Emergency plan against coronavirus: ECB tests the home office

Only a silhouette can be recognized as a man walking past the European Central Bank (ECB). The European Central Bank is sending its staff to the home office to test the corona virus.
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The European Central Bank is gearing up for an emergency and is successfully testing its home office. Employees from particularly sensitive areas were also called on to do so.

DThe European Central Bank (ECB) tested mass work in the home office for its employees on Monday as a precautionary measure to further spread the corona virus. The central bank learned that thousands would have participated, including members of the ECB’s Executive Board. Employees from particularly sensitive areas such as market operations or payment transactions were also invited to the one-day home office.

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However, the ECB headquarters with its striking building in Frankfurt’s Ostend was not completely empty; in spite of everything, individual meetings would have taken place with a physical presence. Technically, the test worked well. That was not a matter of course; connecting so many laptops from the outside to the central computer systems could have been difficult.

All employees should come back to the office on Tuesday. The ECB, like some commercial banks, wanted the test to simulate the case that there are corona infections and that it is no longer possible to work together at headquarters.


Coronavirus update: Italy warns against mass exodus as thousands flee the red zone


March 09, 2020 06:24:14

The authorities of the southern Italian regions have warned hundreds of thousands of people who have emigrated to the rich north so as not to return home, fearing an exodus from an area set up to stop a coronavirus outbreak.

This story was updated throughout the day. Follow the latest updates.

The southern Italians implore the northern ones to remain in the midst of the outbreak

The death toll from coronavirus in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of a national outbreak, went from 154 to 257 on the last day, a local official said.

The unprecedented blockade was announced by the government overnight and will affect about 16 million inhabitants in the Lombardy region, which is centered on the financial capital of Milan, and 14 prosperous provinces also in the north.

An estimated 2 million people have left the south underdeveloped in the past 15 years looking for work and hundreds of thousands of them have settled in the north.

With a four-week arrest looming, many of them should attempt to return to their old family homes to sit outside the infection.

But the Governor of Puglia, the heel of the Italian boot, made a passionate request to stay in the north, the epicenter of the worst coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

“I speak to you as if I were my children, my brothers, my nephews and nephews: stop and go back” said Michele Emiliano.

“Get off at the first train station, don’t take the planes … turn the cars, get off the buses. Don’t bring the epidemic of Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia to Puglia.”

The U.S. military restricts travel, Americans on cruise ships must be tested

The U.S. military said it had decided to limit travel to and from Italy and South Korea due to coronavirus outbreaks and will also ban foreign troops from participating in U.S. exercises, exchanges and visits to the hardest hit countries.

The decision follows two U.S. troops who have tested positive for the virus on Saturday (local time).

Meanwhile, the number of people in New York who have tested positive for coronavirus has increased to 105 since Sunday, compared with 89 the previous day.

U.S. passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship, who had been prevented from docking in California due to suspected cases of the new coronavirus on board, will be rushed to at least one quarantine center closest to home for testing, she said. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Sunday.

The ship, which carries around 2,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members, is expected to dock on Monday in Oakland, across San Francisco Bay from its original destination, Princess Cruises said in a statement.

From there, 34 Georgia residents and an unknown number of Americans living in the eastern United States will be flown to the Dobbins Air Reserve base in Marietta, Georgia, Kemp said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia blocks the Qatif region

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary blockade in its eastern Qatif province, home to a large Shiite Muslim population, to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the kingdom after registering four more cases, bringing the total to 11.

The move risks raising resentment in Qatif, which was a critical point between the Sunni-dominated Saudi government and the Shiite minorities in the country, who complained of discrimination and marginalization, accusing the government of denying.

The Saudi news agency said all schools and higher education institutions will be suspended from Monday until further notice.

The Ministry of Education has announced the implementation of virtual school and distance learning during the suspension period.

Meanwhile, Iraq has confirmed two more coronavirus deaths, bringing the total number to six.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen to 54 so far, according to health officials.

The elderly patient dies after the diagnosis of COVID-19

NSW Health confirmed that an 82-year-old man died on the weekend after testing positive for the virus, marking the third coronavirus-related death in Australia.

She was from the same aged care facility where another resident, a 95-year-old woman, died Tuesday night.

Both residents of Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Macquarie Park were infected after contacting an elderly health care professional.

