Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has included passenger rail and water transport in the list of industries most affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The decision on this is published on the government website. The decision was made in connection with a drop in demand for transportation due to sanitary and epidemiological restrictions.
“Among the support measures that enterprises from affected sectors can use are deferral of payment of all taxes (except VAT), as well as rent payments when using real estate owned by state, municipal or private property, interest-free loans for urgent needs and payment salaries, soft loans at a rate of 2% for any purpose, a moratorium on bankruptcy, conducting scheduled and unscheduled inspections, ”the explanatory note says.
In addition, for representatives of small and medium-sized businesses from the affected sectors, there is a delay in paying insurance premiums and halving their size if the wages of workers are above 1 minimum wage. The restructuring of payments formed during the period of granting a deferral of payment of taxes and insurance contributions for a period of one year monthly in equal installments is also provided for. They also have direct financial support in the form of subsidies that can be spent on salaries and payment of debts for utilities.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the government to include inland water transport and passenger rail transport in the list of industries most affected by the effects of coronavirus. The meeting, on the basis of which this order was given, took place on May 7.
For more information on measures to support the transport industry, see Kommersant’s article “Passengers will be supported afloat”.
The US President Donald trump called coronavirus infection “Kung flu”. This name was suggested during a campaign rally in Arizona, reports The Hill.
In his speech, trump said that the fashion industry, there are many names and only he is able to list 19 or 20 of them.
The President called several names, among which was the “Chinese virus”, “Wuhan”, and “Kung flu” (flu is from English. — flu). In the last name trump plays with the name of Chinese martial arts kung fu, notes The Hill.
“Wuhan contracted the coronavirus, kung flu,” said trump.
The Washington Post notes that trump has repeatedly accused China of epidemic coronavirus and continued to use the name “Chinese virus” for a long time after the disease spread outside the country.
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Previously, trump has repeatedly said that China is responsible for the outbreak of coronavirus, and also accused Beijing of concealing information on the origin of the virus and the prevalence of infection. In mid-may, the American leader made a break in relations with China because of the pandemic.
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It is the tree that hides the forest. Calamityon the early years of Martha Jane Cannary has received Saturday, the Crystal of the film to the animation film Festival of Annecy, which takes place online until June 30.
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This western animated French on the emancipation of the future Calamity Jane, that only the jury could see for issues of broadcasting rights on the Internet, has been directed by Rémi Chayé, who had already staged a heroine, a young girl of the Russian aristocracy, hurling themselves towards the North Pole, in his first film, the very beautiful Top of the world.
But Calamity is the tree that hides the forest. Because the rest of the list is to be pessimistic and policy. The jury Award for feature film goes to The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks (that one could translate by The nose or the conspiracy of dissidentsreferring to the Nose, new Gogol),the Russian Andrey Khrzhanovsky, experimental film about the relationship between art and power in the stalinist era.
In the category of Contrast, section competitive friendly feature films most unusual (yet), the prize has been awarded to My Favorite War, in which its director, Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen, recounts his childhood in Latvia, during the cold war, and the packaging in which the youth was a victim in this baltic country under soviet domination.
End of the world
On the side of the shorts, the top is darker still. The Crystal of the short film The physics of sorrow, Theodore Ushev, a work that is intimate virtuoso on the memory, the time and… the end of the end of the world ! The filmmaker is Bulgarian living in Montreal now appeals to the fiction to set the stage in the skin of a man uprooted browsing with melancholy through his memories of youth in Bulgaria.
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Memories frozen in the past and in encaustic painting, an age-old technique first used in animation. When the facilitator is to heat the wax to move the paint layers and create the illusion of movement, the memory becomes a living and fluid that you can summon at your leisure.
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The jury prize for Homeless HomeSpanish Alberto Vaszquez, romance black a little vain among the characters of the evil of fairy tales and legends, and the Price “Jean-Luc Xiberras” first film, for The Town, of Yifan Bao, allegory heavy on the physical control of the individuals, even in their flesh, in China, complete this list is somewhat depressing…
Fortunately, the prizes awarded to audiovisual works brighten up a bit, including the Cristal for a tv production delivered to The odyssey of Choumfrom Julien Bisaro, tender animated French film featuring Choum, a baby owl fell out of the nest.
– Has long been known that overweight people have lowered immunity, says head of the Department of endocrinology of the medical faculty Russian national research medical University. N. And. Pirogov Tatiana Demidova. Research and practice show that in these patients increases the risk of atherosclerosis sharply increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure. Increased risk of endocrinological, oncological diseases, joint diseases, psychological disorders.
