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COVID-19 antibodies, vaccines less effective against coronavirus variants: Study
The research, published in the journal Nature Medicine, noted that the three fast-spreading variants of the coronavirus first reported in South Africa, the UK and Brazil, can evade antibodies that work against the original form of the virus that sparked the pandemic.
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"When will it end?": How a changing virus is reshaping scientists' views on COVID-19
A new consensus is emerging among scientists, according to Reuters interviews with 18 specialists who closely track the pandemic or are working to curb its impact. Many described how the breakthrough late last year of two vaccines with around 95% efficacy against COVID-19 had initially sparked hope that the virus could be largely contained, similar to the way measles has been.
Vaccine passports, COVID’s next political flashpoint
The idea is to allow families to reunite, economies to restart and hundreds of millions of people who have received a shot to return to a degree of normalcy, all without spreading the virus.
Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus?
Deborah Fuller is a microbiologist at the University of Washington working on coronavirus vaccines. She explains what the science shows about transmission post-vaccination - and whether new variants could change this equation.
US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars
The US toll is by far the highest reported in the world, accounting for 20 per cent of the nearly 2.5 million coronavirus deaths globally, though the true numbers are thought to be significantly greater, in part because of the many cases that were overlooked, especially early in the outbreak.
JFK's Harvard sweater, given to a cameraman interviewing Jacqueline Kennedy, fetches more than $85K at auction
A signed photograph of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad sold for more than $135,000.
Facebook expanding climate info hub in battle against misinformation, will debunk myths for users
The hub will rely on climate communication experts from George Mason University, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the University of Cambridge.
Carbon emission cuts need to be 80% more ambitious to meet Paris Agreement targets: Study
The scientists, including those from the University of Washington in the US, used statistical tools to reevaluate the cuts in carbon emissions that would be needed globally to stay below the 2 degree target proposed in the Paris Agreement international climate treaty.
After ‘KBC’ moment, Gita Gopinath says she is a ‘huge fan of Big B’
The economist tweeted about her ‘special’ moment.
US virus death toll tops 4,00,000 in Donald Trump's final hours
While the Trump administration has been credited with Operation Warp Speed, the crash program to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccines, Trump has repeatedly downplayed the threat, mocked masks, railed against lockdowns, promoted unproven and unsafe treatments, undercut scientific experts and expressed scant compassion for the victims.
No, you shouldn't stop wearing a mask after getting a Covid vaccine. Here's why
People are expected to get some level of protection within a couple of weeks after the first shot.
The Red Planet deep under: Potential life on Mars likely lived below the surface
Underground heat would have been possible 4.1 bn years ago or in the Noachian era on Mars.
With no action by Washington, states race to offer virus aid
Underscoring the need for urgency, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the United States reached 205,557 on Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University – the first time its daily figure topped the 200,000 mark. Its previous daily high was 196,000 on Nov. 20.