We all love technology. In fact, we can’t live without the latest technology. People across the world are addicted to making calls and using cell phones to browse social media. The latest technology is also used in workplaces and health facilities. Visit any office and the first thing you see is a computer. Any electrical appliance that uses power emits invisible energy that is referred to as an Electro-Magnetic Field (EMF).
Are EMFs harmful to our health?
It is a fact that a high level of ionizing radiation is harmful to our health. Radiation such as Gamma, X-rays, and UV are said to carry enough electric and magnetic fields to initiate DNA and cellular damage in our bodies. Since the introduction of the latest technology, the world has experienced some of the worst and complicated health challenges. A recent study suggests that health issues such as stroke and cancer may be as a result of EMF radiation.
Am I being affected by EMF radiation?
While you may not have suffered from such radiation, it is crucial that you protect yourself from the effects. The truth is that if you are using an EMF emitting device like a phone or computer, you are vulnerable to EMFs. These emissions are linked to brain tumours, headaches, weaker immunity, impaired sleep, and infertility.
How can you protect yourself from EMFs?
Eradicating EMF radiation is next to impossible. We can’t do away with the new technology. However, there are ways we can protect our bodies from these emissions. Research shows powerful and high levels of EMFs are harmful to our health. However, limited or controlled use of EMF emitting devices reduces the health effects of these fields. Here are some great ways to protect your family from electromagnetic fields.
Use EMF protection devices
Now that we can’t do without the technology, there are shields you can use to avoid EMF radiation. The role of these shields is to repel the radiation away from your body. Among the emf protection products are cell phone chips, neutralisers, diodes, and pendants.
Limit use of EMF emitting devices
Always keep a distance from electrical devices. Don’t be so close to computers, microwaves or any other electronics. When making a call, avoid using earphones. You can also avoid making long calls as the emissions increase with time. The other technique is to avoid making calls while the phone is charging. Although these tips won’t eliminate the radiation, they will lower your contact with it.
Many people have ignored the effects of EMF radiation. However, the effects are irreversible once the damage has occurred. It is, therefore, your responsibility to protect your family from EMFs. Order EMF protection shields and take precautions when using electrical appliances.
Hundreds of Indonesian healthcare workers contract COVID-19 despite vaccination, dozens hospitalised
JAKARTA: More than 350 Indonesian doctors and healthcare workers have contracted COVID-19 despite being vaccinated with Sinovac and dozens have been hospitalised, officials said, as concerns rise about the efficacy of some vaccines against more virulent virus strains.
Most of the doctors were asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, said Badai Ismoyo, head of the Kudus district health office in Central Java, but dozens were in hospital with high fevers and declining oxygen saturation levels.
Kudus is battling an outbreak believed to be driven by the more transmissible Delta variant which has pushed bed occupancy rates above 90 per cent in the district.
Designated as a priority group, Indonesian healthcare workers were among the first to be vaccinated when the inoculation drive started in January.
Almost all have received the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac, according to the Indonesian Medical Association.
While the number of Indonesian healthcare workers dying from COVID-19 has decreased significantly – dropping from 158 deaths this January to 13 this May, according to data initiative group LaporCOVID-19 – public health experts say the Java hospitalisations are cause for concern.
“The data shows they have the Delta variant so it is no surprise that the breakthrough infection is higher than before because as we know the majority of healthcare workers in Indonesia got Sinovac, and we still don’t know yet how effective it is in the real world against the Delta variant,” said Dicky Budiman, an epidemiologist from Australia’s Griffith University.
China’s Covid-19 vaccine flops in Singapore too
New Delhi: In a major setback to Chinas Covid vaccines, Singapore is not counting its citizens who received Sinovac Biotech shots as being vaccinated against Covid-19 due to lack of data to show that the doses are effective against coronavirus, especially the Delta strain.
“We don’t really have a medical or scientific basis or have the data now to establish how effective Sinovac is in terms of infection and severe illnesses on Delta,” local media cited health minister Ong Ye Kung as saying at a press conference on Wednesday.
The decision comes close on the heels of serious doubts arising over Chinese vaccines in Indonesia as those who have received the shots are also contracting Covid-19 and infections are surging in the country.
The Delta variant is currently the dominant strain of Covid-19 in Singapore and was identified in the city state in May. Only people who have received the Moderna and Pfizer shots, are being considered as vaccinated in the official records.
Singapore had allowed some private clinics to offer the Sinovac shot, CoronaVac, from mid-June. Around 17,000 people are reported to have received one dose of CoronaVac.
Local media had also reported Singapore’s director of medical services saying last month that evidence from other countries showed people who had taken CoronaVac were still getting infected.
Most of the vaccines being used by Indonesia have also come from China’s Sinovac Biotech. Some health workers inoculated with Sinovac jabs have been hospitalized due to Covid-19. A few have even died despite being fully immunized, according to a report in Nikkei Asia.
The Indonesian Doctors Association says that of the 14 doctors who died from the virus between February and May, ten had been fully vaccinated with Sinovac, while the rest had been given one dose.
Although there is a serious problem with Chinese vaccines due to inadequate data to show their efficacy, some countries are being forced to opt for them because of the cute shortage of vaccines worldwide amid the devastating pandemic.
102 people qualify for S$451,000 in Covid-19 vaccine injury financial aid to date: Ong Ye Kung
SINGAPORE — The authorities have approved S$451,000 worth of financial aid to people who had suffered serious side effects from Covid-19 vaccines in Singapore, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Tuesday (July 6).
The payments have either been paid out or are being processed to 102 applicants under the Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance Programme (Vifap) introduced by the Government in January.
They were among a total of 292 applicants who had submitted a complete Vifap application as of June 25, Mr Ong said.
Of these, 159 did not meet the eligibility criteria and 31 applications are waiting to be reviewed by an independent clinical panel or pending more medical information from the applicant’s doctor.
Mr Ong was responding in a written answer to a parliamentary question filed by Ms He Ting Ru, Member of Parliament for Sengkang Group Representation Constituency, who had asked about the applications made and payments approved under the programme.
TODAY has asked the Ministry of Health (MOH) for details of these approved payouts.
Vifap provides three tiers of support to people assessed to be adversely affected by their Covid-19 inoculation.
The first is a one-time payout of S$2,000 for patients who need hospitalisation and medical intervention and who later recover.
The second is a payout of up to S$10,000 that will be given to those who were hospitalised and required care in a high dependency or intensive care unit, but later recover from the side effects caused by the vaccine.
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