Epidemic COVID has added another item to the list of high threats to people who are overweight. It turned out that when infected with coronavirus patients with obesity more often require hospitalization, fall into the ICU, on the ventilator (artificial lung ventilation). Alas, is growing and the risk of death.
– If the original messages from China on the most severe cases COVID it was mainly about the older people with severe chronic diseases, according to the latest data from Europe and USA the risk group includes people with obesity – says Tatiana Demidova.
FACTS AND FIGURES
In what diseases most often develop complications due to coronavirus
90% of patients admitted with severe COVID-19 US hospitals, were the following comorbidities:
– hypertension — 49.7%,and
– obesity or 48.3%,
– chronic lung disease — 34,6%,
– diabetes type 2 diabetes was 28.3%,
– cardiovascular disease — 27,8%.
Thus, obesity is second among the States in which CouId be severe.
CORONAVIRUS, INFLUENZA, AND HIV, “LIKE” ADIPOSE TISSUE
Visceral adipose tissue, that is, one that is in the abdomen, is, in fact, highly individual body, experts explain. This body affects the immune, endocrine system and metabolism in the body as a whole.
– People who are overweight fat cells are much larger. So, is synthesized in much more of various hormones and inflammatory cells. Among them, including interleukin-6, interleukin-1, tumor necrosis factor, and others, – says Tatiana Demidova. Often in the body, there is a creeping inflammation.
At the same time observed that many viral infections and especially COVID-19 amplify the effects cytokines and lead to the extension of the generalization of inflammation. “It was proved that adipose tissue serves as a reservoir for some viruses, such as influenza, HIV and cytomegalovirus. Also, according to the latest data, it can be activated and coronavirus,” adds Demidov.
INSULATION NEEDS TO BE LONGER?
Studies have shown one more feature of coronavirus. As it turned out, he is able to spread rapidly in adipose tissue surrounding internal organs – lungs, liver, kidneys, heart, etc. because Of this, developing severe damage to these vital organs and people with excess weight, excess amount of adipose tissue increases the risk of death from multiple organ failure.
There is evidence that such patients are also unable to stay longer carriers of the virus, require longer hospital stay and isolation, said Tatyana Demidova.
AFTER INFECTION — DIABETES
There is evidence and that not less than one-third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in China, European countries and the United States, the infection resulted in damage of the pancreas. This was confirmed by elevated enzymes amylase and lipase, and glucose levels in the blood plasma.
– This is a very disturbing circumstance. Since we talking about high risk of developing diabetes type 2 diabetes in people with the original obesity after recovery from infection, says Dr. Demidov.
It is not excluded that after the break the pace of the epidemic COVID, we will see a worldwide surge in the incidence of diabetes, experts say.
So now, when the opportunity walks, sports, seasonal ripe fruits and vegetables rich in fiber, doctors suggest the obese individuals to exert their maximum effort for getting rid of really dangerous extra pounds.
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The Catalan artist performed songs by Lola Flores, Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera in an online karaoke
Between healthy recipes, memes and viral challenges, social networks no longer know how to rescue us from our hours of tedium during this quarantine. After six weeks, the ability to surprise is in low hours. But, then, Rosalía appeared and said: «Today I woke up with want to go to karaoke and I would like to go singBut since it can’t be, it occurs to me that I can sing from home. Tell me what songs you would like. Choose me some good themes, some great songs ». Friday’s plan was already done.
It is not the first time that he performs songs by other artists, such as Enrique Morente’s ‘Although it is at night’. But, the truth is that everything your voice touches – whether it’s yours or not – turns it into gold. And, this time it was no less. With a casual air and wearing flamenco earrings and a new bang, Rosalía started with the ‘At your side’ by Lola Flores, who had previously sung in Almodóvar’s film ‘Dolor y Gloria’ together with Penélope Cruz.
Choosing the set list was not easy. The Barcelona singer received more than 31,000 comments from her fans. But, after playing a classic, he launched with more modern themes like ‘Don’t start now ‘ from Dua Lipa o ‘When the party’s overs’ from Billie Elish. Of course, with the home karaoke mode activated: bottle of water or bottle of cream as a microphone.
The improvised concert is among the posts on his Instagram profile, although many of the songs will be deleted after 24 hours in the stories. There are already several fans who are asking for a complete live. It is not the first time that Rosalía surprises during this quarantine. From Miami, where the confinement is happening, he presented his last song ‘Hurt’.
Until now, DNA has been considered the “instruction manual” for building any living organism. Inside each cell of our body there is a copy of that DNA, and the information it stores is what we transmit to our offspring. But Antony Jose, a veteran molecular biologist from the University of Maryland, does not agree with that overview. And in two new scientific articles recently published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface and the magazine BioEssays claims that DNA is only “the ingredients list», And not the set of instructions used to build and maintain a living organism. Those instructions, he says, are much more complex and are stored inside each individual cell, which “decides” how and to what extent to use the ingredients available in DNA.