The nursing home issued a statement last night stating that there were no new cases of COVID-19 in its facility.

Meanwhile, NSW Health has revealed that the number of cases in the state has risen to 40 from 38. The new cases include a man who had been to the emergency room of St Vincent’s hospital on Friday, March 6.

“St Vincent’s hospital is in the process of contacting patients who may have come in contact with him,” said a note.

“The source of his infection is under investigation as he hasn’t had any recent trips abroad.”

Queensland confirms the 15th case

A 38-year-old woman in Gympie, north of the Sunshine Coast, who traveled from London through Dubai was confirmed Sunday as the 15th Queensland virus case.

She is treated in an isolation room at Sunshine Coast University Hospital and is in stable condition.

Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said the department is tracking down those who had been in contact with her.

“At this stage it is not clear whether it was symptomatic or contagious [when she was on the plane] and this is the job that Queensland Health officials are doing with her right now, “he said.

“The main health office points out that airplanes have improved a lot in terms of ventilation, air filtering, so the risk of contracting a plane is perhaps less than previously thought.

“Right now everyone who has confirmed that they have coronavirus wants to keep them in hospital so they can monitor their isolation and provide them with the best possible care.”

The department is also contacting people sitting next to two other patients who traveled on Thai Airways flight TG473 on February 26, as well as on Qantas QF2 flights on February 29 and QF52 on March 2.

Diamond Princess quarantines an adventure

A Melbourne family who was kept in quarantine in Japan after fleeing the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship said she treated it as an “adventure”.

Aun Na Tan, her husband Jeff Soh, daughter Kaitlyn and son Xander returned to Melbourne on Sunday morning.

They had to spend another two weeks in quarantine after Kaitlyn had tested positive – a few hours before the departure of the evacuation flight.

Ms. Tan said they were worried at first but were in daily communication with the Australian government and soon calmed down.

“We decided to see it as an adventure,” he said.

Breakdown by state

Here is the number of cases that have been recorded in each state and territory:

  • NSW: 40 cases
  • Queensland: 15 cases
  • Victoria: 12 cases
  • South Australia: seven cases
  • Western Australia: four cases
  • Tasmania: two cases
  • Northern Territories: a case
  • Total: 79 cases





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Infections that are far from coronavirus: the flu account has more than half a million deaths per year, and measles

The whole history of mankind is life side by side with bacteria, parasites and viruses. They cause infectious diseases, that is, transmitted through various kinds of contacts: through the blood, as HIV, hepatitis B and C, with insect bites like malaria, by airborne droplets like flu, tuberculosis and measles. Since the end of last year, a new type of coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, joined the group of the latter. The lack of knowledge and therefore the weak predictability of the new enemy is understandably alarming. It’s important that it doesn’t panic, since stress itself affects the immune system, doctors warn. Because of this, our basic defense against infections is weakened.

In order to be less nervous, experts advise, firstly, to take preventive measures (observe hygiene rules, visit places less crowded). Secondly, to face the facts: in fact, we have long been cohabiting with infections that take incomparably more lives than coronavirus (according to currently available data).

Moreover, infectious diseases themselves, which until the beginning of the 20th century were the main killers of people, have now given way to another leader.

– The vast majority of people today die not at all due to infections. And because of the so-called NCDs – noncommunicable diseases, – said Artem Gil, professor at the Higher School of Health Management at Sechenov University, told KP. – Among such NCDs, cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart disease, heart attacks, strokes), cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes are leading causes of death. In general, NCDs account for at least 60–65% of deaths worldwide. And in Of Russia – 90%.

Such diseases are not transmitted from person to person. And while their distribution is largely dependent on the people themselves. From our way of life. Judge for yourself: according to the World Health Organization, about 9 million people a year die from coronary heart disease (CHD), and about 6 million die from strokes. While the deadliest infection – tuberculosis – kills up to 1.3 million patients. Moreover, in the case of coronary heart disease and strokes, we essentially drive ourselves into the grave. It has been proven that the main risk factors for the development of these diseases are smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, overeating and alcohol abuse.


