Coronavirus vaccines may increase risk of HIV infection


Oct 22, 2020

Experts at the University of California at San Francisco said that four adenovirus vaccines against the new type of coronavirus contain components that increase the risk of contracting HIV infection through direct contact with the body fluids of an infected person. All drugs are currently undergoing clinical trials.

The key reason for the activation of the human immunodeficiency virus is the presence of the recombinant adenovirus Ad5. It plays the role of a “supplier” of coronavirus protein to the body. It is an S-protein that binds to the ACE2 receptor and penetrates into healthy cells.
Adenoviruses by themselves are capable of causing a common cold, and adenoviral vectors do not pose a danger to humans in principle.

However, the Ad5 vector has previously been used in the art to create an HIV vaccine. Even then, tests showed that such a campaign was useless, since the drug has the exact opposite effect, increasing the likelihood of infection. The mechanism of action of this vector is still unclear. Scientists speculate that this is due to increased activation of the immune system, which provides HIV with more cells to infect.

The vaccine developers assured that they were aware of this risk, but stressed that abandoning the Ad5 vector may not be the best solution in the fight against a pandemic, since it can provide a good immune response against coronavirus infection. At the moment, researchers are trying to identify all possible side effect mechanisms.

Previously, LIVE24 reported for which groups of people the vaccine against COVID-19 could be useless… The body of each person is so individual that in some cases it will be difficult to predict how the drug will behave within a specific immune system.


Le Matin – Lion cubs in preparation for the Mohammed VI football complex

A week after its friendly double confrontation against Mauritania, the U20 national team began a new course on Sunday, October 18 at the Mohammed VI football complex in Maamoura. It will run until the 27th of the month. Of the 25 players called for this gathering, seven are from the Mohammed VI Football Academy and only one is playing abroad.

The U20 national team is stepping up its preparation for the African Cup of Nations which will be played in Mauritania in March 2021. After a first internship at the beginning of October crowned by two friendly matches against Mauritania (3-1 victory and draw 0-0), the proteges of Bernard Simondi began Sunday a training course at the Mohammed VI football complex in Maâmoura. It will run until October 27. Twenty-five players have been called to this rally. Most of them come from the Mohammed VI Football Academy (7 players), Raja de Casablanca (4) and Fath Union Sport (5). The rest is distributed among the clubs of Wydad of Casablanca (2), of Kawkab of Marrakech (2), of Moghreb of Tétouan (1), of Chabab of Mohammedia (1), of Olympique of Khouribga (1), of Difaa of El Jadida (1) and FC Malaga (1). Before starting their internship, the twenty-five players carried out screening tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus according to the health protocol put in place by the competent authorities.


A second “moon” will appear in Earth’s orbit in October

Great Britain,

24 Sep 2020.

Astrophysicists recently discovered a mysterious celestial body approaching our planet.

Experts have already managed to warn the public that the object does not pose any threat to the world’s population. Moreover, a moving body can act not as an aggressor, but as a … companion!

“The object will easily fall into the trap of our orbit, and turn into a kind of mini-moon in October,” said astrophysicists. – The approaching body has already been named 2020 SO. If that happens, it will turn out to be the third documented “mini-moon” in Earth’s orbit.

According to experts, like two other objects, 2020 SO will be identified as an asteroid.

“Nevertheless, there is evidence that the approaching body may be nothing more than an impressive piece of space debris,” the experts explained. – It was just that one day such a piece “decided” to go home.

According to preliminary data of scientists, such an ejected upper stage Centaurus, which separated from the Surveyer-2 descent vehicle, launched in 1966, can act as a conditional asteroid. The device was supposed to study the surface of the moon, but the mission ended in failure.

– The object is quite identical in size to the alleged cosmic debris, but much slower than a classical asteroid, added astrophysicists.

According to space archaeologist Alice Gorman, the modest speed of an approaching object is a reflection of its original speed, which served as a starting point for creating a similar version of the “debris” nature of the body.

“It is simply impossible to track the entire garbage space,” said the experts. – Its volumes over the past decades are too large. So there is nothing surprising in the fact that something is trying to fly back.

