Don't worry, BEER happy….Image Source - Google | Image by ZACH JOHNSTONSince the lockdown began, people have been observed engaging in some unusual-panic buying behaviors. Some wanted to get their hands on toilet paper while others were sweeping off hand sanitizers. But there was another group of people who were more concerned about their drinking cravings and stocking up their carts with tons of wine bottles- like there’s no tomorrow! Back in the pre-coronavirus days, someone who wanted to toss up a cold one could easily head to a nearby liquor store or hit up the bar with friends. But things are a bit different now! Going out knowing coronavirus is out there, means showing red rags to a bull to attack you! You will not only be vulnerable to viral attacks but also risking the lives of your beloved family members. Despite that, who wants to carry five wine bottles, a six-pack of beer, a handle of whiskey, and a few bitters at the bar cart, standing for hours in the line, just for the sake of a long sip of vino! To save yourself a hassle of standing in line for hours, you can always benefit from alcohol delivery. If you’re someone who’s craving for a glass of wine but wishes to get it delivered to your doorstep, then here's the list of the best places from where you can buy alcohol online. Wine.com Image Source - Google | Image by wine.comYou will never be run out of options while shopping at Wine.com. They have a variety of wine selections, you can either browse through the curated lists of regional wines or choose from your favorite deals. They also offer a list of wine accessories such as gift baskets and glassware to add-on with your wine bottles. A perfect wine bottle should have to satisfy all your five senses, it should have a pleasing appearance, good smell, touch and the satisfying “ppsspp” sound on its opening, and online shopping won't give you that liberty! Well, each product at wine.com has a separate page based on its reviews from reliable critics, added information about the vineyard, ingredients and so on. This will allow you to judge a wine bottle through every aspect, and choose the best one for your evening. Craft City Image Source - Google | Image by Steven John and Connie Chen Ever tried a craft beer that holds onto your taste buds - perhaps you tried at your friend’s party or you picked it up while travelling, and then never found it again. Probably, Craft City may have it! The website also offers fizzy drinks, such as craft soda and craft Kombucha. Here you can relish the world’s best craft breweries, right from the most renowned brands like Allagash and Ballast Point to the brands you’ve never come across. The best thing is, you can buy a single bottle instead of full packs, which means you can purchase a stash full of different beers of your choice. It will cost only $10 to $16 for ground shipping. Drizly Image Source - Google | Image by drizly.comIn collaboration with your liquor stores (local), Drizly delivers wine, spirits, beer and even snacks, mixers, and party supplies at your doorstep. New Yorkers can have a free delivery while they charge only $5 for the delivery in other areas. Drizzly caters around 220 markets countrywide. Pricing and stock availability may vary from one neighborhood to another, but you can get hands-on all the big bars and brands supplies anytime you want. Their prices are exactly as of retailer’s, maybe less. They also run some promotions and deals to save you your valuable money. They have a website and an application too. You can refer to your purchasing history for reordering. ReserveBarImage Source - Google | Image by Owen BurkeReserveBar has everything you want from the top and middle shelf to spirits of any kind, and they will get it delivered to your home. Their deals are exclusively customized for gifting purposes, you can also ask for personal engravings, fancy crystals, gift baskets and glassware sets. If you want someone to feel special-either it’s a family member, friend or colleague - ReserveBar is the place to find a perfect boozing gift! Currently, they are offering free shipping on the purchase of $150 or above by using the code “SHIP150.” So, which place would you go for?
The senior citizens have been locked inside their homes ever since the pandemic began. But it's been over three months since the lockdown and it’s becoming more challenging for them to keep themselves sane and entertained during this period. An activity coordinator at the care facility Sydmar Lodge in England tried his best to keep his residents uplifted. Well, why don't you join the good cause of keeping your surrounding uplifted with the greatest album covers of all time!He came with an idea where the senior citizens were to recreate classic albums, and as you can see, the results were pretty amazing. “I did the project to make them happy and I think the models’ families have enjoyed it, with even grandchildren posting about their grandparents, but the risks of Covid means they could be in lockdown for a long time and I want to make it a good time.” Check out some of the amazing recreations.
