H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: American attitudes, work absences in Britain, Canada’s vaccination plans

first_imgAmericans not worried about H1N1 but will get vaccineMore than 60% of Americans say they are not worried about the novel H1N1 flu, but 55% plan to get the H1N1 vaccine for themselves or someone in their household, according to a Washington Post ABC News Poll. The poll indicates that about one in eight Americans is very worried that the pandemic will affect his or her family, while twice as many are not at all worried, the Post reported. Nearly 75% were confident that the government will be able to cope effectively with the epidemic.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/19/AR2009081901585.htmlAug 19 Washington Post storyMany British firms have had H1N1-related absencesIn a survey of 429 small and medium-sized British companies, 72% said they had weathered staff absenteeism because of the H1N1 flu and 38% expected that their sales would suffer, Reuters reported yesterday. The survey by the law firm Eversheds also found that one in five businesses said they expected to have to close or partially close premises, and 87% said they had introduced new sanitation measures to combat the virus.http://www.reuters.com/article/internal_ReutersNewsRoom_ExclusivesAndWins_MOLT/idUSTRE57I42920090819Aug 19 Reuters reportCanada expects November vaccination launch, adequate supplyCanadian officials hope to license the country’s novel flu vaccine and begin immunizing people in November, the Canadian Press reported yesterday. Canada’s vaccine supplier, GlaxoSmithKline, will ship about 10 to 15 million doses and will be able to quickly replenish supplies as healthcare workers administer the vaccine to patients. Officials project that GSK’s antigen production will outpace its fill-and-finish capacity but said finishing the vaccine elsewhere would cause delays.Australian doctors question country’s vaccination plans Australia’s major infectious disease society is questioning the safety of the country’s novel H1N1 vaccination plans, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported today. In a letter to the government, the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases cited a risk of cross-contamination when using multidose vials and said the flu epidemic has subsided, so the campaign needn’t be rushed. A spokeswoman for vaccine maker CSL countered that the single-dose approach would be slower and more expensive.http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/08/20/2662321.htm?section=justinAug 20 Australian Broadcasting Corp. storyNovel H1N1 deaths in Latin America exceed 1,300Deaths from H1N1 flu in Latin America, the world’s hardest-hit region, have reached 1,303, more than 70% of the global total of 1,799 listed by the World Health Organization, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday. Argentina has had 404 deaths, the second-highest toll after the United States’ 477, and Brazil has 368, the story said. Trailing Brazil are Mexico, with 164 deaths; Chile, 105; and Peru, 62.Zimbabwe, Belarus report first novel flu casesZimbabwe’s health ministry today announced the confirmation of the country’s first novel H1N1 cases, in five private-school children who got sick in early August, Agence France-Presse reported. Doctors at Zimbabwe’s state hospitals are on strike over wage and allowance issues, but the health minister said the medical system is coping. Meanwhile, Belarus confirmed its first novel flu case yesterday, in a Chinese man who had recently returned from visiting China, the Interfax news agency reported.last_img read more

Why Marriage Matters

first_imgKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. Boys raised in non-intact families are more likely to engage in delinquent and criminal behavior.Marriage appears to reduce the risk that adults will be either perpetrators or victims of crime.Married women appear to have a lower risk of experiencing domestic violence than do cohabiting or dating women.A child who is not living with his or her own two married parents is at greater risk of child abuse.There is a growing marriage gap between college-educated Americans and less educated Americans.https://www.acpeds.org/why-marriage-matters”>https://www.acpeds.org/why-marriage-matters American College of Pediatricians 5 September 2016Marriage is important for more reasons than you may think. “Why Marriage Matters” is a book that highlights 30 conclusions from social sciences that proclaim the importance of marriage. They have compiled the 30 reasons into 5 domains. Here is a list of the 30 findings.Family Marriage increases the likelihood that fathers and mothers have good relationships with their children.Children are most likely to enjoy family stability when they are born into a married family.Children are less likely to thrive in complex households.Cohabitation is not the functional equivalent of marriage.Growing up outside an intact marriage increases the likelihood that children will themselves divorce or become unwed parents.Marriage is a virtually universal human institution.Marriage, and a normative commitment to marriage, foster high-quality relationships between adults, as well as between parents and children.Marriage has important biosocial consequences for adults and children.EconomyDivorce and unmarried childbearing increase poverty for both children and mothers, and cohabitation is less likely to alleviate poverty than is marriage.Married couples seem to build more wealth on average than singles or cohabiting couples.Marriage reduces poverty and material hardship for disadvantaged women and their children.Minorities also benefit economically from marriage.Married men earn more money than do single men with similar education and job histories.Parental divorce (or failure to marry) appears to increase children’s risk of school failure.Parental divorce reduces the likelihood that children will graduate from college and achieve high-status jobs.Physical Health and LongevityChildren who live with their own two married parents enjoy better physical health, on average, than do children in other family forms.Parental marriage is associated with a sharply lower risk of infant mortality.Marriage is associated with reduced rates of alcohol and substance abuse for both adults and teens.Married people, especially married men, have longer life expectancies than do otherwise similar singles.Marriage is associated with better health and lower rates of injury, illness, and disability for both men and women.Marriage seems to be associated with better health among minorities and the poor.Mental Health and Emotional Well-beingChildren whose parents divorce have higher rates of psychological distress and mental illness.Cohabitation is associated with higher levels of psychological problems among children.Family breakdown appears to increase significantly the risk of suicide.Married mothers have lower rates of depression than do single or cohabiting mothers.Crime and Domestic Violencelast_img read more

Victim knew armed robbers from incident Friday

first_imgGreensburg, IN – Friday evening, Greensburg Police Department officers and Decatur County Sheriff Department deputies were dispatched to Colonial Manor off of Davidson Street in reference to a robbery involving a firearm.The initial report from a female caller was that three males broke into an apartment and took an item. While in the apartment, the caller alleges that one of the males brandished a firearm before fleeing.  When the officers arrived on the scene, a Decatur County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Greensburg Officer were able to locate and detain one male running from the apartments. The officers allege this suspect had a firearm, which officers located during the search of the area.Other responding officers were advised by members of the public that a vehicle had pulled into a housing addition and two males fled from the vehicle. Officers from both departments set a perimeter and Greensburg K-9 Officer Mitch Tuttle and K-9 Hercules were called to the scene to begin a track. During this search, officers were able to locate another male hiding in a pine tree in the area, and he was taken into custody. Officer Tuttle and Hercules then continued their search, in which the third male was located hiding under a residence’s back porch.At this time, this case is still an active investigation and not all details can be released but Chief Brendan Bridges stated that the female caller knew the alleged robbers and this was not a random crime. During the investigation, four individuals were arrested and transported to the Decatur County Jail. Jaron Markland, of Greensburg, was charged on allegations of Dealing in Marijuana and Dealing in a Controlled SubstanceMaxwell Higgins, of Louisville, Kentucky, was charged on allegations of Robbery with a Firearm, Burglary with a Firearm, Criminal Recklessness, Criminal Confinement with a Firearm, and Intimidation with a FirearmSherquan Malone, of Louisville, Kentucky, was charged on allegations of Robbery with a Firearm, Burglary with a Firearm, Criminal Recklessness, Criminal Confinement with a Firearm, and Intimidation with a FirearmBrandon Mitchel,l of Louisville, Kentucky, was charged on allegations of Robbery with a Firearm, Burglary with a Firearm, Criminal Recklessness, Criminal Confinement with a Firearm, and Intimidation with a Firearmlast_img read more