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First Batch Of Covid-19 Vaccines “Won’t Be Ideal” Said Bill Gates

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Nowadays, everyone is working every fiber of their being to make sure that a vaccine for the highly dangerous virus at this moment that is Covid-19 could be produced and finally can be used worldwide to end this dreading pandemic situation. Many parties such as scientists, laboratory workers, and others are working hand in hand to come up with the vaccine.

Other than all these important parties, there is also one particular person who takes this effort seriously and that person is Bill Gates. Bill Gates has been involved with the finding of vaccine for Covid-19 since the coronavirus outbreak and he involved more than any other philanthropist. He even has reached the point where he would found himself caught up in the middle of conspiracy theories that he actually planted the virus himself for his own evil purposes.

More than $350 million has been pledged by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the development of the vaccine at several pharma companies such as Novavax, AstraZeneca, and also Johnson & Johnson. Even most of the individuals in the medical community have agreed to test the first batch of vaccine by the end of this year, Bill Gates warned them that the vaccine might not be powerful enough to solve all the serious problems at one go.

“The initial vaccine won’t be ideal in terms of its effectiveness against sickness and transmission,” Gates said in a new interview with Bloomberg. “It may not have a long duration, and it will mainly be used in rich countries as a stopgap measure.”

The positive point of view that can be taken in this situation would be the vaccine would be widely available and the effective vaccines will likely arrive next year when multiple vaccines get approved and the manufacturing process ramps up. “With so many companies working on it, we can afford quite a few failures and still have something with low cost and long duration,” Gates added.

A handful of vaccine candidates such as AstraZeneca’s AZD1222 and Moderna’s mRNA-1273, have started final human trials. Right now, the U.S. and a few European countries are racing to seal deals with vaccine developers, committing to purchase hundreds of millions of doses even though their vaccines haven’t been proven safe and effective.

“Every call I’m on with the pharma leaders and the leaders of countries is with the goal of, ‘Hey, we need everybody to be protected,’” Gates said. “We’ve funded more research and development than any country, but on factories and procurement, we’ve only taken care of ourselves.” “The innovations in therapeutics will start to cut the death rate, but the true end will come from the spread of natural infections and the vaccine giving us herd immunity,” he added. “For rich countries, that will be sometime next year, ideally in the first half.”

Sources: Observer

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Please See A Doctor If There Are Symptoms, This Doctor Has A Story To Tell

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The number of positive cases for COVID-19 has been increasing by days even after a year of battling it here in Malaysia. Other than that, the number of death caused by COVID-19 has also been shockingly increasing and this has made everyone worried about this.

Despite all that, there are also people who still think that COVID-19 is just a conspiracy and never exists. Unfortunately, people who dare to say that got infected with this dangerous virus. The saddest part would be, their condition is getting worse day by day and they really regret what they have said.

According to a recent Facebook post by a doctor, she told the story of a patient who was stubborn and refused to admit that she had been infected with the Covid-19 virus. The doctor named Dr. Malar Santhi Santherasegapan has posted on her Facebook social media post to share the story of a female patient who came to the clinic for treatment because she felt a change in her body after three days.

According to the post:

“Unwell but no fever, cough, or flu. No loss of sense of smell. So what’s sickness? Just feeling uncomfortable, no appetite and fatigue”, said the patient.

“The third day she was feeling unwell, she went to the GP clinic, and was examined by a doctor who recommended her to take a Covid test. She did not want to because her husband does not believe in Covid. The doctor deliberately wants to make a profit. That’s why they asked for a test”, said her husband. Dr. Malar wrote that the patient did not have close contact so she could not be forced to do a swab test, so she had to be released with medication only.

It is understood that on the sixth day, the patient was still unwell, but the story is the same. The patient did not have a fever, and there are no other symptoms of Covid-19. This time around after examination, the doctor heard an unpleasant sound in the lungs. They conducted a chest x-ray and the doctor saw a ‘Pneumonia’-like covid infection. Once again, they advised and persuaded the patient to do a swab test. Still, the patient rejected.

“Her husband said for sure that is not COVID-19 because Covid is a conspiracy”, shared Dr. Malar. Due to the patient’s stubbornness to take the swab test, her health condition worsened upon entering the ninth day. As her condition continued to worsen, the patient finally went to the hospital.

“Her breath seemed a little fast; she looked tired and breathless. The husband looked a little worried—oxygen in 94% -95%. Conducted x-ray again. That’s it. Full-blown Covid-19 Pneumonia, it’s nothing else!”. This time, she just agreed to take a swab test. But her husband had a hard time saying, “You just made us take the swab test because you want to charge us expensively right?”