Most important for Russians are HIV and tuberculosis

– Among the infectious diseases for Russia, the most relevant and dangerous are HIV and tuberculosis, – says a professor at the Graduate School of Health Management at Sechenovskiy University Artem Gil. – The prevalence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis strains is increasing. Because of this, the effectiveness of treatment remains at a rather low level. Tuberculosis now affects people regardless of their socio-economic status.

At the same time, HIV infection in our country has gone beyond the limits of traditional risk groups (drug addicts, women of easy virtue) and spreads mainly through heterosexual sexual contacts, remind infectious disease specialists. Therefore, doctors advise against neglecting HIV testing. This can be done for free at the AIDS prevention and control centers that operate in each region. Full list of addresses – on the official portal www.o-spide.ru


Medical TV presenter, ex-head doctor of the Kremlin Hospital, cardiologist Alexander Myasnikov:

– From the complications of influenza in the world, up to 650 thousand people die every year, measles – more than 120 thousand, from cervical cancer, which develops due to the human papillomavirus (HPV) – 270 thousand. Vaccines for these diseases are, tested and safe. However, the Russians are still in no hurry to do these really necessary vaccinations.

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Coronavirus update: infections exceed 100,000 globally as WHO warns that northern summer should not slow down COVID-19


March 7, 2020 10:12 a.m.

Coronavirus is continuing to spread to new countries, with the number of confirmed cases globally exceeding 100,000, according to the Center for Diseases Control.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is now urging countries to make COVID-19 containment their top priority.

This epidemic story is regularly updated throughout the day.

Key updates on Saturday

Australian children are still stuck in Wuhan

Desperate parents ask the Morrison government to do more to bring their children – some only children – home from the coronavirus epicenter, in the Chinese province of Hubei.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has confirmed that 22 Australian children, the youngest of only eight months, have been stuck in Wuhan and other areas of Hubei since COVID-19 started spreading, pushing Australia to close its borders to Chinese citizens.

DFAT said that the children, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, were entrusted to their extended families.

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The death toll in Italy is almost 200

The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in Italy has increased from 49 to 197, the civil protection agency said.

The figure, reported Friday local time, represents the nation’s largest daily increase in casualties since the outbreak was discovered there two weeks ago.

The cumulative number of cases in the country, the most affected by the virus in Europe, was 4,636 versus 3,858 on Thursday.

The head of the agency said of those originally infected, 523 had completely recovered.

The contagion focuses on a handful of hotspots in northern Italy, but cases have now been confirmed in each of the country’s 20 regions, with deaths recorded in eight of them.

Summer “no evidence” will help fight, says WHO

The idea that the coronavirus will disappear in the northern summer is a “false hope,” said Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO emergency program.

“We still don’t know what the activity or behavior of this virus will be in different climatic conditions,” said Dr. Ryan.

“We have to assume that the virus will continue to have the ability to spread.

“It is a false hope to say yes that it will only disappear in the summer, like the flu virus. There is currently no evidence to suggest that it will happen.”

German politicians save the beers

Bavarians who can’t wait to see their elected officials laughed have had their hopes broken, with authorities urging officials not to attend the traditional Nockherberg “strong beer” festival in Munich because of fears of the coronavirus.

The Paulaner Brewery claimed to have taken all possible security measures, but it now seemed that the event, which features satirical sketches that made fun of politicians who are often in the room, should have been completely canceled.

Bavarian Health Minister Melanie Huml said that “protecting the population is our top priority”.

Queensland confirms another case, the Australian total goes up

A 28-year-old male was confirmed as the last Queensland coronavirus case after returning to Australia from Iran recently.

Health officials said Friday evening that he would be transferred from his home in Brisbane to Princess Alexandra hospital in stable condition.

A total of 14 people in Queensland have been confirmed with COVID-19, including three people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

There are now also 28 confirmed cases in New South Wales – the latest of an 18-year-old woman from western Sydney.

A woman and her baby are treated in southern Australia, where another 24-year-old woman has become the seventh case in the state.

Both Tasmania and the Northern Territory have one case each, both confirmed this week.

State by state

  • NSW: 28 cases
  • Queensland: 14 cases
  • Victory: 10 cases
  • south of Australia: seven cases
  • Western Australia: three cases
  • Tasmania and Northern Territory: one case each
  • Total cases of Australia: 64

Iran threatens the use of “force” to contain the spread

Iranian authorities have warned that they could use “force” to limit travel between cities and have announced that the new coronavirus has killed 124 people among 4,747 confirmed cases in the Islamic Republic.

