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Mushroom Leek Pasta Gordon Ramsey

olive oil 8 cremini mushrooms trimmed and sliced Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 Garlic Clove peeled and chopped 1 leek trimmed, quartered, and sliced 1 cup chicken stock 4–6 lasagne sheets dried or fresh ½ cup (scant) heavy cream 2 Tbsp roughly chopped tarragon leaves Saute mushrooms in oil for a few minutes. Add garlic and saute a few more minutes. Add leeks (remember to rinse them) and cook til...

Ozempic hints for success

The coronavirus quarantine, constraints on movement, and nonstop webexes have pushed my borderline diabetes over the edge. But I found I was unable to up my Metformin dose without raising my blood pressure significantly. So my doctor put me on Ozempic 6 weeks ago, selling me hard on the weight loss aspect. Ozempic is not for everyone and dose matters....

Rocketman

Really enjoyed watching Rocketman the other day. If you have any interest in Elton John you will enjoy this movie, but the sex, drugs and extreme behavior is not for kids. But what a musical genius. And Taron Egerton is fantastic. His Wikipedia article (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John) is a great guide to key performances, as is this Rolling Stone article. Start your...

16 friends test positive for coronavirus after an outing at a Florida bar

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/17/us/group-tests-positive-florida-bar/index.html “A group of 16 friends all tested positive for coronavirus after a night out at a recently reopened Florida bar. Three members of the group, who spoke to CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tuesday, said they want to remind the public that the pandemic is not over yet. “We want to raise awareness and get ahead of it,” Kat Layton told Cuomo. “We...

San Diego County Exceeds Community Outbreak Trigger

https://www.10news.com/news/coronavirus/san-diego-county-exceeds-community-outbreak-trigger “Thursday, community outbreaks rose to eight from June 11-17. A community outbreak is considered three or more confirmed cases from the same place. The community outbreaks were linked to three businesses, two restaurants, one private residence, one campground, and one social club, according to Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten. “People are gathering and not using facial coverings,” Wooten said....

NYT: How Humanity Has Unleashed a Flood of Zoonotic Diseases

From The New York Times: How Humanity Has Unleashed a Flood of Zoonotic Diseases “As we degrade animal habitats, reduce biodiversity and reach ever deeper into the wilderness for resources, we’re all but certain to encounter more diseases like Covid-19. Between 60 and 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases in humans come from other animals, [such as] rabies, Lyme, anthrax, mad cow disease, SARS,...

Social distancing is not enough

bendthecurve. #shelterinplace. #socialdistancingisnotenough “When a healthcare system gets overwhelmed, death rate goes up from something like 0.9% (Korea) to something like 3-4% (Hubei, parts of Lombardy).” “Italy death rate, worst is yet to come (lags case rate)” “US case count will exceed Italy’s in 5 days time” London and US (NY, Louisiana, Florida) still at 35pct daily increase due to...

Consolidated Coronavirus Links

Here’s all the best links I’ve found. DATA VISUALIZATION https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/en?fbclid=IwAR1Pb07eGspCuVzY2xXlEqoKpBXRxbNnZxwManGi39Zi1gJU6J6k13aPKnw http://nrg.cs.ucl.ac.uk/mjh/covid19/ https://datastudio.google.com/embed/reporting/f56febd8-5c42-4191-bcea-87a3396f4508/page/k1XIB https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ INFORMATION https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/as-coronavirus-spreads-many-questions-and-some-answers-2020022719004 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/italy-south-korea-differ-tackling-coronavirus-outbreak-200313062505781.html

Solve the Mask shortage

No, cotton masks aren’t as good as N95 masks, but they are much better than nothing if N95s aren’t available. Some Healthcare providers are accepting these. Could be used in the community too. Even imperfect barriers are better than nothing. Save the N95s for the sick and healthcare workers. And make cotton ones for when we run out 🙁 Here’s...