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Doctor Says High Estrogen in Burger King’s ‘Impossible Whopper’ Will ‘Grow Breasts on Men’

Fast food giant Burger King has come under fire for the incredibly high amount of estrogen inside its fake meat “Impossible Whopper” sandwich.

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Fast food giant Burger King has come under fire for the incredibly high amount of estrogen inside its fake meat “Impossible Whopper” sandwich.

A veterinarian from South Dakota was shocked when he found that the sandwich contains a whopping 18 million times more estrogen in it than the average hamburger. And he also warned that only a few of the sandwiches could actually affect a man’s health.

Dr. James Stangle took aim at The King for its meatless sandwich made of soy products.

Firstly, he slammed the fast food joint for a sort of false advertising.

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“The impossible whopper has 630 calories, mostly from the added oils. The whopper has 660 calories. So, about 5% less calories, this is not a huge improvement,” Stangle wrote this month in the Tri-State Livestock News.

“The impossible whopper patty is made from 24 ingredients,” Stangle continued. “The most important ingredient is soy protein. The whopper patty has just one ingredient. That would be beef.”

But the estrogen content is high. “The impossible whopper has 44 mg of estrogen and the whopper has 2.5 ng of estrogen,” Stangle said.

“Now let me refresh your metric system,” the doc continued. “There are 1 million nanograms (ng) in one milligram (mg). That means an impossible whopper has 18 million times as much estrogen as a regular whopper.”

Stangle also warned that this level of estrogen could affect the physiology of an adult male if he had only a few of these burgers in a day.

“Just six glasses of soymilk per day has enough estrogen to grow boobs on a male,” he said alarmingly. “That’s the equivalent of eating four impossible whoppers per day. You would have to eat 880 pounds of beef from an implanted steer [cattle that is raised for beef] to equal the amount of estrogen in one birth control pill.”

“In short, the Impossible Burger is a genetically modified organism filled with calorie-dense oils that can make a man grow breasts if eaten in sufficient quantity,” the doc concluded.

But not everyone was so alarmed by the doctor’s claims. Some nutritionists say that the phytoestrogens in soy products don’t really harm humans.

“Such a link has never been substantiated in human studies. I don’t think this is a concern at all,” Dr. Qi Sun, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard, told Men’s Health.

New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle agrees. She recently said that Asian people eat a lot of soy and it does not seem to harm them.

“Asians have been eating soy products for millennia and don’t seem to be any the worse for it. They have among the longest lifespans and best health, at least in classic diets,” she told the Daily Mail.

“There is a special concern about . . . men and boys who eat soy products, but again, if you look at populations that eat a lot of soy products, there is no evidence of particular problems. No, they don’t grow breasts,” she added.

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White House Issues New Social Distancing Rules as Virus Crisis Set to Peak

If we all play along, we should be able to get the nation back up and running within a month or two.

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This is a war, folks, and we have all a role to play.

As a novel and dangerous strain of coronavirus continues to race around the globe, the world is mobilizing in ways that we haven’t seen since perhaps World War II.  Everyone has a job, a duty in these trying times, and for a vast majority of us our task is social distancing.

While the idea seems simple, (stay away from one another until we starve this illness of hosts), it seems as though a great many Americans are having trouble with the concept.  This has been particularly true of young Americans, whose feelings of invincibility have spawned numerous outbreaks after they cavorted around in South Florida for spring break and caravanned home with coronavirus.

The White House has recognized the value in social distancing, and is now issuing further guidance on the topic – including a new date until which we must strive to keep the practice alive.

President Donald Trump said Sunday he would extend nationwide social distancing guidelines for another 30 days, an abrupt back-down from his push to reopen the country as coronavirus continues to spread.

The 15-day guidelines Trump announced two weeks ago were set to expire on Monday, and the President had suggested over the past week that he was looking to relax them, at least in some parts of the country. He even floated Easter, on April 12, as a potential date by which the country could return to normal.

But on Sunday he said he’d decided to extend the guidelines — which include suggested limits on large gatherings — to April 30, a sign his earlier predictions were overly rosy.

“The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end,” the President said Sunday at a White House news conference. He said he would be finalizing a new plan and strategy early this week and announcing the details on Tuesday.

With any luck, and with a concerted effort on the part of all Americans, we hit this target and bring the nation roaring back to life…perhaps before Memorial Day.

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Massive Naval Hospital Ship Arrives in The Big Apple, and Not a Minute Too Soon

The US Navy has come to the rescue once again.

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New York City is one of, if not the most iconic cities in the entire world.  It’s the hub of American business and a driver of US fashion and art.  Despite what some may think of the politics of The Big Apple, there is no denying that the Five Boroughs are an American gem, thanks to the intensely dense population and melting pot of cultures contained within.

