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Activist, writer, researcher, addicted to sharing information and facts.

Putin orders start of large-scale coronavirus vaccination in Russia ‘next week’ — Meduza

The Sputnik V vaccine is currently undergoing Phase III clinical trials, involving 40,000 volunteers. On November 24, the researchers developing the vaccine reported that it has shown more than 95 percent effectiveness.

Russia has also registered a second coronavirus vaccine, “EpiVakKorona,” developed by the Vector Research Center. It is currently in the midst of Phase III clinical trials, as well.

Source: Putin orders start of large-scale coronavirus vaccination in Russia ‘next week’ — Meduza

MASALA POTATO.

yum

Delicious food recipes

PREP TIME-10 mins

COOK TIME-20 mins

TOTAL TIME-30 mins

COURSE-Vegetable

SERVINGS-8 servings

CALORIES-197 kcal

INGREDIENTS 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a dry saucepan or cast iron skillet, roast the garlic, skin on, for a couple of minutes, turning over once, until slightly soft. Peel and place in a blender with the soaked chilies and ½ cup of water or the soaking liquid. Blend until smooth and set aside.
  • In a large wok or saucepan, heat the oil. Add the mustard seeds and when they sputter, add the fenugreek and fennel seeds and turmeric. Stir for half a minute, then add…

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Why do we really do random acts of kindness?

We often hear the phrase “random acts of kindness”, it is a relatively well-known concept. When you think about the times you’ve practiced random acts of kindness, what are some past practices that come to mind?

I found myself thinking about this question as I wrote this post because it’s an interesting one to ask, “When did I give something without expecting anything in return?

A little too often, I find it difficult to spread light and positivity when I don’t get the same in return. I go on sprinkling my love and my kindness, and I even end up feeling silly when I don’t get treated the same. But one lovely summer afternoon, my very wise teacher told me – we should operate from happiness, and not for happiness, and treat people with no expectations of being treated the same. Spread love. Don’t always do it for…

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2nd Day of December – Fatcowco – 1982 – The first person to receive a permanent artificial heart

1982 – The first person to receive a permanent artificial heart

An artificial heart is a device that replaces the heart. Artificial hearts are typically used to bridge the time to heart transplantation, or to permanently replace the heart in the case that a heart transplant is impossible.

The first artificial heart to be successfully implanted in a human was the Jarvik-7 in 1982, designed by a team including Willem Johan Kolff and Robert Jarvik.

Source: 2nd Day of December – Fatcowco

Will Massachusetts Shut Down Again? New Town-by-Town COVID Hot Spots, Travel Order – NBC Boston (Nov 30)

Massachusetts released the latest community-level COVID-19 data over the holiday weekend, which showed that 81 cities and towns are now at high risk for the virus, up from 63 in the previous week.

The state also removed Vermont from the list of low-risk states, leaving Hawaii as the only state where visitors won’t be required to quarantine for 14 days or else test out of the quarantine restrictions.

Massachusetts also reported almost 10,000 new coronavirus cases over the 4-day weekend as the state continues to weather the second surge.

Source: Will Massachusetts Shut Down Again? New Town-by-Town COVID Hot Spots, Travel Order – NBC Boston

No, Covid-19 is not ‘just the flu’; El Paso data shows clear difference – KVIA

As of Dec. 1, El Paso health officials are reporting 933 confirmed Covid-19 deaths. In November, 331 deaths were added to the official death toll alone. There are 579 more deaths under investigation.

Meanwhile, there have been 56 flu-related deaths total over the last seven flu seasons dating back to 2013-14.

A City of El Paso spokeswoman tells ABC-7 that so far in the 2020-21 flu season, there have been no flu-related deaths reported. There were 39 confirmed flu cases in September and 96 in October. Data is still being collected for November.

 

Source: No, Covid-19 is not ‘just the flu’; El Paso data shows clear difference – KVIA

Ils veulent trouver de l’OR – C’est leur avidité qui a fait mourir la plupart de nos aînés il y a longtemps! — Barbara Crane Navarro

They want to find GOLD – It was their greed that killed most of our elders a long time ago!

Yanomami shabono – maison communale, Alto Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuelaphoto – Barbara Crane Navarro Comme le dit le porte-parole des Yanomami Davi Kopenawa dans son livre « La Chute du Ciel »: « Dans le passé, nous n’étions pas obligés de parler de la forêt avec colère parce que nous ne connaissions pas tous ces Blancs mangeurs de terres […]

Ils veulent trouver de l’OR – C’est leur avidité qui a fait mourir la plupart de nos aînés il y a longtemps! — Barbara Crane Navarro

The Wolf, the Raven, the Owl

The Ageless Gods

The Wolf, the Raven, the Owl

made a blood pact

to defend each other

if the Bear attacked

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The Bear, the Fox, the Cat

made a solemn vow

to stand as brothers

if attacked by the Owl

🌑

Secretly the Fox and the Wolf

as they were kin

agreed not to fight each other

as they saw it as a sin

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The Fox agreed with the Raven

to attack the Owl

so the Raven was the only soul

in the air would prowl

🌑

The Owl and the Raven

hated the Cat

as he preferred eating birds

to a mangy rat

🌑

The Bear

a simple soul

just ate them all

whole

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December’s golden glory

yaskhan

Even as silver winds spin cold
Adorning snowy mantle
December's golden glory
Rhapsodizes sky....

Hands cuddle dewed chimes
Warmed by firelight's evanescence;
Flames burned by time leap
Into seasons' embrace

Pensive days cascade
Into destiny's eternity
Twirling, endowing hope
That January will bring 
Interludes of global peace...

Only love endures--
Cries ache in terror's mayhem
Raking in wartime woes...

And now a questionku for you...

December ignites 
Wait of optimism....
Does love and hate meet halfway?

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