Clare Crawley Is ‘Really Down’ Amid Changes on ‘The Bachelorette’

first_imgPappas continued, “On most days, she’s feeling really down about the things that people are saying about her online and the editing of the show. So, actually, the girls and I — we all sent her some flowers today just to let her know that we love her and this is a blip. This will all be done, you know? Whatever the outcome is tomorrow night, she’s going to walk away and she’s gonna be able to move on and hopefully have someone that she genuinely loves and can be with and people will forget about this. They’ll move on.”The former Bachelor contestant said that she has been “trying to reach out” to Crawley, 39, on a “daily basis” to make sure she’s doing OK. “I’m trying to be a cheerleader, because I feel like she has so many cards stacked against her,” Pappas added.Crawley has experienced major roadblocks throughout her Bachelorette journey. After being announced as the leading lady in March, production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shortly after filming began in July at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California, Us Weekly confirmed that she was leaving the show after believing she had found The One within two weeks. ABC then called in Tayshia Adams as a replacement.Clare Crawley Really Down Amid Bachelorette ChangesClare Crawley ABC/Maarten de Boer- Advertisement – This week’s episode of The Bachelorette will air on ABC Thursday, November 5, at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants As her season has unfolded on TV, Crawley faced an awkward interaction with now-eliminated contestant Zack Johnson on their one-on-one date, during which he aggressively tried to kiss her repeatedly. She was also brutally slammed by now-cut suitor Yosef Aborady, who said that he “expected more from the oldest Bachelorette” following her strip dodgeball group date. Additionally, she quickly fell for contestant Dale Moss, and their connection sparked dissatisfaction among the other remaining menIn a sneak peek for the Thursday, November 5, episode, the Bachelor Winter Games alum breaks down in tears during a conversation with host Chris Harrison, who tells her that “the path we’re on right now, it doesn’t end well for anybody.” Teasing what is next at the clip’s end, Adams, 30, is revealed to be the next Bachelorette as she steps out of a pool.Deanna Stagliano Pappas Clare Crawley Really Down Amid Bachelorette Changes CastABC/Craig SjodinCrawley’s ex-fiancé, Benoit Beauséjour-Savard, recently suggested that it likely wasn’t entirely her choice to exit the show early. “So I think, like, ultimately it was production that came at her and said, ‘You know what, Clare, I feel like you’re not giving it a fair chance. You’re really into Dale, so we want you to be happy,’” the Canada native, 33, said on the “Almost Famous” podcast on October 30. “And they had, like, a common agreement on her maybe leaving the show, but I feel like it wasn’t her ultimate decision.”- Advertisement – A tough go of it. Former Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas revealed how her pal Clare Crawley has been coping with the changes during her season of the ABC spinoff.“I think anybody who’s been on the show … [knows that] it is hard. She’s just been put through the ringer, and the things that people are saying about her and about her life and stuff online can just be really hurtful,” the season 4 Bachelorette, 38, said on Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti’s “Almost Famous” podcast on Monday, November 2. “I just feel bad for her because, I feel like in a period of time where this should be really joyful for her and this should be a really great experience and probably one of the most exciting things that she will go through, it has not been that for her.”Deanna Stagliano Pappas Clare Crawley Really Down Amid Bachelorette ChangesABC; Shutterstock- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