But it is for very reason that New York City has become a coronavirus hotspot, as close contact is hard to avoid in the city that never sleeps.

That’s why, when New Yorkers asked America for help, America brought it in a big way.

The USNS Comfort arrived in New York on Monday, bringing a massive Navy hospital ship to help relieve city hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus patients.

The 1,000-bed floating hospital docked Monday at Pier 90 on Manhattan’s West Side, and is set to begin treating patients Tuesday.

“Our nation has heard our plea for help here in New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said as he greeted the ship at Pier 90. “There could not be a better example of all of America pulling for New York City than the arrival of the USNS Comfort.”

The ship, emblazoned with red crosses on its white hull, will not treat coronavirus patients, but will take on other patients including trauma cases, freeing up beds at local hospitals focused on combating the pandemic. It will have 750 beds ready to treat patients immediately.

The well-equipped ship allowed authorities to breathe a brief sigh of relief.

The Comfort is staffed by 1,200 medical personnel and equipped with operating rooms, a medical laboratory, a pharmacy, digital radiology, a CAT scan, two oxygen-producing plants and a helicopter deck.

“We needed this boost. We needed this hope,” de Blasio said, calling it a “beacon of hope” to see the ship entering city waters and “coming here to save the lives of New Yorkers in our hour of need.”

The news will certainly be well regarded among the city’s medical staff, who have been working themselves to exhaustion in an effort to slow the coronavirus outbreak.

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NY Governor Cuomo No Longer Satisfied with CDC Coronavirus Guidelines

Is New York’s situation really that unique?

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New York City has quickly become one of, if not the most infected city in the world in terms of COVID-19 cases, and that has put local authorities in a very peculiar situation.

The population density of The Big Apple, along with the city’s notorious hustle and bustle, have combined to make the highly contagious coronavirus an omnipresent nightmare for those on the ground.  Hospitals are growing ever more crowded, and healthcare heroes are exhausting themselves…and we haven’t likely seen the worst of it yet.

For those on the ground, the experience appears to be harrowing, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has even suggested that CDC’s guidelines could be abandoned in favor of a New York-specific set of recommendations.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that his state is considering bucking Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for personal protective equipment (PPE) in crisis situations that he said is worrying some health care professionals.

The comments during a Saturday press conference came after the governor went out of his way Friday to emphasize his state’s need for tens of thousands of ventilators after President Trump questioned the number that New York would need to deal with its coronavirus patients.

Then came the question of the CDC guidance.

“There is a concern among health care professionals because the CDC guidelines suggest a different protocol for PPE and masks depending on the condition,” Cuomo said. “And apparently there is a crisis set of guidelines that the CDC puts out for … how often you change your gown, how often you change your mask, etc. in a crisis. And the CDC has put those crisis guidelines in place and many health care professionals are concerned that those guidelines do not adequately protect the nurses and the doctors and the health care staff that are working on this issue.”

Cuomo continued: “[Commissioner of Health] Dr. [Howard] Zucker is looking at that. If we believe the CDC guidelines do not protect health care professionals, we will put our own guidelines in place.”

Cuomo and President Trump have repeatedly butted heads on the subject of the coronavirus, and the tension has even led some Democrats to openly call for Cuomo to usurp Joe Biden as the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

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Florida Governor Installs Road Blocks to Keep Louisianans in Louisiana

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As social distancing measures continue to be mocked online, particularly by the younger generations, state and local authorities are being forced to draw a hard line in the sand.

You see, the only way to expedite the course that this virus will take is by disallowing the illness access to human hosts.  That means staying away from everyone, because you don’t need to be showing symptoms to be contagious.

For folks in hot spots like New York City and New Orleans, this is especially important.  That’s why the Governor of Florida is telling Louisianans to visit the Sunshine State some other time.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is requiring travelers from Louisiana to self-isolate for 14 days and said the Florida Highway Patrol will install checkpoints on major roads to screen travelers from that area, he announced on Friday.

DeSantis is imposing restrictions on travelers fleeing to Florida from Louisiana — particularly New Orleans, which is emerging as one of the hotspots of the coronavirus outbreak.

“New Orleans is having a lot of problems — they may not be quite as widespread as New York City. There was a concern from the Panhandle that this could impact them,” DeSantis said during a press conference on Friday.

“They are working hard to keep their rates low and we don’t want to add any problems to them,” he added.

The Florida Highway Patrol will install checkpoints on the major roads along the Alabama-Florida state line and screen drivers from Louisiana, with the exception of those driving commercial vehicles.

“There’ll probably be a diversion for folks with certain license plates,” DeSantis said.

Those who are allowed to enter Florida will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days in accordance with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.