In this way, and after more than 20 years of genetic research, Jose has described a completely new frame of reference to explain inheritance. In their opinion, scientists studying and treating inherited diseases may be missing valuable information, as current belief in evolution has focused too much on the genome, which contains all the DNA of an organism.
«DNA -explains Jose- cannot be seen as’model‘ for life. It is actually, at best, a list of overlapping and potentially coded ingredients that different cells use differently at different times. “
For example, the gene for eye color exists, like all genes, in every cell in the body, but the process that produces the protein that will determine what the eye color will be only happens during one stage. developmentally specific, and only in the cells that make up the colored part of the eyes. And that information is not stored in DNA.
Furthermore, and only by reading the DNA, no scientist is able to determine what the final form of an organ, like an eye, or to know if indeed a creature will have, or not, eyes. For Jose, these fundamental aspects of anatomy are dictated by something that is outside of DNA.
Jose argues that these aspects of development, which allow a fertilized egg From being a single cell to a complex organism, they should be considered as an integral part of inheritance. The new framework established in his research, in effect, restructures heredity as a complex and networked information system in which the set of all regulatory molecules that help the cell to function constitute a “warehouse” of hereditary information.
This novel approach could help answer many questions that today’s genome-centric view of biology fails to address. In his articles, Jose proposes that the instructions not encoded in the DNA are actually contained in the arrangement of molecules within cells and in the interactions between them. That provision is what is preserves and is transmitted from one generation to the next.
Three essential components
In his articles, the researcher redefines inheritance, which would be given by the combined effects of three components: entities, sensors and properties.
Entities include the genome and all the other molecules inside a cell that are needed to build an organism. Those entities may change over time, but they are recreated while retaining their original structure, arrangement, and interactions at the start of each new generation.
“This aspect of inheritance,” explains Jose, “the fact that the arrangement of molecules is similar across generations, has been profoundly dismissed and leads to all kinds of misunderstandings about how inheritance works.”
The sensorsFor their part, they are specific entities that interact and react to other entities or their environment. The sensors respond to certain properties, such as the disposition of a molecule, its concentration in the cell or its proximity to another molecule.
Together, entities, sensors, and properties allow a living organism to detect or “know” things about itself and its environment. Some of that knowledge is used in conjunction with the genome to build the next generation of any living being.
“This theoretical framework,” says the researcher, “is based on years of experimental research in many laboratories, including ours, on epigenetics and multigenerational genetic silencing combined with our growing interest in theoretical biology. Since two people who get the same disease don’t necessarily show the same symptoms, we need to understand all the ways that two people can be different, and not just their genomes. “
According to Jose, the worst thing about continuing to maintain a vision of inheritance focused solely on the genome is that scientists may be missing opportunities to combat hereditary diseases and to understand the secrets behind evolution.
In Medicine, for example, research into why hereditary diseases affect each individual differently focusing on genetic differences and chemical or physical differences. But the new framework developed by Jose suggests that researchers should also look at the non-genetic differences between the cells of these patients, such as the arrangement of molecules and their interactions. However, scientists currently do not have methods to measure some of these things, so Jose’s work points to potentially important new avenues for research.
The new frame of reference suggests that organisms could evolve through changes in the arrangement of molecules without involving changes in their sequence of DNA. And applied to conservation science, the work also suggests that efforts to preserve endangered species through DNA banks lack the critical information stored in non-DNA molecules.
The researcher admits that a great debate will be generated on these ideas, and that concrete experiments are needed to help test his hypotheses. Although, he said, preliminary comments from the scientific community have been very positive.
The Government is finalizing the details of a new income for “families who have serious difficulties in facing their basic expenses.” This is how the Government yesterday defined the group to which the so-called vital minimum income (IMV), a new provision of Social Security, which is the star project of the current Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá. The Executive has accelerated the design and approval of this new aid at the behest of the Vice President of Social Rights, led by Pablo Iglesias, who in recent days has pushed for this minimum income to go ahead ahead of schedule in the Government program.
However, Iglesias was not able to present this income publicly yesterday, together with Minister Escrivá, as was his intention, since the head of Social Security, argued, in statements to the SER network, that “some fringe still needs to be closed.” Although, Moncloa yesterday settled this controversy about who, how and when this measure would be presented, making a statement public, through the Secretary of State for Communication, in which he confirmed that “the Government will launch in May” this new help.
Said official communication from the Executive certified that the Escrivá and Iglesias teams “are working to accelerate the work to launch a minimum vital income, which will be permanent.”
