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More than half of San Francisco's unvaccinated police officers are seeking a religious exemption to avoid the city's vaccine requirement

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott (l to r) speaks to Sergeant Kin Lee at the end of a press conference on mid-year report on public safety statistics on Monday, July 12, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images In June, San Francisco announced requirements for all city employees to be vaccinated. There are 366 unvaccinated police officers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. More than half, 193 of them, are requesting religious exemption...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Trends, Los Angeles Times, San Fransisco, Bill Scott, Department, San Francisco Chronicle, DHR, Department of Human Resources, San Francisco Police Department, KGO, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Kin Lee


‘A great loss’: tributes pour in for pioneering PNG female doctor who died from Covid

Naomi Kori Pomat, the first female doctor in her province, died in country’s first government-confirmed death of a health worker from virusTributes have poured in for a doctor in Papua New Guinea’s Western Province who died last week, in the country’s first death of a healthcare worker from Covid-19 confirmed by the government.Dr Naomi Kori Pomat, 60, the director for curative health services at the Western Provincial Health Authority (WPHA), was medevaced to Port Moresby after contracting the v...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Papua New Guinea, Western Province, Pacific Islands, Port Moresby, Coronavirus, COVID, Naomi Kori Pomat, Western Provincial Health Authority WPHA


A Michigan doctor said 6 out of 8 patients who questioned his medical advice on COVID-19 have died

Chaplain Kristin Michealsen holds the hand of a deceased COVID-19 patient while talking on the phone with the patient's family member at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles on January 9, 2021. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo A Michigan doctor shared 8 interactions he had with severely ill COVID-19 patients in a Facebook post. The patients decried the severity of the pandemic and questioned his medical advice. Dr. Matthew Trunsky told The Washington Po...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Science, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Michigan, The Washington Post, Cnbc, Beaumont Health, Mission Hills, Troy Michigan, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani


Strictly pair test positive for Covid – as it happened

Thanks for following along – this blog is now closed. You can catch up with the latest coronavirus coverage here. 11.45pm BST An estimated 2.5 million blood tests to diagnose diabetes were missed during the first six months of the pandemic, according to a study by The Benchmarking Partnership.The research group also said a further 1.4 million routine blood tests which enable diabetic people to manage their condition were missed or delayed from the day of the first national lockdown on March ...
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Coronavirus live: Strictly pair test positive for Covid; 70 million Americans still unvaccinated

Tom Fletcher from McFly and Amy Dowden are self-isolating; States including Idaho and Kansas report throwing away thousands of expired dosesFears for 1 million UK furloughed staff with Sunak set to end schemeNew York City’s vaccine mandate for school staff blocked by judge‘We feel we’re not going to get really sick’: why the pandemic hasn’t dissuaded ocean cruisersDutch protesters march through The Hague against ‘corona pass’ 5.52pm BST Strictly Come Dancing contestant Tom Fletcher and his p...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, World news, Bbc, Idaho, Kansas, Associated Press, McFly, Pfizer, The Hague, Tom Fletcher, Amy Dowden, Coronavirus, Sunak, SchemeNew York City


A swarm of bees killed dozens of endangered African penguins by targeting their eyes

Boulders Beach penguins. Peter Bischoff/Getty Images Dozens of endangered South African penguins have been killed by a swarm of bees. The birds were part of a famous colony of penguins who live near Cape Town, South Africa. The discovery has puzzled scientists. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dozens of were killed by a swarm of honeybees on a beach outside of Cape Town last week, according to the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (Sanccob)....
Tags: Science, Trends, Bees, South Africa, News UK, Cape Town, Penguins, Times, Town, Iucn, Simon, David Roberts, Cape Town South Africa, Roberts, Peter Bischoff Getty, UK Weekend


10 years after NASA launched its Juno mission to Jupiter, these are its most stunning images of the gas giant

