Former U.S. health officials launched an alliance on Wednesday that plans to advocate for research into and care for those suffering the long-term side effects of a COVID-19 infection, commonly known as “long COVID-19.” Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt (R) and Nancy-Ann DeParle, the former deputy chief of staff for policy under former President Obama, unveiled their COVID Patient Recovery Alliance , which they plan to use to help health care professionals and policymakers address long-haul COVID-19. DeParle and Leavitt, who also served as the HHS secretary under former President George W. Bush, began formulating the group of health care providers, researchers, patient advocates, data scientists, service providers and other experts in the fall of 2020. ADVERTISEMENT Little is known so far about long COVID-19, which is when symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, disturbed sleep, shortness of breath, palpitations, depression, loss of taste and smell and muscle and joint pain … [Read more...] about Former health officials focusing on long-haul COVID-19 in new alliance
England rugby hero Mike Tindall has revealed the devastating impact Parkinson’s disease has had on his father as he shared the isolation his parents faced during the pandemic. He paid tribute to his mother Linda, who is the primary carer for his dad Philip, as “a very stoic, northern lady, who refuses to give her man up”, but said he was trying to convince her to accept offers of support. The former player, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, joined forces with the Duchess of Gloucester for a video conversation to mark World Parkinson’s Day. Tindall told the duchess how his parents were both on the vulnerable list and had not left the house in a year. He added: “What they’ve really missed out of this year is my mum’s missed companionship really of being able to go and see someone else because she doesn’t feel now that she’s comfortable leaving my dad alone.” What is your view? Have your say in the comment section Tindall is patron of Cure … [Read more...] about Mike Tindall on dad’s devastating Parkinson’s and ‘tough five years’ for family
UFC icon Royce Gracie challenged Mike Tyson to a ‘no-holds-barred’ fight ‘to the finish’, a new memoir has revealed. The boxing legend tore apart the heavyweight division in the late 1980s before a rape conviction, along with excessive partying and further personal life problems , rocked his career. While Iron Mike was preparing his comeback to the ring, the MMA promotion UFC was founded and Brazilian fighter Gracie, now 54, won three fights on its first night in late 1993. And his desire to be seen as the top fighter on Earth led to a stunning challenge for the Baddest Man on the Planet. In a memoir by sports writer Fiaz Rafiq,' To The Top: Enter the Octagon, the Ring and Entertainment', it is revealed: “[Tyson] was challenged by the Gracie Brothers, in particular Royce, back in the early 1990s. “The UFC champion’s perception was that Tyson was the best boxer in the world, but he refused to accept that Tyson was the best ‘fighter’. “The Gracies had a point. … [Read more...] about Mike Tyson was challenged to a DEATHMATCH by UFC star Royce Gracie but refused as ‘there was no way I’d win’
Photo: David Buchan/Shutterstock Coming from a man who created the elusive Museum of Human Misery and Pawnee Commons, this seems oddly appropriate. THR reports that Mike Schur’s long-gestating sitcom with Ringer staff writer Shea Serrano has landed at IMDb TV, years after the series, Primo , was being developed at ABC. Inspired by Serrano’s life growing up in Texas, Primo tells the story of a “Mexican American teenager balancing cultural norms, college aspirations, societal expectations, and the hectic home life of being raised by his single mom and five uncles.” When the show was originally announced in 2017, Serrano said that he was “tired of waiting for there to be more Mexicans on TV,” so he pitched the idea to Schur, whose wildly successful carousel of sitcoms include Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place, and the newly-released Rutherford Falls . IMDb TV is backed by Amazon and offers free and ad-supported subscriptions, … [Read more...] about Mike Schur and Shea Serrano’s Family Sitcom Is Going to … IMDb TV?
Former England captain Mike Atherton weighed in on the IPL debate and reckoned that if the BCCI decides to reschedule the cash rich league at a later stage in the year, it will be hard on the Indian players given their international commitments and their life inside the bubble for long periods. “There is maybe a gap there, but all countries will already have their pre-T20 World Cup preparations baked in now — England are due to go to Bangladesh and Pakistan, for example — and you’re also asking India’s players, who have spent long, long periods inside these bubbles, and then asking them to spend more time in one, it seems hard to me,” Atherton told Sky Sports. Keeping in mind that the IPL brings a considerable amount of revenue to global cricket, a lot of people would still want the league to go ahead but he can’t see when it can be rescheduled to given the tight international calender. “I just don’t see where the gap (in the schedule) is. India come to England for five Test … [Read more...] about IPL 2021: One More Bubble For India Players Is Hard, Feels Former England captain Mike Atherton