Escrivá reiterated yesterday, as he already did on Wednesday in parliamentary headquarters, that “the design of the rent is very advanced. But to assess the number of households benefited We are crossing data with the Tax Agency, and some debugging still needs to be done, ”he insisted.
In this sense, he also repeated that the aid “will be ready in weeks.” In the minister’s opinion, this time is required for the regulations to be well structured. And he explained that not only must beneficiary households be detected “with precision”, because according to the impact it is aid for families, not for individuals, but also that “procedures must be established to be able to pay for it.”
This definitive design will allow the entrance to be a permanent benefit and definitive and not only to alleviate the situations of need that arose under the sanitary crisis. “The preparatory work we are doing is the same to make it temporary or definitive and it would not be understood that a measure like this was temporary,” Escrivá said. In recent weeks Iglesias had proposed a “bridge aid” until the final one was ready.
At the moment, the details on this minimum income are rather scarce. In terms of numbers, the Government estimates that one million households (made up of three million people) will benefit from this benefit. Half of these families have dependent children and 10% (about 100,000) are single parents.
Escrivá has also explained on several occasions that it will be a homogeneous income for the entire national territory and that it will be “compatible and complete” other minimum incomes existing in the autonomous communities. At this point, the minister, on Wednesday, praised, for example, aid of this type managed by the Basque Country, Navarra or Asturias. But this help will also serve to complete other very low incomes that some households receive, for example, from “underemployment,” Escrivá said.
In addition to the requirement of lack of sufficient income (the threshold of which is still unknown), the collection of this aid will have other “conditions” such as complying with the itinerary that the Administration designs for its beneficiaries. Specifically, the aim would be to link the minimum vital income to “inclusion itineraries” that may be in the workplace, guiding beneficiaries to find a job, “but there may be other types of itineraries,” Escrivá said. These other routes could include, for example, assistance to care centers by the mentally ill, or detoxification in the case of drug addicts; or attendance at basic training courses for illiterate or unqualified people.
The amount of this aid is the greatest unknown. At the moment only the proposal of the Iglesias team is known: a minimum aid of 500 euros per month that would raise up to 950 euros in case of having two or more children. According to this, the minimum cost would be 6,000 million euros per year. But it could rise to more than 8,000 million annually.
In any case, Escrivá said that its cost “will be a significant amount.” And to finance it, the government “will go to the debt markets.” This, he explained, will mean “an extraordinary jump in public debt” but added that “when normality recovers, it will also return to levels of debt and public deficit predicted before the crisis.” And he insisted that its cost is “within the fiscal programming” that the government had for the legislature, compatible with a reduction in the public deficit demanded by Brussels.
There are serious concerns among frontline health professionals
on the availability of masks, gloves, clothes and other personal protective equipment
equipment (PPE) on offer nationwide, but help is on the way to Sharp
Rees-Stealy medical center.
If gloves, masks and visors are weapons to fight
the war on the coronavirus, a San Diego nurse who says her PPE is now under lock and key
the key feels unarmed.
“It’s really frustrating because sometimes you wonder
there will be an N95 mask there, is there a visor? “Nurse
Shannon Cotton wondered.
Cotton and other nurses, doctors and EMT are taking the
coronavirus has reported help and local residents and businesses
they are answering their call. At the request of community members, Sharp Healthcare
is coordinating a PPE donation campaign.
“They want to help, especially when people are in this state of residence. They want to feel like they’re doing something, ”said Sharp spokesman John Cihomsky.
But healthcare professionals are receiving help from more than just a simple one
people at home.
The famous tool dealer Harbor Freight is donating all the gloves, masks and face shields to the shelves of its over 1,000 stores, and everything in its warehouse, to the cause.
“Right now we understand that the best thing we could do is
provide our frontline staff in hospitals, ”Harbor Freight
said spokesman Craig Hoffman.
The company has 45 million pairs of gloves, hundreds of thousands
of N95 masks and tens of thousands of visors to give.
Their generosity resonates with San Diego shoppers
“Rubber gloves were one of the things on our list and I saw the
sign up and think it’s really cool, “said customer Adam Prange.
Harbor Freight plans to begin shipping supplies within the week,
and Sharp’s donation unit officially starts on Wednesday at several drive-up drop-offs
sites. You don’t even have to get out of your car to donate.
Sharp will update these release sites here.
While it is appreciated, the use of homemade masks is, however
Sharp is asking that if you are not feeling well, for the sake of volunteers, please send your donation with a friend.
Anyone looking to help supplies donated by Harbor Freight to where they are needed can contact the company.
Cihomsky said his hospitals have adequate supplies, but for
how long it has not been known.