Ministry of Health spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour offered the data at a television press conference. He did not delve into the threat of using force, although he acknowledged that the virus was now found in all 31 provinces of Iran.

The threat may be to prevent people from using closed schools and universities as an excuse to go to the Caspian Sea and other Iranian vacation spots.

Iran has also announced that it will set up checkpoints to limit travel between major cities, hoping to stem the spread of the virus.

Trump signs a $ 8.3 billion package

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a bill to pass $ 8.3 billion ($ 12.5 billion) to strengthen the country’s ability to test for coronavirus and fund other measures to stem the outbreak.

Trump signed the legislation, which was more than three times the amount he initially suggested to address the issue.

The funds will go in part to expanding the test capacity, which health officials say is a key factor in slowing the spread of respiratory disease in the United States.

The death toll in the United States reached 14 on Friday [local time] with over 250 confirmed cases.

“We are doing very well,” said the president after signing the bill.

“But it’s an unexpected problem … it’s not a problem, it came out of nowhere but we’re taking care of it.”

Airlines issue a sanitization notice

The Civil Aviation Authority warns people of the dangers of sending hand sanitizers by mail or goods.

He says there has been a wave of hand sanitizer found as undeclared dangerous goods.

The Authority states that the product must be duly declared because it contains 75% ethanol, at risk of fire on board the aircraft.

The cases reach over 100,000 infected people

More than 100,000 people have been infected with coronavirus globally and over 3,400 people have died according to data from the Center for Disease Control collected by Johns Hopkins University.

Mainland China caused over 3,000 deaths, while Italy’s toll was 197.

There are 85 countries outside of China that have reported infections, with Slovakia, Cameroon, Togo, Vatican City, Bhutan, Serbia and Costa Rica reporting their first coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Over half of the infected reportedly recovered, including over 53,700 in mainland China.

WHO urges making coronavirus containment “top priority”

The World Health Organization said on Friday (local time) that all countries should consider the top priority in containing the outbreak of COVID-19.

The United Nations agency stressed that the fight against the epidemic requires countries to work together and praised Iran for “lighting up” the coronavirus outbreak and adopting a new “all-government approach”.

“It is geographically expanding and deeply worrying,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.

“We are continuing to recommend that all countries make containment the top priority,” he added.

EU members do not share protective devices

EU ministers failed to convince Germany, France and the Czech Republic to lift the ban on the export of protective medical devices.

The three countries have announced a ban on the export of coronavirus protective equipment to avoid shortages at home.

The measures run counter to the spirit of the free movement of goods within the European Union and could damage the blockade’s collective effort to combat coronavirus.

Many EU countries rely on China, the source of the epidemic, for the ingredients of the drug, and are now struggling to avoid shortages after the epidemic has stopped deliveries and delayed shipments.

Protective devices, such as face masks, are already scarce in most EU countries, officials said, which puts doctors and nurses at risk.

The Vatican confirms the first case

The Vatican said that a patient in his health services has tested positive for coronavirus, the first in the tiny walled city surrounded by Rome.

The discovery aggravated the prospects that the virus had already spread further in the capital of Italy, as most Vatican employees live in Rome and those who live in the Vatican frequently enter and leave the city state.

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said that the case was diagnosed Thursday and that services in the Vatican clinics have been suspended to disinfect the areas.

Most of the Vatican employees who use its health services live in Italy on the other side of the 108-acre city state border.

Starbucks temporarily prohibits its reusable cups

Starbucks has stopped accepting reusable cups and thermos from customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, although it will continue to stick to the promised discount for anyone with one.

The largest coffeehouse chain in the world announced a similar policy for the United States on Wednesday.

Companies around the world need to rethink how they operate to slow the spread of a virus that first surfaced in China, with some having decided to freeze travel, store goods and get staff working from home.

For Starbucks, this means pausing the use of personal glasses or glasses in its stores “for an abundance of caution”.

“We will continue to honor existing discounts for anyone who brings a personal cup,” said Starbucks.

“As a result, we are also suspending our expenses for paper cups, as this decision prevents customers from opting for reusables.”

