Lamar Odom’s Ups and Downs Through the Years: Khloe, Drugs, Kids

first_img“I’m just a different man now. You know what’s so crazy that you say that because I remember when I came out of the coma after the drug overdose], and I moved in the house in Calabasas in the same housing community that she lives in,” he told Us. “Because I was still damn near fried or just basically getting over being fried, I didn’t even know how to show her that I was empathetic, you know what I’m saying, and sorry and that I still loved her. I didn’t know how to go about it.”Scroll through to revisit Odom’s ups and downs: Life has been a roller coaster for Lamar Odom.The former professional basketball player’s career began in 1999 when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers. Odom went on to play for the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks over his nearly 15-year career in the NBA.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “There’s no doubt in my mind that she’s the best mother ever because she took care of a 29-year-old man like he was a baby,” Odom told Us Weekly in May 2019. “I had every candy, cookie, juice, champagne, ice cream. I didn’t need anything and that’s just on the small scale. She made this room for me in our home. She’s an incredible homemaker, but all women in that family are.”He added at the time that he will “always” love Kardashian, who briefly withdrew her divorce papers and took care of him after he almost died following an overdose at a brutal in Nevada in 2015.- Advertisement – Shortly before he found success on the basketball court, Odom welcomed his first child, a daughter named Destiny, with his then-girlfriend Liza Morales. The twosome also share son Lamar Jr., who was born in 2002. Before Odom and Morales called it quits in 2006, she gave birth to a son named Jayden, who passed away at 6 months old of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).Odom’s personal life started making headlines in 2009 when he met Khloé Kardashian. After a whirlwind romance, the pair tied the knot in September 2009. Following a successful wedding episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Odom and Kardashian launched a spinoff called Khloé & Lamar in 2011. The reality series ran for two seasons.While the twosome called it quits in December 2013 after four years of marriage amid Odom’s substance abuse issues, the athlete has only had kind words to say about his ex-wife, who shares daughter True with ex Tristan Thompson.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Rapid antigen tests ‘alternative’ but PCR tests remain key to handling pandemic: Eijkman Institute

first_img“PCR tests are the key to handling COVID-19 because they are aimed not only at providing a diagnosis but also used for contact tracing,” she said.Hera said anyone who showed clinical symptoms of COVID-19 and who had made contact with a COVID-19 patient must be swab tested.“If we stay at home but there is one family member, say, the father, who works at the office, and there is a person in the office who tested positive for COVID-19, it’s highly recommended that everyone who lives in that house undergo a PCR test,” she said during The Jakarta Post’s Instagram Live session Jakpost Special “All About COVID-19 Testing” on Friday.Read also: PCR tests remain gold standard, but many factors affect results The other popular method, the rapid antibody test, Herawati said, was best used for surveillance purposes, or to understand the transmission dynamics of the virus, although it is not suitable for making a diagnosis.Therefore, Herawati said that the use of rapid antibody tests as a requirement for travel or any other situation, such as for pregnant women who were in labor, was ill-advised and should be stopped.“The rapid antibody test does not examine the virus but the anti-virus substance generated by the human body. So when people take this test and get a positive result, that means they have been infected with the virus but we don’t know when. To know whether the virus is still active in the body or not, they must take the PCR test,” she said.However, Indonesia’s PCR testing rate remains low despite the country operating 263 laboratories, with 0.10 tests per 1,000 people over a seven-day average, due to scarcity of well-trained personnel, given the complexity of the PCR testing process.Herawati said the rapid antigen test might fill the gap but only for emergency purposes in places where PCR labs did not exist. The rapid antigen test uses only a paper strip containing coronavirus antibodies that react when touching the virus’ spike protein.“But it’s not that simple,” said Herawati. “Even though it is more accurate than the antibody test, with 100 percent specificity [will not cause cross reaction] and 97 percent sensitivity, as well as faster, cheaper and not requiring sophisticated equipment as with PCR test, it still requires well-trained personnel to conduct the test safely as samples are taken through nasal swab”. (aly) Seven months have passed since Indonesia announced its first COVID-19 case with the crisis continuing unabated as testing remains insufficient. Though people in the country are now familiar with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid antibody tests, and only recently started to learn about rapid antigen tests, many are still confused about the purposes of each test and when they should be used.Eijkman Institute deputy director for fundamental research Herawati Sudoyo said that PCR tests remained “the gold standard” for handling COVID-19 and the government must continue its efforts to make the test accessible for all. Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoaplast_img read more