Cardi B makes history at the AMAs but misses the ceremony for a DENTIST appointment

Artist Of The Year 

Justin Bieber 

Post Malone 

Roddy Ricch 

Taylor Swift – WINNER

The Weeknd  

Top dog: Taylor Swift earned the top prize Artist Of The Year

Top dog: Taylor Swift earned the top prize Artist Of The Year

 

New Artist Of The Year

Lewis Capaldi

Doja Cat – WINNER

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Megan Thee Stallion

Say So: Doja Cat was another big winner on the night as she earned two awards: Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B and the coveted New Artist Of The Year

Say So: Doja Cat was another big winner on the night as she earned two awards: Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B and the coveted New Artist Of The Year

 

Collaboration Of The Year

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP 

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch – Rockstar

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours – WINNER

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé – Savage Remix

Double duty: Dan + Shay earned Collaboration Of The Year for 10,000 Hours for their work with Justin Bieber

Double duty: Dan + Shay earned Collaboration Of The Year for 10,000 Hours for their work with Justin Bieber

 

Favorite Social Artist

BTS – WINNER

Billie Eilish

EXO

Ariana Grande

NCT 127 

Dynamite: South Korean pop kings BTS won Favorite Social Artist

Dynamite: South Korean pop kings BTS won Favorite Social Artist 

 

Favorite Music Video

Doja Cat – Say So

Future ft. Drake – Life Is Good

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

Taylor Swift – cardigan – WINNER

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

 

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Justin Bieber – WINNER

Post Malone

The Weeknd

Holy: Justin Bieber beat out Post Malone and The Weeknd to earn Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock

Holy: Justin Bieber beat out Post Malone and The Weeknd to earn Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

 

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift – WINNER

 

Favorite Duo Or Group – Pop/Rock

BTS – WINNER

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

 

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Harry Styles – Fine Line – WINNER

Taylor Swift – folklore

The Weeknd – After Hours

  

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now – WINNER

Post Malone – Circles

Roddy Ricch – The Box

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

 

Proud: Dua Lipa was the second winner of the night as she earned Favorite Song - Pop/Rock for Don't Stop Now

Proud: Dua Lipa was the second winner of the night as she earned Favorite Song – Pop/Rock for Don’t Stop Now

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Kane Brown – WINNER

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

 

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Gabby Barrett

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

 

Favorite Duo Or Group – Country

Dan + Shay – WINNER

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

 

Favorite Album – Country

Luke Combs – What You See Is What You Get

Blake Shelton – Fully Loaded: God’s Country – WINNER

Morgan Wallen – If I Know Me

 

Favorite Song – Country

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours – WINNER

Maren Morris – The Bones

Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani) – Nobody But You

 

Favorite Male Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

DaBaby

Juice WRLD – WINNER

Roddy Ricch

 

Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B

Nicki Minaj – WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion

 

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Lil Baby – My Turn

Lil Uzi Vert – Eternal Atake

Roddy Ricch – Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial – WINNER

 

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP – WINNER

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch – Rockstar

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The Health 202: Biden could take over the largest vaccine effort in U.S. history

The initiative’s chief operating officer similarly said the election shouldn’t affect the vaccine effort.

“I see nothing that would cause us to stop doing what we’re doing, no matter the results of the election,” Gen. Gustave Perna said at a Heritage Foundation event this week. “We got our heads down and driving the sleigh, and we are going to execute our mission as directed.”

But as president, Biden would face some tough questions in taking over Operation Warp Speed.

The initiative aims to deliver 300 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Americans starting early next year. A coronavirus vaccine has yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but the Trump administration’s unprecedented effort has won praise even from skeptics who otherwise slam its response to the pandemic.

Paul Ostrowski, Operation Warp Speed’s director for supply, production and distribution, said yesterday they are “absolutely” on track to achieve the goal of having tens of millions of vaccine doses ready in December.

“We are actually going to exceed that expectation,” Ostrowski told CBS News. “We will have vaccines, we anticipate, prior to the turn of the new year.”

Biden is under pressure from some Democratic quarters to fire the head of the project, Moncef Slaoui, who was appointed by Trump in May.

Slaoui, who came from a venture capital firm investing in biotech companies, has held millions in stock on companies that are working to develop coronavirus vaccines. By working as a volunteer outside contractor for pay of just $1, Slaoui has been able to maintain personal investments and avoid making ethics disclosures.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other lawmakers have seized on the unusual situation, asking the consulting company that employs Slaoui to explain its role in his contract with the federal government. Warren has also said Slaoui should be the “first person to be fired.”

