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    Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the COVID-19 response

    When a pandemic hits, questions that immediately arise include what impact there will be on public health, the economy and other aspects of society. Another set of questions involves response priorities for governments and households. Food is central to both sets of questions. On the one hand, access to sufficient, nutritious food is threatened. On the other, focusing on food offers promising pandemic response options. Reports from various countries highlight concerns about the impact of COVID-19 and pandemic response measures on food supplies, whether due to shortages, price rises or cash constraints. Even in rich countries, anxiety about possible shortages  

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    5 Healthy Eating Habits to Fight COVID-19, According to the WHO

    Let’s be clear about something right away: No food has been scientifically proven to specifically fight or prevent COVID-19 so far. The science behind this virus is still being researched and discovered. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) does have some key points regarding healthy eating habits to fight COVID-19, which are all related to strengthening and maintaining a healthy immune system. A healthy immune system is the key to fighting off any virus, including one such as COVID-19. Here are the healthy eating habits to fight COVID-19 recommended by the WHO, and for more tips, be sure to read  

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    Researchers host webinar on COVID-19 disruptions to food supply chains

    Researchers from multiple institutions are hosting a free webinar about the impact of COVID-19 on food and agricultural systems. The session is aimed at anyone who is engaged in the food supply chain at any level. It is scheduled for 2 p.m. EST, Jan. 28. This hour-long webinar is part of the “Lessons from COVID-19: Positioning Regional Food Supply Chains for Future Pandemics, Natural Disasters and Human-made Crises” project. The project receives funding through a new program area of the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative targeting rapid response solutions to the pandemic through applied research, education and extension activities. 

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    CDC, Miami-Dade investigate death of Miami Beach doctor following COVID-19 vaccine

    To his loved ones and patients, Miami Beach doctor Gregory Michael will be remembered as a “pure soul” and “gentle person” who enjoyed fishing and playing guitar. The 56-year-old obstetrician-gynecologist, who died Sunday about two weeks after he received a COVID-19 vaccine, is said to have helped “grow Miami one baby at a time,” delivering hundreds of healthy children into the world. “He almost felt like a TV doctor,” said Carmen Costomiris, a patient of 10 years whose son Michael delivered in 2013. “Everybody loved him.” Michael ran his own private practice at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach  

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    How Covid-19 changed what Ireland eats and cooks

    Irish people are cooking more at home, and from scratch with fresh ingredients, since the beginning of Covid19, and how we shop for food, cook and eat has changed significantly, according to an international survey led by Queen’s University Belfast and National University of Ireland Galway. Lead researcher Dr Fiona Lavelle from the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s says: “Before the pandemic, we were cooking less and less. Research suggests a decline was under way in home cooking, cooking skills and confidence in a number of countries including the UK, US, Canada and Australia. Public health agencies  

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    Disney World brings back food festivals with COVID-19 restrictions in place

    Walt Disney World is ramping up tourism efforts in the New Year, though obviously with COVID-19 restrictions in place.  The most magical place on Earth is inviting guests back to a series of food events, including the Food and Wine Classic, its annual dining festival. However, in the age of the pandemic, expect your favorite cast members to be dressed up in personal protective equipment. Touchless menus and temperature checks will also be the norm at these events.  Disney is bringing back its food and wine events with COVID-19 restrictions in place.  (iStock) DISNEY BRINGS BACK 4-DAY DISCOUNT DEAL FOR  

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    Kaiser Permanente Grants Support Access To Healthy Food During Covid-19 Pandemic

    Kaiser Permanente is supporting local nonprofits as they seek innovative ways to enroll eligible households in CalFresh, California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The program has seen a surge in applications during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to ensure people have access to and can afford nutritious food, so they can stay healthy. Kaiser Permanente is awarding $95,000 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano (FBCCS). FBCCS will pilot new outreach and education strategies to adapt its CalFresh outreach program during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic and resulting economic crisis. Funding  

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    9 ways COVID-19 changed the way we eat

    2020 saw massive upheaval in how we live, work, play — and dine. The pandemic and its fallout resulted in changes in every aspect of our lives. Among the biggest shifts? How we eat. It’s hard to even remember a time when we would just pop into a local restaurant to meet a group of friends for dinner, or throw an impromptu dinner party at home. Instead, this became the year of carryout and curbside, delivery and subscription, and above all, cooking. Here’s a look at some of the trends that emerged out of this most bizarre of years. 1.  

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    This is How Long It Can Take to Get Taste Back After COVID-19, Doctors Say

    Refinery29 No, It’s Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot Time can be so slippery — especially this year. One minute, you’re unpacking your fall sweaters and making a mental note to get the flu shot. And the next, somehow there’s snow on the ground, and you wonder if you’ve totally missed your window. If that’s you, we have good news: “It’s not too late,” says Dr. Jake Deutsch, MD, chief medical officer of Cure Urgent Care. Although The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends folks get their influenza vaccines by the end of October, it notes  

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    Congressman-elect Luke Letlow who died of COVID-19 was an incoming champion for rural America and ‘destined for big things,’ friends say

    Luke Letlow leaves behind his wife, Julia, and their two small children. Provided by Scott Franklin Luke Letlow, Congressman-elect from Louisiana, died Tuesday from COVID-19 complications. The 41-year-old Republican was otherwise healthy and set to be inaugurated next month. Friends say Letlow was beyond partisan politics and instead was a champion for rural America, like the community where he grew up.   Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Luke Letlow, a Republican from one of the poorest districts in the US, launched his campaign for congress on the day the first COVID-19 case was reported in Louisiana. He  

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