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Worry figures, skepticism and certainty – SWI swissinfo.ch | Instant News

(MENAFN – Swissinfo) Things have taken a very serious turn in Switzerland since I last wrote about the coronavirus six weeks ago. We are now entering the second wave of the pandemic with higher absolute numbers of positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths than seen in the spring. Among the highest rates in Europe.

This content is published on 21 November 2020 – 08:00 21 November 2020 – 08:00 Clare O’Dea

Clare reports on scientific developments in Switzerland

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Around 1,600 lives were lost due to Covid-19 here in the last four weeks alone bringing the total deaths over the nine months of the pandemic to around 3,500. As you can see from this Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) data, it looks like the worst is over – for now. This information comes from the coronavirus specialty website FHOP which posts the latest numbers every morning from Monday to Thursday.


More reasons than ever to welcome the latest advances in vaccine development. First, we asked Pfizer and BioNTech to announce on November 9 that their vaccine candidate had proven to be more than 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19.

Next comes Moderna with news about a 95% effective messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, also in clinical trials in tens of thousands of people. As previously mentioned, Moderna has production sites in Visp, Switzerland through its Swiss partner, Lonza. You can read our latest story on vaccine approval and procurement in Switzerland here.


This week, we asked our readers if they would be vaccinated for Covid-19, and the responses varied widely. (Let us know what you think by joining the debate here!)

Several people I know have expressed doubts about the safety or efficacy of vaccines being developed so rapidly, and these concerns are understandable. The issue is best explained in this Twitter thread by Mark Toshner, a clinical trials doctor from the University of Cambridge who responded to allegations that a vaccine ‘usually takes 10 years’. Apparently most of those 10 years were usually spent waiting.


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Caring for Your Mental Health During COVID-19 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth | Instant News

James Wallace is a normal person of all appearances. But in his mid-twenties, he was diagnosed with a severe depressive disorder. That’s something he’s talking about in public now.

“Living in these times, it makes the job of depression much easier because we are isolated,” Wallace said.

Wallace knows coronavirus
the times we live can affect anyone, not just the person who is diagnosed with
mental health disorders.

“People who don’t have
the diagnosis is experiencing what I’ve experienced most of my life for some people
so far, “Wallace said.

He shared how he overcame it by focusing on certain aspects of his life such as spiritual, mental, and more.

“I take care of my physique which means to make the heart flow,” Wallace said. “I ride a bicycle every day as much as possible. My emotional health, being aware of that, how I interact with people whether it’s online or on the phone.”

Elizabeth Scrivner is a man
licensed professional counselor at Park Cities Counseling. He believes a lot
people feel different mental states caused by everything that exists
occur because of coronavirus.

“I think most people are in a condition of having anxiety and depression,” Scrivner said.

He suggested you have to take it
some time for self-care away from stressful family life.

“Sometimes you need to
walk around the block, “said Scrivner. “Or sometimes you have to sit there
car, or your bathroom, or your bed or cupboard. “

But most importantly he said to do something to feel you have done something.

“Take your next best step,” said Scrivner. “So, if that means waking up and you stay on your pj or Zoom in half pj, half jacket.”

Scrivner added, “You take one step forward and one step forward and one step back. In the end you start making your way out of there.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also says you must be good on your mind. CDC offers tips for dealing with stress during COVID-19 including for pausing, breathing, and paying attention to how you feel.

You must rest
COVID-19 content.

Take time to sleep and exercise.

Reach out and stay connected.

By all means, seek help if overwhelmed or unsafe.

Finding help is important because
You are not alone in this matter.

“Very important for that
remember that there is a purpose for you to be on this planet, “Wallace said. “What
You will go through now not having to define you. “

If you or a loved one are at
need help You can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

You can also send the text “CONNECT”
KE 741741 at any time to reach volunteers who are trained and care for the National Crisis
Text Lines.

Some other resources are
including below. For more information
just click their name.

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority

MHMR, My Health My Resources are Tarrant Regency

City Park Counseling, Elizabeth Scrivner

Metrocare Behavioral Health Care for Children & Adults

National Suicide Prevention Pathway

CDC Stress and Coping


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Facial Masks Become Forms of Expression – NBC4 Washington | Instant News


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Breezy with little rain tonight followed by coolant temperature | Weather | Instant News

We will stay windy when it rains in the mountains tonight, but tonight things will improve with lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.

Expect lots of sun on Thursday with stable winds that accompany highs in the 60s to near 70.

Rain poured back into the area (no serious threat) Friday night with highs in the 50s and 60s.

It will be followed by cold for Mother’s Day weekend. Expect morning lows in the 30s and low 40s Saturday and then temperatures in freezing in the mountains Sunday morning.

Highest afternoons will be in the 50s and 60s Saturday followed by all 60s on Sundays with lots of sun.

Things look to stay dry at least the middle of next week because of highs back to the 60s and 70s.

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