A Biden spokesman wouldn’t say yesterday whether the Democratic nominee would keep Slaoui in place.

Campaign spokesman Andrew Bates didn’t respond to a question about Biden’s plans on that front, instead providing a generic statement about how Biden will “empower scientific professionals” if elected.

“Why would anyone believe that the Trump Administration could competently execute on developing and distributing a vaccine to hundreds of millions of Americans?” Bates wrote in an email.

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will provide the leadership that has been lacking under Trump to empower scientific professionals throughout our government — including those involved in Warp Speed — to ensure that a safe and effective vaccine is distributed equitably, efficiently, and free to all Americans,” he added.

Biden’s campaign website criticizes Operation Warp Speed, saying the initiative “lacks sound leadership, global vision, or a strategy for securing the necessary funding to see this mission through or secure trust from Americans who depend on its success.”

But Operation Warp Speed has already inked more than a dozen contracts. 

The next president won’t be sworn in until the end of January. By that time – if all goes according

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America’s history of racism was a preexisting condition for COVID-19

A Louisiana pastor prays as his parishioners die, first from cancer and now from COVID-19. An Indigenous community in New Mexico lacks adequate health care as the death toll mounts. A sick hospital worker in New Jersey frets about infecting others in her heavily populated neighborhood.



a group of people standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Parishioners stand in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Reserve, LA, during a sermon by Rev. Fr. Christopher Chike Amadi.


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Parishioners stand in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Reserve, LA, during a sermon by Rev. Fr. Christopher Chike Amadi.

As the country cries out for a vaccine and a return to normal, lost in the policy debates is the reality that COVID-19 kills far more people of color than white Americans. This isn’t a matter of coincidence, poor choices or bad luck — it’s by design. 

A team of USA TODAY reporters explored how the policies of the past and present have made Black, Asian, Hispanic and Indigenous Americans prime targets for COVID-19. They found:

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  • America’s education and economic systems are still unequal, disproportionately leaving people of color out of higher-wage jobs. When COVID-19 struck, more people of color were serving as essential workers directly in the path of the virus.

Put simply, America’s history of racism was itself a preexisting condition.

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Of the 10 U.S. counties with the highest death rates from COVID-19, seven have populations where people of color make up the majority, according to data compiled by USA TODAY. Of the top 50 counties with the highest death rates, 31 are populated mostly by people of color. 

“COVID-19 has brought out into the open, with painful clarity, these divisions in our society that have been there for a long time but, for one reason or another, people were able to overlook them,” said Philip Landrigan, director of the Global Public Health Program at Boston College.

With nearly 1,000 people a day dying from the virus and scientists scrambling to grasp exactly how the virus spreads and kills, federal and state data has not provided enough demographic detail to show the full impact on communities of color. The race and ethnicity of people who contract the virus is known in 52% of cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

But study after study has shown clear patterns in whom the virus kills.

How systemic racism led to COVID-19’s rapid spread among people of color

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Black people are more than twice as likely to die from the virus than white people, and Hispanics and Native Americans are 1.5 times more likely to die, according to The COVID Tracking Project. 

“You can’t change the fact that America is so segregated and that people of color tend to live in communities where the environmental conditions are worse, and that can increase your risk of heart disease or lung disease and diabetes,” said Richard Besser, former acting director of the CDC and president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest

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Plague history shows how a pandemic’s course can be shaped

Researchers from Canada’s McMaster University analyzed thousands of documents spanning 300 years — including personal wills and testaments, parish registers and the London Bills of Mortality — to search for patterns on how plague was spreading through the population.

Plague, one of the deadliest bacterial infections in human history, caused an estimated 50 million deaths in Europe during the Middle Ages when it was known as the Black Death. The disease, though rare and now treatable with antibiotics, is still around today — cases have been recorded in China and the United States as recently as this year.

There was a “striking acceleration” in plague transmission between the Black Death of 1348 and the Great Plague of 1665, researchers said in findings published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal.

David Earn, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at McMaster and lead author of the research, told CNN that while plague cases in London doubled every six weeks in the 14th century, by the 17th century, they were doubling every week and a half.

“That’s an enormous difference,” he said.

But this was not simply a case of the disease becoming more virulent — evolutionary geneticist Hendrik Poinar told CNN that while the spread of the disease accelerated, genetic analysis to date tentatively suggests that it may have become less infectious.

“When there are shifts in the epidemiology of the disease, most of the shifts that occur can be translated to human intervention or things that go on outside of the actual genetics of the bug,” Poinar, a professor in the department of anthropology at McMaster and a co-author of the study, said.

Researchers gathered information from personal wills, parish registers and bills of mortality.

