment gateways are supported so you can take payments via paypal, 2co, stripe, payu, and more. Then, you can change the boring woocommerce’s checkout page to a stunning one-page checkout that’s proven to get better conversions and import products and reviews in different languages like english, arabic, german, spanish, french, italian, etc. Trust me you will love this one… If you’ve ever used oberlo with shopify then this new plugin will wow your subscribers, as they can now quickly set up their dropshipping store with AliBuilder.

Begin selling physical products with just a few clicks of your mouse and installation is simple… Even if you don’t have any technical skills. You’re in full control… It’s your storeThere are no monthly fees paid to sites like shopify, just install into your wordpress. Make more money dropshipping products than being anaffiliate alone…

You choose the prices that you sell your product for. Want more functionality and integrations, that is not an issue since its built around woocommerce, there are several addons out there to use. This is simple, fast, and it will make you money. With AliBuilder Premium give you access 10 – Store License Activation Limit, then get Unlimited products Import andUnlimited Auto Order Fulfillment, and good news is can Daily Products Sync, AliExpress Cashback (Admitad) and get Free AliBuilder Chrome Extension, also Regular Product Updates & Support.

With upgrade to AliBuilder Deluxe to add even more sales-boosting features to your online store. AliBuilder deluxe is all about helping you sell more with your store. Although it’s a proven fact that Upselling someone right after they have made a purchase is a great way to boost your profits, woocommerce stores do not come standard with the ability to add an upsell after someone has purchased. With deluxe edition solves this problem by allowing you to easily add a 1-click upsell to any of your products in your store.

Amazing Features AliBuilder

  • Choose Your Store Type – You get to decide whether you want to use the AliExpress affiliate program or make even more money by dropshipping products from AliExpress and keeping 100% of the profits for yourself
  • Find High Margin products To Dropship – With AliBuilder, you can use the product search feature to find products on AliExpress that will make you up to a 2,000% profit margin. There are over 100 million products available for import from over 100k+ trusted supplies all over the world.
  • 1 Click Product Imports – With AliBuilder, you can load your store with high-margin quality products from trusted AliExpress vendors that people will love! Unlike other tools that require you to manually add products, with AliBuilder, it takes just one click of your mouse!
  • Filter Products For The Fastest Shipping Method – When you’re dropshipping, getting products to your buyers fast is crucial. With AliBuilder, you can filter by almost anything including whether or not the product offers ePacket as a shipping option, the shipping cost and when it will get to your buyers.
  • You Choose The Markup So You Can Write Your Own Paycheck – With AliBuilder, you can markup the price on any item with a point and a click so you can decide how much you want to make
  • Customize And Edit Everything Without Any Design Or Coding Skills – After using the 1-click import feature inside the plugin to upload your products, you can edit your product descriptions, titles, and even product images right inside the dashboard without needing any design skills

Advantages

  • Unlike other WordPress plugins and store builders that promise to be simple but end up being overly complicated, don’t work, or cost a small fortune.
  • AliBuilder is 100% newbie-friendly and doesn’t require any coding skills, monthly fees, or online marketing experience.
  • Your new store is optimised for traffic and conversions. Generate traffic from 5 social networks.
  • You set the pricing and keep 100% of the profits
  • Automated inventory management is built-in so you can start making money FAST
  • You can choose whether you want to make money by dropshipping OR by joining the AliExpress affiliate program.

Source: AliBuilder Dropship: The #1 AliExpress Dropshipping Plugin – AliBuilder | Aliexpress No1 Dropshipping WordPress Plugin

This powerful plug-in normally has a price tag of $97/mth, but when you get AliBuilder today, you won’t pay a dime.

Of course, the absolute best thing about AliBuilder is the big discount you can take advantage of when you get this powerful, money-making store builder right now.

Because of all the features that will save you countless hours and ultimately help you put money in your pocket, we could very easily charge $97 per month for access to AliBuilder…And it would be a great deal…

 

StreamStore Live – The Powerful And Easy To Use Amazon Store builder

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Unlike regular Amazon product listings which can be somehow limiting, with an Amazon Store you can really show off your brand and increase brand recognition. Essentially these stores enable you to highlight key products all on one centralized page while supporting your brand with images, copy and video. Through your store you can guide your customer’s Amazon experience right to your products.

Streamlined directly from Amazon. With StreamStore Cloud you can attach the complete products in your niche, and demonstrated them on your store. No need to worry about your products, you have all of them ready for sale.

    ♠    AUTOPOST GENERATOR:

No need to spend countless hours creating content manually. Just sit back, laid back, and let StreamStore Cloud do all the hard work for you. This feature also enables you to construct video contents, so you can keep your visitors engaged and get higher conversion rates.

    ♠    100% CLOUD BASED:

You do not need to install anything on your computer. You can access StreamStore Cloud as long you are connected to the Internet – even while you are on a mobile phone. How convenient is that? The power of technology is so amazing that it lifts all the main burden off our shoulders.

    ♠    FULLY-RESPONSIVE DESIGN:

Stop ignoring 22.6% of Internet traffic with the mobile responsive design. Your site will still look attractive for visitors who visit with their mobile phone.

    ♠    PERMANENT CONNECTION:

Once you have set up your store with Stream Store Cloud, your store will be permanently connected with Amazon, which means it will be staying up to date with what is really going on on Amazon. you no longer have to lose sales just because your store displaying out-of-stock products.

Here are a few things you should take note to defense why you want Stream Store Cloud: Get started instantly without having to break your neck trying to get the first three sales to generate your API key. StreamStore comes with its own API key that you can use to create your own site quickly and easily. You no longer have to stuck with a 60% share of the US market.

Stream Store Cloud enables you to sell products to anyone all over the world. Within only approximately 10 seconds, your store will be up and running. No need to be irritated with the API key or other technical stuff. It just works and snaps.

Source: StreamStore Live – live – StreamStore

 

 

 

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