An illustration of NASA's Juno spacecraft flying above the clouds of Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin Gill NASA's Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter and taking jaw-dropping photos of the gas giant since 2016. Juno has flown past Jupiter's polar cyclones, anticyclones, auroras, the Great Red Spot, and enormous moons. Citizen scientists touch up Juno's raw images to highlight storms and clouds in stunning color. These pictures reveal the tumultuous bands of th...
Tags: Photos, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jupiter, Solar System, Spacecraft, Planet, Juno, Ganymede, NASA JPL Caltech, Moons, Kevin Gill, NC SA


Chairman disbands panel investigating COVID-19's origins, saying its links to a nonprofit that worked with a Chinese lab raises bias concerns

There is still no conclusive evidence that coronavirus originated from a lab. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images A Lancet-affiliated scientist panel studying the origins of COVID-19 has been disbanded. The chairman of the panel told WSJ he was concerned about its links to EcoHealth Alliance. EcoHealth Alliance has been facing scrutiny over its connection to an institute in Wuhan. See more stories on Insider's business page. A task force of scientists investigating the origins of COVID-19 has ...
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Chairman disbands panel of scientists investigating COVID-19's origins, saying its links to a nonprofit that worked with a Chinese lab risks perception of bias

There is still no conclusive evidence that coronavirus originated from a lab. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images A Lancet-affiliated scientist panel studying the origins of COVID-19 has been disbanded. The chairman of the panel told WSJ he was concerned about its links to EcoHealth Alliance. EcoHealth Alliance has been facing scrutiny over its connection to an institute in Wuhan. See more stories on Insider's business page. A task force of scientists investigating the origins of COVID-19 has ...
Tags: New York, Science, News, US, Trends, Research, Healthcare, Commission, Columbia University, The Wall Street Journal, Scientists, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, WSJ, Lancet, Trump


Stereotypes of atheist scientists need to be dispelled before trust in science erodes

Coping with a global pandemic has laid bare the need for public trust in science. And there is good news and bad news when it comes to how likely the public is to trust science. Our work over the past ten years reveals that the public trusts science and that religious people seem to trust science as much as non-religious people. Yet, public trust in scientists as a people group is eroding in dangerous ways. And for certain groups who are particularly unlikely to trust scientists, the belief that...
Tags: Books, UK, Science, Featured, Religion, Trust, US, Atheism, Richard Dawkins, Science & Medicine, Arts & Humanities, COVID-19


Covid live: Australia’s Victoria to ease some curbs despite Delta outbreak; 1 million people still on furlough in UK

Victoria reports 779 new cases and two more deaths; UK government to wind up furlough support this weekFears for 1 million UK furloughed staff with Sunak set to end schemeNew York City’s vaccine mandate for school staff blocked by judge‘We feel we’re not going to get really sick’: why the pandemic hasn’t dissuaded ocean cruisersDutch protesters march through The Hague against ‘corona pass’ 9.11am BST The Russian president Vladimir Putin has ended his short spell in self-isolation and has spe...
Tags: UK, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Australia, China, UK News, World news, Delta, Siberia, Victoria, Kremlin, Tajikistan, The Hague, National Health Commission, Coronavirus


Sunetra Gupta is the Einstein of virology – a mindboggling breakthrough that 99% of epidemiologists don’t understand

I’ve discussed this elsewhere. Here’s an email I sent to a senior academic in India: Good Virology and immunology is as hard as good economics. Last year I had “blamed” the rich for transmitting the virus across the world. The fact is that the rich do us a great favour by bringing back all kinds of […]
Tags: Travel, Science, India, Einstein, Sunetra Gupta


Gene editing ‘would allow us to create hardier farm breeds’

The biotechnology is comparable to traditional breeding methods and vital to create livestock resistant to disease, droughts and heatwaves, says groupLeading UK researchers, vets and farmers have urged ministers to free livestock science of unnecessary legal curbs as the country prepares, post-Brexit, to ease gene-editing rules. Such a move would allow the creation of new breeds of animals resistant to disease, heat and drought, they argue.The government is expected to propose easing gene-editin...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, Animals, Environment, UK News, World news, Genetics, Farming, Gene Editing, George Eustice



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