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August 30, 2021 The Star Page 5 Totheeditor * Finding and buying the best ‘ Immunizations remain the No. 1 option To the Editor: As the state’s COVID-19 cases continue to climb, and along with the recent Federal Drug Administration’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the following health organizations take this opportunity to help get the word out on the importance of COVID-l9 vaccination: 0 North Dakota Medical Associa— tion - North Dakota Hospital Associa- tion 0 North Dakota Long Term Care Association - North Dakota Nurses Associa— tion COVID-l9 is quickly surging, and we need your help to keep it from spiraling out of control. Ac— cording to health experts, SARS- CoV2 Delta is the main variant responsible for the spread. Here is what we know about Delta: the relative legality of legislative and executive acts. This enlightened means of interpreting the Constitution would have the likely benefit of low— ering the wall that polarizes the citi- zenry. Grasping the distinction between the wisdom of a measure, and its con- stitutionality, constituted a formative moment in my development as a con- stitutional scholar. My own experi- ence may prove valuable for readers. Years ago, I was engaged in a proj- ect on the question of how the Con- stitution allocated the authority to terminate treaties. Although the Con— stitution, in Article 11, provided that the treaty-making power/was vested in the president and the Senate acting together, it was silent on the question of which branch or branches pos— sessed the authority to terminate treaties. My initial premise, based on a review of the literature, suggested that the president enjoys the authority to terminate or abrogate treaties on behalf of the United States. However, the more deeply I ex— amined the issue, the more I realized that, for. a variety of reasons, ; the framers of tlie' 'ConstitutiOn could not have centemplated the! idea of placing in the president the authority to uni- WhOle seedless WATERMELON 37th. Cloverdale 28 oz. Tangy SUMMER SAUSAGE Cloverdale Sliced Summer Sausage or SLICED HAM ......... .. Cloverdale 10 oz. HAM PATTIES ....... .. Schweigert Jalapeno CHEDDAR BRATS .. lbs. RED POTATOES Post 11-14.75 oz. Cereal GOLDEN CRISP it. . FRUITY PEBBLES OR HONEY COMB ONLY $269 0 It is more contagious: more than two times as previous variants. People not fully vaccinated are most at risk. 0 It may cause more severe illness than previous strains. 0 If infected, vaccinated people have a significant reduction in hospi- talization and death. ' Data shows that COVID-19 vac- cines are the number one defense mechanism to prevent severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization, and death. And one simple preven- tion measure ‘— getting vaccinated could make a difference by reducing the burden placed on our health care systems. , According to the North Dakota Department of Health, unvaccinated residents are 15 times more likely to test positive for the virus than those that are vaccinated. The infectious nature of the delta variant means it’s likely most unvaccinated people will ‘ Constitution (Continued from Page 4) laterally terminate treaties. Indeed, the location of such awesome author— ity in the hands, of the executive would have undermined their design for the conduct of American foreign policy, which was grounded on the principle of shared or collective deci- sion-making among the departments of government, and the rejection of independent presidential power. This extensive research led to the conclusion that the framers had placed the termination authority in the treaty power, that is, the hands of the president and the Senate, to terminate treaties, just as they possessed the au- thority to make treaties. In short, the principle of symmetry governed. This constitutional conclusion collided with my view at the time that the Constitution wisely vested the termi— nation authority in the presidency. What was I to do? I might have manipulated my findings to serve my sense of the wisdom of unilateral presidential power to terminate treaties, but that would violate my conception of a scholarly duty to fol— low the evidence: I had no‘ in‘te're'st‘ihf converting the Constitutipnfint’q,“al thing of wax.” Thus 'I acceptéd’the fact that my initial View of the alloca- tion of authority to terminate treaties rm 1 6... $279 $299 2/s4 $197 Old Dutch Chips 12 oz. Ole oz. 27 count through Sunday, September VARIETY PACKS ........ .. 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With that ac— ceptanCe, and further contemplation of the framers’ reasonsfor locating the power in the treaty—making au- thority, I arrived at a clear under- standing of the wisdom of the framers in granting the authority to the presi- dent and Senate. That moment — a teaching mo- ment — convinced me of the impor- tance of thinking, constitutionally. I was free, of course, to believe that the framers had erred in their decision, but I was not permitted, if I was in- terested in maintaining my own intel- lectual integrity, to manipulate or bend the evidence to my own ideo- logical preferences. If everyone did that, the Constitution would be de- prived of its essential meaning and would, as Jefferson warned, become a “thing of wax.” There lies the path to the destruction of the rule of law and American Constitutionalism. 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Everyone with elevated or high blood pressure (stage 1 and higher) should consider getting a home blood pressure mon- itor. Home monitoring can help you keep tabs on your blood pressure in a comfortable setting. Plus, if you’re taking medication it will make cer— tain it’s working, and alert you to a health problem if it arises. Here are some'tips to help you choose a good monitor. Types of Monitors The two most popular types of home blood pressure monitors sold today are autOmatic arm monitors, and automatic wrist monitors that are electric and/0r battery powered. ‘ With an automatic arm monitor, you simply wrap the cuff around your bicep and with the push of one button the cuff inflates and deflates automatically giving you your blood pressure reading on the display win- dow in a matter of seconds. Wrist monitors work similarly, except they attach to the wrist. Wrist monitors are also smaller in weight and size, which makes them more portable, and a bit more comfortable to use than the arm monitors, but they tend to be a little less accurate. To help you choose the best monitor for you, here are several things to check into: Make sure it fits: Be sure the cuff fits the circumference of your upper arm. Using a cuff that’s the wrong size can result in an inaccurate read— ing. Most arm models have two sizes or an adjustable cuff that fits most " "nor tocAL. EAT tom. seven LocAL. um Loom..- \R U [3 to $S00WOHVAV'seMEct items ' througho people. Wrist models also fit most people. Choose one that’s easy to use: Be sure the display on the monitor is easy to read, and that the buttons are large. The directions for applying the cuff and operating the monitor should be clear. Consider what extra features you want: Many automatic monitors come with additional features such as irregular heartbeat detection that checks for arrhythmias and other ab— normalities; a risk category indicator that tells you whether your blood pressure is in the high range; a data- averaging function that allows you to take multiple readings and get an overall average; multiple user mem-y ory that allows two or more users to Temanson save their readings; and download- able‘ memory that lets you transmit your data "to your computer or smart- phone. Where to Buy You can find blood pressure mon- itors at pharmacies, medical supply stores or online, and you don’t need a prescription to buy one. Prices typ- ically range between $40 and $100. In most cases, original Medicare will not cover a home blood pressure monitor, but if you have a Medicare Advantage plan or a private health insurance policy it’s worth checking into, because some plans may pro- vide coverage. The best automatic arm monitors as recommended by Consumer Re- ports include the Omron Platinum BP5450 ($75), Omron Silver BP5250 ($50) and the Omron 10 Se- ries BP7450 ($100); A&D Medical UA767F ($45); and Rite Aid Deluxe Automatic BP3AR l —4DRITE ($37). And the top wrist monitors are the Omron 7 Series BP6350 ($80); and the Equate (Walmart) 4500 Series ($40). After you buy a monitor, it’s a good idea to take it to your doctor’s office so they can Check its accuracy and teach you the proper techniques of how and when to use it. You can also get more detailed in- formation on how to accurately measure your blood pressure at home at Heart.org/HBP click on “Learn How to Monitor Your Blood Pres— sure at Home .” Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, PO. Box 5443, Nor- man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe- nior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. SOCIAL Law Firm son Lawyer laur WE-LNG ut the store! 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