Formerly LIVE24 reported that in order to destroy space debris in Japan, a satellite is being developed. Japanese scientists intend to develop a space satellite that will use a laser to destroy small debris from the feet of rockets and other debris in near-earth orbit. The project will be implemented by the Japan Aerospace Research Agency. According to preliminary data, the device should act on the debris with a laser beam and then throw it into the atmosphere for subsequent combustion. The satellite is planned to be launched in three years.


Doctors have learned to determine the deficiency of vitamin B12 in the face

Great Britain,

19 Sep 2020.

It is no secret that vitamin B12 plays one of the main roles in the human body, so its deficiency contributes to the development of many diseases, such as anemia. Vitamin is responsible for the formation of red blood cells – red blood cells that provide oxygen to the tissues and cells of the body. It is also involved in DNA formation and blood cell division. This vitamin is also needed for the normal functioning of the nervous system, writes Express.

If a person is experiencing soreness in the face, such as a dull pain in the cheekbone under the eye or shooting in the forehead, then this may indicate a vitamin B12 deficiency. Another “signal” about the lack of this vitamin is a change in complexion: it becomes paler or may have a slight yellow tint. The same is true for the whites of the eyes: they are rather yellow than white.

According to doctors, the color changes due to the fact that there are problems in the formation of red blood cells. There are not enough red blood cells in the body, so the skin appears pale. In this case, the yellow color appears due to the increased level of bilirubin. The amount of this toxin increases when a large number of red blood cells are destroyed in the body, and this is often facilitated by a lack of vitamin B12.

Formerly LIVE24 reportedwhat experts have called inflammation-fighting superfoods. First of all, you need to include berries in your diet. Substances that give cherries, blueberries or cranberries their bright colors act as antioxidants. They can reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases. Other plant compounds that are rich in berries, such as flavonoids, phenolic acids and tannins, also help fight inflammation in the body.


Sberbank launches a smart set-top box with a voice assistant

At the next conference “SberConf”, which will be held on September 24, the company “SberDevices” may present a smart set-top box with a voice assistant of its own design. About this “Vedomosti” was told by two people familiar with the developers of the device. According to one of them, the device will have a number of functions that have not yet been found in smart speakers developed in Russia.

First of all, this is the management of personal finances using voice – this opportunity is provided by the assistant of Sberbank, which has been tested since August 2020. The “smartphone” version of the assistant allows bank customers to make payments, transfer money to each other, change card PIN codes, check account balances , find out exchange rates and so on. True, which of these functions of the voice assistant will be integrated into the set-top box and whether a smartphone will be needed to verify financial transactions is not clear yet, the source of Vedomosti says.


The most beneficial drink for the brain named


17 Sep 2020.

Constant changes in weather conditions and a decrease in daylight hours in autumn adversely affect the functions of the brain. To support the main organ of the central nervous system, German doctors recommend drinking pomegranate juice. It has been called supremely beneficial for improving brain function and protecting against neurological impairment, according to Fit for Fun magazine.

Pomegranate juice lowers cholesterol levels, maintains active brain functions, strengthens the immune system and prevents cardiovascular diseases. It’s all about the high content of polyphenols – a group of secondary plant substances. They are powerful anti-inflammatories and help with diseases affecting the brain.

In a study carried out on laboratory animals, the substances contained in pomegranate have shown a protective effect against neurodegenerative pathologies, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s diseases. According to experts, daily consumption of pomegranates and pomegranate juice protects gray cells from chronic damaging factors.

Medical evidence suggests that nearly a quarter of all infant deaths are due to hypoxic-ischemic damage, which occurs due to restriction of blood flow and oxygen to their brains. However, the use of pomegranate juice by expectant mothers can get rid of this anomaly, and no unforeseen circumstances will arise at the birth of a child.

Formerly LIVE24 reportedthat many people are faced with high blood pressure, which, if not properly treated and lifted, can be fatal. There is systolic and diastolic pressure – this is an indicator at the time of maximum tension of the heart and during its relaxation between beats. With high systolic pressure, the walls of the arteries are under severe stress, which can lead to stretching or even rupture.