The estimated speed of the epidemics, coupled with what we know about the biology of the plague, suggested that plague did not spread primarily through human-to-human contact during these centuries, but instead, growth rates for early and late epidemics are more consistent with bubonic plague, transmitted by the bites of infected fleas, the researchers said.

Researchers believe that factors including population density, living conditions and cooler temperatures could go toward explaining the acceleration of the disease in London — and could help with our understanding of modern pandemics, such as the current Covid-19 pandemic.

“A given pathogen can cause very different epidemics, whether it’s in the same place over time, or in different places,” Earn explained.

“The characteristics of the community can strongly influence the pattern of the epidemic,” he said. “And of course, the behavioral response of individuals can also influence the pattern of the epidemic,” he added.

The findings could also provide a blueprint to how the current pandemic and future pandemics could behave.

What the 1918 flu pandemic can teach us about coronavirus

“Plague never went away and it won’t ever go away, and (SARS) CoV-2 will never go away,” Poinar told CNN, explaining that the virus, like the plague, has “natural reservoirs” in the population.

“Fortunately we have a phenomenal scientific community, you know across the globe, working … more or less together right now to

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History of Alternative Medicine

History has it that alternative medicine goes back 5000 years to Chinese traditional medicine, Indian (Ayuryedic medicine) and similar healing traditions in many cultures. The common belief was that the energy of the body had to be in harmony with the mind, body and spirit. A doctor merely facilitated the healing by identifying and taking away obstacles that would inevitably lead to a cure. Therapy included lifestyle changes, self-care and preventative measures.

Today, what we know of as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has roots going back 5,000 years to Chinese (traditional Chinese medicine), Indian (Ayurvedic medicine) and similar healing traditions. For thousands of years, these diverse medical traditions held a belief in the energy of the body and the need for harmony between mind, body and spirit. Doctor’s simply facilitated the healing process by identifying and removing obstacles.

Throughout most of the 19th century, doctors used the same skills as today’s herbalists, osteopaths and dieticians; they were generous with time and empathy, and relied on a good bedside manner. Prayer was important, as was “a change of air,” laxatives, bleeding and leeches. Right up until the early 20th century, sick people relied on much the same kind of therapies as their ancestors.

The decades following the Second World War brought significant changes. As GP and journalist, James Lefanu noted in his book, The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine, written in the 50s, a series of medical breakthroughs proved beyond a doubt that previous attempts at healing were nothing more than mere quackery. New medical breakthroughs included the discovery of penicillin, cortisone (a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine), streptomycin (a powerful antibiotic that is effective in treating tuberculosis), insulin (to treat diabetes) and chlorpromazine (an anti-psychotic that controls schizophrenia). Open-heart surgery, hip replacements, kidney transplants, intensive care and successful vaccination programs saved and improved the quality of countless of millions of lives.

It’s no surprise that so much power to alter human destiny would lead, as Lefanu suggests, “to the resultant abandonment of homely remedies such as massage, manipulation and dietary advice, only for them to be taken up by alternative practitioners.” This is exactly what happened – with a dramatic explosion in the growth of ‘alternative’ therapies throughout the second half of the 20th century. Alongside modern medicine, CAM began to develop as an entirely separate discipline – contemptuous of the achievements of mainstream medicine, while at the same time dismissed by mainstream practitioners as ineffective and fraudulent. For most people, getting the best from mainstream and alternative medicine was a delicate operation. Those who opted for both mainstream and alternative medical care found that the best strategy was to remain quite to avoid criticism. Those who did try to use both services learnt that in order to avoid criticism.

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Museum Of The History Of Medicine

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On peut légitimement penser qu’entre 2006 et 2010 la vaccination fut non seulement inutile mais nuisible à la santé publique ne faisant que contribuer à augmenter le nombre d’infections invasives et provoquant, de plus, de nombreux effets indésirables.

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Il faut ajouter aux considérations épidémiologiques des considérations commerciales et noter que les laboratoires GSK et Merck ont acheté les brevets les plus importants pour ce vaccin ce qui leur permet de bénéficier financièrement de tous les vaccins contenant la valence hépatite B distribués dans le monde 10. Or, l’influence des laboratoires dans la recherche et les décisions concernant les vaccins se manifeste notamment à travers les conflits d’intérêts et n’est pas absente en France.

A centre of excellence in French healthcare analysis, it has 57 research units, like mixed units UPMC – INSERM (French National Institute for Wellness and Health-related Analysis), UPMC-CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Analysis, university host teams and PPF and UPR (Internal Research Unit) teams, forming portion of the UPMC ‘life and health’ study sector.…

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