Lungs no longer remain the only target….Image Source - Google | Image by Aylin WoodwardNew research discovered that COVID-19 is associated with fatal brain disorders and neurological problems. Coronavirus infected patients sustain brain swelling followed by the episodes of delirium, according to research published in the journal Brain on Wednesday. The research looked at 40 adult patients with Covid-19 in the UK, finding that some of them have nervous-system disorders such as Guillain-Barre syndrome that leads to paralysis, while others have fatal strokes. Even the patients that have only mild symptoms of the virus reported to have chronic brain damages. “We are seeing things in the way COVID-19 affects the brain that we haven't seen before with other viruses,” Micheal Zandie, a co-author of the study said in an interview. One COVID-19 patient started hallucinating monkeys and lions…A 55-year-old COVID patient with no existing or previous mental illness was admitted to hospital with mild symptoms like fever, cough and muscle aches. She was later discharged after two weeks, but her husband reported her strange behavior at home. She started hallucinating monkeys and lions at her room and became hostile towards family members and hospital staff. She was then treated with antipsychotic medications and later discharged after the course of three weeks, though it’s unclear whether she made a full recovery. Other COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms, between the ages of 16-85, reported similar neurological issues including more cases of delirium and psychosis. “You can have severe neurology, you can be quite sick, but actually have trivial lung disease,” Zandi added. Among the 40 patients observed in the study, about a dozen have had swelling in their nervous systems, one person died, while nine of them were diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), swelling and inflammation in the brain cells. In fact, the authors stated that the number of ADEM cases has started increasing since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Overall, the research concluded that the fatal neurological disorders are not necessarily associated with severe respiratory disorders among COVID-19 patients - meaning that even the patient’s lungs appear to be fine, but their mental state may not be. Even the younger COVID-19 patient can experience fatal strokes… It’s no longer an old age disease... Eight infected patients in the study reported to have strokes caused by blood clots in their brains, including a 27-year-old woman with mild viral symptoms. In another research, it has been found that even younger patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms could experience strokes. In April, New York City reported that the patients in their 40s and 30s had been taken to the hospital because of coronavirus-related strokes. Coronavirus Pandemic is the root cause of the epidemic of neurological disorders Initially, health officials were concerned that the virus may have a long term effect over the patients’ health. Authors of the study suggested the same thing. “My worry is that we have millions of people with COVID-19 now. And if in a year’s time we have 10 million recovered people, and those people have cognitive deficits… then that’s going to affect their ability to work and their ability to go about activities of daily living,” said Adrian Owen, a neurologist who was not the part of the study, told a private news organization. Despite the gradual decline in the coronavirus cases in the UK, scientists are fearing for the second-worst phase of the pandemic that is about to hit harder! So, make sure to follow all the SOPs and ensure the use of protective gears such as reliable and authentic Face Shields and Mask wherever you go out.
South Korea has been amongst the first few countries that combated Coronavirus head-on and came out stronger. However, there is still danger as experts have warned about the second wave of infections. Hence, the government has made special efforts to thank the frontline medical staff and remind the citizens to abide by the SOPs with little help from a drone light show that took place in the capital of Seoul. The 10-minute show occurred on July 6th and had 300 drones displayed. It was organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. The show began with an important reminder and advice: wear masks, wash hands and observe social distancing. Later during the show, these drone worked their magic and showed gratitude for doctors, nurses, and other medical units for their unconditional support. Recently, it was observed that many citizens had stopped wearing masks in Seoul and it could possibly be because of the unbearable heat. However, this show could potentially boost their morale and motivate them to continue following the preventive measures. The mask-rage incidents might be increasing in the country but the situation is still much better as this piece of cloth has not turned into a political statement as of yet.
