Daily Archives: March 19, 2020

Horoscope♉: 03/19/2020


Horoscope♉:
03/19/2020

Dreams with mixed messages might trouble your sleep tonight. One minute you’ll be having a wonderful dream, and the next could be black and gloomy. Write them down, Taurus. The message is probably more positive than it appears. Worries about money might plague you throughout the day, yet things probably aren’t as bad as they seem. Make sure you learn the facts about your situation before allowing yourself to panic!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Burning of the Socks


Today’s Holiday:
Burning of the Socks

This pungent event takes place in Eastport (a suburb of Annapolis), Maryland, on the day of the Vernal Equinox. The burning of the socks began in the mid-1970s when a man named Bob Turner, upon leaving his job at the boatyard on the first day of spring, decided to burn his socks in tribute to the coming warmer weather. Turner’s personal custom caught on with others and became a local tradition. The Eastport Yacht Club now organizes the yearly event at which people drink beer, eat oysters, and burn socks, all in the name of driving away winter and welcoming spring. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee (1957)


Today’s Birthday:
Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee (1957)

Lee is an American filmmaker whose movies often celebrate the richness of African-American culture and address problems such as racism, sexism, and addiction. Lee first gained recognition with his New York University graduation film in 1982. He went on to make Do the Right Thing, which presented the complexities and tensions of interracial relations, and Malcolm X, a biopic about the African-American leader. Why do many blame him for a New York Knicks loss in the 1994 playoffs? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Ian Ball Attempts to Kidnap Princess Anne (1974)


This Day in History:
Ian Ball Attempts to Kidnap Princess Anne (1974)

Intending to kidnap Queen Elizabeth II’s only daughter and collect a £2 million ransom, Ball attacked Princess Anne’s chauffeur-driven limousine as it returned to Buckingham Palace. He shot the chauffeur, two policemen, and a passerby who tried to intervene, but Anne got away with the help of another passerby. Ball was then captured. His victims recovered, and all six who tried to help Anne were awarded medals. What was Anne’s famously feisty retort when Ball ordered her out of the car? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Homer


Quote of the Day:
Homer

Wealth should not be seized…for if a man take great wealth violently and perforce, or if he steal it through his tongue, as often happens when gain deceives men’s sense and dishonor tramples down honor, the gods soon blot him out and make that man’s house low, and wealth attends him only for a little time. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Sacrificial Tripod


Article of the Day:
The Sacrificial Tripod

The sacrificial tripod was a type of altar used by the ancient Greeks, the most famous of which belonged to the Oracle of Delphi and was devoted to the god Apollo. Seated on the ornate golden tripod, the priestess of the temple would utter prophesies in a frenzied trance. In Greek mythology, Heracles once attempted to take the tripod from the temple and was stopped by Apollo, to whom the tripod was sacred. According to Homer, tripods were often given as gifts to whom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have a hankering for (something)


Idiom of the Day:
have a hankering for (something)

To have a very strong, persistent desire or craving for something. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: noncompliance


Word of the Day:
noncompliance

Definition: (noun) The failure to obey.

Synonyms: disobedience

Usage: After seemingly ignoring her boss’s requests for months, Sue was finally fired for noncompliance.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Pope calls for worldwide rosary Thursday amid pandemic | Angelus News


https://angelusnews.com/news/vatican/pope-urges-catholics-to-unite-spiritually-in-praying-rosary-thursday/amp/

The Holy Rosary (If you want to pray, you can find this site’s access from euzicasa)


https://m.theholyrosary.org/

Bayer preps U.S. donation of malaria med chloroquine to help in COVID-19 fight: report | FiercePharma


https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/bayer-preps-u-s-donation-malaria-med-chloroquine-to-help-covid-19-fight-report

Chloroquine isn’t approved to treat patients suffering from novel coronavirus infections, but some early studies have shown promise.

In France, for instance, a professor conducted a small study of the malaria drug in 24 patients with novel coronavirus infections. Only 25% of those who received the medicine tested positive for the virus after 6 days, according to en24. Meanwhile, of those who didn’t receive it, 90% tested positive after that timeframe. The French government now plans to run larger studies.

In a study published last month in Nature, authors wrote that “chloroquine is a cheap and a safe drug that has been used for more than 70 years and, therefore, it is potentially clinically applicable against the 2019-nCoV.”

While there’s certainly more to learn about the potential therapy, chloroquine is just one of several drugs being explored to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

RELATED: Coronavirus tracker: What’s on pharma’s drug-repurposing list?; social distancing may last months

Sanofi and Regeneron are studying rheumatoid arthritis med Kevzara in patients with severe COVID-19, while Roche is exploring testing its arthritis med Actemra, NBC News reports. AbbVie is working with authorities on testing HIV meds Kaletra and Aluvia. And Gilead and others are already trialing the company’s investigational Ebola drug remdesivir, with data expected in April.

Besides those efforts, many companies—including Johnson & Johnson, Takeda, Sanofi and Pfizer—are advancing new drugs and vaccines.

As of Wednesday, officials around the world had reported more than 200,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 8,200 deaths.

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