After injecting himself with hallucinogenic mushroom tea, they grow in his blood!
© Adobe Stock After injecting himself with hallucinogenic mushroom tea, they grow in his blood! Wanting to treat his bipolar disorder by injecting a decoction of hallucinogenic fungi into his veins, a man came close to death in the United States. The doctors who took care of him discovered that the mushrooms he had injected were now growing in his blood. This is an extraordinary case that American doctors had to face.
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It's time to stop obsessively Clorox-ing every surface and object, U.S. health officials announced Monday.
An army of sanitizing robots, round-the-clock cleaning staffs and UV lamp-wielding workers is being called of by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has deemed the risk of contracting COVID-19 by touching surfaces 'low.'
Schools, businesses, and households have spent millions collectively over the past year in an effort to step up cleaning practices and make their spaces safer - or at least to make them feel safer.
It has given rise to the term 'hygiene theater,' referring to the suspicion that most of these high-tech sanitization practices are a waste of time and money, as reported by The Atlantic.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) latest guidance update confirms that the benefits of constant scrubbing and disinfectant-dousing robots do not outweigh the risks of contracting coronavirus from a contaminated surface.
CDC is telling Americans to drop the Clorox after deeming the risk of catching COVID-19 from surfaces 'low.' It now advises using soap and water or detergent to remove germ from surfaces, rather than germ-killing disinfectants like Clorox
CDC is now advising against using high-tech disinfectants like this book-sterilizing device, because the risk of catching COVID-19 from a surface is 'low'
CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky advised using regular soap and detergent to clean most surfaces, unless someone with suspected or confirmed Covid has been in the room in the past 24 hours
'People can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 through contact with surfaces and objects, however evidence has demonstrated that the risk by this route of transmission is actually low,' explained CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky during a Monday White House press briefing.
CDC says it does not yet recommend pregnant women get Covid vaccines
Director Dr Rochelle Walensky said Friday the 'CDC recommends pregnant people receive the COVID-19 vaccine,' but the agency has not updated its guidance with this strong language.'CDC recommends that pregnant people receive the COVID-19 vaccine,' director Dr Rochelle Walensky said in a Friday White House press briefing.
'Cleaning with household cleaners such s soap or detergents will physically remove germs from surfaces this process does not necessarily kill germ but reduces transmission risk by removing them.'
Disinfectants range from Clorox wipes to medical-grade UV lights and robots that automatically use the sunlight-like radiation to kill germs, not just move them.
The pandemic saw sales for the full range of disinfectants sky-rocket. © Provided by Daily Mail Airlines tested out futuristic robots armed with virus-killing UV lights amid the pandemic © Provided by Daily Mail Subway systems in China (picturd) and US cities like New York implemented massive UV lights systems to try to make their mass transit systems safer - but it may all have been 'hygiene theater' the CDC's guidance suggests
Customers bought up Clorox wipes faster than grocery stores could stock them.
CDC will review report claiming more than 900K Americans died of Covid
CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky signaled on Friday that the agency will consider revising its death toll after reviewing a University of Washington report estimated there have been 905K fatalities.The analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) pegs the global death toll at nearly 6.9 million and the U.S. count at more than 900,000.
Clorox president Linda said during a May Good Morning America segment that her company had seen an 'unprecedented spike in demand for wipes, up 500 percent versus a year ago.'
A flood of disinfecting innovation brought an army of UV lamps to schools and airplanes and even saw the invention of a wrist band that spray disinfectant, like a gadget designed for a germaphobic Spider Man.
Between flights, airplanes got zapped with newly-installed UV lamps.
And the New York City subway system saw an unprecedented overnight shutdown, during which train cars glowed blue with the high power sanitizing systems.
But fin most cases, this isn't necessary, especially given the spike in children ingesting dangerous chemicals seen during the pandemic. © Provided by Daily Mail Hospitals like Milford Regional Medical Center in Massachusetts implemented UV robots like this one as they returned to surgery amid the pandemic © Provided by Daily Mail Amid fears that the virus would contaminate food, UK researchers tested UV light disinfecting on strawberries
'Disinfecting uses a chemical product which is a process that kills the germs on the surfaces,' Dr Walensky explained.
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CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky warned while testifying before a Senate committee that variants could undo the progress made by the U.S. if prevention measure aren't followed.Testifying on Tuesday before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on national efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Rochelle Walensky said she was happy to see case rates going down, but warned Americans to keep following prevention measures.
'In most situations, regularly cleaning surfaces with soap and detergent, not necessarily disinfecting those surfaces, is enough to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading.'
However, the CDC still recommends using disinfectants in schools, or anywhere that a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been.
The same will apply for airlines.
CDC also now warns against using some cleaning methods that became popular during the pandemic, such as electrostatic spray.
'In most cases, fogging, fumigation or wide-area electrostatic spraying is not recommended as a primary mode of disinfection, and has several safety risks to consider,' said Dr Walensky.
Many of these cleaners contain chemicals that are highly toxic to people.
In most spaces, there is a greater risk that someone in the room will inhale the harmful chemicals than there is a risk that someone has contaminated the room with COVID-19. © Provided by Daily Mail © Provided by Daily Mail Read more
Just 16% of US pregnant women have received a Covid vaccine dose .
Pregnant women are more vulnerable to COVID - yet they aren't getting vaccinated. A CDC study found that only 16% of U.S. pregnant women had received at least one vaccine dose. Pictured: A pregnant woman receives a COVID vaccine at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania © Provided by Daily Mail Asian and white pregnant women had higher overall vaccination rates at 25% and 20%, respectively, compared to black and Hispanic women with vaccination rates of only 6% and 12%, respectively When COVID-19 vaccines went through clinical trials, they were not tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women despite the