But the result of the RT PCR COVID-19 test swab is positive! The doctor was not surprised at all. According to Dr. Malar, what was surprising is the honest confession made by the patient as soon as their result was confirmed positive. They both admitted that they had a fever for 10 days, diarrhea 10-15 times a day because they are taking more vitamin C than they needed, which is why the kidney blood tests showed all the high numbers.

After being referred to the Covid hospital in the state, this patient is still dying and fighting for her life. Her husband is also positive and was given respiratory assistance. Both are in a coma. The doctor then posed a rhetorical question.

“Is this COVID-19 a hoax?”. She wrote again.

At the end of her posting, the doctor advised. ” Please go see a doctor and follow the doctor’s advice if you have symptoms, whether there is a close contact COVID or not. Now there are so many symptoms that have just been detected as positive COVID. Not mcm before this where most patients are positive COVID, but not symptomatic”.

Sources: Facebook Dr. Malar Santhi.

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Beware of Charlie Ants! Follow This Step By MOH To Prevent It

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Rove Beetle or better known as Charlie Ant among the community has been such a hot topic that is discussed to cause pain towards humans. The sizes of this insect range from <1 to 35 mm, with most in the 2–8 mm range, and the form of it is generally elongated, with some rove beetles being ovoid in shape. Colors also range from yellow and red to reddish-brown to brown to black to iridescent blue and green.

The antennae of Charlie Ant usually have 11 segments and are filiform, with moderate clubbing in some genera. The abdomen may be very long and flexible, and some rove beetles superficially resemble earwigs.

This insect is famous for its unique way to defend itself. It does contain a potent vesicant in its own hemolymph that can produce a skin irritation called dermatitis linearis. The irritant pederin is highly toxic towards human beings, more potent than cobra venom. Because of that, MOH has shared several easy ways to avoid being “bite” by Charlie Ants on its official Twitter page.

According to the Twitter post, MOH advises us to do as follows to avoid being bite by Charlie Ants:

1) Avoid physically touching Charlie Ants.

2) Recognize and avoid disturbing the Charlie Ants.

3) Blow if Charlie Ants perched on your skin.

4) Wash the area that got contacted with Paederin fluid with water and soap.

5) Turn off the nearby light when sleeping.

Please be aware that this skin discomfort is mild but can move to other areas such as the face and genital area. It can also cause conjunctivitis in the eyes.

Sources: Twitter Ministry Of Health.

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5 Best Bath & Body Works Scented Candles That Can Enlighten Your Mood During Quarantine

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During this MCO 2.0 period that has just been commenced, everyone is suggested to just stay at home so that we can help to flatten the curve of COVID-19. As we all know, some tension and stress could arise if people just have to stay at home all the time for a long period of time. Because of that, we could try to light up scented candles just to get our mood back in tune. Scented candles surprisingly have a lot of benefits for people emotionally and also mentally.

These are the top 5 most recommended scented candles from Bath & Body Works that can enlighten our mood:

1) Mahogany Teakwood High-Intensity White Barn Scented 3-Wick Bath & Body Works Candle

Picture: Bath & Body Works

This candle contains a high intensity of mahogany teakwood, which contributes to the impressive look. It features a mind-blowing scent and comes in a classy solid brown glass bearing a white Barn label. Additionally, it features a flame-extinguishing lid, so you have nothing to worry about. These candles measure 4 inches wide and 3½ inches tall. This will be a perfect gift to give to your high-end family or friend.

2) Aromatherapy Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Scented 3-Wick Bath & Body Works Candle

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This candle has an exclusive vegetable blend of wax and wicks that don’t burn out. These fragrances are good for relieving your mind and helping you relax after a tiring day. Besides, aromatherapy helps in relieving stress, and when you are handling much in your mind.

3) Black Cherry Merlot Scented 3-wicks Bath and Body Works Candle

Picture: Bath & Body Works

This candle is designed to melt evenly and consistently to radiate enough fragrance that fills the entire room. It features a mind-blowing scent and comes in a classy solid glass bearing a white Barn label. It has a fruity and sweet fragrance you get amazing quality throughout the usage.

4) Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow Scented 3-Wick Bath & Body Works Candle

Picture: Bath & Body Works

This candle is made using drizzled Caramel, Homemade Marshmallow, pumpkin spice, Tahitian vanilla along essential oils. It is a perfect mix of spicy and sweet. The Tahitian Vanilla is elevated vanilla and has a beautiful burn. The pumpkin is subtle and spicy and cuts through the sweetness of the vanilla, marshmallow, and caramel making it very pleasant to burn for hours.

5) A Thousand Wishes Scented 3-Wick Bath & Body Works Candle

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This candle is created with Almond creme, crystal peonies, and sparkling champagne. The high concentration of these rich fragrance oils makes the candle melt evenly and consistently radiating enough fragrance to fill the entire room. Its scent is relaxing and also refreshing.

Sources: Bath & Body Works.

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