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Corona virus makes rail travel cheaper

A ticket machine at Lutherstadt Wittenberg main station
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Cheap tickets can currently be booked on some routes until shortly before departure. A total of 500,000 tickets are available for the “super saver price” of EUR 12.90.

NNot only driving is becoming cheaper as a result of the spread of the corona virus with lower oil and fuel prices – train drivers are also currently cheaper in many cases than usual. After the reduction in VAT on train journeys in January, Deutsche Bahn saw 11 percent more travelers than in the previous year had registered, significant declines in passenger and booking numbers had been observed on many important routes in the past few days.

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This is explained, among other things, by the cancellation of major events such as the ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin, but also by the travel restrictions mentioned in many large companies, which lead to a noticeable reduction in the number of business travelers on planes and trains.


Rospotrebnadzor recommended self-isolation after visiting 11 countries :: Society :: RBC

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The Office of Rospotrebnadzor in Moscow approved a list of countries with an unfavorable situation for coronavirus, after visiting which citizens should spend two weeks in self-isolation mode. About it “RIA News” and Interfax reported on the hotline of the Moscow Department of Health.

The list includes 11 states: China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Great Britain, Norway and the USA.

On the evening of March 5, Moscow authorities introduced high-alert mode as part of measures designed to stop the spread of coronavirus in the capital. The document, signed by Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, obliges leave for self-isolation of those who arrived from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Germany and Spain.


Florida theme parks take measures to address Coronavirus concerns – NBC 6 South Florida

Florida’s major theme parks are taking steps to address coronavirus concerns by employing advanced cleaning practices and other preventative measures.

In a statement on Thursday, Universal Orlando officials said they have been in frequent contact with health officials and their health experts and are closely monitoring the situation.

“We are communicating with our team members and strengthening our best practice hygiene and sanitation procedures. We are also instructing them on basic preventive measures,” reads the Universal statement. “In addition, we are reviewing and improving our already aggressive cleaning protocols. And for the comfort and convenience of our guests, we are increasing the number of hand sanitizers in our parks.”

Officials at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando have said they monitor the situation and have regular contact with the CDC and other health agencies and will continue to implement preventive measures in line with their recommendations. Disney has also placed additional hand sanitizers in their parks and resorts and are communicating with cast members about disease prevention, officials said.

The Legoland Florida resort said that in addition to improving cleaning practices, they limited employee travel to high-risk countries.

Officials with Busch Gardens in Tampa have told the Tampa Bay Times that they “apply strict hygiene standards in our parks and will continue to work with health officials, monitor the situation for changes and act accordingly.”

Less than a handful of people in Florida had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Thursday, but the state was awaiting results from 69 people who had been tested, officials said.

Erika Gomez, a 24-year-old Southern California teacher living in China, was quarantined in her studio for 40 days. He shared his experience as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world.


What helps against annoying cravings?

Cravings come in powerfully – and often when you want to lose weight. What does the body really need in such moments? If you pick the right hunger brakes, the pounds will drop more easily.

Cravings often have little to do with real hunger. When the body runs out of energy, it likes to cry out for something sweet to raise its blood sugar level again. But he is much less choosy. “When it comes to cravings, the body usually doesn’t lack nutrients,” says nutrition psychologist Adrian Meule.

Cravings usually require high calories

Foods rich in fat and carbohydrates in particular appear in the mind’s eye when the cravings strike. Not cucumber slices or apple pieces, but pizza, chips and chocolate – a relic from the times when high-energy foods ensured survival and the body had to provide for hunger times.

Many also involve emotions. Children get chocolate as a reward or for comfort. In a stressful phase at work, a bag of gummy bears helps. “These are trained habits,” says Maike Ehrlichmann, nutritionist and certified nutritionist from Hamburg.

But what do you do if you are craving chocolate and chips? Maike Ehrlichmann thinks little about self-mortification, but advises: “Take what you feel like and see if you are really better.” Then you might notice “that the desired effect often does not occur at all.” Prohibiting something is the wrong reaction.

Eat in peace and alternatively reward yourself

Instead, it is important to find out what the body really desires: Perhaps a relaxation exercise, a short walk or a conversation with friends bring a lot more wellbeing than the quickly plastered box of chocolates. Control is quickly lost, especially when having meals on the desk or in front of the television.