WHO experts favor single-dose H1N1 vaccine regimen

first_imgOct 30, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – An expert committee that advises the World Health Organization (WHO) today updated its guidance on pandemic H1N1 vaccines, recommending a single dose for most age-groups and advising that any of the forms are safe for pregnant women.At a media briefing today, Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, director of the agency’s Initiative for Vaccine Research, said this week’s 3-day meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunizations marked the group’s first discussion of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine since mid July, when it took up the vaccine priority question and addressed concerns about low yields with the first vaccine seed strains.”The level of evidence in October is much higher than July, and the recommendations are much more precise than July,” she said.After examining clinical trial data for all versions of the vaccine, the group recommended a single dose for everyone aged 10 and older, as long as such use in line with national regulatory authorities. Though the group said immunogenicity data are more limited for young children, it also recommended that countries that have children as a high-priority group administer one dose so that as many children can be vaccinated as possible.The United States has prioritized children to receive the pandemic vaccine has recommended that those under age 10 receive two doses. Also, Europe’s drug regulatory agency on Sep 23 announced it would stick to its initial recommendation that the three vaccines it approved be given in two doses, because data were insufficient to merit a one-dose recommendation. However, it added that one dose may be enough in adults.At a separate press briefing today, reporters asked Thomas Frieden, MD, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about the difference between the SAGE recommendation and the CDC’s guidance. He said preliminary vaccine data on children have not shown the desired immune response in children that would warrant a single-dose recommendation. Though the CDC is anticipating new data soon from the National Institutes of Health, “for the time being, we’re sticking with what the ACIP [Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices] has recommended,” Frieden said.Kieny said the WHO group advised that more studies are needed to guide a recommended vaccine dose for immunocompromised patients.Fourteen countries have now launched pandemic H1N1 vaccination programs, she said. In its review of early vaccine monitoring data for the pandemic, SAGE found no indication of unusual reactions, and it found that the events reported so far are well within the range of those seen with seasonal flu vaccines.Given concerns about vaccinating pregnant women, the WHO panel looked at animal studies of all forms of the vaccine and found no evidence of direct or indirect harm to fertility, pregnancy, embryonic or fetal development, birthing, or postnatal development. Given the high risk of flu complications in pregnant women, the group said any licensed vaccine can be used in pregnant women, unless specific contraindications have been outlined by national regulatory bodies.The United States is among countries where authorities have recommended that pregnant women not receive the intranasal, live attenuated H1N1 vaccine (LAIV). Public health officials were in a difficult position when the first pandemic vaccine doses were delivered, because nearly all of them were the LAIV version, though pregnant women are at the front of the line to be vaccinated. However, US officials have recently said the injectable version that pregnant women and other high-risk groups can receive makes up half of the increasing supply.The group also took up the issue of whether seasonal and pandemic H1N1 vaccines can be given at the same time. In a statement today, the WHO panel said clinical trials on coadministration of the vaccines are ongoing, but it endorsed the CDC recommendation that the intranasal versions of the seasonal and pandemic vaccines should not be given together. The group said the seasonal and pandemic vaccines can be given at the same time provided both are inactivated (injectable) or one is inactivated and the other is LAIV.Regarding options for the Southern Hemisphere’s 2009-2010 seasonal flu vaccine, SAGE weighed whether a trivalent vaccine (pandemic H1N1 plus seasonal H3N2 and B) or a bivalent vaccine (seasonal H3N2 and B) plus a separate pandemic H1N1 vaccine would be best. They concluded that both formulation options should be available, depending on national needs.See also:Oct 30 WHO statement on SAGE recommendationshttp://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/briefing_20091030/en/index.htmllast_img read more

Szczesny talks up Arsenal chances

first_img “Winning the first trophy is so important. We’ve been missing a trophy for quite a few years and that’s not good enough for such a big club. “But we enjoy the pressure because we believe that we can be the team that will deliver for the fans and for the club.” Arsenal take on West Ham at Upton Park on Boxing Day and they then face Newcastle, Aston Villa, Cardiff, Fulham and Southampton before the end of January. Szczesny reckons the coming days may well decide who tops the table come May. “This Christmas period is going to have a huge bearing on the season,” the Pole said. “The games are coming thick and fast. You know that teams will drop points. “We’ve had a very tough run recently and now we’ve got a lot of games coming up and we want to take advantage of the fact that the big teams are playing against each other. “Liverpool play Chelsea and Man City (on Boxing Day), so we want to collect our points and be right there at the top come the new year.” Lukas Podolski returned to the Arsenal bench against Chelsea following a four-month lay-off, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reluctant to start the Germany striker at Upton Park. Laurent Koscielny could return, though, after sitting out the Chelsea game because of a cut to his knee. Midfielder Mikel Arteta suffered swelling to his right ankle following two strong tackles against the Blues, but he is expected to be fit for the London derby. Szczesny joined Arsenal in 2006 – a year after the Gunners won their last trophy. He knows the last eight years have been hard for the club’s fans and he is determined to make sure this is the year the supporters’ agony ends. “I’m very positive,” said the Arsenal goalkeeper when asked to assess the team’s chances of winning their first league title since 2004. “We want to win trophies this time. “The mood around the club is much better than it was at the start of the season. People maybe didn’t believe in this team as much as they do now. “Our confidence is still quite high and we believe that we can go and do it this year. We’re looking forward to proving that. “I don’t think the belief within the group was ever missing. This year we’ve just been more consistent. “That’s made all the difference. We have to keep it going. Press Association Arsenal remain convinced they can win the Barclays Premier League this year, according to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. Arsenal blew the chance to move back to the top of the table on Monday when they drew 0-0 against rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were five points clear at one point last month, but Liverpool are now top of the pile approaching the halfway point. last_img read more