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Dementia is more than occasionally forgetting a name or a word – The Washington Post

But potential signs of the disorder could be forgetting how to get to a place you visit frequently or having problems with daily activities, such as eating, dre…

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Incidence increases dramatically as people move into their 90s. About 5 percent of those 71 to 79 have dementia, and about 37 percent of those about 90 live with it.
Older people may worry about their own loss of function as well as the cost and toll of caregiving for someone with dementia. A 2018 study estimated that the lifetime cost of care for a person with Alzheimers, the most common form of dementia, to be $329,360. That figure, too, will no doubt rise, putting even more burdens on family…

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Fauci says if people won’t wear masks, maybe it should be mandated – Axios

“We’re not uniformly doing [measures that work] and that’s one of the reasons we’re seeing surges.”

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if “people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it.”
Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.
What he’s saying: The infectious disease expert said in September that a national mask mandate “probably would not work,” citing difficulties with enforcement.
He again noted to CNN on Friday that “there’s going to be a difficulty enforcing…

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CDC: 7 out of 10 cases of listeria outbreak linked to deli meats are from Mass. – Boston 25 News

The CDC says 7 out of 10 cases of listeria outbreak linked to deli meats are from Massachusetts.

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BOSTON — A listeria outbreak linked to deli meats is affecting Massachusetts.
Everyone who became ill has gone to the hospital, and one person in Florida has died.
According to the CDC, all 10 individuals reported eating Italian-style deli meats such as salami, mortadella and prosciutto–both pre-packaged and sliced at the deli counter.
A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available….

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93% of Black residents in LA County don’t intend to take COVID-19 vaccine when available, social media poll shows – KABC-TV

A majority of Black residents in Los Angeles County don’t intend to take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were to become available this year, according to a new social…

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A majority of Black residents in Los Angeles County don’t intend to take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were to become available this year, according to a new social media poll.The new poll, conducted by Black Women Rally for Action, garnered a total of 335 responses and found that 93% of Black residents would not opt to receive the vaccine.
A number of those surveyed said “they do not trust the vaccine approval process” and referred to the Tuskegee study back in the 1930s in which…

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