UK Approves Pfizer Vaccine, When Will The US Follow?

The United Kingdom approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine early Wednesday as pressure mounts on the U.S. to do the same.  

“This authorization is a goal we have been working toward since we first declared that science will win, and we applaud the MHRA for their ability to conduct a careful assessment and take timely action to help protect the people of the UK,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, said in a statement.

Inoculations in the UK are anticipated to start next week. The UK expects 800,000 doses of the vaccine to be available for the first wave of inoculations, BBC reported.

In addition, the UK initially struck a deal with Pfizer to provide 40 million vaccine doses by early spring. With Pfizer’s double injection vaccination process, that’s enough to vaccinate 20 million people. 

In a tweet early Wednesday Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the news “fantastic.” 

“It’s the protection of vaccines that

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5 Weight-Loss Smoothie Rules You Must Follow

If you had the power to make your life better with the push of a button, would you use it? Of course! So bust out the blender and learn how to make a fat-blasting smoothie with these essential rules. Yes, we know rules is a harsh way to phrase it, but we want to convey how important it is to be intentional when building your smoothie—because there are 7 Ways Smoothies Will Make You Gain Weight.

These “rules” (or guidelines) will make sure that your smoothies aren’t full of sugar that will simply make your blood sugar levels spike and plummet, causing you to feel hungry soon after sipping. To build a smoothie that will actually support weight loss, you need to hit these marks: made with healthy fats, fiber, and protein; low in calories; and low (or completely void) of added sugars. To make sure you’re checking off each

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How to Lose Weight: 38 Tips RDs Say You Must Follow

Just like a pair of jeans, there’s no one size that fits all when it comes to losing pounds. So rather than compiling a list of exactly what you should eat and avoid or sharing when to eat to lose weight, we tapped dietitians to share how to lose weight with their most practical, effective, and easy-to-implement advice.

Each weight-loss tip on this list is more about a lifestyle change and building a long-term habit rather than a crazy detox trick or diet “hack.” (P.S.: If any diet “promises weight loss of more than three pounds per week, restricts food groups, or requires that you purchase specific foods or supplements,” abandon ship, says Julie Upton, MS, RD, a San Francisco-based registered dietitian.)

Here, we asked dietitians for their timeless, tried-and-true tips for how to lose weight that will help you end your battle with the scale once and for

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31 Inspiring Fitness Women to Follow on Instagram

Today the fitness women leading the charge on Instagram couldn’t care less about achieving a certain body ideal. Their metric for success isn’t the number of abs you can achieve but learning more about what makes your body feel good and what makes you feel good in your body. Sure, exercises to get your endorphins pumping and eating in a way that fuels your body (which, spoiler alert, is not just salads 24/7) will remain a staple of the best female fitness accounts on Instagram. But as these fitness women prove, health and fitness are best when paired with a whole lot of self-love. 

As the temperatures continue to cool, we’ll be spending more time indoors and will need to be especially mindful that we’re getting our heart rates up and stretches in—even if it’s around the living room. To help you get in the mood, we’ve rounded up our

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Doctors implore Minnesotans to follow virus rules

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Doctors urged Minnesotans on Thursday to take COVID-19 seriously and to comply with new restrictions that take effect Friday night as they provided dramatic accounts of how the state’s health care system — especially its health care workers — is at a breaking point.

Dr. Carolyn McClain, an emergency physician at Twin Cities hospitals, said the pandemic has been one of the hardest times of her life. She worked in Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010 but said that she could at least go home after that.

“This is my home, and I am watching people die,” McClain told reporters at a briefing with Gov. Tim Walz and other doctors. “And that is hard. and it’s been going on for a long time.”

The Democratic governor a day earlier announced a four-week shutdown of many businesses and activities beginning Friday at 11:59 p.m., including inside dining

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