I really appreciate this analysis and is quite enriching as policy makers brainstorm on strategies how to deal with covid-19. For most African governments the tendency is to prioritise the rural poor, but this pandemic will also seriously affect the urban poor and non-poor that can be easily dragged into hunger and poverty due to loss of jobs and price spikes of staple foods. unfortunately, most of the poor countries are simply copying developed countries strategies such as lock-down without accompanying strategies to limit vulnerability of poor communities that can be triggered by such strategies. In other poor countries we have witnessed the poor communities resisting lock-down strategies. One should not be mistaken to assume that these poor communities don't understand the positive impacts of lock-down---i.e., that it aims at flattening the curve-slowing down the spread of the virus and help the health services to cope. Most of the urban poor are daily wage earners and involved in the informal sector. They have no savings at all. Therefore, lock down without accompanying strategies to support or cushion their livelihoods will expose them to hunger and malnutrition, water borne diseases such as diarrhea. As such, if it is not Covid-19 that kills them, these others will. In fact hunger and malnutrition is the most feared in the African context, as a weak body is vulnerable to many killer diseases and the deadliest one in Africa being Malaria. These poor communities in Africa (example of Malawi where I reside) are rational and therefore choosing their battles right! They are resisting lock down not out of ignorance, but maybe they are weighing their chances of survival among these monsters facing them.
For the urban poor relying on daily wages, lock down and spread prevention measures have significantly reduced their livelihood options. In one low income settlement, some families have resorted to ceding rented space, combining themselves to pool rents and reduce the cost per family. The resulting crowding inside the shanties predisposes them to more infection. In my view relief during the COVID-19 crisis ought to include housing in addition to the ongoing measures on health and food to reduce its impact on the poor.
I quite agree with the writer. Covid-19 could be more dangerous than economic recession of 30's. This is because of the approaches available to combat it. Some countries, especially African countries are already in the mess of food poverty. Locking them down home means locking out their productive activities. The most dangerous part of it is that some of the rural dwellers who are majorly in charge of food production are not taking the issue of corona virus serious. If care is not taken, God forbid, by the time they will realise the importance of lockdown, it might be too late and the consequence might be too unbearable. In Nigeria, for example, we heard some infected persons are not ready to present themselves at the hospitals. Some ran away from the hospital. Unlike in advanced countries, some don't want people to know they are infected. My investigation reveals that some people living in urban centres are contributing money to help people living in their home towns, church members are contributing to help many who earn their daily living on daily basis etc. In a situation like this, I think creating awareness of what covid-19 is, the damages it has been doing and what it can still do etc. should be done so as to fast track its spread and end the pandemic.
Patients with limited scleroderma do not experience kidney problems. The skin thickening is restricted to the fingers, hands and forearms, and also sometimes the feet and legs. Digestive involvement is confined mostly to the esophagus. Among later complications, pulmonary hypertension, which can develop in 20% to 30% of cases, can be potentially serious. In pulmonary hypertension, the arteries from the heart to the lungs narrow down and generate high pressure on the right side of the heart, which can ultimately lead to right sided heart failure. Early symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue.
You need protein. However, protein breaks down into wastes that your kidneys need to remove. Most people eat more protein than they need. Large amounts of protein make your kidneys work harder. High-quality proteins such as meat, fish, and eggs make fewer wastes than other sources of protein. Beans, whole grains, soy products, nuts and nut butters, and dairy products can also be good sources of protein.
Wheat production is forecast at 1.78 billion bushels, up 8% from 2021. Growers are expected to produce 1.20 billion bushels of winter wheat this year, down less than 1% from the previous forecast and down 6% from last year. Durum wheat production is forecast at 73.6 million bushels, up 97% from 2021. All other spring wheat production is forecast at 512 million bushels, up 55% from last year. Based on Aug. 1 conditions, the U.S. all wheat yield is forecast at 47.4 bushels per acre, up 3.2 bushels from 2021.
The pancreas has two main functions: an exocrine function that helps in digestion of food and an endocrine function that regulates blood sugar. Even if patients continue to eat and digest food normally, pancreatic cancer releases compounds into the bloodstream that break down muscle and fat, causing patients to lose weight and muscle mass, as well as feel fatigued.
Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a health care provider to look at your lungs. It uses a thin, lighted tube called a bronchoscope. The tube is put through the mouth or nose and moved down the throat and into the airways. It helps diagnose and treat certain lung diseases.
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Glyphosate is not likely to get into groundwater because it binds tightly to soil. In one study, half the glyphosate indead leaves broke down in 8 or 9 days. Another study found that some glyphosate was taken up by carrots and lettuceafter the soil was treated with it.
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A gratitude journal involves jotting down a few things that you are thankful for and can be done daily or weekly as you so choose. Keeping a gratitude journal is a good first step toward establishing gratitude, and it will help you identify and reflect on people, things, or events for which you are thankful.
Why are you cast down, O my soul?And why are you disquieted within me?Hope in God, for I shall yet praise HimFor the help of His countenance.
Most health experts suggest cutting rice from a diabetic's diet, considering it may affect the blood sugar levels. Rice forms an important part of most Indians' diet, especially in south India, north and north-east India. It is generally suggested to cut down on rice because of the following reasons,
Children have traditionally shown respect to elders and teachers by bending down and touching the feet of older people and bringing their finger to their eyes. The traditionally gesture of deep respect shown to Hindu deities and holy men is lie down and extend oneself at the feet of subject of worship.
When Indians invite guests to a meal, they usually invite them to their home rather than go out to a restaurant. It is considered an insult to the guests and the wife to go out. Guest often arrive at around 8:00 but don't begin eating until after 10:00pm. In some places, particularly in the south, guests are invited for lunch because that is the main meal of the day. If someone invites you too meal or to their house it is considered rude to turn them down.
Westerners are often offered forks, spoons and knives. When Indians eat with Western utensils they usually eat British-style with their spoon in their right hand and fork in their left hand and push food with the fork onto the spoon and eat with their right hand using the spoon.People use a serving spoon to dish themselves food from serving bowls at the middle of the table. Don't touch the serving spoon to your plate and don't touch the food in the serving bowl with your hand. Also don't eat food off another person's plate. Pass dishes with your left hand, supporting them with your right hand palm down. Some people also pass things with their right hand.
Inside a mosque don't walk in front of someone who is praying, don't touch the Koran, never sit or stand on a prayer rug and never place a Koran on the floor or put anything on top of it. Also, don't cross your legs in front of an older people and don't step over someone who is sitting down Show respect, remain quiet and stay out of the way. Taking photographs is frowned upon.
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. 2b1af7f3a8