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Trump Considering Northeastern Quarantine as Virus Wreaks Havoc in New England

Of particular concern are New Yorkers fleeing The Big Apple who may be unwittingly carrying the disease.

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America may very well be two weeks away from the peak of its coronavirus vulnerability, and some of the nation’s hardest hit cities are now under the magnifying glass.

The only weapon we have in this war, thus far, is distance.  We can only starve COVID-19 right now, as there is no accepted evidence of a miracle cure or vaccine that we could utilize to hit the virus head-on.

That’s why, as case numbers explode in the northeast, the Trump administration is contemplating some mighty maneuvers.

President Trump on Saturday said he is considering imposing an enforceable quarantine on New York, parts of New Jersey and parts of Connecticut as part of the efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“Some people would like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot — New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts of Connecticut quarantined,” he said outside the White House.

“I’m thinking about that right now. We might not have to do it but there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine — short term, two weeks for New York, probably New Jersey and certain parts of Connecticut.”

He said that if such a move happened, it would be primarily a restriction on residents of those states traveling to other parts of the country.

Fears of fleeing New Yorkers unwittingly carrying the virus to other locales has already been a subject of concern in Rhode Island, here police are working to enforce a mandated 14 day quarantine on such travelers.

 

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ACLU Responds to Rhode Island’s Quarantining of Fleeing New Yorkers

The Big Apple’s mass exodus isn’t sitting well with everyone.

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In the global fight to curb coronavirus, New York City has quickly and predictably become an epicenter.

This wasn’t unexpected, of course.  The Big Apple is one of the most densely-populated locales on planet earth, often appearing more akin to an ant farm than a major metropolitan city.  These close quarters are all that COVID-19 needs to feed, and this novel strain of the coronavirus is being as gluttonous as it wishes.

This has led to a number of municipalities growing leery of traveling New Yorkers who, while attempting to escape the illness, could be unwittingly aiding in its spread.

Now, the ACLU is growing concerned that this is unconstitutional behavior that they should be consulted about.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is questioning the constitutionality of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s directive allowing state police to stop vehicles with New York license plates to collect information from drivers and passengers in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The Democratic governor on Thursday called the measure extreme but pointed out that the New York City area is the epicenter of the disease in the U.S.

While Raimondo has the authority to suspend some state laws and regulations to address a medical emergency, she cannot suspend the Constitution, ACLU of Rhode Island Executive Director Steven Brown said in a statement late Thursday.

“Under the Fourth Amendment, having a New York state license plate simply does not, and cannot, constitute ‘probable cause’ to allow police to stop a car and interrogate the driver, no matter how laudable the goal of the stop may be,” he said.

Some in Rhode Island believe that the ACLU’s involvement is wholly unnecessary, as the intent of the directive was to merely enforce an already-standing mandate that New Yorkers be quarantined for 14 days.

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REPORTS: Young Adults and Children Are Still Very Much at Risk for Coronavirus Complications

No one is truly safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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As we forge ever further into the depths of this coronavirus debacle, new information will continue to come to light that will help us to better understand the risks involved with the nasty illness.

This novel and deadly strain of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is spreading rapidly throughout the globe, with the United States now squarely in the pandemic’s sights.  We are the new epicenter of the virus, having taken the unfortunate distinction from Italy, who, in turn, took the crown from China.

Under the scrutiny of the tens of thousands of medical professionals who have already tangled with the virus, we are now growing ever more aware of COVID-19’s dangers, including the threat that it poses to young adults and children.

When the coronavirus first started to spread from its origins in China earlier this year, the widely preached consensus was that it did not infect – or at least did not gravely harm – children and young adults. However, public health professionals are now raising the alarm that such information provided a dangerously false sense of security and invincibility.

“It is a misconception that children can’t get critically ill. Children are getting sick, but they’re not getting as severe cases,” Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer at WebMD, told Fox News. “The highest rate of severe cases and deaths remains the elderly. But what we are learning is that everyone is at risk.”

A study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that of the 4,226 coronavirus – officially termed COVID-19 – cases reported in the United States as of March 16, 29 percent were of those in the 20 to 44 age range. And in New York City, now the international epicenter of the pathogen, around half the confirmed infections were of individuals aged between 18 and 44.

Whyte isn’t the only one sounding the alarm, either.

“The initial data from Wuhan, China, indicated that the majority of people who were hospitalized and/or required ICU admission, sometimes then later resulting in fatalities due to coronavirus, were those who are older – over the age of 65, especially over 85,” said Dr. Roger McIntyre, president, and CEO of CRTCE, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto and head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network. “But it appears as though new data from the CDC shows one in five individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19 are aged 20 to 44. Moreover, about 12 percent of intensive care unit admissions are people 20 to 44.”

This new information is just another reason why Americans must take the threat of COVID-19 seriously.

 

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