Travel abroad: places where Belgians cannot go

The opinion of the FPS Foreign Affairs on trips that are not possible or not authorized (to red zones) is based on the information provided by Celeval and the FPS Public Health.

LThe following advice from the Foreign Office applies only to non-essential travel, such as tourist travel.

Travel is not possible or not authorized:


Croatia: Provinces of Split-Dalmatia, Brod-Posavina, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Pozega-Slavonia, Zadar and Sibenik-Knin


Spain (except the islands of Tenerife, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma)


France: City of Paris; Departments of Ain, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Corse-du-Sud, Côte-d’Or, Essonne, Gard, Guadeloupe, French Guyana , Gironde, Haute-Corse, Haute-Garonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Hérault, Loiret, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, Rhône, Seine-et -Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-d’Oise, Val-de-Marne, Var, Vaucluse, Yvelines.



Czech Republic: Prague region


Canton of Friborg


Dawn: The contagion in the Czech Republic is spreading rapidly, the koruna is weakening and a negative CNB scenario may occur

The Czech National Bank can be satisfied. The koruna is visibly losing in the last week and has approached the levels assumed by the central bank’s latest forecast. The problem is that, in addition to declining stock markets, the rapid growth of those infected in the Czech Republic is to blame.

The second wave of the pandemic not only returns the koruna to the level of the forecast, but at the same time can significantly stir up the entire economic outlook. If we see a further intensification of quarantine measures in the coming weeks (for example, closures in shopping malls and restaurants), an alternative “pessimistic” scenario of the CNB may arise, in which the koruna should be even weaker….

While in Europe, the focus will be on the growth of newly infected countries in countries where the second wave is starting fast. Apart from the Czech Republic, this is especially the case in France, where daily increments attack 10,000 newly infected.

In the United States, investors will be watching the Fed’s meetings in particular. We should learn the details of the strategic change in monetary policy that Jeremy Powell announced at the Jackson Hole Symposium. The key change is the transition to average inflation targeting. This means that after periods of low price growth, the Fed should tolerate overshooting the inflation target for some time. The period of lower and higher price growth would thus be compensated.

What matters is how long the “moving inflation average” that the Fed will target will be. In general, the longer it will be, the longer the implications for monetary policy. The move to a truly long multi-year average could significantly change the Fed’s forecast and projected rate trajectory. How much the attitude of the central bankers themselves will change in the light of the new approach. After all, we will see immediately in the updated forecast (specifically the new dots plot chart).

CZK and bonds

The growing number of infected and unconvincing performances of stock markets keeps the koruna on the defensive. At the end of the week, the Czech currency remained around 26.50 EUR / CZK. The crown will not wish the risk of stricter quarantine measures and speculation that the Czechs will also include neighboring Slovakia in the group of risky countries. The calendar of domestic events is relatively empty this week and the markets will look forward to the CNB meeting next week.

Foreign forex
The ECB tried to cut the euro dollar last week, which it did not quite manage. This week, she will be at the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday to return the blow. The Fed will present a new consensus forecast, but the question is whether, after the recently outlined revision of the monetary policy strategy, it will really come up with something new. However, the FOMC meeting will not be until Wednesday – until then, the market will monitor incoming data (today, for example, the industry in EMU), while the euro in particular must also take into account the events surrounding Brexit.


Foods provoking the appearance of malignant tumors


12 Sep 2020.

Cancer is now the second leading cause of premature death. But contrary to popular belief, cancer is preventable. Moreover, lifestyle and nutrition play an important role in this, Foodnews reports.

Some of the most popular products today contain harmful substances associated with an increased risk of developing malignant tumors. First of all, doctors refer to them as processed meat products.

According to the WHO, this type of meat includes foods that have been processed to improve flavor or extend shelf life, such as canning, salting or smoking. As a result, carcinogenic compounds appear in meat, increasing the risk of developing bowel, prostate and pancreatic cancer.

