Tag: Biotechnology

California is requiring proof of Covid vaccination for state employees

Nurse Eon Walk administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic hosted by Mothers in Action and operated by the Los Angeles County of Public Health on July 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images California will require state employees and some health-care workers to show […]

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Delta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases known, CDC director says

Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC Source: CDC | YouTube The delta Covid variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases ever seen by scientists, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The variant is highly contagious, largely because people infected with the delta strain can carry up to […]

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CDC group weighs Covid booster shots for immunocompromised people at higher risk of breakthrough infections

A health worker prepares to administer a dose of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at Khagendra Navajeevan Kendra, a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities, in Kathmandu. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group is considering whether fully vaccinated Americans with weakened immune systems need a […]

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An albino opossum proves CRISPR works for marsupials, too

While kangaroos and koalas are more well-known, researchers who study marsupials often use opossums in lab experiments, since they’re smaller and easier to care for. Gray short-tailed opossums, the species used in the study, are related to the white-faced North American opossums, but they’re smaller and don’t have a pouch. The researchers at Riken used […]

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A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite over the likes of Facebook or Walmart. The Qraft AI-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap Momentum ETF, trading as AMOM AMOM, -0.78% on the New York Stock Exchange, removed some major technology […]

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Infectious disease expert agrees with Biden that platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’ with Covid misinformation

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, founding director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at Boston University, told CNBC, that, medically, she agrees with President Joe Biden‘s assertion that platforms like Facebook are killing people by allowing Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on their services. “I think social media is playing a big role in amplifying misinformation, which is leading […]

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb says U.S. is ‘vastly underestimating’ level of Covid delta spread

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he believes the U.S. is significantly undercounting the number of Covid delta infections, making it difficult to know whether the highly transmissible strain is causing higher-than-expected hospitalization and death rates. “We don’t know what the denominator is right now,” Gottlieb said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “I […]

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Hospitalizations rising again as delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated, doctors say

A mobile Covid-19 vaccination centre outside Bolton Town Hall, Bolton, where case numbers of the Delta variant first identified in India have been relatively high. Peter Byrne | PA Images | Getty Images Top infectious disease specialists say the spread of the delta variant across unvaccinated pockets of the country is causing flare-ups and leading […]

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