H1N1 flu widespread in 11 states

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first_imgSep 11, 2009 (CIDRAP News) –The United States is seeing increased levels of pandemic H1N1 influenza activity, with cases being reported in all 50 states and widespread activity in Guam and 11 states, most of them in the Southeast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.In last week’s surveillance report, six states and Puerto Rico reported widespread activity, so the number of states reporting the highest activity has increased by five.Anne Schuchat, MD, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters at a press conference that the level of outpatient visits for flu-like illness, 3.6%, is much greater than is normally seen in September and is as high as last winter’s peak. She said most of the cases were in children and young adults, which is consistent with the pattern seen during the first months of the novel H1N1 outbreak.Despite the uptick in flu activity, the CDC is seeing few school dismissals, Schuchat said. Only four school closures were reported this week, one of which was a small school that serves students with special needs.So far the CDC has received reports of only a few oseltamivir-resistant pandemic H1N1 cases, she noted. “It’s just a handful but something we’re keeping our eye on.” On the basis of samples tested, about 98% of circulating flu viruses are the novel flu strain.The CDC said in its surveillance update today that it will wrap up the 2008-2009 flu season on Oct4. The latest report, for the week ending Sep 5, reflects a change in the way the CDC monitors and reports influenza-related hospitalizations and deaths. States can now report either lab-confirmed or pneumonia and influenza syndromic hospitalizations and deaths for all flu types and subtypes, not just pandemicH1N1. Counts were reset to zero on Aug 30. The number of hospitalizations since then reported by 29 states totals 1,380, and there were 196 deaths.Health officials are expecting 115 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine this year, and about 38million of them should already be in providers’ offices, Schuchat said. Earlier this week during a National Influenza Vaccine Summit conference call, officials said prebooking problems had led to some seasonal vaccine shortage reports. “We know as the season unfolds there may not be enough absolutely everywhere you’re looking for it,” she said.”Seasonal flu typically will last all the way through May, and we think it’s fine to get the vaccine now and take advantage of availability,” she said. “The strain that’s here is mainly [pandemic] H1N1, but we’re expecting seasonal strains.”See also:CDC weekly flu surveillance reporthttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/last_img read more


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first_img Criminal Justice Reform,  Press Release The Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force held its first meeting today to review the strengths and weaknesses of the current juvenile justice system and determine the next course of action for the group.“My thanks to the members of the Task Force for sharing their time and expertise to begin the process of designing a juvenile justice system that works for all Pennsylvania youth,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “I look forward to seeing the progress of the Task Force – what they learn, gather and share during this process.”Gov. Wolf, judicial and legislative leaders announced the Task Force in January as part of a larger effort in partnership with Pew Charitable Trust to deliver a report with data-driven findings and policy recommendations to strengthen Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system to leaders by Nov. 30.The bipartisan and interbranch Task Force members were selected for their expertise in various areas surrounding the juvenile justice system, including youth members who bring a unique perspective and experience to this timely topic.In addition to governor-appointed members, the Task Force is co-chaired by Sen. Lisa Baker, Sen. Jay Costa, Rep. Tarah Toohill, and Rep. Mike Zabel. The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts appointed Judge Douglas Reichley, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas and Judge Kim Berkeley Clark, 5th Judicial District.In addition to developing the report to leaders, the Task Force will spend the next year assessing the state’s system, gathering diverse stakeholder input and determining how the state’s juvenile justice system can best align current practices for the most successful outcomes. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 05, 2020center_img Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force Holds First Public Meetinglast_img read more


