WHO creates new team to study Covid-19 Origins

WHO creates new team to study Covid-19 Origins

The World Health Organization has set up a new panel of researchers whose mandate will include attempts to revive a halted study into the origins of the coronavirus that caused a global pandemic. The team of 26 members, sourced from countries including the United States, China, India, Nigeria and Cambodia, is larger than an international … Read more

Parliamentary report says mistakes in Britain cost thousands of lives during pandemic – POLITICO

Parliamentary report says mistakes in Britain cost thousands of lives during pandemic – POLITICO

LONDON – Delay in a UK lockdown and lack of prioritization of social care caused thousands of deaths that could be avoided, according to a parliamentary report on experience so far from the coronavirus pandemic. The joint study, published Tuesday by the House of Commons ‘Science and Health Committee, is lawmakers’ first stab at digging … Read more

Pakistani scientist AQ Khan, who secretly sold nuclear technology, dies at 85

Pakistani scientist AQ Khan, who secretly sold nuclear technology, dies at 85

Abdul Qadeer Khan, a Pakistani scientist who shared nuclear weapons technology and know-how with countries the United States considers junk states after helping his country build its first nuclear bomb, died Sunday. He was 85 years old. At home, Dr. Khan is widely seen as a hero for making Pakistan the only nuclear-armed country in … Read more

To prevent the next pandemic, scientists are looking for a vaccine against many coronaviruses

To prevent the next pandemic, scientists are looking for a vaccine against many coronaviruses

Dr. Modjarrad, a researcher in infectious diseases in the U.S. Army, is pursuing a vaccine to protect against a variety of coronaviruses that cause disease in humans — including covid-19 variants that can evade today’s vaccines. The goal is to prevent the next new one from spreading around the world. Such a shot can even … Read more

Robots take over Italian wineries as wineries struggle with staff shortages in Covid-19

Robots take over Italian wineries as wineries struggle with staff shortages in Covid-19

VALDELSA, Italy – Last year’s grape harvest was a shocking confusion at Mirko Cappelli’s Tuscan vineyard. As the Italian border was closed due to the pandemic, the Eastern European workers he had come to trust could not enter the country. The company he had contracted to supply grape collectors had no one to offer him. … Read more

Australia ends travel ban in turn to live with Covid-19

Australia ends travel ban in turn to live with Covid-19

SYDNEY-Australia plans to begin reopening its international border in November and ending one of the world’s strictest travel bans in the pandemic, as authorities are trying to suppress Covid-19 to live with it. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said travel restrictions would be dropped for fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents who would be able … Read more

In well-vaccinated Maine, Covid-19 still fills hospitals with the unvaccinated

In well-vaccinated Maine, Covid-19 still fills hospitals with the unvaccinated

The Delta variant finds clusters of unvaccinated people, even in some of the best vaccinated parts of the country, such as Maine. An increase in Covid-19 in the state of New England has filled hospitals and put dozens of mostly unvaccinated people on fans and set records for the state. The problem, say public health … Read more

Breakthrough COVID infections: How long do vaccinated people infect?

Breakthrough COVID infections: How long do vaccinated people infect?

There has been one lot confusion about breakthrough COVID-19 infections recently — what it means to test positive after being fully vaccinated, what the risk of developing “long COVID” is, and how vaccinated people can spread coronavirus. The truth is that researchers are still learning about infections after vaccination and still digging for answers to … Read more

The struggling Tunisian leader appoints new prime minister amid protests

The struggling Tunisian leader appoints new prime minister amid protests

Tunisian President Kais Saied, facing growing opposition to a coup, which his opponents called a coup, on Wednesday appointed a new prime minister to help tackle the North African country’s worsening economic problems. Najla Bouden Romdhane, a well-known professor at a Tunisian university that implements the World Bank’s projects for Tunisia’s Ministry of Education, will … Read more

Elections in Canada threaten Justin Trudeau’s grip on power

Elections in Canada threaten Justin Trudeau’s grip on power

OTTAWA – After calling for an election to secure a stronger mandate, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a tight vote instead as Canadians go to the polls on Monday. Trudeau’s quick parliamentary elections were called for halfway through its four-year term in mid-August, when Canada’s Liberal Party ran high in opinion polls following … Read more