Don't worry! You have all the equipment you need in your home. Source- TechCrunch From toilet paper to hand sanitizers, we have observed a significant surge in demand since the coronavirus hit our hometown. Well, panic buying is normal human behavior at the time of crises. We have seen shopping aisles getting swept away within a matter of a few hours, resulting in the supply shortages, especially in the hygiene products including masks! Even though manufacturers have ramped up the production of N95 masks since the COVID-19 became a pandemic, many of the health care professionals are still facing shortages of the respirators. Being on the frontline to combat the virus, nurses and healthcare professionals can't compromise on this only defense tool to prevent themselves from the viral microbes. Though, these masks are designed for only one-time use. But according to this new research, you can easily decontaminate your N95 masks for reuse through the equipment available at home. While hospitals use fairly expensive sterilization equipment and disinfectant, the materials used in the research can be acquired within the comforts of your home. “Not all people who have need of an N95 mask necessarily have access to these industrial-scale disinfection processes,” says James Kirby, a professor of pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and one of the authors of the study. Sterilize Your N95 Mask In The Microwave! Source- Fastcomonay.com Steam has been widely used for disinfection purposes, but it usually involves using a commercial steam bag - currently facing a shortage in the market. Follow the following steps to decontaminate your N95 mask: ● Use a mesh attached to a glass container with a rubber band, ● Fill up the container with water, ● Place the virus-drenched N95 at the top of the mesh. ● Keep that glass container in a standard 1,110-watt microwave for three minutes, and the steam from the water will kill all the viruses. Source- Fastcompany.com “It was a good surrogate in that we could carefully quantify sort of the viral killing if you will, and that allowed us to basically find the sweet spot for sort of the minimal amount of microwave time to reliably disinfect or inactivate this particular virus,” Kirby says. Researchers observed no change in the fit or function of the mask, even after repeating the process twenty times. Of course, reusing a mask that is only designed for single-use is not what anyone would recommend. But it's better to have something than nothing, especially for those who rely on surgical masks or cloth masks to treat COVID patients.
The current state of The United States is disappointingly predictable considering their thoughtless reopening plans. Around 2.6 million people have been infected with the fatal Coronavirus and 128,064+ are already dead. Who’s at fault? Are we still blaming Trump’s administration? His inept leadership has always been known. His lack of vision and pathetic leadership has turned the first wave of pandemic into a tsunami. We knew that the outcome of this pandemic would be unprecedented and challenging to overcome. However, it is time that we introduce a term to the world, considering the damages have surpassed all barometers. This wasn’t the first wave of the pandemic – it is a tsunami.The devastating waves that shuddered China hit each and every country in the world. Some countries emerged stronger than the rest as they fought this disaster headstrong and read the warnings proficiently. Where small countries like New Zealand passed with flying colors, superpowers like the United States fell flat on its face.The biggest problem that we witnessed in the United States was a lack of understanding. The leadership was quick to dismiss the dreadful situation that occurred quite early on in the year 2020. Everything that could’ve gone smoothly went terribly wrong. First, the government took its sweet time dawdling the testing procedures and then the businesses and traveling remained open until the situation emerged impossible to control. It came to a point where people were forced to choose between their livelihoods and safety. If things had gone according to a straightforward plan, things could have been different. Many mayors and governors like Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo delayed lockdown and downplayed the severity of the situation. “Excuse our arrogance as New Yorkers — I speak for the mayor also on this one — we think we have the best health care system on the planet right here in New York. So, when you’re saying, what happened in other countries versus what happened here, we don’t even think it’s going to be as bad as it was in other countries.” – This is what Cuomo said in a press conference on March 2nd.In simple words, he told his people that he will wait it out and see if the situation is really that bad or not. And that’s literally the opposite of what he should’ve done to control the damages provoked by the pandemic. Other states literally shrugged off when the virus slammed into New York. This is the time when the New York had 24,866 people dead and 394,079 active cases of Coronavirus. The rest of the country was open and in denial of the pandemic. Flash forward and we’re looking at the massive wreckage of battered communities and flatted lives meanwhile, the tsunami crashes onto shores packed with citizens. At first we thought this would all end by April, but the sad truth is that we’re in July and there’s still no sign of a vaccine and people are still not following the SOPs – causing further damage. “We’re not in the situation of New Zealand or Singapore or Korea where a new case is rapidly identified and all the contacts are traced and people are isolated who are sick and people who are exposed are quarantined and they can keep things under control. We have way too much virus across the country for that right now, so it’s very discouraging.” – says Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fauci, a congressman, believes that we can still overcome this pandemic. He said: “The only way we’re going to end it is by ending it together.”Source: BBCFor the citizen, this means continuing social distancing, washing hands with a good sanitizer constantly, wearing masks, and getting tested. And for governments, that means cutting the bullshit and taking this pandemic seriously. Focus on the larger picture, setting an example by leading steadfastly, and prioritizing the lives of everyone. It’s now or too late.