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first_img United have completed big-money moves for Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes in the last two transfer windows but feel the environment for deals has shifted since the coronavirus pandemic – with fees reflecting the tough financial conditions. Sheth continued: “You could say the onus is now on Manchester United to go to Borussia Dortmund with an official offer and say ‘this is how much we are offering for Jadon Sancho, do you accept?’ “The fact of the matter is that as of August 10, Borussia Dortmund had set their own deadline. £108m should have been on the table and if it wasn’t, Jadon Sancho stays at Borussia Dortmund, he goes nowhere. “At the end of the day, Borussia Dortmund have said he’s not for sale. However, if Manchester United then decide to, from this positive development, say ‘we are going to Borussia Dortmund with an offer’, even though Borussia Dortmund have said he’s not for sale, the likelihood is that any offer at the moment would be rebuffed or rejected. “However, two things could potentially happen and have to happen for this deal to be properly resurrected. Number one, Manchester United have to go in and make an official bid and number two, Jadon Sancho will then have to go to Borussia Dortmund and say ‘I know you say I’m not for sale, but I do actually want to talk to Manchester United’. read also:You’re better off playing in the Bundesliga, Ince warns Sancho “That then changes the landscape of this deal because Borussia Dortmund have said since August 10 that he’s not going anywhere, but if Jadon Sancho then comes to Borussia Dortmund and says ‘I want to go to Manchester United’, what do Borussia Dortmund then say to their fans? It’s up to Manchester United now to make that formal offer to set off that chain of events. “So there has been a development with regards to agent fees and personal terms, but we haven’t even got to the point where Manchester United are dealing with Borussia Dortmund. That will now be the next step.” Sancho has enjoyed a meteoric rise in Germany’s top flight, registering 17 goals and 16 assists in 32 Bundesliga games last season, as well as winning the German Super Cup. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United have made a breakthrough in their efforts to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, Dharmesh Sheth told The Transfer Show. United are not giving up on trying to sign Sancho – who is valued at £108m – despite Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc insisting the 20-year-old will not be sold in this window. However, despite the Bundesliga club’s stance, during the last 24 hours progress has been made between United and Sancho’s representatives on the issues of agent fees and personal terms. “I’ve been speaking to somebody close to a potential deal involving Jadon Sancho to Manchester United and in the past 24 hours there have been developments and potentially good news for Manchester United fans, because the issues of agent fees and personal terms, I’ve been told, are no longer a problem,” Sky Sports News reporter Sheth said. “Manchester United are remaining tight-lipped on these developments but it’s clear that some good progress has been made on overcoming the problems of agent fees and wages. “We understand that United remain very resolute and determined to not overpay for a player given the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, but given that this was the issue for the past two or three weeks that Manchester United weren’t making a bid because they needed to sort out agent fees and personal terms for Jadon Sancho, this appears to be some sort of a breakthrough. “It’s our understanding now that the agent fees and the personal terms are not going to be a problem anymore.” United’s chances of convincing Sancho to come to Old Trafford will have been enhanced by securing Champions League qualification, but they also view Dortmund’s €120m (£108m) valuation for the player under the current coronavirus conditions as “unrealistic” for someone who the German club themselves signed for £7.2m three years ago. The club are also unwilling to break their wage structure for the England international following the unsuccessful transfer of Alexis Sanchez. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This YearA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 6 Iconic Supercar MoviesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more


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first_imgThe Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) will open its annual film festival, “Painting the Spectrum,” with a short film commemorating SASOD’s 15th anniversary.The festival not only portrays a diversity of experiences from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, but also features different genres of films: from comedies to experimental shorts, drama, and completely new documentaries.Featuring over 40 films from all over the world, the festival takes place from 18:00h every Tuesday and Thursday in the month of September at SASOD’s office, located at 203 Duncan Street, Lamaha Gardens, Georgetown.The first week’s theme, “What is Gender, Anyway?” focuses on gender norms, expectations, and persons of transgender experience answering commonly asked questions and creating space for positive discussion and analyses. The festival officially opens on Tuesday, September 4, with the screening of “SASOD is 15!” and a panel discussion featuring diverse stakeholders who will reflect on SASOD’s journey as a Guyanese movement.Following the panel, on Tuesday, the feature film “Bixa Travesty” will open the festival. “Bixa Travesty” is a documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black transwoman, performer and activist, living in impoverished São Paulo. Her electrifying performances brazenly take on Brazil’s machismo. The film is one of the most acclaimed recent LGBT movies, and was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2018. It also won the Best Documentary Award at the Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and the Special Jury Award at the Toronto Inside Out Film Festival.On Thursday, September 6, the festival continues with a screening of ten shorts on themes such as being non-binary (not conforming to being either male or female), and the rejection transgender people sometimes face from their families and friends. These shorts come from ten different countries around the world, including Spain, Iran, India, the Netherlands and Brazil.“Painting the Spectrum 14” will continue every Tuesday and Thursday of September with themes such as “Love, Sex and Everything in Between”, “Our Rights, Our Culture, Our History” and “Let’s Experiment.” Admission to the film festival is free.The films are intended for mature audiences. Persons must be eighteen years and over to attend. SASOD reserves the right to refuse admission to persons who do not have identification to prove that they are not minors.The film festival aims to both offer a safe space for the LGBTQ+ Guyanese to interact and communicate, and to educate the general public by presenting queer-themed films, which are almost never screened in mainstream cinemas in Guyana.SASOD is an international, award-winning, 15-year-old human rights movement and organisation, leading change and educating and serving communities to end discrimination based on sexuality and gender in Guyana.last_img read more