American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand

When Josephine Bartley, a member of the city council in Auckland, New Zealand, heard that a local Covid-19 vaccination clinic had been vandalized early this month, she drove over to survey the damage. After she spoke to the owners and helped them connect with law enforcement officials, she noticed three men loitering near her parking spot. “Some guysContinue reading “American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand”

EU scientists reveal long-term brain damage caused by Covid

A European study has found that Covid-19 can affect blood vessels in the human brain in a study that has raised more questions about the long-term consequences of the disease. Research by French, Spanish and German scientists published Thursday in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience reveals that, in addition to attacking the lungs, the virus can also can kill certain brainContinue reading “EU scientists reveal long-term brain damage caused by Covid”

More than 99.9% of studies agree: Humans caused climate change

More than 99.9% of peer-reviewed scientific papers agree that climate change is mainly caused by humans, according to a new survey of 88,125 climate-related studies. The research updates a similar 2013 paper revealing that 97% of studies published between 1991 and 2012 supported the idea that human activities are altering Earth’s climate. The current surveyContinue reading “More than 99.9% of studies agree: Humans caused climate change”

WHO calls for surveillance to explain rise in human cases of H5N6 bird flu

The World Health Organization (WHO) says increased surveillance is urgently required to better understand what’s behind a recent spike in human cases of H5N6 bird flu in mainland China. Only 48 people have been infected with H5N6 bird flu since the first confirmed case in 2014, but a third of those were reported in mainlandContinue reading “WHO calls for surveillance to explain rise in human cases of H5N6 bird flu”

Covid has wiped out years of progress on life expectancy, finds study

Pandemic behind biggest fall in life expectancy in western Europe since second world war, say researchers The Covid pandemic has caused the biggest decrease in life expectancy in western Europe since the second world war, according to a study. Data from most of the 29 countries – spanning most of Europe, the US and Chile – thatContinue reading “Covid has wiped out years of progress on life expectancy, finds study”

Longtime sheriff’s deputy arrested on suspicion of ‘continuous sexual abuse’ of child

A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of “continuous sexual abuse of a child,” the second accusation of sexual crimes related to children to be leveled against someone in the department’s ranks since June. Detectives from the sheriff’s Specialized Investigation Division arrested 50-year-old Jeremie Russell Cox, a deputy in the countyContinue reading “Longtime sheriff’s deputy arrested on suspicion of ‘continuous sexual abuse’ of child”

CDC study: Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die of Covid-19

A trio of new studies from the CDC show that Covid-19 vaccines remain highly effective against severe illness. As the Biden administration steps up its efforts to get shots in arms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study Friday that underscores the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines against serious illness or death. The study, which examinedContinue reading “CDC study: Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die of Covid-19”

COVID-19: Delta variant poses twice the risk of hospitalisation compared to Alpha variant, study finds

The Delta variant was reported in India at the end of 2020 and early studies found it could be up to 50% more transmissible than the Alpha variant, which was first identified in Kent. The study, carried out by Public Health England and Cambridge University, is the first of its kind to compare the hospitalisation riskContinue reading “COVID-19: Delta variant poses twice the risk of hospitalisation compared to Alpha variant, study finds”

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