Experts call refined sugar another enemy of health. According to doctors, it can increase blood glucose levels, while reducing insulin sensitivity and stimulating the growth of cancer cells. Specifically, a type of refined sugar known as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been linked to obesity, colon cancer, and heart disease.

In addition, it is worth excluding the so-called “dietary” foods from your diet. Doctors advise people not to succumb to advertising gimmicks and carefully read the composition of such “healthy” food on the label. Some of them say that there are no calories in the product and there is no sugar. And diet drinks, for example, are no different from regular carbonated or fruit juices, which contain a lot of refined sugar. They also contain an artificial sweetener that can increase the risk of cancer, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Doctors also advise to stop consuming popcorn often, as it causes tumors of the liver, lungs and pancreas, salmon grown on a farm due to the high content of pesticides and antibiotics. In addition, hydrogenated oil will not benefit the body due to trans fats, which seriously increase the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. Canned vegetables and mushrooms are also not useful.

Formerly LIVE24 reportedthat thick blood increases the risk of blood clots forming in blood vessels. However, not many people know that it is possible to thin the blood in the body without the help of medicines.

Experts believe that blood thinning can be achieved with the use of special medications, but their intake is associated with certain consequences for the body. Therefore, experts recommend using other methods – for example, starting to consume ginger. This plant contains gingerol, which, when combined with acids, helps prevent platelet fusion.


Named products that help cleanse the liver of toxins and toxins


10 Sep 2020.

The liver is one of the main human organs. It neutralizes a huge amount of harmful and toxic substances in the body. However, this organ also needs constant attention. radio Sputnik.

Essentially, the liver is a “natural filter”. This vital organ helps the body get rid of waste and toxins. It can be cleansed with the help of various medications, but few people know that a good result can be achieved naturally, as there are foods, the regular use of which leads to the cleansing and restoration of the liver.

If we talk about the benefits of some fruits, then highlight the cost avocado… This fruit is one of the leaders in cleansing the liver from toxins and toxins. Avocados are able to stimulate the production of glutathione, a compound that plays an important role in the cleansing process of a vital organ.

Also, this can include honey… Experts are sure that it should be consumed 2-3 times a day 30-40 minutes before meals. Honey contains a huge amount of glucose, fructose and other components that activate the processes of bile production and the restoration of damaged liver cells.

In addition, excellent sources of vitamin C and other antioxidants are lemons and grapefruits… Research has shown that grapefruit can destroy carcinogens and neutralize many toxins.

Of vegetables, high levels of flavonoids and beta-carotene contain carrots and beets… They perfectly stimulate the liver and accelerate the detoxification process in the body. Garlic cleanses the liver of toxins, and is also a source of allicin and selenium – substances that help cleanse the “natural filter”.

Experts advise having a cup every morning green tea, as it is very beneficial for health, and its special compounds have a positive effect on liver function. Also, olive oil has beneficial properties. oil cold pressed, corn, linseed and sunflower seeds. This product supplies the body with beneficial lipids that eliminate toxins. However, oil should be consumed in small quantities.

Apples are a source of pectin, and it, in turn, affects the liver and improves its functioning. In addition, whole grains are good for the gut. They improve metabolism, which has a beneficial effect on the liver. The best foods in this category are brown rice, oats, and bran.

Broccoli, spinach, lettuce, Brussels sprouts and all green leafy vegetables contain a lot of chlorophyll and compounds that remove heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides from the body. In addition, they stimulate the work of the gallbladder, and he, in turn, removes decay products from organs and blood.

Formerly LIVE24 reportedthat proctologist and oncologist Elena Smirnova called a way to cleanse the intestines and liver from toxins and toxins. The physician noted that the independent appointment of such procedures can cause even more harm to the body.

She told about cases in her practice when patients on their own initiative began to resort to enemas, hydrocolonotherapy and the use of laxatives. This is not necessary without the appointment of a specialist. In particular, due to such manipulations, useful substances, for example, potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium, can be washed out of the body. First of all, the nervous system suffers.