“The feeling of satiety sets in after 15 to 20 minutes, the chocolate bar is already gone,” says Antje Gahl from the German Nutrition Society. Chewing, tasting and swallowing in peace is therefore a good way to limit the amount of food to a healthy level. “Distraction also helps,” says Gahl. “Because eating is often a substitute satisfaction.”

Even on a diet with strict rules, the cravings often spark in between. The risk of cravings can be reduced with a flexible weight loss strategy and a menu that is as varied as possible. A little planning also helps: an emergency snack in your pocket, such as nuts or a protein bar, can make the candy bar from the candy vending machine superfluous.

Salad and soup are healthy gastric fillers

Of course, you can also outsmart the cravings: via the taste receptors of the tongue and the stretching of the stomach. Does the stomach sufficient, it signals saturation. For example, a large portion salad ideal to supply the stomach with plenty of filler without unnecessary Calories to charge.

Soup is also a good stomach filler. “With soups, the warmth also ensures that we feel comfortably full for a long time,” says graduate ecotrophologist Brigitte Neumann. The nutritionist from the Franconian Uttenreuth recommends that you satisfy your hunger with vegetable soups in particular. “If you want to go fast, frozen soup vegetables are in Vegetable broth ideal. Just bring it to a boil and then enjoy. “

Grain dumplings support the filling effect without supplying too many calories. For the dough, the expert mixes two tablespoons of cereal, an egg, a tablespoon of cream cheese and Spices to taste, Then shape small dumplings and cook in the soup for 15 minutes. The included egg bends thanks abundantly protein later cravings.

Proteins fill you up for a long time and inhibit the desire for sweets

“In addition to eggs Quark“Harzer cheese and low-fat sour milk products are good food cravings,” says Neumann. The proteins not only boost the metabolism and thus increase energy consumption. They also have a high satiety value and thus curb the appetite for chocolate, crisps and other sweet sins. A slice of whole grain bread is also ideal for in-between hunger, according to the nutrition expert.

Acid shrinks hunger

Intense taste stimuli can also curb cravings. So it can help when craving chocolate eating something sour: if everything contracts in the mouth, the desire to eat automatically decreases. An acid one cucumber, snacking directly from the glass or as a bread set stops some food cravings. This also applies to a glass of lemon water. A vinegar-oil dressing in the salad makes us eat less during the main meal and supports the satiety effect.

Spiciness numbs the taste receptors

Sharpness can also prevent you from reaching too often. Spicy chilli chips are usually eaten less than the mild pepper variety. This is because the pungency numbs the taste receptors. This reduces the desire to continue eating.

Hot peppermint candies and chewing gums have a similar effect. The toothbrush handle is also popular to keep chocolate cravings at bay. Because the taste of fresh mint dampens the desire sugar,

Bitter substances put a brake on saturation

Bitter types of salad such as chicory, endive, arugula and Radicchio also prevent food cravings. As soon as the tongue tastes something bitter, a saturation brake is set in motion. The bitter taste is a warning signal to the body of potentially toxic substances. He wants to prevent you from consuming too much of it and you automatically eat less. The types of lettuce taste as a salad, in a sandwich or in a curd as Spread,

“Too much waiver makes us hungry for a caterpillar”

If all of this does not help and the desire for chocolate becomes overwhelming, the following applies: “Just eat a piece and give in to the pleasure, instead of feeding yourself like a little caterpillar through an abundance of low-calorie snacks”, recommends the health expert. “It doesn’t have to be the whole table right away.”

Cravings: Those who know the triggers can take countermeasures

In addition, the expert advises to go on the cause research in case of constant cravings. “Often leave us stress, Boredom, frustration or too many sweets. Who knows why he is accessing can fight the triggers and create healthy alternatives. “


the map of the spread in the world

On January 18, 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, a metropolis of more than 11 million people. The symptoms mainly evoke acute respiratory infections (fever, cough, cold) but also more severe forms which can lead to death in frail or elderly patients.

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Within a few weeks the virus had spread to several regions of mainland China and spread to other Asian countries. South Korea and Japan report their first cases on January 20, 2020, with Asia on high alert.

In February 2020, the spread of the virus accelerates. Covid-19 reaches most continents of the world in just under a month, from sub-Saharan Africa to Oceania to the fertile crescent and the Americas. The mortality rate varies from country to country but remains low.

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