Fact Check: Biden admin isn’t funding crack pipes | CNN Politics

Last week, an article claiming that the Biden administration planned to give away crack pipes to drug addicts went viral, eliciting outrage on the right and prompting a series of clarifications from the administration.
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COVID vaccines offer lasting protection against reinfection, studies find | CIDRAP

Fewer reinfections among older participants

Researchers from Clalit Health Services in Tel Aviv, Israel, retrospectively analyzed the electronic health records of 83,356 recipients of at least one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after recovery from infection and 65,676 unvaccinated survivors.

The observational study began on Mar 1, 2021, after the Israeli Ministry of Health approved COVID-19 vaccination for all patients who had recovered from COVID-19 3 or more months before. All participants had recovered from a primary SARS-CoV-2 infection from Aug 23, 2020 (190 days before the study period), to May 31, 2021 (90 days after study initiation). Average patient age was 39.3 years (range, 16 to 110).

COVID-19 reinfection occurred in 354 of 83,356 vaccinated participants (0.4%; 2.5 cases per 100,000 person-days) and in 2,168 of 65,676 of their unvaccinated peers (3.3%; 10.2 per 100,000).

In the 16- to 64-year age-group, 326 of 73,972 vaccinated participants (0.4%; 2.6 cases per 100,000 person-days) were reinfected, compared with 2,120 of 60,877 of their unvaccinated counterparts (3.5%; 10.8 per 100,000).

Among patients 65 years and older, reinfection occurred in 28 of 9,384 vaccinated (0.3%; 1.5 cases per 100,000 person-days) and 48 of 4,799 unvaccinated participants (1.0%; 3.0 per 100,000). The study authors said that the difference between the two age-groups may be explained by an assumption that older COVID-19 survivors would have taken more precautions against reinfection than younger people.

Source: COVID vaccines offer lasting protection against reinfection, studies find | CIDRAP

El árbol centenario

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

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Todos los días lo contemplo con embeleso, en las mañanas y en las tardes, desde la ventana de la oficina. Me transmite su energía, la paz de la naturaleza, su fragancia de oxígeno, la sombra que proyecta en determinadas horas, el amor que exhala en cada suspiro y sus deseos de vivir. Es el árbol, un pirul centenario, que luce su tronco rugoso, su corteza agrietada y oscura, sus hojas peculiares, el aroma de su resina y sus pequeños frutos rojizos que cuelgan en racimos. Cuando llueve o al filtrarse la mirada solar entre sus hojas y tocarlo el viento, en sus interminables caricias, sus hojas agachadas, cada una con múltiples laminillas verdes, regalan un espectáculo mágico. La gente que entra y sale se acostumbró, parece, a verlo cerca del paredón de una finca antigua; sin embargo, me cautiva…

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Krokusse als erste bunte Frühlingsboten

Senioren um die Welt

Heute stürmte es heftig, und zeitweise regnete es auch, aber zwischendurch gab es immer wieder sonnige Abschnitte. Deshalb nutzte ich die regenfreien Momente, um aus dem Haus zu gehen. Dabei entdeckte ich in der Nähe die ersten bunten Frühlingsboten, Krokusse, die sich selbst ausgesät hatten. Die Schneeglöckchen waren schon seit einigen Wochen zu sehen, aber bis jetzt fehlten bunte Farbtupfer. Jetzt hatten die zart lilafarbenen Krokusse im Schutze einer alten Mauer um einen Baumstumpf herum ihre Blüten geöffnet, als die Sonne hervor kam und den Boden erwärmte.


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Thursday Theories – Here’s the thing about reading

Lolsys Library

So I see that banning books is causing a lot of controversy!lol

The reason that I am putting this under Thursday Theories, is because, like a lot of things in life. Reading is a very personal thing, best left up to the individuals.

Here’s the thing, when it comes to appropriateness for a child. I think it’s best to leave it up to that child’s librarian and sometimes the parents. I grew up in Libraries, my Gran was a Library Manager, who was spread around to a lot of Libraries, because she was good. I would trust a good Librarian any day to choose books for my child.

It all comes back to the individual. You can’t just ban all books, you can’t have politicians decide what is or what is not appropriate. Although I can understand why most people would think that Librarian check in and out books. When…

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Tracing Black Family History, via Black Nuns

hurtles or hurdles… a hurdle is a barrier. to hurtle is to rush about or speed through space…

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

This post is even more relevant now, than two years ago:

Tracing one’s family, particularly a family full of mostly Enslaved Persons, and some Free People of Color (free before the Civil War and subject to the Black Codes in most states), means learning the language of genealogy, and then learning your own family language, with names that run in families, especially middle names, and have certain meanings known only to the inner circle at that time. In order to survive, each of those People of Color had to decide and choose which hill they wanted to die upon: the hill of passing for White, in some cases, despite loosing family to do so, the hill of fighting to educate Colored people, despite the many hurtles, as my 2xs great grandfather and his daughter, in her turn, did, or the hill, today, of bearing the torch to help educate…

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Marii Freire Pereira

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

” Tudo o que tem que ser seu, chega às suas mãos. Às vezes, nem precisa ” aprisionar ” forçar a barra, reter, oprimir, trapacear ou agir com violência para garantir, celebrar ou penalizar.

O que tem que chegar até você, chega! As coisas que nos pertencem de alguma forma, estas, se fazem presentes em nossas vidas, através de manifestações genuínas.

Marii Freire Pereira

https://Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

Imagem & criação: Marii Freire Pereira

Santarém, Pá 17 de fevereiro de 2022

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